It's even worse than it appears.
Sunday September 13, 2020; 3:36 PM EDT
  • When I update my iPhone using iTunes I get this error message. #
    • The iPhone could not be updated because the firmware file is not compatible. #
  • No one seems to know what that means when you search for it on Google, and none of the advice works and it's happened a number of times, and every time I have to re-discover the workaround. This time I'm writing a blog post so when I search for it, I'll have the answer.#
    • Don't update the phone with iTunes. #
    • You can update it over wifi, it doesn't need iTunes to do the update.#
    • Open the Settings app, scroll down to General, open it. #
    • Click on Software Update. Follow the instructions.#
    • Works every damn time!#
  • It's basically the Indiana Jones method of updating. #

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