One great feature of iOS devices is that their software is constantly being updated. But this feature can also be troublesome for iOS device owners. There are times when the iOS update is difficult to install or when it is incompatible with the music and video files on the device. Other times, data may be accidentally erased from the device when an owner tries to update the software. So what is an iOS device owner to do to avoid these issues? First, you should take some vital steps before attempting to update the software on your iOS device. Here is some information to remember before updating:
- Make sure your device is compatible with the newest update. Currently, iPhone 4S® devices, third generation iPad® tablets, and fifth generation iPod Touch® devices and all newer models of these devices are compatible with the latest iOS update.
- Create space for the installation. An update takes up a lot of space on your device, so you may need to delete some data or unused apps to make room for it.
- Back up your data first by syncing your device to the iTunes® software, iCloud® service, or both. That way, even if something goes wrong during the update, your data will not be lost.
- Update iOS apps beforehand. By making sure there are no app updates pending will eliminate potential problematic compatibility issues with the newest version of iOS software.