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How do you install iOS 7?

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Quick Answer

Install iOS 7 using the latest version of iTunes on your Mac computer. You need to update iTunes and connect your device to your Mac using a syncing cable to get started.

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  1. Update iTunes

    Open iTunes from the Mac dock. Click iTunes, and select Check for Updates. Wait for iTunes to check for and install any new updates from Apple.

  2. Connect your device

    Once iTunes updates to the newest version, connect your iPhone or compatible iOS device to your Mac using a syncing cable. Wait for iTunes to recognize the device. Click your connected device in the upper-right corner of iTunes.

  3. Update to iOS 7

    Click the Update button to start the process. A pop-up window appears and alerts you of a new iOS version for your device. Click the Download and Update button. You can also opt to download now and install later, as the large iOS update takes over an hour to install.

  4. Monitor the progress

    Once you click Download and Update, monitor the installation process in the iTunes status window. Do not disconnect your device during the installation. Once your device updates, iOS greets you in your language. Slide to enter the setup process, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the configuration.

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