When can I download iOS 15? How, where, what time to get Apple’s big software update


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Apple’s latest software update is heralded by the company as one of the biggest software updates of the year.

Here is what you need to know about what time the updates will go live, where to go to download the operating system and how to go about it.

Although Apple said Monday, Sept. 20 was the day Apple product users could download iOS 15, Apple did not specifically say when downloads would start around the world.

However, Apple usually releases updates around 1 p.m. EDT, according to Fast Company.

If that is the case, these would be the local times the update goes live:

  • Hawaii: 7 a.m.
  • Alaska: 9 a.m.
  • U.S./Canada Pacific (California, Arizona, Vancouver, etc.): 10 a.m.
  • U.S./Canada Mountain (Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, etc): 11 a.m.
  • U.S./Canada Central (Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, etc): 12 noon
  • U.S./Canada East (New York, North Carolina, Florida, Toronto, etc.): 1 p.m.
  • Rio de Janeiro; Buenos Aires, Argentina: 3 p.m.
  • Iceland: 5 p.m.
  • United Kingdom, Portugal: 6 p.m.
  • Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Algeria, Angola: 7 p.m.
  • Moscow, Finland, Turkey: 8 p.m.
  • India: 10:30 p.m.
  • China; Singapore; Hong Kong; Perth, Australia: 1 a.m. September 21
  • Japan, South Korea: 2 a.m. September 21
  • Adelaide, Australia: 2:30 a.m. September 21
  • Sydney: 3 a.m. September 21
  • New Zealand: 5 a.m. September 21

All phones going back to the iPhone 6s will be supported by the latest update.

The best way to download the new operating system is to go to Settings, General, then Software Update. Your Apple product will then tell you whether it is ready to be upgraded to iOS 15.

When the update is ready, plug in your device or make sure your device has at least a 50% charge. Then click “Install Now.”

Users with older phones can plug in their devices into their laptops with iTunes and install the updates from there.

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