But, the improved performance, stability, security and added features that you enjoy afterward on your i Phone make updating well worth the effort. You'll see a navigation sidebar on the left and a main pane on the right.Click on your Web browser to make sure your computer is connected to the Internet. Connect your i Phone to your computer using the USB cable that came with it.Click the "Summary" tab above the main pane on the right.Next, click "Check for Update," under Version, to check Apple's servers for updates.The phone's name (which you gave it when you activated it) will appear under the "Devices" heading in the menu that runs on the left side of the i Tunes screen.i Tunes may begin backing up and syncing your i Phone automatically, depending on whether or not you've set it to sync automatically.If you haven't set up automatic syncing, you can do it manually. Double click on the i Phone icon in the menu on the left side of the i Tunes screen to open the i Phone Summary screen.If you see a button that says "Check for Update," that means i Tunes has not automatically found a newer version of the i OS software.Click this to manually check for an update; if your i Phone is already running the most current version, you'll see a pop up message saying "This version of i OS (x.x.x)* is the current version." That means no updated software is available.* = version of the software.
Click "Next" if the dialog box tells you an update is available.Apple delivers its i Phone software updates through i Tunes, so the first thing you should do is make sure you have the most recent version of i Tunes running on your computer.To update i Tunes, go to the "Help" menu, and select "Check for updates."If i Tunes says you have the most recent version, you're all set to move on to Step Two.If i Tunes tells you that a more recent version of the application is available, download it.Accept all prompts necessary to install the updated software.
If a new i OS update is available, you should have already clicked "Update".