How to Install iOS 8.4 on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

How to Install iOS 8.4 on iPhone, iPad or iPod TouchApple just released iOS 8.4, the latest version for their mobile operating system. This update is mainly focused on Apple’s Latest Music Streaming Service, but it includes a lot of improvements and bug fixes. To read the full release notes, click the link below.

If you are looking for a step-by-step tutorial to learn How to Install iOS 8.4 on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, then keep reading this article.

iOS 8.4 Compatibility

iOS 8.4 is Compatible with these devices :

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
  • iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
  • Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
  • 5th generation iPod touch
Backup your Data using iCloud or iTunes

Backup iCloudIt is always recommended to Backup your Device Data’s before doing any updating or software upgrading. You can choose to backup your data using iCloud or iTunes. Read the article down below to learn more how to do it properly :

How to install iOS 8.4 Update

Install iOS 8.4 OTA ( Over the Air )

Before using this method to Install iOS 8.4 on your Device, make sure the battery is charged enough so the process will not be interrupted. This process may take a few mins to an hour for the update to be completed, depending on your internet connection. You can connect your Device with a WiFi Network, so don’t get charged using Cellular Connection.How to Install iOS 8.4 on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Open the Settings App, tap on General – Software Update. Your Device will check for available updates and will inform you that a New Software Update is available.

Note : If you are planning to jailbreak your device after updating, I recommend you to not use OTA Method because OTA Updates are known to give problems.

After the Device informs you for an available update, Tap Download to download it. After the download is completed, tap Install so the installation will begin.

Install iOS 8.4 using iTunes

If you don’t want to use OTA Method, then you can use iTunes to Download iOS 8.4 Update. With iTunes, you can choose either Install iOS 8.4 Automatically or Install iOS 8.4 Manually.

Open iTunes on your computer and follow these steps to Install iOS 8.4 Automatically on your Device :

Step 1 : Connect your iOS Device using the USB cable. Wait until iTunes recognize your device.

Step 2 : Click on the iPhone icon to the left of the iTunes Window.

Step 3 : Click ” Check for Update ” Button and after a couple of seconds, then the iOS 8.4 Update will be available and will automatically download and update to your device.How to Install iOS 8.4 on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

To Install iOS 8.4 Manually, follow these steps :

Step 1 : Open iTunes and connect your iOS Device using USB Cable.

Step 2 : Open your Browser and download the iOS 8.4 iPSW File using one of the download links, found on this guide :

Step 3 : After the iPSW File download is completed, open iTunes, click the iPhone icon on the left side of the window and hold the Option key ( Mac ) or the Shift Key ( Windows ) and then click the ” Check for Update ” Button.

Step 4 : A window will open and you have to find the downloaded iPSW File. After you select the downloaded iPSW File, a popup will appear informing you that iTunes will Update iPhone/iPad/iPod to iOS 8.4 and will verify with Apple. Confirm the popup.

Now, the update process will begin. Wait until it is finished and then you are ready to go.

Note : Do not disconnect your Device during this process.

These are the method you can use to Install iOS 8.4 on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Thank You for Reading !


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