How To Update Iphone Without Wifi

The first way to update without Wi-Fi

The first method will help you update iPhone 4 and other models through a computer if you cannot sync devices via Wi Fi. To use it, you need to have the cable from the original kit. The instructions for this method are simple:

  • Run the iTunes utility;
  • Click on the smartphone icon;
  • Click on the Software Update button.

Now you just have to wait for the completion of the procedure. This method has a positive side. Updates from a remote server are downloaded directly to the device. You don’t have to look for space on your hard drive.

The negative point is that if you disconnect any of the devices, the data from the phone will be lost. Therefore, before updating the iPhone 4s via a computer, you need to check the smartphone’s charge level.

Instructions for updating iPhone via computer

There are several options for how to update iPhone 5 and other models through a computer. For each of them, you will need to have iTunes preinstalled. You will also need to have the original cable handy.

How to update iPhone via computer?

From time to time, owners of Apple smartphones and tablets receive messages that they urgently need to update the software of their device. The easiest way to do this is through iTunes installed on a computer with any operating system. You can connect to a PC using a cable or Wi Fi. Let’s figure out how to update an iPhone through iTunes on a computer.

How to update iPhone via computer method 2

The second option protects your data in the event of a sudden disconnection of any of the devices, but it will require you to download the update file to your computer’s memory. This method is slightly more complicated than the one described above. Before updating your iPhone 5s via your computer, you need to deactivate Find iPhone in your phone settings. Then follow the instructions:

  • Download the update file for your device model from the official website;
  • Connect the iPhone to the PC using a cable and click on the phone icon;
  • Press the Shift key and click the Refresh button;
  • A list of computer files will appear in front of you, among them find the one whose extension is ipsw;
  • Select it, click the Open button;
  • Now click on the Update button again;
  • The installation will start automatically, wait for it to complete.

If during the process one of the devices turns off, you must restart the installation. Updating an iPhone 6 via iTunes on a computer is not as difficult as it seems at first glance. This method can be used when syncing devices over your home Wi-Fi network, as it is more secure.

How to prepare for an iPhone update?

In order not to lose your data, you need to properly prepare for the installation of updates. To do this, you need to make a backup copy of all data and carry out other manipulations. The backup file can be stored on your computer or in the iCloud cloud storage. If you chose the first option, then before updating your iPhone via a computer, you need to do the following:

Connect the phone to the PC with the original cable. Chinese wires are not of high quality, they often break the connection.

  • Check your iTunes version, it should be the latest. After installation or verification, run the program.
  • Find the About device section, in which you need to click on the backup button.

    Possible problems when updating iPhone and their solutions

    There are often problems with the update. Here are typical situations and tell you about the preferred user actions in them:

    Synchronization problems accompanied by error code 0xe8000015 or any other. The first thing the user will need to do is reboot both devices. In most cases, this is sufficient to solve the problem. If it persists, connect the cable to a different USB port; on stationary machines, it is best to choose those connectors that are located on the motherboard. You can also disconnect all USB peripherals from your PC, especially USB sticks.

  • When you connect a modern model that requires an update to your computer, iTunes should automatically ask you to install a more recent firmware version. This often does not happen. In this case, you need to open iTunes yourself. Then click on the phone’s image, a list of available settings will appear on the right side of the screen. Find the Browse item, and on the left (main) side of the screen, find the Update button. Then you need to act according to the prompts that appear in the program.
  • You cannot find the original cable. In this case, you can try to update in the second way. When connecting via Wi Fi, in most cases, changing the firmware to the latest version will not be available to you, you can only exchange multimedia files and create a backup copy.
  • The smartphone does not turn on after the update. Most often, this problem occurs when you first change the firmware, for example, if one of the devices is turned off in the process. Try charging your device and retrying the update. If this does not help, then take it to a service center.

    Now you know that updating your iPhone via a computer is not so difficult, you only need a little time and an original cable. The firmware is loaded with a standard utility. If you have any questions, ask them in the comments. Share this information with friends who own apple gadgets, they will definitely need it.

