Updating your iPhone or iPad to the latest software from Apple

I have 3 videos for you to look at today, all focussed on how to update your iPhone or iPad to the latest software updates from Apple. I’ll also show you a couple of steps you should take, before you update.

The latest major update from Apple is IOS 14 (iWatch and iPhone) and iPad OS14 for all iPads.

What is iOS?. The i in IOS categorises all Apple mobile devices and OS stands for Operating System.

The iPad’s operating system is now known as iPad OS 14. Apple’s operating system used to be the same for iPhones and iPads, but now, iPad has some features that operate differently from the iPhone and because of that they have decided to give the iPad its own operating system.

Ok, let’s get onto updating your device.

Take these steps to update your device

  1. Check the model you have to make sure you can update to IOS 14 and iPad OS 14.
  2. Make sure before you update that you have a recent backup of your device.
  3. Update your device, but make sure it has over 60% charge first.

Before watching the YouTube videos below, here are a couple of tips for fast forwarding or rewinding these videos, or any other YouTube videos.

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Step 1: Check which model iPad or iPhone you have

In this video I’ll show you how to identify which model iPhone or iPad you ahve. Please take note of the model of your device.

After watching the above video and writing down your device model, check it against the list below of the devices able to update to IOS or iPad OS 14.

iOS 14 Compatible Devices (iPhones)

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

iPad OS14 Compatible Devices (iPads)

  • iPad Air 2 (2014)
  • iPad Air (2019)
  • iPad mini 4 (2015)
  • iPad mini (2019)
  • iPad (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • iPad Pro 9.7in (2016)
  • iPad Pro 10.5in (2017)
  • iPad Pro 11in (2018, 2020)
  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2015, 2017, 2018, 2020)

Please note

When you confirm your device is on one of the lists above, please proceed to step 2 below.

Step 2: Check you’ve backed up your iPhone or iPad recently.

If this video I’ll show you how to create a backup of your device.

Step 3: Updating your iPhone or iPad

In this video, I’ll show you how to update your iPhone or iPad to Apple’s latest operating system.

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