Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How To Download And Install iOS 9.3 On iPhone

Apple has just launched its next firmware update for iOS devices and here is the guide on how to download and install iOS 9.3 on iPhone. This recent public update brings several new features and improvements including Night Shift mode, ability to secure notes with Touch ID and many other.


The latest iOS 9.3 software update is available as a free upgrade for such iOS devices:

  • 6th and 5th generation iPod touches
  • iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4/3/2
  • iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone SE and iPhone 4s
Remember it is always a good idea to take a backup of your iPhone before updating it with the latest iOS software update. 

How To Install iOS 9.3 On iPhone

Over The Air (OTA) Installation

Jailbreakers should avoid upgrading their device to iOS 9.3 as currently this no jailbreak solution for this software platform.

But if you don’t care about jailbreaking, then you can install iOS 9.3 via OTA update by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update. The size of the OTA update on the iPhone 6s Plus is 312 MB.
In case you’re not getting the iOS 9.3 OTA update, then can download the iOS 9.3 IPSW firmware file and install it manually.

Download And Install iOS 9.3 On iPhone Using iTunes

Before you proceed make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes. Click on iTunes in the menu bar and then click on “Check for updates.”

Step 1: Using an USB cable connect your iPhone to your PC. Wait for iTunes to launch and connect to your phone.

Step 2: Download the firmware file for your device:

 iPhone:

iOS 9.3 (iPhone 4S): iPhone4,1_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPhone 5 GSM): iPhone5,1_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPhone 5 GSM+CDMA): iPhone5,2_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPhone 5s GSM): iPhone6,1_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPhone 5s GSM+CDMA): iPhone6,2_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPhone 5c GSM): iPhone5,3_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPhone 5c GSM+CDMA): iPhone5,4_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPhone 6+): iPhone7,1_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPhone 6): iPhone7,2_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPhone 6s): iPhone8,1_9.3_13E234_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPhone 6s Plus): iPhone8,2_9.3_13E234_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPhone SE): iPhone8,4_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw

 iPad:

iOS 9.3 (iPad 2 Wi-Fi): iPad2,1_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad 2 GSM): iPad2,2_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad 2 CDMA): iPad2,3_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad 2 New): iPad2,4_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad 3 Wi-Fi): iPad3,1_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad 3 CDMA): iPad3,2_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad 3 GSM): iPad3,3_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Mini Wi-Fi): iPad2,5_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Mini GSM): iPad2,6_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Mini CDMA): iPad2,7_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad 4 Wi-Fi): iPad3,4_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad 4 GSM): iPad3,5_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad 4 GSM_CDMA): iPad3,6_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Air Wi-Fi): iPad4,1_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Air Cellular): iPad4,2_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi): iPad4,4_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Mini 2 Cellular): iPad4,5_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Air China): iPad4,3_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Mini 2 China): iPad4,6_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi): iPad4,7_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Mini 3 Cellular): iPad4,8_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Mini 3 China): iPad4,9_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi): iPad5,3_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Air 2 Cellular): iPad5,4_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi): iPad5,1_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Mini 4 Cellular): iPad5,2_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Pro Wi-Fi): iPad6,7_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Pro Cellular): iPad6,8_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Pro 9.7 Wi-Fi): iPad6,3_9.3_13E234_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular): iPad6,4_9.3_13E234_Restore.ipsw

 iPod touch:

iOS 9.3 (iPod touch 5G): iPod5,1_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw
iOS 9.3 (iPod touch 6G): iPod7,1_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw

Step 3: After downloading the firmware file, hold the Option key (Mac) or the Shift key (Windows) and tap on the “Check for Update”. Important: Remember to click on the Check for Update button, and not the Restore iPhone button to avoid restoring your iPhone and setting up your device all over again.

Step 4: The popup message will appear on the screen and inform you that iTunes will update your device to iOS 9.3 and will verify with Apple. Tap on the Update button.

Step 5: Click on the Next button and then confirm the terms and conditions.

Step 6: Now wait till iTunes will download the firmware file.

Step 7: Do not disconnect your iPhone until the update has finished. Your device will be updated to iOS 9.3 and reboot once or twice during the process so be patient. When the installation process will be completed you will see Hello screen. Follow the on-screen guide to start using iPhone.

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