IOS 13 released. How to update iPhone and iPod touch – “over the air” and via PC

IOS 13 released. How to update iPhone and iPod touch - “over the air” and via PC

Apple has released the final version of iOS 13 for the supported iPhone and iPod touch models. The update is now available for download and can be installed both “over the air” and through iTunes / Finder.

Which iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models support update

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS / XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8/8 Plus
  • iPhone 7/7 Plus
  • IOS 13 released. How to update iPhone and iPod touch - “over the air” and via PC
  • iPhone 6s / 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

Recall that the iPad is now updated separately from the iPhone and iPod touch. The system that installs on tablets is called iPadOS and will be released on September 30.

How to install update to iOS 13

First, make room. Upgrading to iOS 13 weighs up to 3.1 gigabytes depending on the device, which means that your device must have at least 3.5 gigabytes of free space.

Secondly, back up. Before installing the update, organize a full backup of the system, applications and your personal data. This can be done using iCloud in your device’s settings or using iTunes / Finder on your computer. When creating a backup from a PC, Safari bookmarks, mail accounts, notes, call history and calendar events will be additionally saved.

Updated on iOS 13 through settings

Step 1. Go to “Settings” → “General” → “Software Update”;
Step 2. Wait for the update to appear and click "Download";
Step 3. To start the update, click Install. You can also click “Later” and select “Remind me later” or “Install tonight”. If you have chosen the last option, just put the device to charge before going to bed – it will update automatically.

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Updating on iOS 13 via computer

Step 1. Make sure the latest version of iTunes is installed on your computer. In the case of macOS, Catalina will have to use the Finder;

Step 2. Connect the device to the computer, open iTunes / Finder and select your device in the menu on the left;
Step 3. Download the iOS 13 image for your device from this site (when it appears there);
Step 4. Press the Refresh button with the Option (Shift) key held down and select the iOS 13 firmware downloaded earlier;
Step 5. Confirm the installation and wait for the end of the procedure;
Step 6. Gadget settings from scratch or restore an earlier backup created – will only work with iOS 12.4.1 or earlier.

How to roll back from iOS 13.1 beta to release iOS 13

Step 1: Download the firmware file: select the desired section (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch), click on the model of your device and download iOS 13 (or 12.4.1);
Step 2: Connect your iPhone or iPod touch to your computer using the supplied USB cable and open iTunes / Finder;
Step 3: Now you need to put the device into DFU mode. If you are the owner of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus or iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, then read this guide, and if you use iPhone X and newer models, use this instruction. When working with previous generations of iPhone, follow these steps:

  • Connect the device to the computer;
  • Turn off the device;
  • Now press and hold the “Power” button for 3 seconds;
  • Then hold down the Home button without releasing the Power button for 10 seconds;
  • Release the "Power" button, but continue to hold the "Home" button until the iTunes application displays a notification that the device is detected in recovery mode;
  • In the appeared click on the “Ok” button.
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Step 4: Press and hold the Alt / Option key on a Mac computer or the Shift key on a Windows computer, and then select “Restore iPhone …” (iPod touch);
Step 5: In the window that appears, specify the path to the previously downloaded iOS 13 firmware file. * IPSW;
Step 6: Select “Restore and update” and follow the instructions on the screen;
Step 7: iTunes will check the firmware file and install it on the device. The process will take about 10 minutes;
Step 8: After the rollback process is completed, “Hello” appears on the display of the device. After completing the system setup process, you can restore data on the device from a backup or configure the system from scratch.

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