Apple is set to release the newest version of iOS today, iOS 13. Here’s how to install the latest iOS version for the iPhone.

Cupertino tech giant Apple is scheduled to release iOS 13 for iPhones today, Sept. 19, at around 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST, iPhoneHacks reported. The iPhone maker has released major iOS software updates during this time since iOS 4, which means it’s very likely for the Cupertino tech company to release iOS during that time as well.

Those who would wish to install iOS 13 should check if their iPhones are compatible with it. iOS 13 reportedly compatible with iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE. The new iPhones -iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max- will be released with iOS 13 pre-installed.

iOS 13 will be available as an update via iTunes. Those who will update to iOS 13 using iTunes will need to plug their device into a computer with iTunes running.

iOS 13 will also be available as an over-the-air (OTA) update. Updating via OTA will allow users of compatible iPhones to update to iOS 13 without the need to plug their device into a computer.

Those who will update their iOS device to iOS 13 are warned that it may take a bit of time to download and install the new software version, maybe an hour or two. Downloading and installing iOS 13 might take longer when it is downloaded on the day it is released. It is advisable to wait a day or so before downloading to let traffic loosen up.

Here are a few things iPhone users will need to do before updating to iOS 13:

  • Free up space

It’s advisable to free up some space before updating as iOS 13 will require at least 2GB of space. Delete some unused apps, files, photos, music and other unwanted items in storage. Strive to free at least 2.5GB of storage space.

  • Update apps

Update all apps to make sure they perform well and enjoy iOS 13’s new features, such as Dark Mode.

  • Backup

Make sure to backup devices that will be updated to iOS 13 before updating them. Backing up using iTunes will allow users to downgrade to iOS 12 in case of any need.

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iOS 13 brings a slew of new features to the iPhone. AFP / Josh Edelson