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iOS 11 is Arriving! How to Prepare iPhone/iPad/iPod for iOS 11 Update

September 20, 2017 1:12 pm / Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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The final version of iOS 11 is rolling out on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 by Apple Inc. Since iOS 11 brings a variety of new features, and it will absolutely alter the way to use iPad, now it is a good time to get your iOS devices ready for the free update. How to prepare for iOS 11 upgrade on iPhone, iPad or iPod? We have displayed a list of tips and tricks that you should know to run iOS 11 without any issues when you receive software update notification and prepare to download.

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Preparation 1. Check iOS Device Compatibility
Preparation 2. Inspect Apps Compatibility, Install Latest App Updates, Delete Unsupported Apps
Preparation 3. Free Up Device Storage Space
Preparation 4. Backup Important Data of iDevice
Preparation 5. Remember Passcode and Apple ID Account Password

Preparation 1. Check iOS Device Compatibility

What devices can run iOS 11? Is your Apple device eligible for iOS 11 update? As a matter of fact, not all devices are supported to run iOS 11. Consequently, you have to make sure whether your iPhone, iPad or iPod is compatible with iOS 11 or not before upgrading. According to Apple, you have to have at least an iPhone 5s, iPad mini2, or iPod touch 6th generation to run iOS 11. Below is the full final list:

 ios 11 compatibility

Preparation 2. Inspect Apps Compatibility, Install Latest App Updates, Delete Unsupported Apps

Apple has ended up support for 32-bit apps on iOS 11. Not only you, but also app developers have been working hard to get their apps ready for iOS 11. Here you have 3 ways to deal with the apps.

Preparation 3. Free Up Device Storage Space

You are able to check and reclaim how much space you have by taping on Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage and free up space by clicking Mange Storage. This item is of great importance if you have a 16 or 32GB iOS device at hand. Tenorshare iCareFone can clear junk files and reclaim more storage for iOS 11 update.

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Preparation 4. Backup Important Data of iDevice

We can’t emphasize the significance of data backup too much. Backups enable you to restore a device as well as prevent data loss. You are able to backup data by using iTunes, iCloud or Tenorshare iCareFone. See the steps are below:

A.Backup with iTunes: Connect device to computer and iTunes will launch automatically, tap on phone icon and enter settings, hit Summary and click “Back up Now” button. It will create an archives iTunes backup for you.

backup iPhone in iTunes

B.Backup via iCloud: Make an iCloud backup like this, Settings > App ID > iCloud > iCloud Backup, then slide the iCloud Backup button and turn it on.

backup iPhone in iCloud

C.Backup and Restore by Tenorshare iCareFone: Download, install and launch Tenorshare iCareFone, connect iPhone to computer, choose Backup & Restore, click on Backup button.

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Preparation 5. Remember Passcode and Apple ID Account Password

If you have created a passcode on the device, then it’s quite important to remember what it is. You may surprise about this preparation but actually there are still lots of persons who forget screen passcode and Apple ID account password, especially they start to use touch ID. In a word, keep both your device passcode and Apple ID account password before doing update.

enter passcode

Well, that’s all the preparations about how to get ready for iPhone, iPad or iPod update to iOS 11. Now you can take it easy to the update.

ios 11 software update

Last but not least, if there is something wrong during the update, make use of Tenorshare ReiBoot to fix iOS stuck. In the end, if you are regretful to update iOS 11, refer to this article about how to downgrade iOS 11 without iTunes.

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