Tutorial: How To Prepare Your iPhone And also iPad For iOS 8

Tomorrow is the special day when Apple will push the large red button after which the final release of iOS 8 will be readily available to all iPhone, iPad as well as iPod touch customers around the world. As well as in order to ready our readers for the big upgrade, we’ve detailed a helpful guide which will certainly ensure that the entire process will certainly go smoothly for everyone.

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OTA Route

If you intend on taking the straightforward OTA path, then comply with the actions here to prep yourself for the upgrade tomorrow.

Check Compatibility

Though iOS 8 is readily available for a handful of gadgets, it’s best to understand which is supported by the final launch. The listing of assisted tools are as adheres to:

  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini with Retina screen
  • iPod touch 5th generation

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If your tool is not in the list, then your gadget is not supported by iOS 8. In short: it’s time to update your tool to something a lot more recent.

Free Up Space

This is the most important point to care for if you’re preparing to take the OTA path; you need to contend the very least 4GB of free space on your gadget for the procedure to go efficiently otherwise iOS will certainly toss you a dreaded caution prior to the update process also starts. And in order to accomplish this, it’s finest to obtain rid of applications and also material on your device which you rarely make use of.

If you think that every little thing on your device is of significance to you, then proceed to the following step.

Backup Using iTunes Or iCloud

A total backup of your iPhone and iPad is highly recommended prior to you proceed with the large upgrade. There are two methods you can data backup your device, either you can make a total backup making use of iCloud or use the traditional method of making use of iTunes.

How To Backup Using iCloud

Step 1: On your iPhone or iPad, navigate to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup as well as turn the iCloud Backup button to on.

Step 2: When you activate the iCloud Backup button, a brand-new choice will show up labelled ‘Back Up Now’. Tap the button, and wait for the backup process to finish. It might take a while depending upon the amount content you have actually stored on your device.

iCloud Backup

How To Backup Using iTunes

Step 1: Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC or Mac utilizing the supplied USB cable television and launch iTunes (11.4).

Step 2: Under the Backups pane front and center  on iTunes, click on This Computer.

Step 3: Click the Backup Now button, and hang around for the process to finish.

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Wait For OTA Update To Arrive

Once you’re finished with all the actions detailed above, all that’s left now is for you to await the OTA update to knock on your device’s door. And if for some factor you are not acquiring a push notification for an available update, then you could by hand look for one by browsing toSettings > General > Software Update.

Clean Install

Would like to perform a clean set up of iOS 8 on your gadget instead of undergoing the OTA route? Have a look at the steps summarized below.

Check Compatibility

This is the firstly step which you’ll be experiencing, and we’ve currently stated this under the ‘OTA Route’ heading over.

Backup Using iTunes Or iCloud

Executing a data backup using iTunes or iCloud likewise includes the exact same steps which we have actually summarized over. Experience them extensively to make sure that your information is backed up prior to experiencing a tidy set up.

Restore To iOS 8 When It Arrives Tomorrow

And also that’s it, you’re good to go. When the update is released tomorrow, simply connect your iPhone or iPad to iTunes on your PC or Mac. Download the IPSW file from these links and also Restore (NOT Update) your iOS device to this firmware model. This procedure might spend some time depending on your Web connection speed.

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