How to Update the iPhone 4 to iOS 8

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Apple recently unveiled their 10th Anniversary edition phone, labeled as the ‘iPhone X’, alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. While apple is producing the 10th generation of their smartphone series, a lot of people, throughout the world, possess older versions of the Apple iPhone, including iPhone 4.

Apple launched the iPhone 4 back in 2010 and it was amongst their highest selling smartphones ever. While it was discontinued in 2013, quite a lot of people still use this device.
The iPhone 4 came with iOS 4 and Apple did actually push out a lot of updates, before ending support for the device.

How to Update the iPhone 4 to iOS 8?

Usually, you could update your Apple device through itunes, without much hassle but unfortunately, the iPhone 4 ‘cannot’ be updated to the iOS 8. Neither Apple has released any iOS 8 update for the iPhone 4 nor is there any way around to install iOS 8 on your 4th Generation iPhone.
The devices that can be updated to iOS 8 include the iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 6, and onwards.

After all, why would you even want to update your iPhone 4 to iOS 8? The iPhone 4 isn’t designed to support the iOS 8 in order to preserve smooth performance.

What is the latest version of iOS that an iPhone 4 can run?

The latest version of iOS that can be installed on an iPhone 4 is the iOS 7.1.2 and installing it is pretty simple.

Nevertheless, Apple has ended its support for the iPhone 4 and has added it to their list of obsolete devices so you can’t expect a lot from the device even after updating it to iOS 7.1.2.