How to manually update your IPhone/iPad to iOS 6 using iTunes

What happens if you downloaded iOS 6 via iTunes and then after the download was complete you’ve receive an error that updating your iPhone failed?

Luckily there’s a solution to update your iPhone/iPad manually using the iOS 6download file.

Follow the steps below to install the iOS 6 download file manually

STEP 1

Open iTunes and make sure your device is connected

STEP 2

Click on the Device under Devices on the left and the main content screen will open up

Manually install ios 6

STEP 3

Above the Restore button the will be an Update button or Check for Updates button, click on this button holding down the shift key. This will open up a Window where you will be able to select the downloaded file.

In Windows 7 this file will be under c:\Users\YOURUSER\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates


STEP 4

Once the file has been selected the installation of iOS 6 will start.

NOTE: this has been tested on the iPhone 4

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