(3 Methods) How to Update iPhone without Wifi

It's been more than two months since the release of iOS 15, and there are still some people who haven't updated yet. If you're on this list, have you ever wanted to know how to update iOS without WiFi quickily? Here are some tips for updating to the latest iOS version without wifi.

1. Can We Update iOS without Wifi

If you have this question in your mind, welcome on board. We can make it.

Although Apple manufacturers have placed restrictions on the use of mobile data for iPhone updates, we still have a way to update iPhone without wifi, by connecting to a personal hotspot.

All you have to do is find an idle phone with enough mobile data to turn on the personal hotspot.

2. Update iOS without Wifi Using iTune (The Most Common Way)

This method is very simple and can be easily done to update iOS without wifi. But please make sure to make a backup of your data of your iPhone, because the update process may wipe your data. Please follow up these steps:

  • Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

  • Connect Phone to your computer with an USB cable.

  • Open the iTunes and click Summary on the left panel.

  • Click “check for update”.

update iphone via itunes

3. Update iPhone via Cellular Data (The Speed Is Very Slow)

Using cellular data is the third way to update iPhone without wifi. To use this method, you need to make sure that your device is fully charged, as it will take longer! Here is the steps:

  • Turn on the cellular data of your iPhone.

  • Open “Settings” and find the ‘General’ option.

  • Tap on “Software Update”. For now, your iPhone will automatically find the latest version.  

  • Click on “Download and install”, then tap “Install Now” and to start the update process.

  • During the process, your iPhone will show apple logo and restart after installing.

update iphone via cellular data

4. Update iPhone without Wifi Through a 3rd-Party Tool (The Fastest Way)

The easiest and quickest way to update iOS without wifi is to use a professional system repair software like LazePaw iOS System Recovery. The most amazing thing about the software is that you neednt worry about data loss since the core feature of the software is to save your data when updating the iOS. In this case, it is very user friendly and safety.

Here is the steps to update iphone without wifi using the lazepaw iOS system recovery.

Step 1. Install the program in your computer and open the program. Then choose the ”Repair Operating System” option.

repair operating system

Step 2. Connect your device to computer and click the ‘Fix Now’ button.

If your iPhone can be recognized, just follow the instructions on the screen. If your iPhone cannot be detected, please make your iPhone into DFU mode and follow the insturctions.

Step 3. The program will automatically match the latest and the appropriate iOS for your device, click “Download”.

download firmware package

Step 4. After download the firmware, just click “Start” and wait for a while, your iPhone will be done with update.

fixing ios system


In a word, there are still many ways to update iPhone without wifi in the first place. We can choose method according to our own situation. But if it is to be convenient and quick, we personally recommend using third-party tool.

By Teresa Wednesday on Nov 25, 2020, 13:54:38 GMT / Post By Teresa

Teresa is tech-savvy and has 5-year experiences in writing articles about mobile phones, computer, etc.

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