Apple IOS – Update Sept 16 2015 ( idevices)

Apple released iOS-9, a major operating system upgrade, on Sept 16th.

The good news is that the iOS 9 update is smaller than usual, at 1.3GB, the bad news is that there is a lot of other data usage that comes with the update, data demand that will multiply if you have many Apple devices.

The heavy, data demand includes: updating your computer’s iTunes; backing up your devices; updating the operating system;  reinstallation of your apps; and, the updating of your apps to be iOS-9 compatible.

In preparation to the update, do the following:

  1. Plan your data use: Prevent auto-updating on all your devices.
    1. Go to >Settings >iTunes & App Store >AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS
    2. toggle-OFF both ‘Apps‘ and ‘Updates‘.
  2. Make space: Review your apps, photos and videos and uninstall unused items. It will be a tough task for many 8/16 GB iPhone or iPad users to free up enough space. Here’s how.
  3. Get iTunes ready: Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Here’s how.
  4. Update Apps. Use iTunes as download-central for app updates across all your devices. Here’s how.
  5. Sync your device to iTunes. Make sure all your devices are synced across iTunes. Here’s how.
  6. Backup your devices. Backup to iTunes (not iCloud) if you are data challenged. Here’s how.

Update iOS update

Once Apple releases the iOS 9 update, you will see a pop-up on your iOS device notifying you that a software update is available. It is recommended that you wait a couple days after the launch to update. There’s always a chance complications will surface. If you’re not the type who wants to spend time troubleshooting issues, it’s best to wait a few days after release to update.

You can download directly through your device but doing this wirelessly will take longer and may exhaust your mobile data.  A better suggestion is to update through your computer, using iTunes.

  1. Plug in the device charger, so you won’t run out of battery and lose the download.
  2. Connect your device to your computer and update via iTunes. Here’s how.
  3. After the update, review that your apps are all up-to-date by repeating steps 4 and 5 above.

Prepared for BIRRR on Sept 15, 2015

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