    Install or update the driver for the Wi-Fi adapter

    Where to get the driver for the wireless network adapter?

    As I wrote above, the driver can be found on the disk that came with the device. Only this method has one drawback. The driver on the disk may already be out of date. And on the website of the manufacturer of your device, there may already be a new version of the driver and it would be good to download and install the new driver. But if there is no possibility, or do not want to search, then the driver from the disk will also work.

    Finding a driver for a wireless adapter is not difficult. For example, I have a laptop model ASUS K56CM. So we ask Google, or Yandex a request “ASUS K56CM”. We find the official website in the search results and go to it (we get to the page of our device).

    Or you can go to the site of your device and squeak through the site by specifying the model. If the page opens in English, then beep the language change button and change to the desired one.

    Then, on the description page, in our case a laptop, we are looking for something like a button “Download”, “Downloads”, “Drivers” and so on. We pass on it.

    If necessary, we indicate for which operating system the driver is needed. Then in the list we look for a driver for a wireless network device (you can be guided by the inscription Wireless Network Adapter, Wireless Lan Driver) and download it to your computer (look at the date of the driver update so that it is the latest version).

    That’s it, the driver is on our computer. If you just want to install, and not reinstall (update) the driver, then unpack the archive (if the driver is in the form of an archive) into a folder and run the installation file. Follow the instructions. Wi-Fi should work after reboot.

    How to install (update, reinstall, uninstall) a driver on a wireless network adapter (Wi-Fi)?

    Hello friends! I noticed that many readers of my blog have problems with connecting to Wi-Fi networks, or working via Wi-Fi, in many cases, arise through problems in the operation of the wireless network adapter. And it’s not always the fault of the Wi-Fi router, which everyone immediately undertakes to reconfigure several times :).

    Let’s say a few words about what a wireless network adapter is (in the device manager, or in the driver description, it will most likely be signed as a Wireless Network Adapter). This is a device that actually connects your computer, laptop, netbook, etc. To the Internet via Wi-Fi. Well, I explained it, but I think you understand what I mean :).

    If you have a laptop or netbook, then most likely it already has a built-in wireless network adapter (unless the device is old, or even very old). If this is a regular desktop computer, then the wireless network adapter (Wi-Fi adapter) is connected separately. Maybe for example a USB adapter such as TP-LINK TL-WN721N, or an internal PCI adapter. You can read more about these devices in the article How to connect a regular (stationary) computer to Wi-Fi.

    It doesn’t matter what kind of Wi-Fi adapter you have and on what device. We need it to work stably and not have various problems with connecting and working with Wi-Fi networks. And in order for everything to work well, you need to immediately install the necessary driver for the wireless adapter, and if strange problems appear in working with wireless networks, and you have determined that the problem is most likely in the device (laptop, computer, etc.) , then you need to try updating, or completely reinstalling the driver on the Wireless Network Adapter. What are we going to do now.

    How to check if the driver is installed on Wi-Fi?

    If after installing the operating system, say Windows 7, Wi-Fi does not work on a laptop or other device, then most likely the operating system simply could not select and install a driver for your network adapter. I don’t remember exactly, but it seems to me that I have not yet seen a case for Windows 7 to install the driver on the Wireless Network Adapter by itself.

    As a rule, this driver (like many others) must be installed from the driver disk that comes with the laptop (netbook, USB adapter, PCI adapter, etc.), or download the driver from the manufacturer’s website of the same laptop.

    In order to check if the driver is installed on the wireless adapter, you need to go to the Device Manager, and see if it is there.

    Right click on My Computer (or open My Computer and click on an empty area), select Properties.

    Right click on “device Manager”.

    Find the tab “Network adapters” and open it. If you see there a device similar to the one I have in the screenshot below (labeled Wireless Network Adapter), then the driver for the Wi-Fi adapter is installed, perhaps it is simply disabled, or there are no networks to connect. That’s another story, read the article Why Wi-Fi does not work on a laptop (netbook)? How to connect a laptop to a Wi-Fi router? Windows error could not connect to.

