Using Your i Phone, i Pad, or i Pod Using i Tunes Community Q&A Apple releases frequent updates for the i Phone, i Pad, and i Pod touch.These updates range from small security updates to full-blown revisions of the operating system.

Updating to the Latest i OSManually Updating to i OS 5Downgrading i Phone 3GS to i OS 5Community Q&A If you have an older i Device and you'd like to upgrade it to i OS 5 or newer, there's a few different ways you can go about it.

Whether you're updating on a computer, over a wireless network, or you want to downgrade your i Phone 3GS, follow this guide for simple instructions.

i OS Update (i Tunes) Automatic i OS Update Optional i OS Update i OS Update (i Tunes) To update the Apple i Phone 4 to i OS 7, i Tunes version 11 must be installed on the computer prior to installing the update.

I want to update to i OS 10 but I don't know if my Apple devices are too old to run the new software.

So if you've got an i Pad 4 or later, an i Pad mini 2 or later, an i Phone 5 or later, or a sixth-generation i Pod touch, you can get i OS 10, for free, when it launches in the autumn.

We discuss the categories in a little more detail below, and then go on to discuss the i Phones and i Pads that can run i OS 9 further down.

Read next: How to update to i OS 10 | i OS 9 vs i OS 10 The question on everyone's lips is: "Will my i Phone be able to run i OS 10?

Are older i Phones and i Pads likely to slow down when they're updated to i OS 10?

Apple took to the stage at WWDC 2016 to show off i OS 10, and with the unveiling of the new mobile operating system came the announcement about which i Phones, i Pads and i Pods will be able to get it when it's released in the autumn.