How do you get the latest iPhone Updates?
Most iPhone updates can be accessed and downloaded either directly on the iPhone or through a computer with the iPhone connected to a USB port. iPhone software updates can address games, applications and operating systems.
All of the iPhone updates are accessed through iTunes so it is important to have the latest version of iTunes installed on the iPhone. The updates for the iPhone should only come from Apple via iTunes. If you come across a website that offers an update to your iPhone it’s most likely for a Jailbroken iPhone.
Should You Download Updates for your iPhone if You don’t have a Jailbroken iPhone?
Jailbroken iphoneThe iPhone updates are also specific to iPhone models. For instance, an iPhone 3G update will not work for an iPhone 2.0. This is another reason iTunes should be used for iPhone updates because the specs of the phone are evaluated by iTunes before downloading. If you have a Jailbroken iPhone, be very careful on which updates you choose to apply. You do not want a dead iPhone, which is why most people shy away from using a Jailbroken iPhone.
The easiest way to make sure all applicable iPhone updates are installed is to take advantage of the ability iTunes has to check for all iPhone updates that are missing from the iPhone. To do this, connect the iPhone to the PC with the USB cable.
Automatically, iTunes will pop up and the user should select “iPhone” under “Devices”. The “Summary” tab should be chosen. A white pop-up box will appear in which the user should click the “Check for Updates” button. iTunes will automatically install necessary updates.
Crucial iPhone 3GS Updates and iPhone 4 Updates You Should Apply
iOS 4.3 iPhonePing Social Network for Music One of the most crucial iPhone updates is for the operating system. The latest iOS (Operating System) 4.3 is for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. This iPhone update adds new features as well as fixes for old bugs. Not all the features will be added to the iPhone 3GS updates that will be available on the iPhone 4 updates.
The Personal Hotspot and the HD video output features will only be available on the iPhone 4. Both phones will benefit from the updates for iTunes, Ping (social network for music), Safari Web Browser, message settings and single tap conference call dialing.
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The updates for your iPhone are always free. The software designers at Apple are always working to fix functionality problems with iPhone applications so iPhone updates are frequently available.
Rarely, are there hardware design upgrades which are different from updates to your iPhone such as the fix for the problem with the iPhone 4 antennae. Pretty much any issue that generates multiple complaints about iPhone functions or applications will eventually lead to an iPhone update to address it.