    If you did not find such devices there, then you need to install the driver. You can install it from the included disk or download the driver for the Wireless Network Adapter from the manufacturer’s website. Just look for a driver for a specific laptop model, USB adapter, etc. Below in the article, I will show in more detail how to install the driver on a Wi-Fi adapter.

    So you haven’t found the driver? You need to install it.

    Driver installed but Wi-Fi not working? We check if the Wi-Fi adapter is turned on, if there are available networks for connection, there may be a problem in the router, etc. If we checked everything, then you need to try to reinstall (update) the driver.

    The driver is installed, but there are problems with the Wi-Fi connection (the device does not always connect, the Internet is often cut off, etc.)? We are trying to remove the old driver and install a new one by downloading it from the device manufacturer’s website.

    If you need to reinstall (update) the driver

    If you want to reinstall the driver, then I advise you to first uninstall the old.

    To do this, go to the Device Manager (how to do this is written at the beginning of the article) and right-click on the Wireless Network Adapter device. Select Properties.

    Then go to the tab “Driver” and click the Delete button.

    A warning appears, check the box next to “Remove driver programs for this device” and press “Ok”.

    That’s it, the driver has been removed. Restart your computer. Go to Device Manager. You should see that an unknown device (Network Controller) has appeared. This is our wireless adapter, there is simply no driver for it, now we will install.

    I recommend installing the driver in the following way: if the driver is in the archive, then unpack it into a folder. Go to this folder and run the installation file, usually called “setup.Exe”. Follow the instructions. After installing the driver, usually, even without restarting, Wi-Fi should work. And I hope it will work stably.

    Another way to install the driver on a Wi-Fi adapter

    Go to Device Manager and right-click on the unknown device (in our case, the Network Controller). Please select “Update drivers”.

    In the next window, click “Search for drivers on this computer”.

    Specify the path to the folder with drivers and click “Further”.

    Driver installation should begin. If Windows reports that “The most suitable software for this unit is already installed”, then try installing in the first way (from the installation file).

    I think this is a very relevant article and will be useful to many, it was necessary to prepare it earlier :). If you encounter problems that cannot be solved using this article, you can ask a question in the comments, or on our forum. Good luck!

    Ios update without WiFi on different versions of iPhone

    In general, all smartphones from Apple are equipped with the same root functionality, they differ only in details. The above update methods are relevant for smartphones such as iphone 5s, 6 and 6s, 7, 8.

    Why you need to update iOS on iPhone

    Application and game development is one of the most dynamic areas of the IT industry. Developers improve their creations on a daily basis, therefore, for the program to work correctly, a system is required that is comparable to the code on which it is written. Even for an old but modified application to work, a new OS is needed, not to mention fundamentally new developments.

    Important! It is not necessary to update the phone, especially if its owner is not fond of new games and applications. The iPhone will work properly on the oldest software versions, but in this case it is recommended to use the Internet with caution, because in addition to the entertainment function, updates are also created to protect the smartphone from new viruses. Plus, Apple phones are some of the best and most expensive on the market, so it’s better for the owner to get the most out of their Apple device.

    Using a laptop or computer via USB

    Another answer to the question of how to download ios updates without wifi is via pc method. It should be installed on the computer aytyuns (download from the official site), all further manipulations will be done using this program.

  • Launch aytyuns, connect a smartphone via usb, find the phone icon in itunes and click on it;
  • Synchronize your smartphone with aytyuns, press start work;
  • In the overview section that opens, select update if the device is not updated.

Important! Before carrying out the above manipulations, it is worth creating a backup copy of the data, otherwise, the user risks losing them during the update.

Another way to update firmware using a directory file:

  • Download software from the official website;
  • Connect iPhone to PC via usb cable;
  • Find and open a file with the extension.Ipsw in the phone directory;
  • Select function update.

Using a second phone connected in modem mode

Iphone updates without Wi-Fi are possible with a second Apple device. The Ios system, coupled with the phone board, allows you to use the latter as a router, providing a wifi network for the devices connected to it. The smartphone converts the cellular Internet into full-fledged wifi, which means that you can avoid size restrictions with it.

