If you are using an iPhone, you will understand that it has some complexities which other models of phones do not have. As such performing any function on it will be quite different from other phones. One of such is flashing an iPhone.
The process of “flashing” an iPhone involves updating the firmware which runs the device. When it comes to an iPhone, this will involve installing a newer version of the device’s operating system. Newer versions often feature new features and have increased compatibility with new applications. This can be done when you attach your iPhone to your computer and then running Apple’s iTunes device management software.
What are the processes of flashing an iPhone?
- Start by plugging your iPhone into your computer.
- Then open iTunes.
- Next, click on the name of your iPhone.
- Tap on the “Check for Updates” option. If there are any firmware updates available for your iPhone, an indication as such will be displayed on the screen. If there are no updates available, you will not be able to flash your iPhone at this time.
- Tap on the “Download and Install” option which is on the “Updates Available” screen in iTunes. Very importantly, do not attempt to use your iPhone when this process is ongoing. Do not unplug your iPhone from your computer when this process is on. iTunes will download the required firmware updates to your computer’s hard drive. At this point, it will then flash your iPhone. Your existing iPhone firmware will then be uninstalled and your new firmware will be put in place. All of your personal files, as well as data, will then be synced right back to the device after the flashing has been done.
If you have been confused about how the process works before now you can take a cue from the steps. With these, you can easily complete the process of flashing an iPhone.