You can update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS wirelessly.
If you're using iOS or iPadOS 14.5 or later, you might now see the option to choose between two software update versions. This option allows you to choose between updating to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS 15 as soon as it's released, or continuing on iOS or iPadOS 14 while still getting important security updates for a period of time.
If you can't see the update on your device, you can update manually using your computer. Learn how to update your device manually if you're using a Mac with macOS Catalina or later, or if you're using a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier or a Windows PC.
Back up your device using iCloud or your computer.
If a message says that an update is available, tap Install Now to update now. Or you can tap Later and choose Install Tonight or Remind Me Later. If you tap Install Tonight, just plug your device into power at night, and your device will update automatically overnight.
You can also follow these steps:
You might see that your device is up to date on its current version, and there's an update available. For example, even if your device is up to date on the latest version of iOS 14, there might be an option to update to iOS 15.
Apple's iOS 15 update is here. Follow this checklist to get your iPhone ready. Apple's iOS 15 update launched on Sept. If you haven't updated your iPhone yet, follow these steps first.
Learn what to do if you see an alert message while trying to update your device wirelessly.
Some software updates aren't available wirelessly. VPN or proxy connections might prevent your device from contacting the update servers.
If a message asks to temporarily remove apps because the software needs more space for the update, tap Continue to allow apps to be removed. After installation is complete, those apps are automatically reinstalled. If you tap Cancel instead, you can delete content manually from your device to add more space.
Your device can update automatically overnight while it's charging. Here's how to turn on automatic updates:
Upgrading to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS software provides the latest features, security updates, and bug fixes. Not all features are available on all devices or in all regions. Battery and system performance may be influenced by many factors including network conditions and individual use; actual results may vary.