How to update iPhone on computer without iTunes

How to update iPhone on computer without iTunes

What if you stop using iTunes on your computer, how can you update your iPhone on your computer without using iTunes? We all know that iTunes is a software program that acts as a media player, media library, mobile device management utility, and the client app for the iTunes Store.

This means you can download and install iTunes software on your laptop and thanks to the company they made it available and compatible with the Windows Operating system. iTunes is great software, but you need to buy an iTunes card to download music from the iTunes store. Apple gives you the iTunes application for free on your device, this software acts as a management utility.

If you choose not to use the iTunes software, you’ll do great without it, you can still download and install iOS applications without iTunes, and you can also listen to music on your phone without the iTunes software, audio Mack is a good choice, anyway. You can also update your iOS device without iTunes, and that’s what we’ll be discussing.

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There is no need for you to update your iPhone when apple has not rolled out a new version, before proceeding with the step you have to check if your iPhone wants an update. But why do we update our iPhone version?

What happens when you update your iPhone

Bug fixes: the reason they keep rolling out a new update on your iPhone is that sometimes they try to fix something, during the build of the phone everything was alright up to the moment they announce the phone but when people apply real-life usage to it, the company start noticing that few bugs can lead to vulnerabilities, so after they fix and then update it, if you don’t update your iOS you’ll start noticing a lot of weird user experience.

Insecurity update: Once a lot has been noticed by the developer, they make updates, and during this update; they try advancing their security level and make you enjoy the user experience and feel secure.

App features and New Emojis: When you update your phone, if there is any cool update for a new feature it gets added, and you love the new features. Everyone loves emojis since it is the best way to express feeling to someone without looking for words to use, so every time there is an update on emoji, new cool emojis get added for you.

App incompatibilities: If your iPhone doesn’t meet an app standard, you can’t install it on the device.

It causes no pain to update your iPhone, it will give you good satisfaction with your iPhone. Without wasting much time, how do you update your iPhone? You can use your computer with iTunes, but in these cases, we are doing it without the help of iTunes. We can update our iPhone via Wi-Fi, and we can also use the computer, whichever one works better for you, I’ll be showing you both.

Note: These steps will not use the iTunes application in any way

How to update iPhone on computer without iTunes

The steps below will show you how you can update your iPhone without cables and iTunes. Sometimes it is not good to update your phone regularly whenever there are new updates, and the reason is that your iPhone works fine but if you update it when it’s not needed you’ll start facing issues on your iPhone. The only time you update your iPhone is when you notice your iPhone is not functioning well.

How can I update my iPhone without cable?

You’ll need an internet connection(Wi-Fi) for this process. This process is quite simple, you’ll be updating your iPhone over the Air which means using a stable Wi-Fi connection for the update, and it gets updated automatically.

  1. Go to the settings after connecting to a stable Wi-Fi
  2. Go back to the setting interface and tap on General
  3. On the list, you’ll see software update tap on software update and tap on Download and install
  4. You’ll not lose anything during the update, so relax and update your iPhone to the latest version

But what if there’s no update? Then you’re running on the latest version. Let’s see how you can do this with your computer, sometimes you may face some network issues via Wi-Fi or some other challenges, and then you can’t update from your iPhone, to avoid checking what the problem is just on your computer and follow the steps below.

How to update iPhone on computer without iTunes

For these steps, you’ll need a laptop/desktop, and you’ll need internet access since you are updating your iPhone.

  1. Go to the Ipsw website, from where you’ll download a firmware file for these
  2. Provide your iPhone model and then click on the provided link to download the file.
  3. Plug in your iOS device to your computer and launch iTunes.
  4. Select your device in iTunes and hold down Option (Mac) or Shift (Windows) and click on the Update button.

How long does it take to update iPhone on Wi-Fi?

You just need 16-40mins to update your iPhone. The only limitation to this is when you don’t have enough battery life and your network connection is bad, these are the two things that can limit you. The maximum time to update an iPhone with a good and fast connection is 30 minutes, else it may even take up to an hour and some minutes.

However, if you’re facing any issues, make sure you drop what you’re facing in the comment section below. Hope I have thought you something today.

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