It is enough just to activate the distribution mode (settings → cellular → cellular data, then return to the main settings and activate the modem mode) and connect the updated device to the distributor.

Note! It is recommended to make sure that the tariff plan allows you to perform such operations inexpensively, because the distributor requires more traffic, which means that you will have to pay more.

Via mobile internet

This method is simple, with its help the 150 MB barrier ceases to be a problem due to which the phone cannot update. You just need to download the app and then change the date settings on your smartphone:

Click on the download application and wait until the system gives an error.

  • Go to Date Settings (Settings → the main → date and time) and change the current date to any of the future. That is, if today is October 20, then October 21 should be set or any poor date before the end of the year.
  • Return to the home screen and open applications that were denied to start earlier. If the above recommendations are consistently followed, there will be no problems with downloading large files via the lte or 3G network.

    Important! While the desired application is being downloaded or installed, changing the date to the current one is not allowed, otherwise the user risks encountering an error again. The download algorithm without Wi-Fi will have to start all over again, and the traffic will be wasted.

    Updating iOS without wi-fi to the phone via the cellular Internet and LTE

    The Iphone operating system requires periodic updates, because this is the only way the manufacturer is able to protect the device from viruses. In addition, new applications and games require a system that can read the code in which they are written. A user who neglects iOS updates runs the risk of encountering applications refusal to work, besides, the phone will significantly lose in protection from viruses.

    The best and most economical way to get the latest software is to download it when your phone is connected to wifi. The wifi connection works faster and more stable than the mobile Internet, moreover, in this case, the issue of traffic consumption disappears.

    Method 1. Find a second iPhone with mobile internet

    After updating iOS, you distribute your mobile Internet to update your friend’s iPhone firmware and everyone is happy.

    Updating iPhone firmware using mobile internet

    Dear readers, today I will tell you how to have to be perverted in order to bypass the file download restriction set in the iPhone when using the mobile Internet. Prior to iOS 11, using cellular data, you could download a file of no more than 100 MB. How to install an application larger than 100 MB, we told here, to bypass the new limit of 150 MB. It turned out like this.

    With the release of iOS 11, Apple has changed the restrictions on file uploads over the mobile network, increasing the limit. Now, using the mobile Internet, you can download files no more than 150 MB. But this is not enough even for a modest firmware update.

    For example, our test iPhone 7 has firmware 11.0.2, and to update the phone’s iOS to 11.1, you need to download 306 MB, which is exceeding the limit for downloading over a mobile network.

    If you try to update the iOS firmware on an iPhone that only has a connection to the mobile Internet (3G or LTE), then in Settings (General Software Update) the Download and Install button will be inactive, highlighted in gray. And below is the inscription:

    Since at the time of this writing we are almost in the field, we do not have the opportunity to find a wired unlimited Wi-Fi access point and quietly update the firmware. Therefore, we have found a couple of alternative solutions that may someday be useful to you.

    Method 2. Find a laptop or MacBook

    The situation is as follows, we could not find an iPhone nearby to update the firmware, but since there was a work laptop nearby, the idea came to distribute the Internet to it using a USB cable. Then run the iTunes program on the laptop, and use it to update iOS.

    Turn on iPhone Modem Mode

  • We connect the iPhone and laptop with a USB cable, if there is no cable, you can try to connect via Wi-Fi
  • Launch iTunes, press the button with the iPhone image (1), select the Overview section (2) and press the Refresh button (3)

    If you have an unlimited mobile internet plan, you can continue and your iPhone firmware will be updated.

    But at that time, we had about 1 GB of mobile traffic, and the iTunes program displays the iOS update volume of 2.5 GB, I don’t know why there is such a huge difference, because in the iPhone software update, the update size is 306 MB. In general, we stopped the process of downloading the firmware in iTunes and decided to look for another solution.

    It turned out that if there is a MacBook nearby, then you can distribute the mobile Internet to it from your iPhone, then turn on the Internet distribution in the MacBook, connect to it using a different communication protocol and update the firmware.

