HowTo: iPhone: System update via Mac (also works for iPad)(2023-09)

You can update your iPhone or iPad directly via the Settings app on that device however I like to use my Mac so that I can perform a Backup of the iPhone to my Mac in case something goes wrong. You could also have your iPhone or iPad backup directly to the iCloud however I like to keep a local backup on my Mac.

This tutorial uses the Apple Finder to connect to the iPhone if you have an old version of macOS that still has the iTunes app then you will have to use that – the steps, once you open iTunes are very similar.

Here is how...

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