With the newly released update, iOS 8.3 Apple promises high performance and an incredible list of fixes. Apple released update iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with new features such as redesigned Emoji keyboard, car play wireless, new siri language, 300 new Emoji icons, huge variety of small feature, amazing performance fixes and optimizations, bug fixes,including resolutions to various wifi issues and Bluetooth connectivity.
Check for iOS 8.3 Compatibility
To install and update iOS 8.3 in your iPhones, first check the iPhone and iPad compatible devices that will support this new update.
iPhones-iPhone6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
iPad-iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
iPod Touch: 5th generation iPod touch
Backup your iOS device:
Before updating your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, it is quite beneficial for you to take back up of data. Even you can encrypt your backup using iTunes. Encrypt means you can put your data, information secure.
You can install the iOS 8.3 update in two ways
1. Install the iOS 8.3 update Wirelessly Over the Air (OTA)
2. Install the iOS 8.3 update using iTunes
Install iOS 8.3 update Over the Air (OTA)
First keep in mind that your device should have the charged battery as draining battery can trouble you during the update. The install may take a few mins to an hour for the update as it depends on Apple’s server handling the load and your internet connection speed. Connect your iPhone to your WiFi network so you can get good speed for installing.
Connect to Wi-Fi network > Open the Settings app> Click on the General Software Update > Click on the update> As the downloads finished> Go back to settings> General> Software update> Tap to install button
The update will automatically start. It should be noted that OTA updates are known for giving troubles during jailbreaking. Jail Breaking should install during the iTunes downloads.
Install the iOS 8.3 update using iTunes
The above option for installing was via OTA and if you are unable to download through OTA then you can download the iOS 8.3 software update from the official links. You can also use the official links if you have a shortage of space for OTA update.
You should check one thing that you are using the latest version of iTunes and if it is not, then click on iTunes in the menu bar and select ‘Check for updates’. Now follow the step by step sequence to install iTunes.
Step 1- Need a USB cable to connect your iOS device to your computer. Wait for the time when iTunes open and connect to your device.
Step 2- Now select the device button shown on the left to the iTune store button in the top right corner.
Step 3 – Simply click on “Check for update” without holding any optional key. If iOS 8.3 will be available then the downloading will automatically start.
Step 4- You will get a popup message as the new update is available, then click on ‘Download and Update’. The file is around 1.5 GB to 2.0 GB.
Step 5- After the downloading, hold the Shift key (Windows) or option key (MAC) and then click on the ‘Check for Update’. Do not click on the Restore iPhone button.
Step 6- You will get a popup message which will inform you about iTunes will update your iPod/iPad or iPhone, click to iOS 8.3 which will verify with Apple and select the Update button.
Step 7- Click on the Next button and agree button for the terms and conditions.
Step 8- After downloading the file, extract the software and update it.
Step 9- Do not unplug or disconnect the device until the update has finished. You will see Hello screen after it is successfully updated. Follow the shown instructions to start using the device. If you have any query regarding the post or you find it useful, you can mention it in the comments.