Check device compatibility
Updating your iPhone 6+ to the latest iOS 15 can bring new features and enhancements to your device. However, before you proceed with the update, you need to make sure that your device is compatible with the latest iOS version.
iOS 15 is compatible with the following devices:
- iPhone SE (1st generation) and later
- iPhone 6S and later
- iPod touch (7th generation)
As you can see, the iPhone 6+ is included in the list of compatible devices. This means that you can proceed with the update without any issues.
However, before you start the update process, it’s a good idea to check a few things to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience.
Check available storage space
Before updating your iPhone 6+ to iOS 15, make sure that you have enough available storage space on your device. The update requires around 2GB of storage space, so you need to ensure that you have at least 5GB of available space to avoid any issues during the update process.
To check your available storage space, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage. Here, you can see a breakdown of your storage usage and available space. If you don’t have enough available space, you can delete some apps or files to free up space.
Backup your device
Before you update to iOS 15, it’s important to back up your iPhone 6+ to avoid any data loss. You can back up your device using iCloud or iTunes.
To backup your device using iCloud, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Back Up Now. Make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network and that your device is plugged in and charging.
To backup your device using iTunes, connect your iPhone 6+ to your computer and open iTunes. Select your device and click “Back Up Now.”
Update your apps
Before updating to iOS 15, it’s a good idea to update your apps to ensure compatibility with the new operating system. To update your apps, go to the App Store and tap the “Updates” tab. Here, you can see a list of available updates for your apps. Tap “Update All” to update all your apps.
Updating your iPhone 6+ to iOS 15 can bring new features and improvements to your device. However, before you proceed with the update, make sure that your device has enough available storage space, backup your device, and update your apps to ensure a smooth and successful update process.
Make Sure to Back Up Your Important Data
Updating your iPhone 6+ to iOS 15 can be an exciting process, but before you begin, it is important to make sure that you have backed up all of your important data. This is crucial in case anything goes wrong during the update process.
There are two ways you can choose to back up your iPhone 6+: through iTunes or through iCloud. Both methods will back up your important data, but each method offers different benefits.
Backing Up Your iPhone 6+ Using iTunes
iTunes is a software developed by Apple that enables users to manage their media content, create backups, and restore iOS devices. You can use iTunes to backup your iPhone 6+ to your computer by following these easy steps:
- Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
- Launch iTunes on your computer.
- Select your iPhone from the list of devices in iTunes.
- Click on “Back Up Now” to start the backup process.
After the backup process is complete, you can verify that your backup was successful by going to iTunes > Preferences > Devices. There you should see a backup listed with the date and time of the backup.
Backing up your iPhone 6+ using iTunes is a good option if you have limited iCloud storage or a slow internet connection. It also allows you to have a physical copy of your backup in case of emergencies.
Backing Up Your iPhone 6+ Using iCloud
iCloud is a cloud-based service developed by Apple that allows users to store and access their data from anywhere. You can use iCloud to backup your iPhone 6+ to the cloud by following these steps:
- Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
- Go to Settings > Your Name > iCloud > iCloud Backup.
- Turn on iCloud Backup if it is not already turned on.
- Tap on “Back Up Now” to start the backup process.
Your iPhone will automatically backup to iCloud when it is connected to Wi-Fi, locked, and plugged in. This means that your backups will be done automatically and you do not need to manually initiate the backup process every time.
Backing up your iPhone 6+ using iCloud is a good option if you have ample iCloud storage and a fast internet connection. It also allows you to access your backup from anywhere and restore your iPhone wirelessly.
Regardless of which method you choose, it is important to ensure that your backup is complete and successful before starting the update process. This will give you peace of mind knowing that your data is safe in case anything goes awry with the update.
Connect to a Stable Wi-Fi Network
Updating your iPhone 6+ to iOS 15 can be a daunting task, but it is essential to experience the latest features and security improvements. Before proceeding with the update, make sure to connect to a stable Wi-Fi network. This is because downloading the iOS 15 update file is a significant size, and it may take a while to download depending on your internet connection speed. Here’s how to connect to a stable Wi-Fi network:
1. On your iPhone 6+, go to “Settings” app.
2. Tap “Wi-Fi.”
3. Turn on the Wi-Fi slider button.
4. Find the Wi-Fi network you want to join, and tap it.
5. If the network is secure, enter the password.
6. Tap “Join” to join the network.
7. Once you’ve successfully joined the Wi-Fi network, your iPhone 6+ will automatically connect to it whenever it’s in range.
When connecting to a Wi-Fi network, it is essential to make sure that it is stable. A stable Wi-Fi network ensures that the iOS 15 update file is downloaded correctly, and your iPhone 6+ is not disconnected from the network during the download process. If your Wi-Fi network is unstable, your iPhone may not be able to download the iOS 15 update file, which will prevent your iPhone from updating to the latest iOS version.
