How to Update iPhone 6 to iOS 13

When iOS 13 was released, many are so excited and are eager to update their software to the new iOS 13. But most of the iPhones are experiencing issues that they didn’t get any updates despite that they’ve already downloaded and updated to iOS 12. Although updating to iOS 12 is not a prerequisite to updating to the new iOS 13. 

Upgrading Your iPhone 6: A Step-by-Step iOS 13 Update Guide

Most of the time, Apple user will be notified on their iPhone via the settings function as soon as a new update is available but in some instances that’s not always the case. Since when an update is available, Apple servers are experiencing and getting a bunch of downloads from all the Apple users all at the same time. Although Apple servers are designed to handle this type of full workload on their end, technical issues cannot be prevented thus a delay to appear the software update option for some Apple users. Possible solutions for iOS 13 software update not appearing in settings will be discussed below. 

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Upgrade Your iPhone 6: iOS 13 Update Tutorial

Here are the steps to upgrade your iPhone 6.

STEP 1: Check iPhone Model Compatibility: 

Check iPhone Model Compatibility

Before anything else, you have to make sure that your iPhone is support and is compatible to update to the new iOS 13.  Not all iPhone model supports the new iOS 13, thereby refer below for a list of compatible iPhone for update to iOS 13: 

  • iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
  • iPhone SE.
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
  • iPhone X.
  • iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

Now that your iPhone 6S supports and is compatible for update, proceed with the next step.

Step 2: Restart Apple iPhone 6S

Restart Apple iPhone 6S

Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem with iPhone is by restarting the device. This is done to get your iPhone to a new start. But that doesn’t mean starting all over again. It basically means you’re doing an ordinary reboot that simply refreshes your iPhone 6S. It does not even cause you to lose all your data, well except for those unsaved files on the opened apps before this procedure since your iPhone will technically be turned off and back ON again. To restart your Apple iPhone 6S, simply follow these steps:

  1. Simultaneously press and hold the sleep/wake button located at the right side of your device. 
  2. When the “Slide to power off” appears on the screen, release pressing the sleep/wake button. Slide the “Slide to power off” from left to right sequence. Wait for a few seconds for iPhone 6S to Power Off. 
  3. After a few seconds, turn the iPhone 6S back ON by pressing and holding the sleep/wake button, then release when the Apple Logo Appears.
  4. Finally, wait for the iPhone to normally start
  5. Check if Software Update to iOS 13 is available for download. To do this go to Settings from your Home screen> Tap on General> Tap on Software Update> Checking for update will appear. Wait if Software Update to iOS 13  is available. 

Step 3.Check Network Settings, Reset if Necessary

Check Network Settings, Reset if Necessary

Make sure that you are connected to a strong and reliable WiFi Connection. Having a weak and unreliable signal can have an impact and may be the cause why software update to iOS 13 is not appearing in settings of your iPhone 6S. To check network status: 

  1. Check if the router device of your WiFi either at home or at work is turned on and is functioning properly. 
  2. Turn Off your Router. Let it stay that way for at least 2-5 minutes. 
  3. Then, turn is back ON again
  4. This time, connect your iPhone 6S to your WiFi. Go to Settings from the Home Screen, tap on WiFI, tap on the WiFi name, enter password if required. 
  5. Once the iPhone 6S is successfully connected to your WiFi, try to check if Software update is now available. Go to Settings from your Home screen> Tap on General> Tap on Software Update> Checking for update will appear. Again, wait if Software Update  to iOS 13 is available. 

After doing the steps mentioned above and still Software update to iOS 13 still not appearing on settings, it is then recommended to refresh and reset your network connection. 

Refreshing is done by simply putting your iPhone 6S to Airplane mode ON and Off. You can do this by sliding up from the Home Screen to open up the Control Center, look for the Airplane mode icon, tap on it. Wait for a few seconds then tap on it again. 

If the problems still persists, it is best to now reset network settings simply by:

  1. Go to Settings from the Home Screen.
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Reset, located at the far bottom of the list of options just before the shutdown tab. 
  4. Tap Reset Network Settings
  5. Enter Passcode if required to confirm. 

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