5 Tips for You Before Updating iPhone/iPad/iPod to iOS 10
The most anticipated iOS 10 has come to us! I believe that thousands of people are now trying to update it or have done it already when it was released days ago. People are trying to update their iPhone, iPad or iPod to the latest iOS 10 because they want to get the newest features of the operating system. For example, they are able to send short messages, answer phone calls and check photos on whatever the device they want. The process of updating to iOS is very easy. All you need to do is to hit the button Install now on your device or the button Update on iTunes. In order to finish the iOS 8 updating process successfully, we will show you 5 tips in the following article. Or you may fail the process.
1. See if the device is compatible
You need to notice that not all of the iOS devices are compatible with iOS 8. So before you update your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to iOS 10, you need to ensure the compatibility of your iDevice. You can get the answer in the following table.
|iOS Device||iOS 8 Supported Devices|
|iPhone||iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 7 (Plus)|
|iPad||iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad 2, The New iPad, iPad with Retina display|
|iPod touch||The 6th & 5th generation of iPod touch|
2. Upgrade your existed apps.
Some of the apps on your device have improved themselves so that they can work well with iOS 10. If you are planing to keep the apps, you need to update the apps to the latest version first. You can open the App Store on your iOS device to see if they need to be updated. Click the button Updates at the end of the interface. Then you can update the single app you want separately.
3. Free up enough space for updating iOS on your iPhone/iPad/iPod
You may come into storage space problems when you are trying to update your iOS device to the latest iOS 10. In order to install iOS 10/11, you need to free up at least 4.6 GB storage spaces in your device and the requirement even reaches 6GB with some devices. So it has become a very tricky problem for users. To solve that problem, we will offer you some suggestions:
- 1. Erase useless apps on your device.
- 2. Wipeout junk data.
- 3. Erase iMessages and texts.
- 4. Delete the photos and videos from your device after backing up to your device.
- 5. Wipeout deleted files completely from your device.
If you want to get more details about the above steps, you can click here – How to Get Enough Storage on iDevice to Install iOS 8 to check it out.
4.Transfer the files on iOS for backup to prevent data loss
You can choose to backup the files through iTunes or iCloud.
If you choose to backup the files through iTunes, first of all you need to use a USB cable to connect your device to your computer and run it. Hit your device on iTunes and click the button Back up now.
If you decide to do that via iCloud, you must go to Settings on your device and then go with iCloud. Log in your Apple account. Click the option Storage& Backup. Then you can click Back up now to initiate the process.
5. Get the latest iTunes.
When you decide to update iOS 10 via iTunes, the first thing you should do is to run iTunes and try to update it to the latest version. You can do this by locating the option Check for Updates in the iTunes menu. (Windows users can locate this option in the help menu). Then, if you want to download the latest version for sure, click the button Download iTunes to get it installed.
You should keep in mind the 5 tips above. For iPhone 4S users, there is one more thing you should notice. Remember to backup iOS 7 SHSH blobs. It is claimed that when iPhone 4S users update its device to iOS 10, it becomes slow and dumb. Since there is no way to reverse the updating, you’d better to backup the iOS 7 SHSH blobs previously.