Apple Inc. always releases a new software update every month. How to software update your iPhone, iPad? It is always good to software update your iPhone iPad, Apple Inc. releases software update after fixing bugs and security issues identified in previous update, you must update your device to protect your data from cyber criminals stealing your important/confidential data.
How to know a new software update is available?
Updates are released together for all devices, you can check if there is software update available or not from Settings > General > Software Update, if there is any update available it will ask to download update, if it is already downloaded you will just need to install it, all you need is just an active internet connection. Usually, you’ll see a notification on top-right corner of your settings icon in your springboard.
Can i download the software update file?
Yes, you can manually download a .ipsw file by connecting your iPhone iPad in you computer through iTunes by clicking download software update button (only if any update is available).
Should i update through iTunes or over Wi-Fi?
There is no rule to update through iTunes or over wi-fi, it depends upon your decision to choose which platform you select for updating your device. There is no difference in updating through iTunes or over Wi-Fi network, it totally is your decision.
Will software update damage my device?