How to Prepare Your iPhone and iPad for iOS 8

How to Prepare your iPhone and iPad for iOS 8, If you have been waiting for the right time to prepare for the arrival of iOS 8 then the time is now because Apple is all set to release iOS 8 next week. Since moving to a complete new iOS or Operating system is a big step, we decided to build up a guide to help you begin with iOS 8. Below are the steps that if you follow you will have an upgrade free from trouble.



Newer iOS devices will run iOS 8 without trouble do not be caught thinking that all iOS devices will run iOS 8 smoothly because the older ones do not. Every year Apple drops support for some previous models.  Here is a list of compatible devices:

Supported iOS 8 Download:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPod Touch 5
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad Mini 2 with Retina

Remove unuseful apps

This is the best time to go through your apps as you delete those that are no longer in use. Delete simply by:

Long press on every app on the Home screen to be deleted until it wobbles, then click the cross that comes up icon’s corner.

Take a trip through folders and delete anything not useful.

4. Create space for iOS 8

About 3GB free space is needed before downloading and this will save your from the hassle when you see the warning create space right now. Before deleting, make sure you have an iCloud back up just in case:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to General
  3. Go to Usage
  4. Open Storage. Here there is a list of what is taking up space including apps and files. Go through them and delete what is unwanted.

Upgrade to iOS 7.1.2

To be safe it is better to upgrade to the latest firmware which in this case is iOS 7.1.2.

Update Your Apps:

Prior to the upgrade it is better to make sure that all apps in your device are on the latest possible version. There is an option for automatic update on iOS 7, in case it was disabled, you will have to go to the app store the update those that need to be updated.

Backing up Data

  1. This step is the most important.
  2. Connect the device to your pc  and go to iTunes
  3. Under Device Summary, go down to Back Ups and click on This Computer or use iCloud within the iPad Settings 
  4. Click on Back Up Now

Once all this is accomplished, you can sit back and relax as we all wait for the iOS 8 firmware to come.

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