How do I force my iPhone 6 to update to iOS 13?

Answered by John Hunt

To force your iPhone 6 to update to iOS 13, you can follow these steps:

1. Check device compatibility: Before proceeding, ensure that your iPhone 6 is compatible with iOS 13. iPhone 6 models and older are not eligible for iOS 13, so you may need to consider upgrading to a newer device if you wish to use the latest iOS version.

2. Connect to a stable Wi-Fi network: Make sure your iPhone 6 is connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network. Updating your device via cellular data can lead to excessive data usage and potential additional charges from your carrier.

3. Check battery level and plug in: Ensure that your iPhone 6 has sufficient battery charge or connect it to a power source. It’s recommended to have your device charged above 50% before initiating an update to prevent any interruptions during the process.

4. Open the Settings app: Locate and open the “Settings” app on your iPhone’s home screen. It is represented by a gray gear icon.

5. General settings: Scroll down and tap on “General” from the list of options.

6. Software Update: In the General settings, look for “Software Update” and tap on it. This will check for any available updates for your iPhone.

7. Download and install: If an iOS 13 update is available for your iPhone 6, you will see the details of the update on the screen. Tap on “Download and Install” to begin the update process. Make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi and have sufficient storage space available on your device to accommodate the update.

8. Enter passcode: If prompted, enter your iPhone’s passcode to proceed. This step is necessary to ensure the security of your device during the update.

9. Agree to Terms and Conditions: On the next screen, you will be presented with the Terms and Conditions for the iOS update. Read through them and tap on “Agree” at the bottom to continue.

10. Update in progress: Your iPhone 6 will now start downloading the iOS 13 update. The download time can vary depending on your internet speed and the size of the update. Once the download is complete, your device will automatically start installing the update.

11. Restart and set up: After the installation process is finished, your iPhone 6 will restart and display the “Hello” screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process, including entering your Apple ID and password if required.

It’s important to note that if your iPhone 6 is not compatible with iOS 13, you will not be able to force the update. In such cases, you may consider upgrading to a newer iPhone model that supports iOS 13 or later versions.

Remember to back up your iPhone’s data before proceeding with the update to avoid any potential loss of important information.