iOS 9 strictly launches Wednesday, bringing outrageous changes to iPhones, iPads, and iPods. But before we rush to upgrade, take some time to get your device ready. That way, if anything goes wrong during a implement process—or if we confirm we hatred iOS 9—you can retreat your preference though losing any critical files.
The good news: You won’t have to undo a whole garland of apps to get prepared to upgrade. Why? The new OS will do a deletion for you. Apple pronounced during June’s Worldwide Developers Conference that iOS 9 will take adult 1.3GB of storage—way reduction than iOS 8’s space-hogging 4.58GB. If you’re regulating a 16GB phone and don’t have any room to spare, iOS 9 will undo apps and afterwards reinstall them after a refurbish is done.
Read adult on all of iOS 9’s large features and afterwards get prepared to implement on Wednesday with these tips.
Back adult your stuff
First thing’s first: Make certain your information is corroborated up. No one has ever regretted subsidy adult their data. Ever. You can use dual methods, iCloud or iTunes on your computer, or for additional security, we can use both. Let’s travel by both options.
Back adult to iCloud
You can trigger this in dual ways. The initial is to bond your device to your computer, launch iTunes, name a device in iTunes, click a Summary tab, and in a Backups area capacitate a iCloud option.
The other is to name to backup to iCloud from a device itself. You do this by going to* Settings iCloud Storage Backup* and in a ensuing shade enabling a iCloud Backup option. An warning appears informing we that your information will now be corroborated adult to a cloud. Tap OK to concede that to happen.
Back adult around your computer
To do things a out-of-date way, launch iTunes on your Mac and block your syncing wire into both your device and your Mac. Select your device in iTunes, name a Summary tab, and in a Backups area of a ensuing window click on Back Up Now. If there are apps on your device that aren’t in your iTunes library a window will seem seeking if you’d like to behind them up. The choice is yours as we can always wirelessly re-download any apps you’re blank from a iTunes Store, though restoring them to your device will occur some-more fast if they’re being copied from your mechanism rather than being downloaded over a slowish broadband connection.
iTunes will now behind adult any apps on a device that aren’t in your iTunes library, and a rest of your data.
Either approach we name to behind up, once you’ve commissioned iOS 9, you’ll have all of your photos, apps, and other information stored protected and sound.
Leave a approach back
Don’t get stranded regulating an OS we can’t stand—be certain to have a duplicate of a latest chronicle of iOS 8 concordant with your device. There are constantly cases where people wish they hadn’t upgraded—perhaps since an app they rest on hasn’t nonetheless been updated for iOS 9 or, as it turns out, they hatred change (or their comparison device runs some-more solemnly with a new OS). If we act quickly, we can put things behind a approach they were.
Here’s a deal: Apple “signs” versions of iOS. This tells a device that a chronicle we wish to use is OK to use with that device. While that chronicle is signed, we can implement it on your iOS device—even if it’s a chronicle of a handling complement that’s progressing than a one we only installed.
However—and this is really important—Apple traditionally stops signing aged versions of iOS only a day or dual after releasing vital updates (such as iOS 9). If we were to refurbish to iOS 9 say, a week after it ships, we competence find that we can’t go behind to iOS 8.
If we have a duplicate on your tough expostulate we will find it, by default, by following this path: youruserfolder/Library/iTunes and afterwards name a Software Updates folder for a applicable device. (You entrance a Library folder in your user folder by holding down a Option pivotal in a Finder and selecting Go Library.)
The Mac will undo this files underneath certain resources so we might not have a duplicate of a latest one. If not, launch your favorite web browser and hunt for “download ipsw.” You’ll find a series of sites that offer links to a record we need. Just be certain to name a scold one formed on a device you’re using.
Remember, this window stays open for a really singular volume of time, so you’ll have to act fast if we wish to get behind to iOS 8. Stay tuned for the finish beam to downgrading from iOS 9 to iOS 8.