How Long Will It Take To Update New iOS On iPhone 7?
For those thinking about updating the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to the newest iOS update, below we’ll answer how long it will take to update to the newest iOS. The answer to the question “How long will the iPhone 7 update take to complete?” that we’ve been asked dozens of times.
During the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus update, some reported downloads of two to four hours, even on a good connection. This happens when millions of users all try to install the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus update at the same time. But if Apple’s servers have no problems for those wanting to download the new iOS update, you may be able to complete the iOS installation and start enjoying new features in as little as 15 minutes.
Below are several different things that can effect the iOS update time and we’ll can explain how you can speed up the process below.
Sync and Backup: 5-45 Minutes
The first step is optional for those that don’t want to transfer anything from the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. All you need to do to sync and backup your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus is plug your Apple device in to iTunes or connect to iCloud and make sure you back up it up.
Backup & Transfer Purchases: 1-30 Minutes
The next step after you sync and back up your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus is to select on File -> Transfer Purchases to make sure the apps and other purchases from the older iOS stores on your computer.
iOS Download: 15 Minutes to 6 Hours
For those that want to update to the newest iOS as soon as it’s released, the time to download iOS will range from 15 minutes to several hours. After the initial rush dies, you should expect the iOS download to complete in 15 to 20 minutes.
iOS Update Time: 15-30 Minutes
After you have downloaded the newest iOS on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, your Apple device then needs to install the iOS update. When this process is happening, you can’t use your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus at all.