Are you ready download the new iOS to your iPhone and iPad?

Well, the moment is here. Apple’s iOS 15 is available now to the public. The update is the annual fall tradition that brings new features to Apple’s iPhone ahead of the launch of its latest smartphone.

The launch of iOS 15 comes a week after Apple released an emergency software patch, iOS 14.8, for iPhones and iPads.

Here’s how to download iOS 15, with all the steps you should take care of before you upgrade.

What devices are eligible for IOS15?

  • iPod touch (seventh generation)
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (2016)
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8  and 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS and XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max

Before you install IOS 15 back up your phone first

1. Open Settings on your iPhone.

how to backup an iPhone

2. Tap your name at the top of the Settings App.

how to backup an iPhone

3. Tap iCloud.

how to backup an iPhone

3. Tap iCloud and scroll down to iCloud Backup. Select that.

how to backup an iphone: icloud

4. Tap iCloud Backup and slide the iCloud Backup slider to on.

how to backup an iphone: turn on iCloud

How to download iOS 15

With a backup in place, you’re ready to download iOS 15. It’s a pretty simple process.

1. Go to the Settings app, and select General. 

here's how to download ios 15

2. From General, tap Software Update. If the iOS 15 beta is ready, it will there waiting for you.

here's how to download ios 15

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3. Tap Download and Install. You will have to input your PIN or passcode and accept Apple’s terms of service.

Because updates like iOS 15 are fairly large, expect the download to take a bit of time. You’ll also want to make sure that your iPhone is plugged in and charging if possible, so that your battery doesn’t run down during the upgrade process.

here's how to download ios 15

4. When the phone is ready to install iOS 14 and restart, it’ll notify you with an on-screen prompt. Accept that prompt, and your iPhone will shut down.

As the software installs, you’ll see an Apple logo and a progress bar. Once everything’s up to date, you’ll be prompted to unlock your phone with your passcode and enjoy your new iOS 15-powered device.

Will all iPhones support every new iOS 15 feature?

The key factor deciding which features you’ll get on your iPhone is the processing chip. Phones without the A12 chip or later miss out on features such as Portrait Mode or spatial audio on FaceTime, immersive walking directions, and Live Text, which lets users search within photos or screenshots for text.

So which phones don’t have the A12 chip? Every model between the iPhone 6s and the iPhone X.

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Published On: September 19th, 2021 / Categories: IT Support, Tips /