As the smoke finally settled down, iOS 8.3 has been released for a week and you may wonder whether this update worth a try. Well, if you’re dealing with iOS 8 problems that you can’t fix, go ahead and install the iOS 8.3 update right now. It comes with tons and tons of bug fixes for iOS 8 problems. If you aren’t experiencing any iOS 8 problems, wait a day or two for the smoke to settle before making your decision.
This article is going to share with you about how to install the iOS 8.3 on your iPhone 6. The iOS 8.3 update is a free update available to all devices running iOS 8. You don’t need as much free space up to 5GB as you did on earlier updates, but you will need to have some room available or to plug into a computer.
If you are present with the problem of insufficient storage space, you may need to delete some files which take much space including photos, videos, messages, and even apps/games. If, at the same time, you want to keep a backup for the files or data you have to delete to make room for the iOS 8.3 update, you are suggested to download a third party data recovery application, iFonebox, to extract the photos, messages, messages attachments, voice memos and notes etc and transfer to your PC. Check out how to extract data and transfer data to PC.
If you want to restore everything after the iOS 8.3 update, you can sync your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud and then restore from the backup file after the iOS update.
Or you can install iOS 8 via iTunes on computer, instead of updating on your device directly. Upgrading on iOS device means the installation package will be downloaded to your device. While upgrading on iTunes, download and install process will be finished on your computer.
We suggest installing iOS 8.3 from your home or your office. Even though there is little chance of something breaking, you should perform the update when you have time and where you have access to power, WiFi and a backup.
As for the updating time, it depends on the download speed and your device this could take as little as 10 minutes or closer to 30 minutes. Make sure you have enough time.
Open the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad. If you cannot find this you can use Spotlight by pulling down from anywhere on the homescreen and typing, “Settings” into the box. Tap on General and then tap on Software Update.
On this screen you can tap on Learn More to see all the iOS 8.3 fixes and update details or you can tap on Download and Install to start the upgrade. You will need to enter your passcode on this next screen before the upgrade starts.
Agree to the iOS 8.3 update terms and conditions twice and the iOS 8.3 download will start. When the downloading completes, the iPhone will prompt to restart. You can choose to cancel if you aren’t ready to install the update, otherwise let the phone restart or tap Install. When the iPhone restarts it will prompt you for your passcode. Enter your Apple ID password on the next screen and then verify the phone numbers for FaceTime and iMessage.
After that screen the iPhone is ready to use and the iOS 8.3 update is complete.