If you have an iPhone, an iPad or an iPod be ready for release! Apple will make available the iOS 10 on Tuesday, the latest version of its mobile operating system. The Cupertino company stated the release as “the largest release in history”. iOS 10 changes many of the features and how to do things on your device. Throughout the week, we will be publishing several articles talking about the changes and tips & tricks. Now, to be ready on Tuesday to prepare for the arrival of the Apple firmware, follow these steps below between now and the day you decide to make your upgrade.
1. Check your device compatibility with iOS 10
Unlike what happens with Android, Apple has worked hard in recent years to maximize the number of devices that can run new versions of their operating systems. This does not mean that you should update your old iPhone to iOS. Only he can. While there are advantages in doing – new, better security features – there are also disadvantages, especially at the level of performance. Here is the list of compatible devices iOS 10
A complete list of the supported devices:
- iPad 4th gen
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Pro
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- iPod touch 6th
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6/6 Plus
- iPhone 6s/6s Plus
- iPhone 7/7 Plus
2. Delete Apps and content that you do not use / need
Give a reworked to apps you have installed on your device. Insurance will notice that there is some (if not many) do not use. Do not; Apple’s own apps can not eliminate them. That will be just upgrade to iOS in October.
To delete an app simply press its icon steadily until the icons begin to “dance” and a small “x” in the top left appears. Press the “x” and voila!
Since we’re talking about Apps, take and install the updates available for those who have decided to keep. To do so, go to App Store> Updates and select Update All. Now give a look to your photos and videos. You’ll also find that there are several that are not worth saving. In this case, once deleted visit the album Recent Cleared and remove them completely.
Imagine you are someone who makes automatic backups in iCloud, right? You should not do. Backing up data is nobody’s favorite task to do. Few people make on your computer, even less from your mobile devices. The annual arrival of a new iOS to iOS 10 is the perfect time to perform this task atleast once.
If something does go wrong while downloading or worse installing iOS 10, you are running the risk losing photos, contacts and other data stored only on your iPhone or iPad. The quickest way is to connect our iOS device to your Mac or PC and perform a full backup through iTunes. Alternatively, you can also back up to iCloud directly from the device, but this may take several hours because it depends on our Internet connection speed.. To check when was the last backup was made to Settings> iCloud> Backup and confirm that iCloud Backup is turned on. Check when was the last time you did backup and, if necessary, do a new backup.
You can also backup directly to iTunes by connecting your device to your computer.
4. Stay within a range of a Wi-Fi network
The upgrade to iOS 10 will require the download of a significant package of information and is not possible over the air or via the cellular network. To download iOS 10 on Mac or directly on the iPhone and iPad we have to be in range of a Wi-Fi connection.
As it happens every year at the release of the new version of iOS, iOS 10 tomorrow is good to estimate missed connections, perhaps some connection error and certainly delays due to the large number of Apple users that all together they try to download the new OS as soon as it is available for download. On Macitynet pages you will be informed of the availability of IOS 10.
Recall that in addition to the new iPhone 7, iOS 10 can be installed from the iPhone 5 on, on iPad mini 2, iPad Air, and following the model and also on sixth-generation iPod Touch. Above, there is hypnotic image showing at once all devices ready for download and use iOS 10 as well as a list put together.
5. Have your passwords ready
Upgrading to iOS 10 going to request two passwords for the upgrade: your phone password and password of your AppleID. If you do not remember your AppleID you can go to https://iforgot.apple.com to recover.
On Tuesday, or the day you decide to upgrade, go to Settings> General> Updates and then find the button to download directly to your iOS device. Remember that you will need at least 50% battery and a wireless connection to download and install the new firmware on your device.