If you encounter any issues while connecting to a Wi-Fi network, it’s essential to troubleshoot the problem before proceeding with the update. Consider resetting your Wi-Fi network settings to fix network issues. To reset your Wi-Fi network settings:
1. Go to “Settings” on your iPhone 6+.
2. Select “General.”
3. Scroll down and tap “Reset.”
4. Select “Reset Network Settings.”
5. Enter the passcode if prompted, and tap “Confirm.”
6. Your iPhone 6+ will restart, and you need to connect to a Wi-Fi network again.
Once you connect to a stable Wi-Fi network, you can proceed with updating your iPhone 6+ to iOS 15 by following these steps:
1. Make sure your iPhone 6+ has enough storage space to download and install the iOS 15 update file.
2. Go to the “Settings” app on your iPhone 6+.
3. Tap “General.”
4. Select “Software Update.”
5. Your iPhone 6+ will check for the latest iOS version available.
6. Tap “Download and Install.”
7. Enter your passcode when prompted.
8. Agree to the terms and conditions.
9. Your iPhone 6+ will start downloading the iOS 15 update file. The download time will depend on your internet connection speed and the size of the update file.
10. Once the iOS 15 update file is downloaded, tap “Install Now.”
11. Your iPhone 6+ will restart and install the iOS 15 update.
Updating your iPhone 6+ to iOS 15 is an important step to take. By connecting to a stable Wi-Fi network, you ensure that the update file downloads correctly. Troubleshoot any Wi-Fi network issues you encounter, and make sure your iPhone 6+ has enough storage space to download and install the update file before proceeding. After the update is complete, you can enjoy the new features and security improvements that come with iOS 15.
Update using your iPhone’s Settings
If you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you might think your device can no longer receive software updates. That’s not the case! Fortunately, iOS 15 can be installed on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, among other Apple devices. Updating your iPhone using the built-in software update feature is simple and straightforward, and you don’t need to connect your iPhone to a computer.
To begin, ensure that your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and has at least 50% battery life. If your phone’s battery is running low, connect it to a power source to avoid any interruption in the update process. Follow these easy steps:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone. The app icon looks like a gear wheel.
- Scroll down and tap on General.
- Next, select Software Update.
- Wait for your iPhone to check for available software updates. Tap Download and Install if an update is available. Your iPhone will then start downloading and installing the update – this may take some time, depending on your Internet connection speed and the size of the update.
- Once the download is complete, tap Install Now. Alternatively, you can choose to install the update later by tapping Later. If you choose to install it later, your iPhone will automatically install the update when it’s connected to Wi-Fi and plugged into a power source.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to install the update. If prompted, enter your passcode, and agree to the terms and conditions. Your iPhone will restart several times during the installation process.
- When the update is complete, your iPhone will show the new iOS 15 welcome screen, and you can start using your updated device.
While updating your iPhone, it’s essential to keep it connected to Wi-Fi, so you don’t incur any mobile data charges. Also, avoid using your iPhone for other tasks while the update is in progress as it may slow down or interrupt the update process.
Once the update is complete, your device will perform better and have more features and personalization options. Updating your iPhone using the built-in software update feature is an easy process that requires minimal effort and time. Keep your iPhone up-to-date, and enjoy the latest features and security improvements.
Troubleshooting tips if the update fails
If you encounter any issues during the iOS 15 update process on your iPhone 6+, don’t worry because there are several troubleshooting tips that can help you solve the problem. Here are five of the most common issues users encounter during iOS updates and steps you can take to resolve them:
1. Software Update Failed error message
If you see a Software Update Failed error message, first make sure your iPhone 6+ is connected to a strong Wi-Fi connection. Then, try to update again. If you see the same error message, try restarting your device by holding down the Sleep/Wake button until “slide to power off” appears. After your device turns off, hold down the Sleep/Wake button again until the Apple logo appears. Then, try updating again.
2. Not Enough Space on iPhone 6+
Before updating your iPhone 6+ to iOS 15, make sure you have enough space on your device. You’ll need at least 2-3GB of free storage space to update. If you don’t have enough space, try deleting some apps, videos, or photos to free up space. Alternatively, you can update your phone via iTunes on a computer.
3. Frozen or Stuck During Update
If your iPhone 6+ becomes frozen or stuck during the update process, try a hard reset by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously. Keep holding both buttons until the device shuts off and the Apple logo appears again. Then, try updating again.
4. Update Not Showing Up in Settings
If you don’t see the iOS 15 update available in Settings, make sure your iPhone 6+ is supported. iOS 15 is not compatible with the iPhone 6 and earlier models. If your device is compatible but you still don’t see the update, try restarting your phone or checking for updates via iTunes.
5. Backup Failed during the Update Process
It’s important to back up your iPhone before updating to iOS 15, but unfortunately, backups can sometimes fail during the update process. If your backup fails, try the following tips:
- Disconnect and reconnect your iPhone 6+ to your computer or Wi-Fi network.
- Update or reinstall iTunes to the latest version.
- Disable any security software or antivirus applications that might be interrupting the backup process.
- Restart both your iPhone 6+ and computer, and then try to back up again.
- Try using iCloud to back up your iPhone instead of iTunes.
If none of these troubleshooting tips helps you solve the problem, you can always contact Apple Support for assistance.