Can You Update iPhone Without WiFi (YES, Here's How)

Can you update iPhone without wifi?

Can you update iPhone without WiFi? Yes, you can update your iPhone without wifi. In this article we're going to show you how to update iOS without WiFi if you seen the message "This update requires a wifi connection".

How to update iPhone without Wi-Fi to iOS 17/16/15/15 with iTunes 

When you don't have access to the internet, the best way to update iOS 13/14/15/16/17 is to use iTunes on a computer that has an internet connection. To begin using iTunes, you must first download it to your computer. By installing iTunes on your computer will allow you to use it to update iOS on your iPhone model. The iPhone and computer should be connected using a USB cable. In the left panel, you can access the summary by clicking on it. Then, by clicking "check for update," you can now check for updates.

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How to Update iOS with Mobile Data

Your iPhone will require an internet connection to update to a new version of iOS such as 17 / 16 / 15 / 14. If you don't have WiFi, you can update using mobile or cellular data.

This consumes a lot of data, so make sure you have enough data on your plan. Also, ensure you have more than 50% battery.

  1. Turn on Mobile Data
  2. Go to General > Software Update
  3. If a new version is available, click on Install Now
  4. Give the phone time to download, install and restart to install the new iOS.

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What to do if your iPhone keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Cellular Data to Update My iPhone?

It is not possible to update iOS over cellular data due to Apple's requirements. You must connect to a WiFi network or use USB and iTunes to update iOS over the air. We have all of the details in this article.

Is it possible to update my iPhone without using WiFi?

Yes, you can update your iPhone to iOS 15/14/13/12 without having to connect to the Internet or having a Wi-Fi connection at all if you don't have one. You'll need a different internet connection than Wi-Fi if you want to update your system because you need to download the update.

Is There a Way to Update iOS 14/15/16/17 Without Using WiFi?

  1. Disable "Set Automatically" on the date and time.
  2. Disconnect from your VPN.
  3. Check for updates.
  4. Use cellular data to download and install iOS 14/15/16/17.
  5. Select "Set Automatically" from the menu.
  6. Connect to the Internet via a Hotspot.
  7. Download and install iTunes on your Mac.
  8. Keep an eye out for updates.

Can I Update iOS 14 Using Mobile Data

Can I Update iOS 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 using mobile data?

Yes, you can update to the latest versions of iOS 14, 15 , 16 and 17 with mobile data. But it is usually easier, faster and cheaper if you are connected to WiFi or have iTunes installed on a computer with an Internet connection.

Is It Possible To Update Software Without Wifi?

Yes it is possible to update mobile software without WiFi. However, quite a few mobile operating systems (including Android, iOS, and Windows Phone) limit cellular data usage for large updates (and even for smaller app updates). For system updates and large app updates, for example, a WiFi Connection is needed.

Why can't I update my iPhone using cellular data?

It is entirely possible that your carrier limits iPhone updates upon new releases such that they do not overwhelm their network, or for other reasons. Because this happens on the iPhone's cellular data and carrier settings, you might want to opt for updating your phone over WiFi, or check that you have the correct carrier settings. It is best to get in touch with your carrier to ensure you have the correct settings.

Is It Possible to Update the iPhone ( 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15) Without Wi-Fi?

The ability to update the iPhone without Wi-Fi will only be available on iPhone 12, 13, 14, 15 and further models when connected to mobile data.

Is It Possible to Update to iOS 15, 16, 17 Without Using WiFi?

You can update to iOS 15, 16 or 17 without using a WiFi network by using a spare phone as a WiFi network. By connecting to this WiFi connection, you can update your iPhone to the latest iOS version. That phone will require an internet connection though.

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