Apple iOS 6 Software Overview: iPhone

Understanding iOS software version

Apple software updates for iOS introduce new features and improvements that lets you do even more with their iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices. Updating the software on an iOS device is easy.

 

You can update in two ways:

 

  • Over the air (OTA) update: This is done wirelessly over Wi-Fi.
  • iTunes (manual) update: This is done by connecting iPhone to a computer and using iTunes. The computer must have access to the internet.

 

 

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Software versions

T-Mobile Carrier Update

Version

  • Carrier version T-Mobile 14.2
  • Compatible with iOS software version 6.1.X
    • This update will not change the software version on your device.
  • Updated 06/27/2013
  • Available to all eligible iPhones using a T-Mobile SIM card

 

Improvements

  • Removes CMAS settings for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 devices.
  • These settings were removed as the devices do not support CMAS.

 

Prerequisites

  • T-Mobile iPhone or any officially unlocked GSM iPhone
  • Latest iOS software version
  • Device software is not jailbroken
  • 50% battery life or connected to a power source
  • Data connection or a computer with iTunes and internet access
  • Minimum of 1 MB available memory (File size of update is ~10 KB)

 

iOS software version 6.1.6

Version

  • iOS software version 6.1.6
  • Updated 02/21/2014

 

Improvements

 

Prerequisites

  • Apple iPhone 3GS
    • Note: This update is currently not available for other iPhone devices.
  • Device software is not jailbroken
  • 50% battery life or connected to a power source
  • Wi-Fi data connection or a computer with iTunes and internet access
  • 50MB available memory (File size of update is 35.4 MB)

 

Previous iOS software versions

iOS software version 6.1.4

iOS software version 6.1.3

iOS software version 6.1.2

 

For iOS 7 devices and information, please see: Apple iOS 7 Software Overview: iPhone

 

 

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How to's

Important: It is highly recommended you complete a backup (via iCloud or iTunes) prior to updating device software. This is a safety measure that will ensure you do not lose any contacts, messages, pictures, or other important device data.

 

Check software version /  update software

To check the current software version and update, choose the appropriate link below:

 

 

 

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