Apple did not just reveal their two handsets, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, but it also provided a sneak on the new iOS7. Following the sneak peak, the new iOS 7 came this September 18. Now people can update their iPad, iPhone and iPod with the new operating system.
Before upgrading to the new platform, there are several things Apple users ought to remember and follow to make sure they get the update right.
iOS 7 ushered in considerable changes to the overall operating system software of Apple. While past updates only introduced new features and a number of design tweaks, the iOS 7 offers an entirely redesigned platform that provides fresh features and overhauled look. Apple's mobile devices will sport an entirely differently feel once upgraded.
Some new features include an overhauled camera with built-in filters, AirDrop, redesigned multitasking system, iTunes Radio and a new Control Center. Siri also sports new voices and commands allowing users to do more hands free tasks.
Not all features in the iOS 7 can be extended to all Apple devices like iPod, iPad and iPhone. It is important understand which features go to which device.
Do a Clean Up
Users should clean up their iPod, iPad or iPhone before upgrading to the new OS. This means removing unnecessary applications and files. Users should take the time to go through their devices and select which ones clog up their storage and interface.
It is prevalent among smart device users to download applications or files they do not use anymore. This will be a great time to remove these before introducing a new system to the device. The new iOS 7 requires a great deal of memory so it will do the device a favor to get rid of installed and downloaded components and free more space.
Charge the Device
This may not sound much but users need to charge their iPad, iPhone or iPod before installing the iOS update. They need at least 50% of the battery when not plugged. This makes sure no unnecessary problems will arise. This also prevents repeating the installation process unnecessarily.
Update the Apps
It is likely that some application begin acting up following the introduction of the new iOS 7. The problem will arise more because of compatibility issues so it is best to update each application. This will save the time fixing the problems once programs start lagging. Users should be on the lookout for all upgrades or updates from developers to ensure their programs function well with the new OS.
Transfer Your Purchases
Once the iOS 7 is installed successfully, users can download their previous applications. This also means they can transfer their purchases. This makes the transition from the 6th generation to the 7th generation much easier.
Backup Files in iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Installing the new system on a device will delete files. It is best to prepare a backup on all devices to prevent unnecessary loss. So when something goes wrong, users can retrieve their data easily. The massive overhaul of the system can spark incompatibilities and other problems with existing files. It is important to keep a copy of everything.
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