MacMost Q&A Forum • View All Forum Questions • Ask a Question 8/4/1111:07 pm Can iPhone 4 receIve updates direct Can I download new iPhone 4 software updates direct to my phone —– Gary Doss Comments: One Response to “Can iPhone 4 receIve updates direct” Gary Rosenzweig 8 years ago No. You must download them via iTunes on your computer. Then sync. Downloading updates directly will be one of the new features in iOS 5, coming later this year. Comments Closed.