Have you ever experienced an issue that you got an update notification of the newest iOS 12, 12.1 on iPhone, however, there is no WiFi service nearby. It could be rather troublesome if you want to install the new version immediately. It sounds to be difficult to deal with, fret not, you can take a look at the solutions in this post and verify whether will be helpful to you or not.
Network connection is required to update iPhone to the newest version. Maybe the easiest solution to update your iPhone without WiFi is using cellular data. One thing to keep in mind is that you need to spare enough space on iPhone to install the new version. Also, the network connection should be stable in case the update process being disturbed. Now, using the cellular data to update iPhone without WIFi.
Step 1. Go to Settings on your iPhone and enable that Cellular data is turned on.
Step 2. Then click ‘General’ to tap on ‘Software Update’ option. If your iPhone is not the newest iOS version, the iOS system will automatically detect the newest iOS 12 or iOS 12.1 on software update settings. What you need now is to click ‘Download and Install’ option.
Step 3. After the process of downloading, the update process will get started immediately when you click ‘Install Now’.
Step 4. When the installing process starts, the device screen will be black with Apple logo displayed. It may take for several minutes. After the updating, the iPhone will get started with the newest iOS 12 installed.
iTunes is always a reliable tool to backup, restore iPhone data or upgrade and downgrade iOS version. To update iOS version with iTunes, you need to install the latest version of iTunes first, then:
Step 1. Connect your phone to the PC with an USB cable, open iTunes and ensure that your computer is connected with an internet.
Step 2. When your iPhone is recognized by iTunes, an iPhone icon will appear automatically. Click the iPhone icon in the upper left and tap on ‘Check for Update’.
Step 3. The newest iOS version will be available in the pop-up window, now you need to check the iOS version and click ‘Download and Update’.
Step 4. Click ‘Agree’ and the upgrade process will get started. Do not disconnect your device with computer until the restore process ends.
Step 5. When the process ends, you will find that the device has been updated to iOS 12. Reset all settings and start using the phone.
Maybe this is the most appropriate approach when it comes to updating iOS without WiFi or fixing different iOS issues. iOS System Recovery is such a professional tool for you. You may use this program to resolve almost all iOS system errors effectively. Still, the computer should be connected with network connection.
You can use it easily and following are the steps to use this tool.
Step 1. Once you have downloaded the iOS recovery toolkit on your computer, select the option of ‘iOS System Recovery’.
Step 2. Then make the iPhone connected with the computer and program, and click ‘Next’.
Step 3. Then the tool will prompt you to enter the DFU or Recovery mode.
Step 4. After entering DFU or Recovery mode, the iOS System Recovery will show different iOS versions of firmware package. Choose the newest iOS version and click ‘Repair’.
Step 5. The repair process is also the update process, after the repair process, the device will restart automatically and you can now check whether the iOS 12 is installed or not.
Now you get three methods available to update iPhone without WiFi. If you have enough time, you can try the three methods one by one. If your free time is short, we suggest you use iOS System Recovery to update iOS version, after all, it is the fasted and easiest solution.