iOS 6 Has Been Released, Download Now!

Sep 19, 2012 - 21 Comments

iOS 6 Download from OTA

Apple has released iOS 6 for all compatible devices, this includes the iPhone 5, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPod touch 4th gen, and iPod touch 5th gen. iOS 6 includes a variety of new features and refinements, makes Sharing possible with Photo Streams, adds Apple’s new Maps app and turn-by-turn directions, and brings Siri to devices like the iPad 3. Upgrading is simple, back up first and then use one of the following three methods to install the update.

Updating to iOS 6

Wait! Back Up First: Before beginning any iOS update, it’s a good idea to back up your device. The easiest way is with iCloud, which can be done through Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Back Up Now, but you can also backup through iTunes.

OTA Update: The best approach for most users is to update to iOS 6 using Over-the-Air, this can be done by opening Settings, tapping General, then tapping “Software Update” and then installing. This is generally the fastest method and it only downloads a delta update, meaning the changes between your current iOS version and iOS 6.

Updating through iTunes: iOS 6 can also be installed directly through iTunes. Be sure to have the latest version of Tunes 10.7 (or later) installed before doing so. Connecting the device to the computer and opening iTunes is generally sufficient.

Updating through IPSW: Considered more advanced, you will need to directly download iOS 6 firmware files from here and use them manually.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, iPhone, News

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  1. Brooke says:

    Question: If you do an OTA update to iOS6 and still have iTunes 10.6 will your device still sync with your computer?

    And yes, I’m still running leopard and can’t update iTunes without updating OS X. Don’t judge me. ;)

  2. will says:

    i dont think so Brooke =\

  3. Markus says:

    I am running the last iOS 6 beta, will I be able to still do the OTA update? So far my phone can not find the update.

    Cheers.

  4. Sky says:

    Mines stuck OTA saying “Preparing update” anyone completed yet?

    • BXmacman says:

      Yes. You were probably watching too hard (:>. Started iPad3 + 4s @ same time, took about 12 minutes for both. 4s was a little quicker.

  5. rebm0b says:

    Well after about 30 minutes mine just finished ‘preparing’ and started rebooting. Lets see how it turns out

  6. twills says:

    Did this break hotspot for anyone on ATT?

  7. rezvan says:

    Can I upgrade to ios 6 through carrier data ?coz I don’t have wifi

  8. Michael says:

    Just upgraded my 4S. Smooth.

  9. B.R. says:

    Just waiting for the untethered jailbreak.

  10. Shannon says:

    Has anyone had an issue with Siri not installing during the udpate? We have a few iPad2’s in our office & Siri installed on a couple but not on others. The only difference when we upgraded was those of us who received Siri were not connected to iTunes via the PC.

  11. Beav45 says:

    attemted 6.0 upgrade to Ipad 2 —–now Ipad has Apple logo on front a a large rectangle – no longer operable

  12. Sonia says:

    How do I uninstall iOS 6 from my iPhone? It is slow down my iPhone & don’t like it. Most of the app are not workin ((( pls help me

  13. Sonia says:

    Ipnone 4s

  14. Cathie says:

    I just upgraded to ios6 on my ipad3 and lost my itunes app, please help!!

  15. Liam says:

    My ipod touch 5 never finish’s preparing, after an hour it still had NOT finished

  16. Shyam says:

    how do i downgrade ios 6 to ios 5.1.1

  17. Ginger martin says:

    I’m trying to down the ios6 on my iPod and I don’t know how can someone please help me

  18. Taylor says:

    Can sum1 help me…tryin to update my sons iPod 4g. iTunes won’t dowload on my computer. Is there another wy to update to ios6?

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