    In our case, described below, we will connect the iPhone to the MacBook, distribute the Internet to this Mac, then distribute the Internet from the Mac back to the iPhone, but this time via the Wi-Fi network, and update the firmware, here are the praises:

    We connect to the MacBook (operating system at that time Sierra 10.12.5) iPhone using a native USB cable (if there is no native one, then use certified cables).

  • In iPhone, turn on tethering and select USB only
  • As soon as the Internet appears in the MacBook (this can be checked in the Safari browser), launch the lower dock of Mac OS System Preferences and select the Sharing icon
  • In the general access settings, in services, click on Shared Internet (1), in the General connection section, select iPhone USB (2), Ports, check the Wi-Fi box (3)
  • If you are going to often use the described scheme, then you need to go to Wi-Fi Settings, select the WPA2 Personal security protocol and enter the password twice below that will protect the connection. We skip the 5th point, since we will not constantly use this connection.
  • Now you need to check the Shared Internet checkbox (4) and in the window that appears, enable Wi-Fi (5), confirm Enable.

    That’s it, the distribution of the Internet from the MacBook is turned on, launch the Wi-Fi settings application, turn on Wi-Fi and select the MacBook in the list of networks. Now, using such a ring connection, you can go to Settings General Software Update Download and install the new iOS firmware into your iPhone.

    Such a connection can be used not only when updating, but also to bypass the limitation when downloading any files exceeding 150 MB.

    Method one (via Wi-Fi)

    How to update iPhone without a computer. You can update your device anywhere you have the Internet. The most important thing is to make sure that the battery charge is 50% or more. If the charge is less, then the iPhone will not want to update and will offer to connect the charger.

    • To update, go to Settings
    • Through the main menu, go to the Basic tab
    • Select the item Software Update
    • We are waiting for the iPhone to check for updates.
    • Once the update is found, click Download and Install
    • We read the agreement. If you agree with the rules, click Accept
    • Ios iPhone update step by step

      After that, wait for the iPhone to download the update from the Apple server (30 minutes). Then the device will reboot and the installation of new software will start. After 510 minutes, the smartphone will turn on and be completely ready for use.

      Iphone Self Update

      So you, one of the owners of the coveted iPhone, use it with great pleasure, and the moment comes when you need to update iOS. The reasons for the update are predictable: new functions and capabilities, bug fixes in the previous firmware version, increase in smartphone life.

      In addition, new applications in the AppStore no longer support the old firmware. All this puts you in front of the question: how to remove the old and install the new version of iOS? This article will teach you how to update your iPhone correctly and easily.

      There are 2 ways to update your device. They differ from each other in that in one way you need to use only an iPhone, and in the other you need a computer. But in both cases, it is recommended that you back up your data on your computer or server to iCloud before updating.

      If, suddenly, something goes wrong and the iPhone displays an error during or after the update, you can always restore your data and it will not be lost.

      Method two (via computer)

      How to install iOS using a computer. To do this, you need iTunes installed. You can download it from the official website Apple.com. Make sure it is the latest version. If the version is outdated, iTunes will need to be reinstalled.

      • Connect iPhone via cable, open iTunes. In a minute, the program will detect your device
      • Click on the phone icon. The main iPhone control menu opens. Click the Update button
      • We confirm the License Agreement and wait.

      Ios update via PC

      When the installation is complete, the device will reboot and be ready for use. This method is convenient to use when you are at home, the charge level of the iPhone may be below the cherished 50%.

      Installing the firmware downloaded earlier

      This procedure is also referred to by some as updating, although I would call it a rollback or firmware restore. Let’s see how this is implemented using a computer.

      First of all, you must have a firmware file directly on your computer. This can be a saved file from the time of previous updates or a file downloaded from one of the sites that are designed to store all firmware versions.

      How To Update Iphone Without Wifi

      The procedure itself is similar to the previous one, you connect your iPhone to your computer and wait for iTunes to find your smartphone, click on the phone icon. Device control opens. Here, instead of the Update item, select the adjacent Restore.

      Next, select the firmware file that was downloaded in advance and start the process by clicking Open. You are waiting for the installation to begin, confirm your intention by accepting the license agreement. After 510 minutes, the smartphone will reboot and be completely ready for use.

