Apple already begins allowing  iOS 8 download, ​​the operating system announced in June this year, the general public. The download and installation is free, and in most cases, simple. However there are factors to be taken into account so that the plant is not a headache.

supported Devices

With iOS eight arrive some features that users can take advantage. But it is not a system for everyone. The 8 is only iOS compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and 5C iPhone as well as iPad 2, iPad 3 (new iPad), iPhone 4, iPad Air, and iPad mini iPad mini with retina display. It can also be installed on the fifth-generation iPod Touch. Anything less than the named device can not be updated because their technical skills are not up to the software.

Remove ‘Apps’ and clean memory

To install new software, your computer must have enough to download the file and run it memory. Currently, a free iPad 2 5.7 GB are required, but the more gigas have free, the better. This, especially for older devices. To free memory iCloud photo sync and delete the spool. You can also remove applications you do not use and would take up too much space. There are “apps” that are needed but that store files that are not useful, but they take up much space. The way to remove the content (which also occupy so if iCloud backup is done) is to delete the app and reinstall. Also take the opportunity to update applications. Often, these updates are designed to work best with the software, so that this bug and errors are avoided.

Backup entire device

To do this connect the device to your computer and do a full sync in iTunes. Once the device is connected to iTunes and click “Sync Now”.

You can also do a manual copy. With the iPhone or iPad connected to a computer, right-click the source column in iTunes and select Backup. If you are a user of iCloud, you can make backups from your iPhone wirelessly. Go to the iCloud preference pane, click Storage and Backup and select Backup Now. There are backups that can be done automatically. Go to Settings> iCloud> Storage> Backup, and switch on.

Before installing iOS 8

Software upgrades require time and a good internet connection. Schedule the upgrade at a time of day when you have enough time, a decent connection and a charging source for your device. If you are one of the users who have installed iOS Jailbreak 7, most likely have to wait to upgrade. With the installation of iOS eight will lose all privileges held with Jailbreak.

With previous versions has also been recommended to owners of iPhone 4S and iPad 2 to wait at least a week to install. Although the system has undergone a long period of testing, the first version that reaches the user usually give errors on older devices. Avoid the early hours when the update comes out. Many people want to upgrade, so the download may be failed or come up with errors.

Download and install

There are two ways to download via OTA (Over-the-air) or through iTunes. The OTA download is very organic, as the device will indicate the steps to take and the user should carefully read and accept the instructions. Generally, the system itself tells you the availability of the new iOS. If the user does not want to wait and want to check it can download the iOS, you can go to Settings> General> Software Update. There will check if the device has versions to upgrade.

There are other users via the iTunes grandmas. Once you connect, click the device you want to update. Then click Continue. Two options, Update and Restore If the download is available, they will appear. The restore option does a whole reset the device, ie, leaves it as if they had never used because it erases everything. It is recommended to avoid this option and click “Update”. Once there click the option to “Download and Update”. Restore option is typically used when a device is faulty. The download links are found here

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