At last year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple officially announced iOS 10, the true successor to iOS 9. With iOS 10, Apple introduced hundreds of new features, including a revamped lock screen, better Siri, an overhauled Messages app, a dedicated Home app, and much more.
Apple has been busy improving iOS 10 since the launch day. The Cupertino Company has recently released iOS 10.3.3, which includes fixes for bugs and security vulnerabilities found in the previous version.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to download and install iOS 10.3.3 on your iPhone and iPad. Before proceeding, make sure that you now have a compatible iPhone model (iPhone 5 or newer).
How to back up your iOS device using iTunes
Backing up your iOS device is one of the smartest things to do to protect your personal data before performing a software update.
Step one: First off, you need to connect your iOS device to a Mac or Windows PC and then open iTunes on your computer (make sure that you are now having the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer)
Step two: Once you are done, select your iOS device under Devices. After that, double-click the device and select Back Up from the drop-down menu.
How to get iOS 10.3.3 update on your iPhone or iPad wirelessly over the air
Once you have successfully backed up your device, it’s now safe to download and install the update. You can get the update wirelessly over the air or using iTunes. If you need help, check out our guide below.
Step one: First off, your iPhone needs to be plugged into a power source. This makes sure that everything runs smoothly during the process
Step two: Next up, connect your iPhone or iPad to a Wi-Fi network to download the software update
Step three: Once you are done, launch the Settings app from your home screen. After that, scroll down a little bit and tap on General
Step four: Select Software Update. iOS will automatically check for available updates and then the update will start downloading to your device (It may take a while). Once done, hit Install now.
How to install iOS 10.3.3 update using iTunes
If you cannot update wirelessly on your iPhone or iPad, you can update manually using iTunes on your computer. Here is how.
Step one: Open iTunes on your computer and then connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer (make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes)
Step two: Once you are done, select your device from the list and then hit Check for Update. After that, you simply need to click Download and Update (You may be asked to enter the passcode).
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