In this article you can read how you can install the latest version of iOS on your phone or iPad without a WiFi connection. Install the latest update from iTunes on your computer.
Step 1. Connect your device to a computer
Use your charging cable to connect via a USB port.
Your computer does need its own internet connection. A hotspot alone is not sufficient
Step 2. Launch iTunes on your computer
The desktop icon is pink with a musical note in it.
- Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.
- If you don't have iTunes yet, you can download and install it first.
Step 3. Click on the phone icon
You'll find this at the top left of the page, just below the menu bar.
Step #4. Click Check for updates
You can find this on the right, under the heading with the name of your device.
If the latest update is already installed on your device, you will see a pop-up with this message
Step 5. Click Download and Update
Step 6. Click Give Permission
- After installing the update, the Apple logo will appear on your device. Make sure not to disconnect from the computer during the update.
- In general, this process takes between 45 minutes and an hour. iTunes displays a progress bar with an estimate of the time remaining.
Step 7. Enter your device's password when prompted
Your phone or iPad will now run on the latest operating system.