Wednesday, September 16, 2015

How To Download And Install iOS 9 On iPhone

The final iOS 9 download links for iDevices are now live and we offer you guide on how to download and install iOS 9 on iPhone.

The good news is that iOS 9 supports the same devices as iOS 8 version:

  • iPhone 6 Plus/6, iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4s, 
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4/ 3/ 2, iPad mini 3/2, iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5th gen

How To Download and Install iOS 9 Public Version On iPhone

Before start the installation process we recommend to make a complete backup of your iOS device to either iCloud or using iTunes to your computer. Once you are done follow the steps below to install iOS 9 on your smartphone.

Clean Install:

This is the recommended method of installing any major version of iOS.

Step 1: Download and install latest version of iTunes using this link.

  • iTunes 12.2.2 for Windows (32-bit)
  • iTunes 12.2.2 for Windows (64-bit)
  • iTunes 12.2.2 for Mac OS X (64-bit)

Step 2: Download the IPSW file tailored for your iOS device from this direct link:

Direct download links for iOS 9.0:

Step 3: Disable Find My iPhone on your device by going to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone toggle it to off.

Step 4: Now connect your device to the computer and open iTunes.

Step 5: From the left sidebar panel, select your iOS device from Summary tab under Settings.

Step 6: Now if you are on a Mac, hold the Alt key or if you are on Windows PC, hold the Shift key, and then tap on the Restore iPhone.

Step 7: iTunes will now prompt you to select the .IPSW file you downloaded in the Step 2. Choose it.

Now wait for few minutes till iTunes will install final version of iOS 9 on your device. Once it is installed, your device will boot directly into Hello screen of iOS 9.

OTA Update iOS 9 Install

The easier way to download and install iOS 9 on iPhone is to get it via the built-in OTA update mechanism in iOS. While it is easy, it is not recommended for major iOS releases such as version 9.0 as they tend to cause performance related problems.

Make sure you did backup just in case anything goes wrong. Your iOS device should have at least 4GB of free space and charged over 50%. Once you have done that, simply go to Settings > General > Software Update and start the update.


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