Apple has just released iOS 9.3.5 with an important security update. You can download iOS 9.3.5 using the same procedures as previous updates. Details below!

iOS 9.3 is here! And here's how to download and install it!

Night shift your colors. Lock down your Notes. Get better News recommendations. Education for iPad. And a whole lot of—you know it!—bug fixes and performance enhancements. Also, important security updates that everyone should get as soon as possible. If you're ready for iOS 9.3, it's now ready for you!

How to install iOS 9.3 using Software Update on your iPhone or iPad

The easiest way for most people to download iOS 9.3 is over-the-air, directly on their device. It's fast, it's efficient, and it's simple to do.

  1. Make sure you have a recent iCloud backup.
  2. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  3. Tap on General.
  4. Tap on Software Update.
  5. Tap on Download and Install.


  6. Enter your Passcode, if prompted.
  7. Tap Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  8. Tap Agree again to confirm.
  9. Tap Install Now to begin the update.

How to install iOS 9.3 using iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC

If you have limited space on your device or software update isn't working for whatever reason, you can update using iTunes.

  1. Make sure you have a recent iTunes backup. Make it encrypted so all your password and other private data is preserved.
  2. Launch iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC
  3. Plug your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in using your USB to Lightning or USB to 30-pin Dock cable.
  4. Click on the device icon at the top left to go to the device tab.
  5. Click on Check for Update in the Summary pane.
  6. Click on Download and Update

  7. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  8. Enter the Passcode on your iPhone or iPad, if prompted.

How to make sure you have the release version of iOS 9.3

If you're running a the developer or public beta, Apple might push you an update if the build numbers are different (we're still checking on that). If some some reason nothing else works, you can always force an update at any time if you're willing to go through the trouble:

  1. Make sure you have a recent iTunes backup. Make it encrypted so all your password and other private data is preserved.
  2. Launch iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC
  3. Plug your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in using your USB to Lightning or USB to 30-pin Dock cable.
  4. Click on the device icon at the top left to go to the device tab.
  5. Click on Restore in the Summary pane.
  6. Confirm that you want to restore.
  7. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  8. Enter the Passcode on your iPhone or iPad, if prompted.