Upgrading to iOS 7

Posted on September 20th, 2013 by

Apple released iOS 7 on Wednesday September 18th which offers a user interface overhaul and many new features including Control Center, iTunes Radio, and a revised multi-tasking interface. iOS 7 is compatible with the iPhone 4 and newer, the 5th generation iPod Touch, and the iPad 2 and newer. The following are a few tips to help you upgrade flawlessly.

Backup your iOS device before you start.

It’s recommended to back up to both iCloud and to iTunes. To back up to iCloud open the Settings app then find the iCloud settings. Next, select Storage & Backup and turn iCloud Backup on. To backup to iTunes connect your iOS device to your Mac or Windows computer and open iTunes. Select your iOS device from either the sidebar or the menu bar and click Back Up Now.

Connect your iOS device to a power source.

Upgrading to iOS can take awhile. Depending on how many Apps and how much music and other data you have, it can take an hour or more. Connecting to a power source, whether it’s your computer or plugged into the wall, is a good idea to make sure your battery doesn’t die mid-update.

Upgrade your device!

Once you’ve got the preparation work done you can upgrade your iOS device! This can be done using the built in software update on your iOS device found in Settings –> General –> Software Update or it can be done through iTunes. To upgrade through iTunes connect your device to your Mac or Windows computer, open iTunes, select your device, and click Check for Updates.

Happy upgrading!

 

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