How to Download iOS 4 – A Comprehensive Guide For New iPhone Users


iOS4 Download Guide


After the much anticipated launch of Apple’s iOS4 millions of Apple users are rushing to download this new software upgrade for their iPhone and iPod Touch. May be some of you are well aware of the upgradation process of firmware on your iPhone or iPod, but if this is your first time around, learn the iOS 4 upgrade process in five easy steps as described here.

Step 1: Upgrade iTunes

To upgrade your iPhone or iPod Touch to Apple’s iOS 4 firmware, check that you’re running the latest version of iTunes on your computer. After installation, restart your computer.

Step 2: Connect iPhone to Computer

Once your iTunes is up to date, connect the iPhone or iPod Touch to your computer using the USB cable. If iTunes couldn’t be launched automatically, then launch it manually.

Step 3: Select device

After opening iTunes connect the device and select your device in the iTunes sidebar to make the summary page is visible. Take notice of the button for Check for Update but don’t click it quite yet.

Step 4: Create back up

To remain safe create a backup of your settings before upgrading the firmware. For that, right-click on the device icon in the iTunes sidebar and then select Back Up. It will take a minute to build a backup, and it’s time well-spent. If anything goes wrong during your iOS update, you can select the Restore from Backup option.

Step 5: Verify for updates

The last step is necessary to check for Update button from the summery page of the device. If your iPhone or iPod Touch is equipped with iOS 4, iTunes will notify that an update is available for download and will guide you throughout the installation process.

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