Apple previously released iOS 15 update, which you would like to download, but something is not working. While all the new software features will benefit all current iPhone models, let’s not forget the older smartphones that many of us still use. You may have trouble upgrading because you have an earlier version of iPhone. As you may know, Apple usually stops the latest updates on the older version of iPhone, it is not possible to get those updates on the older version. In this article, we will show you how to update your software to iOS 15 on an old iPhone if possible.
Can you get iOS 15 on an old iPhone?
You can’t, because it’s just impossible. Newer versions of iOS require the use of newer hardware, which is simply not available on earlier devices. The iPhone 5 has a 32-bit processor. It was no longer supported after iOS 10.3.5. It is no longer able to get iOS upgrades. To receive a newer iOS version, the iPhone 5 would have to run on a 64-bit architecture. You need to upgrade to a newer iPhone with a 64-bit design, such as the iPhone 6s or newer, to get a recent version with the Apple A6 SOC. The iOS 15 update will be available for iPhone 6s and later devices. Older iPhone devices like the 5, 5s, 6 and 6+ are not supported by iOS 15. Updating an old iPhone to iOS 15. While it may not be possible to get iOS 15 on iPhone models like 5, 5s, 6 and 6+ there are some more steps you can try. Follow the steps below to update an old iPhone to iOS 15.
Check your storage
Upgrades to your device will fail if you don’t have the required storage space, so make sure you have enough space before proceeding. Before installation, the usual iOS update takes about 750-800 gigabytes of accessible space.
Update your old iPhone to iOS 15
- Connect your device to WiFi and plug it in.
- Go to Settings > General.
- Select Software Update, followed by Download and Install.
- Install should be selected.
Update your old iPhone to iOS 15 (use computer)
- Back up your iPhone. Use your Lightning cable to connect your iPhone to your PC. (You may be prompted to enter your iPhone password or “Trust this computer.” (Follow the instructions.)
- Launch iTunes on a PC.
- Find and choose your iPhone in iTunes.
- The option to “Back Up Now” will then appear.
- When the backup is complete, click the “Back Up Now” button to get confirmation.
- Open iTunes on a PC.
- Then connect your gadget to your computer.
- Search your computer for your device.
- Then, under ‘General’ or ‘Settings’, click on ‘Check for updates’.
- “Download and Update” will appear. You may be asked to enter your passcode.
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