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Top 6 Things You Should Prepare before iOS 8 Update (Apply to iOS 10/9)

June 26, 2015 12:45 pm / Posted by Jerry Cook to iOS 8
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"iOS 8 is awesome, and I've very interested in installing it on my iPad. Are there things I can do today to get ready for it?"

Have attracted by the brand-new iOS 9.3, iOS 9, iOS 8 and iOS 8.1/8.2/8.3? Wanna upgrade to iOS 8 for your iPhone, iPad or iPod? You may think that iOS 8 update for iPhone, iPad, iPod is an easy job. Yet you may run into lots of problems during the update process, such as pictures from photo stream or camera roll folder disappear. Here are some useful tips you can pay attention to before the iOS 8 or iOS 8.1/8.2/8.3 update, so that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Tip 1. Make Sure Your iPhone, iPad, iPod can Run iOS 8/8.1/8.2/8.3

First of all, to prepare for iOS 8 update or iOS 8.1/8.2, you should make sure your device supports iOS 8. Some device will not be capable of getting the new software update. The following is the list of all iOS devices that iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 support:iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s, iPad mini2/mini, iPad Air, iPad 4/3/2, iPod touch 5th generation. So if your device is not in the above-mentioned list, iOS 8 will not run on it.

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Tip 2. Clear Up Storage Space on Your Device

You may have downloaded lots of applications that you don't use any more. It's great chance to get rid of these useful apps to free up storage space. Or your photos, videos, and music take up plenty of space in your device. iOS 8 update requires 4.7GB of free space. Therefore, you'd better clean up your device to delete some unimportant data to free up at least 4.7GB of free space on your iphone, ipad or ipod, or you will not be able to download and install the update successfully. You can go to settings to find those that occupy the most storage space.

Tip 3. Remember to Backup Your Device in Case of Data Loss

Never forget to backup your iDevices to get ready for iOS 8 update or iOS 8.1/8.2/8.3 upgrade. This is of great importance, since iOS 8 update would cause data loss. Therefore, you need to backup iPhone, iPad, or iPod to computer or to iTunes library if you don't want to lose any important data files.

Note: What if you forget to backup your iOS data and lost important files after iOS 8 update? Here are top 3 ways to recover your deleted, lost data after iOS 8 upgrade.
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Tip 4. Make Sure your Device is Running the Latest Version of iOS 7

iOS devices usually need the latest version of the previous OS if you want to update to the newest OS. You'd better install the latest iOS 7.1.2 on your device before you update it to iOS 8, if you'd like to get iOS 8 update using iTunes. You can just tap Settings > General > Software Update to get the iOS 7.1.2.

If your device is already on iOS 8, you can easily update from iOS 8 to iOS 8.1.

Tip 5. Get the Latest Version of iTunes

If you have decided to download iOS 8, you will need to get the latest version of iTunes ahead of iOS 8 update. There are two ways for you to get the latest version of iTunes. The first is to get it through Apple's website. You need to download the proper version and install it on your computer. The second way is to manually check for update. For Mac users, go to iTunes > Check for Updates. Windows users just need to head to Help > Check for Updates within iTunes.

Tip 6. Ensure Your Apps are Up to Date

A new version of iOS 8 often means that the latest version of apps are often optimized, which guarantees that these apps can run smoothly on your device after the iOS 8 installation, or your apps will not work properly when your iPhone, iPad or iPod is updated to iOS 8.

After you have prepared all of the above-mentioned tips, you can start to download and install the latest iOS 8 successfully and well experience its new features.

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