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How to Download and Install iOS 9.2 update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

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How to Download and Install iOS 9.2 update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

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Apple has released iOS 9.2 for iDevice’s which includes iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, which includes several bug fixes and some improvements. If you are a jailbreaker then avoid the update, or else you can follow our step-by-step guide below

Which all devices you can update or you can say iOS 9.2 Compatibility

iOS 9.2 is available as a free upgrade for the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
  • iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
  • 6th generation iPod touch, 5th generation iPod touch

Backup your iOS Device:

It is always a good idea to take a backup of your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch before updating it with the latest iOS software update. You can back up your iOS device using

  1. You can backup your devices on  iTunes, by just connecting and using backup button on iTunes.
  2. There is another method you can backup on iCloud. ( By just going on to Settings > iCloud >  Scroll down and tap on Backup.

Now you can start updating your iDevices, but there are two kind of updates you can update via OTA or you can directly update via iTunes, Here we present you these two methods,

Method 1: How to install iOS 9.2 update wirelessly Over the Air (OTA):

Before you start the download, note that your idevice should be enough charged other wise during the update process it drain and updates can be stoped.  It can take anywhere from a few mins to an hour for the update to download and install, depending on how Apple’s servers are handling the load and your internet connection. You may also want to connect your iPhone to your local WiFi network, so you don’t get charged for downloading the update over your cellular connection.

Once you are plugged in and connected via Wi-Fi, open the Settings app and tap on General > Software Update. iOS will automatically check for available updates and will inform you that iOS 9.2 software update is available.

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Method 2: How to install iOS 9.2 update using iTunes:

If you’re not getting the iOS 9.2 software update via over-the-air (OTA) as mentioned above, then you can download the iOS 9.2 software update from the official download links provided below and use iTunes to manually update your iOS device. You may also need to install the update using iTunes if you don’t have enough storage space on your device for the OTA update.

Before you plug in your iOS device. take a moment to make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes. Click on iTunes in the menu bar and then click  on “Check for updates.”

Once iTunes is all squared away, it’s time to turn your attention to your iOS device and follow these instructions:

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to your computer using an USB cable. Wait for iTunes to open and connect to your device.

Step 2: Click on device button to the left of the iTunes Store button in the top right corner in iTunes.

Step 3: Click on the “Check for Update” directly without using holding down on the Option key or the Shift key. If the iOS 9.2 update is available it will automatically download and update your device to iOS 9.2.

Step 4: You will get a popup message informing you the new update is available. Click on Download and Update button. If it says iOS 9.2 is the latest version then download the appropriate firmware file using download links provided in step 5.

Step 5: Skip this step if you iOS 9.2 was available in Step 3 and 4.

iOS 9.2 Download links for iPhone:

iOS 9.2 Download links for iPad:

iOS 9.2 Download links for iPod touch:

After downloading the firmware file, hold the Option key (Mac) or the Shift key (Windows) and  click on the “Check for Update”. Important: Remember to click on the Check for Update button, and not the Restore iPhone button to avoid restoring your iPhone and setting up your device all over again.

Step 6: You will get a popup message informing you that iTunes will update your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to iOS 9.2 and will verify with Apple. Click on the Update button.

Step 7: It will then show you the release notes for iOS 9.2. Click on the Next button. Then click on the Agree button for the terms and conditions.

Step 8: iTunes will now download the firmware file (which can take a long time depending on your internet connection as it can be as big as 2.0 GB). After downloading the file, it will process it, extract the software, prepare the device for software update, and install the update.

Step 9: Do not disconnect your device until the update has finished. It can take a few minutes. Your device will be updated to iOS 9.2 and reboot once or twice during the process. You will see while Hello screen after it is successfully updated. Follow the on-screen instructions to start using the device.

Thanks all now your device is been updated to the latest iOS 9.2, it was really simple and if you have any trouble updating your iDevice, please comment us and let us know

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