iOS 8, the latest and greatest mobile operating system for all Apple mobile devices, will be released for public download on September 17, 2014 – USA time, which means Malaysians will get it by September 18, 2014.
Here are some important information before you update to iOS 8.
Check with the list below to see if your Apple mobile device is compatible with iOS 8.
Backup before updating
Always backup your device prior to the update. If anything goes wrong, you can always restore from your latest backup.
There are two ways to backup your iOS devices, through iTunes or iCloud. Click on the link below for step by step guidelines on how to backup your iOS devices using either way.
Ensure your iOS device is fully charged or plugged into the charger before updating to iOS 8. You never want to have your update progress disrupted due to low battery level.
Get ready to download a large file, connect to a fast and reliable Wifi network for the update
iOS 7 update file was as large as 3GB and we believe iOS 8 will be no lesser than that. So make sure that you are connected to a fast and reliable Wifi network for the update. You don’t want to update over your Cellular network (3G or LTE) unless you have unlimited data transfer quota and a super fast cellular network.
Besides, you should make sure that your iOS device has sufficient storage space to download the large update file. Clearing some of the videos, photos, music files, games and other unused apps might help make room for the iOS 8 update file.
Will iOS 8 be available in Malaysia?
Yes. iOS 8 is available to download and update worldwide.
Is iOS 8 free?
Yes. As long as your iOS device is compatible with iOS 8, the update is absolutely free of charge.
Step by step guide to update your iOS device
Due to heavy traffic as the world tries to update their iOS devices at the same time, some are expected to see error messages when they are trying to perform the update. If you are one of the unlucky ones, simply wait for a day or two and try again when the download traffic gets lighter.
Do not rush to get iOS 8 installed to your iOS devices once it is released. Wait for a day or two and see if there are any complaints by others who have installed iOS 8 into their devices or reports of major software glitch in the first public release of iOS 8. Only update to iOS 8 when most people reported no issues in their update.
iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners should pay extra attention to reports by others who have installed iOS 8 into their iPhone 4S and iPad2. These older devices face higher risk of running slow after updating to the latest and greatest iOS 8 due to older and thus poorer hardware performance.
Should you update to iOS 8?
Of course!! This is a major update with the introduction of many new and handy features that will make your iOS devices even better. It will literally turn your iOS devices to look and feels new again. Click on the link below to see the major new features that comes with iOS 8.
Have you updated to iOS 8?
Do you like it? How did the update process go? Bumpy or smooth sailing all the way?
Share your experience with us in the comment section below.