Software updates: Apple iPhone 4

Use this page to identify software versions for the Apple iPhone 4 as well as details on recent software updates.

 

 

 

Identify the device's current software version

 

iOS 7.1.2

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap About.
  4. Review the information in the Review software version details section below.

 

Review software version details

 

VERSIONRELEASE DATEENHANCEMENTSSTATUS

iOS 7.1.2

June 30, 2014

Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability.
Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners.
Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments.
Additional security updates.

Available June 30, 2014

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 7.1.1

April 22, 2014

Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition.
Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness.
Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled.
Additional security updates.

Available April 22, 2014

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 7.1

March 10, 2014

Adds CarPlay connectivity.
Siri allows you to hold the Home button while talking and release when done, instead of automatically detecting when you stop.
Reduce motion now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations.
Improved Touch ID recognition.
Additional improvements and security updates.

Available March 10, 2014

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

 

Determine update requirements

Your device must meet the following requirements to update your software to the most current version:

 

  • Apple iPhone 5s / 5c / 5 / 4S / 4, iPad Air / mini
  • Device software is not jailbroken
  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Wi-Fi data connection or a computer with iTunes and internet access
  • 50 MB available memory (File size of update is 32.3 MB). Carrier Updates require less than 1 MB free space and are ~10 KB in size.

 

Update software versions

 

Update automatically over the air (OTA) for 7.1.2

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the notifications.
  2. Tap the software update notification.
  3. Tap Download. You must be connected to Wi-Fi to complete this step.
  4. After the download has completed, tap Install to update.

 

Update from a computer

It is recommended using the latest version of iTunes.

 

  1. Connect iPhone to the computer using the included USB cable.
  2. After iTunes opens, select your device when it appears in iTunes under Devices.
  3. Click Check for Update in the Summary pane.
  4. If an update is available, iTunes prompts you to download and install the update. Do not disconnect your device until the update has finished.