iOS 8 is coming this Fall, and with it, bringing a huge wealth of new design and functionality. You need to make sure you’re ready for it – don’t update until you have checked the following:
1. Is your device supported?
iOS 8 will only work on the following devices:
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 5C
- iPod 5th Generation
- iPad Air
- iPad 2
- iPad Retina Display
- iPad Mini
- iPad Mini Retina
If your device is not compatible, DO NOT UPGRADE to iOS 8…and you might want to think about upgrading soon.
2. Back Up Your Files
Save your files by performing a backup in iCloud and iTunes (by plugging your phone into your laptop or desktop computer) before upgrading to iOS 8 – it’s always good practise to back up before installing a new operating system.
3. Delete Apps You Don’t Use
It’s a good time to check if your device is using up un-needed energy on apps you no longer use by deleting them.
To do this, browse your apps, and hold your finger down over an app to make them wiggle and display the delete button, select delete on apps you no longer need.
4. Upgrade iTunes
Before upgrading to iOS 8, make sure you have updated iTunes to the most recent version.
5. Check the App Store
There will be a lot of iOS 8 compatible apps which we expect to be launched prior to the release of iOS 8, so make sure you check the app store for some funky new apps!