You can also check your Settings app to see if there’s a small red alert badge, telling you it’s time to update.Even if you don't see the alert, you can manually force your device to update.

updating operating system on iphone 3-26

You'll need about 2GB of free space to download the new OS.

Make some room by deleting photos and apps you no longer need.

in Australia and Japan on June 26, and internationally in July and August 2009.

The i Phone 3GS runs Apple's i OS operating system.

Apple's mobile software updates almost always fix some security bugs, which is one of the reasons why it’s actually really, really important to be using the latest version.

Beyond fixing flaws, the new i OS also has some neat features you’ll want to get your paws on.

Google Photos has a cool feature that automatically uploads your photos to its servers, and you can tell it to clear all the photos on your camera roll once they’re backed up.

Do it ahead of time to save yourself the headache of frantically deleting stuff.

But first, let’s go ahead and start getting that new OS installed.