The iOS 8.3 update is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch from this Thursday on (April 8th 2015) which means that you can prepare your device, and yourself, for Apple’s brand new iOS 8 update. However, we suggest you take some time to read this article before bringing the most current version of IOS 8 to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Apple’s new iOS 8 update comes with tons and tons of bug fixes for iOS 8 problems, improvements to the Emoji keyboard, changes to CarPlay, and a whole lot more. If you are currently on be iOS 8.2, this may be the perfect time for you to take jump directly to iOS 8.3, but if you are still lingering on iOS 7, you’d better take some time to be familiar with iOS 8.
1.Learn as much as possible about iOS 8.3
The first thing therefore you should do before installing iOS 8.3 is learn as much as possible about this most recently released version,say, what’s new in this latest version, there are actually some big changes on board including some tweaks to the Emoji keyboard.
2.Clean Up Your Device
It is a great chance to clean up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch by getting rid of unnecessary files. We recommend doing some spring cleaning ahead of your iOS 8.3 install.
For example, get rid of applications, music or other files that you simply don’t use any more after downloading. Getting rid of unused files will rid your device of clutter and also free up some valuable storage space that could come in handy after you get the iOS 8.3 update on board your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
3.Back Up Your Device
There’s always a chance that a big update like iOS 8.3 could wreck havoc on your device. Just to be safe, you’re going to back up your important files. This is particularly crucial if you’re moving from iOS 7 to iOS 8 for the first time. To make a backup, just sync with iTunes. The backup process will begin after you plug your device into a computer. If it doesn’t happen automatically, you can force a backup to occur. Or you can keep a backup file with iCloud so you can restore everything to your IOS updated iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
4.Gather Your Login Information
If you’re moving from iOS 7 or iOS 6, you’re going to need your Apple ID to get the ball rolling. You’ll also need the latest version of iTunes. If you’re coming from iOS 7 or below or even if you’re coming from iOS 8.2, you’re also going to need your passcode to install the update Over-the-Air. Make sure you have all of your credentials handy before trying to install. This is important for those of you who are tasked with keeping the device of a loved one up-to-date. Make sure you have their information at the ready when this upgrade arrives. You won’t be able to install the update without a passcode if the device is locked.
5.Charge Your Device
You’ll need to have a minimum of 50% of battery when installing the iOS 8.3 update if the device isn’t plugged into a power source like a wall outlet or a computer. Make sure your devices are charged or make sure that you are going to have access to a computer or another power source before trying to install the iOS 8.3 update.
6.Update Your Apps
iPhone and iPad users often complain about app performance after the arrival a new iOS update. App performance has been fairly smooth in the weeks after the iOS 8.2 release though there is always a chance that iOS 8.3 will cause some things to go haywire. There’s no way to guarantee a smooth transition and before upgrading to iOS 8.3, you would be wise to update all of your apps to the latest version, especially if the version comes with iOS 8 support. If you are rocking the latest updates, there’s a good chance that your apps will do just fine after making the move from iOS 8.2 or below to iOS 8.3.
7.Look at Common iOS 8 Problems & Fixes
iOS 8.3 comes with a ton of fixes for iOS 8 problems but there’s always a chance that it will bring some problems of its own. That’s why we recommend familiarizing with some of the more common fixes for iOS 8 problems. That way if you do run into issues, you’ll be equipped with some of the steps to take to fix those problems. This includes fixes for potential iOS 8.3 installation errors.