Checking for and installing system updates

Apple iPhone 8 on iOS 16.0.0

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Keep your phone up to date by checking for new software regularly. A new Operating System (also known as an OS) version may have security patches and performance improvements for your device.

  1. Step 1/6

    From the Home screen, tap Settings.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  2. Step 2/6

    Scroll to and tap General.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  3. Step 3/6

    Tap Software Update.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  4. Step 4/6

    Tap Automatic Updates.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  5. Step 5/6

    Tap or swipe Download iOS Updates to ON.

    Note: If necessary, follow the onscreen prompts to update your software.

    The indicator is in the top right.
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