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How to install iOS 7.0.6 update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

On Friday, Apple has just released a patch for iOS 7 – iOS 7.0.6, an important update that includes a security fix for SSL connection verification. If your phone or iPad has been upgraded to iOS 7, we recommend installing this update as soon as it is feasible for you to better protect your data.

First check to see if  you running iOS 7:  Click on settings, General, About: Then view the Version.  If it’s 7.0 or greater you need to install the update. 

You can follow these simple instructions to install or up iOS 7.0.6 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

iOS Software Update

Install iOS 7.0.6 Update Wirelessly Over the Air (OTA):

Before you start the download plug in your device so the battery doesn’t drain during the update process. It can take anywhere from 15 mins to an hour for the update to download and install, depending on how Apples servers are handling the load and your internet connection. You may also want to connect your iPhone to your local WiFi network, so you don’t get charged for downloading the update over your cellular connection.

Once you are plugged in and connected via Wi-Fi, open the Settings app and tap on General > Software Update. iOS will automatically check for available updates and will inform you that iOS 7.0.6 software update is available.

Tap Download to download the update. Wait for the download to complete and then tap Install to apply the update. If you get tired of waiting for the download to finish (it could take a while) then go do something else. Your iPhone or iPad will continue to download the update and will send you a notification when the update is ready.  Go back to Settings > General > Software Update and then tap Install Now to install the now downloaded iOS update file.

Install iOS 7.0.6 update via iTunes

Some folks prefer to physically connect their iPhone to computer via a USB cable and update their phone via iTunes. This also allows you to create a backup prior to installing the update. 

Since you are not dealing with WiFI signal, there is less chance of an error occurring during the download and install process.  

iOS Check for Update

Connect your iOS device to your computer using an USB cable. Wait for iTunes to open and connect to your device. Click on your device in iTunes and then click the “Check for Update” button in the Summary pane. If an update is available, iTunes will prompt you to download and install the update. Wait patiently and do not disconnect your device until the update has finished.