How to update iPhone and iPod touch to iOS 15, iPadOS 15 iPad

You haven’t updated your compatible Apple device to yet iOS 15 or iPadOS 15, in distribution from 20 September 2020, or you don’t know how to do it? In this guide we are going to explain how to update compatible iPhones, iPads, iPod touches to the new iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 operating systems.

Apple began the distribution of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 10 am PT (7 pm in Italy), one year after the release of iOS 14 And iPadOS 14.

iOS 15 is a major update that focuses on introducing features designed to improve the iPhone experience. In particular, iOS 15 goes to improve FaceTime calls, introduces the feature called SharePlay to offer new shared experiences, improves the experience of notifications and introduces more intelligence in the management of photos and search to quickly access the information you are looking for. It also enhances the Maps app, with new ways to explore the world, while the Weather app has been redesigned with full-screen maps and more graphical data. What’s more, Wallet adds support for house keys and ID cards, while browsing the internet with Safari is simplified through a new design of the tab bar and the addition of Tab Groups. iOS 15 also includes new privacy controls in Siri, Mail and elsewhere in the operating system to further protect users’ personal information. [Scopri QUI tutte le novita’ di iOS 15].

iPadOS 15 introduces a more intuitive multitasking experience, with features like Split View and Slide Over that are easier to discover and use but also more powerful. The Notes app extends system-wide with Quick Note and offers new ways to collaborate and organize your typing or writing with Apple Pencil. There are also new widget layouts for the home screen, and the App Library offers easy ways to customize the iPad experience and organize apps. Translate app brings new features for text translation and smooth conversation. iPadOS 15 also allows you to create apps for iPhone and iPad directly on iPad, thanks to the new tablet support of the Swift Playgrounds software. iPadOS 15 also includes new privacy controls for Siri, Mail, and other points in the system to further protect personal information. [Scopri QUI tutte le novita’ di iPadOS 15].

Before updating, please remember that iOS / iPadOS 15 are compatible with the following Apple devices:
IPHONE: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation)
IPAD: iPad Pro 12.9 (5th gen), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd gen), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th gen), iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd gen), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd gen), iPad Pro 11-inch (1st gen), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd gen), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st gen), iPad Pro 10.5, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad (8th gen), iPad (7th gen), iPad (6th gen), iPad (5th gen), iPad mini (5th gen), iPad mini 4, iPad Air (4th gen), iPad Air (3rd gen), iPad Air 2
IPOD: iPod touch (7th generation)

remain stuck in iOS 9.x: iPod touch fifth generation, iPhone 4s, iPad mini.
remain stuck in iOS 10.x: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation).
remain stuck in iOS 12.x: iPhone 5s, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air (1st gen), iPod touch (6th gen).
remain stuck at iOS 13.x: none, all devices compatible with iOS / iPadOS 13 are upgradeable to iOS / iPadOS 14.
remain stuck at iOS 14.x: none, all devices compatible with iOS / iPadOS 14 are upgradeable to iOS / iPadOS 15.

NOTE / ADVICE: If you have a previous generation iPhone, maybe not the latest iPhone Xs or Xr but older, wait a few days before downloading and installing iOS 15, so as to find out from the web if there are any compatibility problems of the update with your specific model.

You can update your device wirelessly or using iTunes with a few simple steps.

Here are some things to check before starting:
1) Back up your device in iCloud or iTunes.
2) Make sure there is enough space on your device to install the update. If you don’t have enough space, use iTunes to update or remove content from your device. Tap Settings> General> Usage to see how much space is occupied by the content.
3) Remember the code: if you have configured a code on your device, you will need it to be able to update to iOS / iPadOS 15.
4) Keep your Apple ID handy: Apple ID is the account you use to log into Apple services like App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud. After the update, you will need to enter your Apple ID and password.

Update iOS / iPadOS wirelessly
The easiest way to update your device is wirelessly, also known as “over-the-air”. Follow this procedure:
1) Plug your device into a power source and connect it to the internet via Wi-Fi (mobile network consumes too much data).
2) Tap Settings> General> Software Update.
3) Tap Download and Install to download the update. If the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network and plugged into a power source, updates are downloaded
4) When the download is complete, tap Install or Later to install the update later. If the passcode is enabled on your device, you will be prompted to enter it before installing the update.
5) If prompted, enter the unlock code.

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