How Long Does It Take to Download and Install iOS 15/iPadOS 15?

The iOS 15 and iPadOS beta version have been released for many days, although there are lots of bugs with the beta version, many users with old iOS 14 system want to experience the new update soon.

How Long the iOS 15 Update Takes

As a user, the first question I will ask is that how long will it take to download and install the iOS 15 to my device, we have searched from many different platforms and find that most common statement is as follows:

Sync (Optional)5-45 Minutes
Backup and Transfer (Optional)1-30 Minutes
iOS 15 Beta Download8 Minutes to 1 Hour
iOS 15 Beta Installation10 Minutes to 20 Minutes
Total iOS 15 Beta Update Time20 Minutes to 1 Hour+
the time need to download and install iOS 15/iPadOS 15

However, the content above is just for the common situation like a user own an iPhone 11 or a newer model device, how about for the older models, such as iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s which are still support the new iOS 15 version.

How Long Does It Need for iPhone 6s Update to iOS 15

As my last mobile is just the iPhone 6s, I must say for old models of iPhone, they usually need more time to update to iOS 15 than the newer models.

In a word, you may need an hour or two to backup your device and may failed to download the iOS 15 profile as the old iPhone always have storage issues.

What Will Affect the iOS 15/iPadOS 15 Installation Time

There are many reasons when you found that it was slow to install new iOS 15/iPadOS 15 beta version, check the factors below and then prepare well for the installation:

  • The speed of your network, if you have a bad network connection, you may cannot download the new iOS 15 quickly. Some users have said that they had been downloading it for a whole day and failed in the end.
  • Ensure there are enough power with your device and don’t do anything with it while downloading the new version, especially for watching movies and playing games.
  • Check your iPhone or iPad storage. Like we have mentioned above, the new version may occupy a large space, if you own an old iPhone, please free up as much storage as possible before downloading iOS 15.
  • Choose a suitable time, when the new beta or official version released, there are a plenty of users trying to download it. Apple’s server may cannot process each demand well, thus, wait for a few of days would be a good choice.

Is It Good to Install iOS 15 Now

In my opinion, it is not a good time to install iOS 15 now as there is only the beta version. As is known to all, Apple is keeping optimize the new iOS system according to the feedback of beta users.

Refer to the previous release time of iOS system, the iOS 15 public version will be pushed to all of us in half a month. Why not wait a little longer?

What If There Are Issues with My iOS 15 Beta Version

If you feel that there are unacceptable issues or prefer the iOS 14, you can try to go back to it from the iOS 15 beta version. The steps are easy:

  1. Open your iPhone or iPad, go to “Settings” and select “General” option.
  2. Scroll down to find and select “Profiles and & Device Management”.
  3. Select “Remove Profile” and confirm the operation again.
  4. Restart your iPhone, then go to check for updates and install the latest iOS 14 version.

If you are using the develop beta version

For users who are using the developer beta version, they need to use iTunes to restore to the previous iOS 14. However, the restore may cause data loss, they need to make backup at first.

Final Word

The time a user needs to download and install the iOS 15 is depend on many cases, if you have a good network, enough storage and a latest device, it would be much quicker then other.

Anyway, let’s wait for the public version and talk about the new features together. It would be great if you can tell us more information about the time to install iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

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