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Prepare your iPhone or iPad for iOS11.

 

Tuesday 19th September 2017 will see the release of iOS11, Apples latest Mobile OS. Packed with hundreds of new features including a new customizable Dock similar to that on the Mac, File organisation and Augmented Reality.

 

 

You can check out more of the latest features over at techradar.

 

So now its important to prepare your iPhone or iPad for iOS11 and we have some tips to follow.

 

 

#1 Can your device take iOS11?

It is important to know if your device can support the new iOs 11 so check this list of supported devices first.

iPhone: iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s

iPad: 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2

iPod: iPod Touch 6th generation

 

#2 Make Space.

Whenever your install a major iOS update it’s a good opportunity to do a little Spring Cleaning at the same time. Not only will the iOS require space to install but some of new features will need room.

Apps – If you don’t use it, remove it. Simple as that. Apps can take up a surprising amount of space on your device so its important to only keep the ones you regularly use. You can always re-download them later if you suddenly find the need.

You can see how much space each App is taking up, and delete them, by going to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. When you see an App you don’t need then hit “Delete App”.

 

 

#3 Install the Latest App Updates.

While not an essential task it is always a good idea to update all your existing Apps prior to the iOS update. Many App Developers have been working on the apps in preparation and will have released updates to make sure you don’t face any issues with their Apps crashing after iOS11. Head to the App Store on your device and check for any updates.

 

 

#4 Backup your Device.

Backing up your device regularly is always a good idea but many of us forget or its “on the to-do list”. You can easily back up your device using iCloud or iTunes. You can make sure your iCloud back up is running and prompt it to do one by going to: Settings > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Back Up Now.

 

 

#5 Installing iOS 11

You can install iOS11 direct on your device or by using iTunes. It will appear on your Device settings under Software Update as soon as it is released but as many will be trying to update at the same time it may be slow or fail, keep trying, eventually you will get there!

 

Alternatively, plus your device into your computer and open iTunes, it will appear as an update for your phone and give you the option to back up first.

 

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