After the mega launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has finally release the iOS 8 for which Apple fans were waiting desperately.
The all new iOS 8 is now available of iDevices and if you own any Apple mobile devices it’s time for you to get updated. The new mobile operating system doesn’t comes with visual and theme changes like its predecessor, iOS 7, however the iOS 8 does bring some things very crucial to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Here we bring a complete update guide for you so you don’t end up getting your expensive iDevice bricked while going through the long process. Before we start there are some points you should remember about the iOS 8.
Weight: The iOS 8 package file is pretty heavy and weighs 1.4 GB so it’s better to download it when you are in Wi-Fi connectivity so you don’t blow up your data limit. Another thing about this update is that for installation the iOS 8 takes 5.7 GB of space in iPhones while in iPads it is going to require 6.9 GB. It means before starting the installation process, you will have to do some serious cleaning up.
Compatibility: The iOS 8 is going to run in iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini 2 Retina display, iPad mini and the fifth generation iPod touch. However, there will be certain features which will be limited to specific devices. The Air Pay option in the iOS 8 is going to be available only in iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 because it requires the support of near field communication (NFC) chip.
If the above mentioned points suit your device, then you are ready to go for the new iOS 8 experience. Here is how you can do it.
Take a backup: Back up the data in your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch by connecting it to iCloud or iTunes so you don’t lose any of your purchased apps, videos, photos, books and music during the installation process.
1: Go to Settings > General > Software Update
By doing this your device will check for the latest updates
Once you see the message that iOS 8 is available for your iPhone or iPad, just tap download.
3: Check Details
By tapping on Details you will go to Settings > General > Software Update
Just tap on Install Now and then all you have to do is waiting for the completion.
Note: Make sure your device is properly charged and plugged in with a power source so it doesn’t run out of battery during the lengthy installation process.