Installing iOS 9 on iPhone, iPad as well as iPod

September 20, 2015

Recently the final version of iOS 9 was launched which is now available for iPhone and iPad owners. Hence, it is necessary to stay informed about this new iOS before updating your iPhone and iPad to this latest version.

Updating means one must also be aware about the backup process as this may be needed when something goes wrong.

So, how can one get this iOS 9 and which android devices are supported to it?

The new iOS 9 got released on 17th Sept 2015 as free software for iPad and iPhone. This will be available for upgrade for all those devices that are not more than two years old. Such devices will be able to get all of the new features of this new version.

Apple has also offered option to downgrade from iOS 9 to iOS8 for those who are unhappy with the latest version. One can also compare the features of iOS 8 and iOS 9. At present, iOS 9 will be available for iPhone 4s as well as the new models, iPad 2 and its latest models as well as 5th and 6th generation iPod touch. This is the same set of devices that easily run on iOS 8.

Well, there are still some devices that can’t be updated to iOS9. These are as follows:

  • Original iPhone
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3Gs
  • iPhone 4
  • Original iPod touch
  • iPod touch 2nd Gen.
  • iPod touch 3rd Generation
  • iPod Touch 4th generation
  • Original iPad

Well, before actually upgrading the device with the new iOs, it’s advisable to have a back up. So, let’s see how this back up can be done?

Get the back up before getting iOS version updated?

Before initializing the update process, make sure that the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is completely backed up using iCloud or the computer with the help of iTunes. In case, anything goes wrong then this data will be useful to you or else you may lose the complete data.

To get the complete data from scratch is really a huge problem. There may arise a need to re-install apps, add email accounts, synch contacts and add huge logins as well as passwords. One can take the complete back up using iTunes.

For this the computer needs to be authorized and it will ask you for sign in process to take the back up of your apps. iCloud offers 5GB of free storage and in case this is not enough, you can buy extra space in case you don’t wish to opt for back up process via iTunes.

Update the Apps: Some of the apps may not work with the latest version hence it is necessary to update the apps. The update needs atleast 1.3 GB of storage for temporary storage of downloaded files during the time of update.

The available space can be known by selecting Settings>General Usage. The complete list of apps will show you the ones that are stored in the Phone storage. The more storage will be of Photo Apps which is filled with snaps and videos.

All these can be transferred to Dropbox or we can say Cloud storage and then these can be deleted from the PC as this will free up the space. Most of the space is used up by videos.

Now download the iOS update and then touch the option “Install to upgrade iOS and then do as per the on screen instructions. Yes, one can also update it with the help of iTunes. You must have the latest iTunes and then connect your device which will then show the message stating that a software update is available.

Click on the update and you will be asked to download and install the update. The device should not be disconnected till the time complete process is finished.

Wind Up

So, if you are interested to update your iPhone with latest iOs version then this blog will serve as a perfect guide for you.

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Nitin Suvagiya

He is working with Softqube Technologies as Director, since 2009. He has over 15+ years of experience in Microsoft Technologies, working as a CEO and also providing consultation in DevOps as he is DevOps certified. He has good expertise in UX/UI designing in any application.

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