How to Download and Install iOS 13 on iPhone iPad iPod

By Alice Yang to iOS Tips, Download iOS 13 | Last Updated on Sep 20, 2019

To upgarde to iOS 13 on iPhone iPad is a snap, but if you follow rough guide on iOS 13 downloading and installation, you could mess up the whole processs of iOS 13 update. Here we give a comprehensive guide on how to download and install iOS 13 on iPhone iPad without data loss or any errors occurred here, covering iOS 13 update requirement, iOS 13 package download and installation step-by-step tutorial, solutions to iOS 13 errors and more.

There's no argument about it - iOS 13, embracing a ton of new features, like enhanced performance, new dark mode, enhanced siri, etc, Do Not Disturb, AR etc, is the best OS for iPhone iPad ever. But before you take the plunge and download iOS 13 on iPhone, iPad or iPod, read iOS 13 advantages and disadvantages carefully. If you still think it's worth a shot, the iOS 13 upgrade guide below will help you a lot when download and install iOS 13. Happy upgrading!

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In addition, you can transfer media files, particularly large-sized 4K videos movies, live photos from iPhone iPad iPod to Mac/PC to free storage and make your gadget get enough space (1-2GB) for iOS installation.

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Make a Full Preparation to Download and Install iOS 13

Alas! Your gadget may have no luck to download iOS 13 as not all iPhone iPad iPod generations are qualified to udpate to iOS 13. Only the following devices are available for iOS 13 upgrading.
iPod Touch 7th generation.
iPhone 6S and later, including iPhone 11, Pro, Max.
iPad Mini 5/Air 3/Pro 3 and lower versions.

Before you start to study how to upgrade to iOS 13, please make sure:

1. You have Wi-Fi connection and nearly full battery, or your iPhone iPad should be left at least 50% battery to download install iOS 13 wirelessly or over the air (OTA).
2. It requires around 2.77 GB free space for iOS installation on iPhone iPad. If your storage is full, free up space on iPhone.
3. You know Apple ID and other passwords, logins. Know more iOS 13 update tips here if you are hesitating.
4. Update your iTunes or apps to the latest version to ensure a successful iOS 13 download and installation.
5.Charge your iPhone iPad or iPod to 100% in case of no power during downloading and installation.

Note: iOS 13 download is usually bound to data loss, even if you've already backed up iPhone iPad data. But you can rely on data recovery software for iOS 13 to get the lost data restored if you have any problem after iOS 13 udpate.

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Begin to Download and Install iOS 13 on iDevices Over-the-air (OTA)

Now, let's get started to learn how to download and install iOS10 on iPhone iPad over the air wirelessly. Some early users experienced bricking iPhone iPad when they install iOS 13 with OTA. If you encounter iOS 13 update bricking problem, you can switch iOS 13 udpate to iTunes.

Step 1. Open beta.apple.com on iPhone, iPad, sign up/in, and accept to agree to the terms and conditions.

Step 2. Tap iOS tab on iOS 13 page, click "Download" to start to download iOS 13 for iPhone iPad. Apple use configuration profiles to validate iDevice this time.

Step 3. After the iOS 13 download process is finished, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the iOS 13 installation on iPhone x/8/7/SE/6S/6/Plus, iPad Mini 4/Air/Pro, iPod etc. via Settings > General > Software Update.

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How to Download and Install iOS 13 with iTunes on Mac/PC

iOS 13 upgrade via iTunes is more stable than OTA and will get rid of many iOS 13 udpate problems with OTA.

Step 1. Download the iOS 13 for iPhone iPad from Apple download page.

Step 2. Open iTunes, update your iTunes to the latest version (iTunes 12.4.2) if it's not.

Step 3. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod to computer with USB cable.

Step 4. Select devices, iPhone, iPad or iPod on the left.

Step 5. Head to Summary > Option and click "Check for Update".

Step 6. Select and Open to install iOS 13 on iPhone iPad.

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How to Download and Install iOS 13 on Jailbroken iPhone iPad

If you've jailbroken your iPhone iPad before, it's a bit complicated to download and install iOS 13 for iPhone iPad. How to upgrade to iOS 13?

You can turn to "How to download and install iOS with iTunes", but before that, you should enter DFU Mode that enables jailbreak iPhone iPad or iPad to be restored. First, connect iDevice with computer, and turn off the devices, hold the power button for 3 seconds and then Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds, release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for 10 seconds. After that, iTunes will tell you that the device is in Recovery Mode.

Note: The iOS 13 download and installation for iPhone iPad will remove jailbreak access, and you will lose the chance to re-jailbreaking it. So if you are going to jailbreak iOS 13 iPhone iPad, think twice before you do.

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iOS 13 Download Installation Troubleshooting

Even some users know exactly how to download and install iOS 13 on iPhone iPad, they get into trouble during or after iOS 13 update. For example, "Hi. I don' t know why, but when I try to download iOS 13, I receive error message, Software Update Failed An error occurred downloading iOS 13 on my iPhone SE."

"I've been trying to update to iOS 13 for 2 days now. It would download half way before getting the following error msg: Software Update Failed." --- from forums.developer.apple.com

Solutions: Install and re-install iOS 13 on your iPhone SE/6S/6/Plus/5S or iPad Pro/Air/Mini 4, if this won't help, use VPN during downloading and updating iOS 13 on OTA. If you have tried developer beta and it failed, try the official iOS 13. If you have other problem during a download and installation of iOS 13, check out iOS 13 problems and solutions for iPhone iPad iPod Touch.

Tips: If you've figured out how to install iOS 13 and had the new OS but found that your iPhone iPad or iPod Touch 6 didn't get well with iOS 13, follow the iOS 13 to iOS 11 downgrade guide to uninstall iOS 13.

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