Apple’s operating system iOS 7 with its brand new expedient features and layout was released on September 18, 2013, and came as a pre-installed operating system in all iOS devices that were purchased after that day. However, if you are currently using iOS 5 or iOS 6 on your apple device, you will surely want to upgrade it to iOS 7 free of cost, but the question is what will you get in iOS 7 and what’s new in it? To answer your question, here is a list of few things that iOS 7 will be providing to its users.
⦁ Completely innovative layout
⦁ Enhancements for multitasking
⦁ One to One connection
⦁ Innovative animation system for creation of 2D and 2.5D games.
⦁ Dynamic Behaviors for Views
⦁ Text kit
⦁ 64-bit support
⦁ Inter-app audio
And much more.
Now let us tell you how to upgrade your iOS 5 or iOS 6 device to iOS 7 without a need of any expert. Simply follow method 1 or 2 to get what you want. Here we go.
Step1: Make sure your iPad or iPhone’s battery is fully charged .If not then please plug in your device before starting the procedure as running out of battery in mid-way will be troublesome and can also cause loss of data.
Step2: Make surety of internet connection with the device through WIFI.
Step3: Use iCloud Backup to back up your iPad or iPhone.
Step4: Now launch settings from your Home Screen.
Step5: Click on ‘General option’ after going to the main menu of settings.
Step6: From General option, go to Software Updates option.
Step7: Check your iOS device for least 3.1 or above GB of internal available storage space and then tap on download and install option to proceed further.
Step8: Tap on “agree” button to accept the license.
Step9: The downloading process of iOS 7 will initialize. It will take about 10 – 30 minutes for complete download depending on your internet connection speed. Try to avoid the use of your device for other purposes during the process.
Step10: The moment your download is complete, an installation will start automatically. The appearance of apple logo is an indication of installation and rebooting process.
Step11: Animated screen will appear in front of you with ‘HELLO’ message after installation. Now move your finger from left to right through the screen.
Step12: A message will be displayed in front of you indicating successful completion of the process of updating your device. Tap it to proceed further for customization.
Well if you are encountering any problem in updating your iOS 5 or iOS 6 to iOS 7 by following method 1 then you may need to try this method to get your iOS updated. This method involves manually updating to iOS 7 with IPSW.
Here are the steps that you will need to follow:
Step1: Make sure that you have backed up your iOS device to iCloud or Itunes.
Step2: Now download iOS 7 IPSW files and save them on your desktop with .ipsw extension.
Step3: Download iTunes latest version to install it on your windows or MAC.
Step4: Connect your iOS device to the computer with USB cable and launch iTunes.
Step5: Select your device in iTunes.
Step6: Go to the tab named ‘summary’.
Step7: Click on ‘check for update’ by holding ‘Alt’ key if using windows or ‘option’ key if using MAC.
If you are using an older version of iTunes on windows you’ll need to hold ‘shift’ key.
Step8: Double click IPSW executable file to run it.
Step9: Pop shown below will appear in front of you. Click update.
Step10: Wait for iTunes to complete the installation and your iOS device will reboot automatically when finished.
Step10: The Further process is same as in step 10 and onwards in method 1.