      Do not forget to read the comments, there is also a lot of useful information. If there is no answer to your question, and there is an answer to later comments, then the answer to your question is contained in the article, respect someone else’s time.

      Iphone update

      We figured out how to reflash a new iPhone through iTunes in a convenient way, but its implementation requires a computer at hand. If you don’t have a computer and you need a new version of iOS, you can get it via Wi-Fi. Why only Wi-Fi and not mobile traffic? The answer lies in the size of the downloaded file. 3g bandwidth does not allow downloading such volumes of information normally, so you have to use a Wi-Fi connection.

      Connect your phone to Wi-Fi.

    • Open the General section in the settings. Go to the submenu Software update.
    • A check for updates will start. If there are updates, the Download and Install button will appear.

      Software update on iPhone

      Important: Updating via Wi-Fi cannot be used on jailbroken phones, it will lead to an eternal apple. How to know if the device is jailbroken? Cydia application will be available on it.

      You can also update iOS through iTunes, while the order of performing the operation will practically not differ from restoring the device, with one exception, user content will remain intact.

      Launch iTunes, connect the device and select it in the program window.

    • Click Refresh and confirm the operation.

      You can download the latest iOS on your computer yourself, and then select the firmware file in iTunes. This approach will save time for downloading the updated version of the system. To be able to specify the path to the firmware file, hold down the Shift key and click Update. An explorer window will appear in which you can select the downloaded upgrade.

      Do not forget to read the comments, there is also a lot of useful information. If there is no answer to your question, and there is an answer to later comments, then the answer to your question is contained in the article, respect someone else’s time.

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      Recovery via aytyuns

      Before proceeding with the recovery, think about whether you are ready to lose the data that is stored on your phone. If not, be sure to make an up-to-date backup of the information. You can save it on your computer using iTunes, or send it to iCloud by synchronizing with the cloud storage. If a restore, that is, a rollback to the factory state with a simultaneous iOS update, is performed just to completely clean the device, then no backup copy is needed.

      Open the iCloud section in settings and turn off Find iPhone.

    • Enter your Apple ID and password to confirm disabling the security feature.
    • Connect your device via USB to your PC and launch iTunes. Select the phone by clicking on the icon in the program window.
    • Click Restore iPhone. Itunes will find and install the latest iOS version. Do not interrupt recovery, it will damage the system.

      You can speed up the process by first downloading the firmware file in IPSW format. To select it, hold down the Shift key and click Restore iPhone. An explorer window will appear, through which you need to specify the path to the iPSW file.

      Iphone slows down after updating: what to do?

      Firmware options and methods

      Iphone firmware is its software, the operating system known as iOS. A flashing is a system restore or update. In the first case, it means a return to factory settings with the removal of personal data, in the second, installing a new version of iOS without affecting user content.

      Delete custom iPhone settings

      A flashing may be required in the following cases:

      • Ios crashes.
      • Release of a new version of iOS.
      • The need to completely delete information from the phone, for example, when transferring the device to another owner.
      • There are two methods for flashing iPhone: via iTunes connection and Wi-Fi. In iTunes, you can do both flashing, restore and update. Via Wi-Fi, only device upgrade is possible, that is, downloading and installing updates.

        Apple does not allow you to install outdated iOS versions. This does not prevent craftsmen from releasing software that allows you to downgrade the system, but most often it only works on older iPhone models. It is not possible to downgrade iOS on iPhone 6 or 7.

        Methods for flashing the latest iPhone models

        Trying to figure out how to reflash an iPhone, the user must first of all understand what firmware is and what methods of flashing exist. The process itself takes 10 minutes, any iPhone owner can complete it, but for greater confidence, you need to know some technical points.

        We have already written instructions on the site on how to reflash an iPhone again, but it was about iPhones 4 and 5. You can see this article here. In general, the process has remained the same. Below we tell you how to reflash modern iPhones (iPhones 6 and 7) and how to install an IOS update on an iPhone 6 or 7.