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How to install iOS 13 on your iPhone

September 24, 2019
How to install iOS 13 on your iPhone

The brand name Apple is synonymous with cutting edge technology today and has been since its inception back in 1976. That said, the company registered Apple Computers Inc. has seen its share of ups and downs according to sources. Suffering financially between 1990 and 1996, many thought Apple Computers Inc. would not make it into the year 2000. It was around this time that Steve Jobs, co-founder and later CEO of the company took charge, introducing radical changes to the company’s product line as well as internally. It was Job’s extensive revolutionizing of company workings and products that sparked the wave of Apple tech we’re familiar with today.

Whether its iPads, iPhones, desktop computer systems, or wearable tech, Apple has been a leader in the tech industry taking the world by storm with every other new release. In terms of global brand value, the company ranks second according to statistics with an estimated USD 156,634 million. The fact that iPhone sales generated an estimated USD 22.99 billion in the third quarter of 2019 alone testifies to the fact that the iPhone is one of the company’s most lucrative products.

What keeps the iPhone on top?

What is it what makes iPhone and iOS users swear by their brand? Though many feel it’s a status thing (usually non-iOS users), in reality, this isn’t so. The largest factor that comes into play is personal preference. This includes what features one requires out of a phone as well as what kind of user interface they are more comfortable navigating. There are, however, areas where iPhones and iOS standout such as attention to detail, offering a high-quality user experience, and data security.

It is these features as well as its specific market appeal that keeps the iPhone on top.

iOS 13 – The Latest in iTech

Though iOS 13 was officially launched on September 19th, 2019, a test version has been issued to willing users since June 24th as mentioned in an article published by Tech Radar. The article also mentions that the final beta testing version of iOS 13 was issued on September 10th, allowing developers some time to make final improvements.

Business Insider published an article elaborating on the many new features to expect with iOS 13. These included swipe keyboard, mail improvements, map upgrades, and the long-awaited dark mode. Apart from this, other features to look forward to include better tools for photography, videography, and editing as well as more relevant AI (Siri) driven reminders.

You may be someone who is wondering how to install iOS 13 on your iPhone as well as whether or not you should. We’re going to get into just that for you.

Which Devices will get iOS 13?

An article published by Forbes elaborates on how it is important to be sure that iOS is suited to your iPhone type. According to the article, models like the iPhone 5s and 6 aren’t going to be compatible with iOS software. Apart from this, other devices that iOS 13 is incompatible with include the iPad Mini 2, the iPad Mini 3, and the iPad Air.

Here are some of the devices that are iOS 13 compatible.

  • iPod Touch 7th Gen
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 8S Plus
  • iPhone 8S
  • iPhone 7S Plus
  • iPhone 7S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 6S

Apart from this, the following iPad devices are also iPadOS 13 compatible:

  • iPad Pro 12.9” (1st + 2nd Gen)
  • iPad Pro 10.5”
  • iPad Pro 9.7”
  • iPad Pro 11”
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air 3
  • iPad 5th Gen
  • iPad 6th Gen
  • iPad 7th Gen
  • iPad Mini 4

If you find your phone in the list of compatible iPhones, we get started on walking you through installation.

How do I get iOS 13?

Before getting into how to install iOS 13 on your iPhone, we’re going to elaborate on the pre-preparation you might want to look after first. When it comes to upgrading or updating your iOS, you may be one of the many users concerned with data loss. Though we’re not suggesting that data loss is something you should expect, it is always best to take necessary precautions. In this case, what you need to do is start by giving your phone storage a little cleanup. Delete apps you don’t need, get rid of old pictures, images or screenshots and make sure the data left on your phone is what you really need. Once you’ve done this, proceed to backup all your data, phone contacts and everything else that is important. Once this is done, you’re ready to install iOS 13 on your phone.

Installing iOS 13 on your iPhone

Installing iOS 13 on your iPhone

The installation process for iOS 13 is really a piece of cake. Having been released on September 9th the software update is now live. This means that you should be able to access the update via your iOS 13 compatible iPhone organically. The way to do this is as follows:

  1. Open SettingsOpen General
  2. Click on Software Update
  3. Check for updates
  4. Click Download and Install

Apart from this, the update can also be accessed via iTunes under Check for Update. You should find this in the tab on your iTunes interface titled Summary.

We recommend that you make sure that you are connected to a strong and consistent Wi-Fi connection. Ensuring your phone’s battery is fully operational and fully charged is also important as updates can take time. Another option is to simply leave your iPhone plugged in while the update is downloading and installing.

Backup Support

There may be some of you who require support backing up your data using the cloud. If this is the case, here is how you should go about it.

  1. Access and connect to a suitable Wi-Fi connection
  2. Open Settings
  3. For iOS 10.2 and those before it; scroll down, click on iCloud and tap Backup.
  4. For iOS 10.3 and those after it; choose your name in settings, go to iCloud Backup and click on the Backup Now option.

Winding Down

Though there will be a series of updates that follow the initial release on the iOS 13 software, we can safely say that this operating software is bound to offer a user experience that will seriously set the bar high. You’ve got some fantastic user features that you can access making device use even more of a pleasure than it once was.

Whether you’re an old-time Apple user or someone making the switch from Android to iOS, you’re probably going to have a nice time exploring what the new operating system offers. Whether it’s the improved user-end experience in the form of enhanced features or optimization that allows iPhones using the software to work more efficiently, Apple has once again outdone themselves and their client base.

You would think this is it for the moment, but it isn’t. According to whispers in the industry, Apple has already started work on the iOS 13.1 software update. However, that’s one for another blog! Till next time folks!