I just heard that there’s a software update for the Apple iPhone. I want it! But I’m confused: how do I update the software on my phone?
The key thing to realize here is that you don’t update the firmware (well, operating system, software, whatever you want to call it) on your phone, you update the mirrored firmware on your synchronized computer and then it automatically copies it onto the phone the next time you sync.
For example, here’s how I did the update with my Mac…
I plugged in my 16GB iPhone 3G to my MacBook Air and instantly got this:
Next screen shows this:
That’s basically all there is. Just wait. And wait. And eventually you’ll see:
How can you tell? Easy. On your phone click Settings –> General –> About and you should see:
Too much work? iTunes will show you your latest firmware version too: