How to . . . get Apple’s latest iOS update

Impatient for the new upgrade? Can’t wait for official notification? Here is what you do

 

When Apple releases software updates for its mobile software, iPhone and iPad users will usually receive a notification on their device that an upgrade is available.

But what if you haven’t seen it yet?

Getting the update is still easy enough. First, back up your iPhone, just in case disaster strikes. Then go to Settings>General>Software update. Your device will search for the latest software. You should get a message saying the software is available, outlining the updates it includes – in this case, iOS 10.2, which has a US-only TV app, new emoji and the usual stability improvements and bug fixes. (If you want a bit more information, click on Learn More.)

Just underneath that information is an option to download and install the update. You have to be connected to wifi to get the update. Select Download and Install, and your device will request the update from Apple’s servers.

Once it is available, the new software will start downloading to your device, and you will be prompted to install it.

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