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Things You Need Know Before Installing the iOS 9 Upgrade


iOS 9 comes with great refinements which will make your device better than before. While you are busy upgrading your iOS device to iOS 9, you probably are facing quite a lot problems during the process of upgrading to iOS 9. Here, we want to tell you about some things to take ahead of your installation. These will help to ensure a smooth iOS 9 installation process and make an efficient upgrade.

READ MORE: Top 5 Reasons that You Might Want to Skip iOS 9

1. Get Familiar with iOS 9


Most of the times when you choose to upgrade an OS; it is always a one way process which means that you need to be sure that you are exploring the details thoroughly. You should take a preview of the top features and the main changes which would be a part of iOS 9. When you have explored all these aspects and you are sure that you want to upgrade, you can choose to make the change. Once you have upgraded to iOS 9, you won't be able to get back iOS8. There have always been a few complains that upgrading to a new OS might slow down the device a little.

2. Clean Up Your Device


When you download and install the new OS, you will be notified of the need to free space. The storage requirement for iOS 9 is 1.3 GB. Right now is a good time to clean up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. While many of you probably did this before installing iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4, or one of Apple's smaller iOS 8 updates, some of you may not have taken the time to get rid of unnecessary files. We recommend doing some spring cleaning ahead of your iOS 9 install.

You can temporarily delete your media files by storing them at another location or you can also make a backup of your data and then clear it for the time being. Once you have upgraded, you can then retrieve your files by restoring the backup.

3. Check Device Compatibility


Some of us get very excited and impatient the moment we hear about a new version of the operating system. If you try and upgrade your device to the new OS version without running a compatibility check, it might end up harming your device.

iOS 9 is currently available for iPhone 4S and upwards. Along with it, you can also upgrade it for iPad Air 2 and even iPad mini 2 and 3 as well. So, if you have an Apple device which is not compatible, you should refrain from making an upgrade.

4. Backup Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch


If you do not want to be involved in the problem of ending up losing all your important data after upgrade, one of the best things to do is to make a backup of your data before you choose to upgrade. When you backup your file, you will be able to retrieve the content by restoring the backup from iTunes or iCloud, post the upgrade.

It is also to be noted that if you fail to do so, you can always use tools like Brorsoft iRefone (available for Windows and Mac users), an easy-to-use yet professional iPhone/iPod/iPad Data Recovery. It is one of the best software which helps in making easy backup to computer and it can help you recover even those files which may be permanently deleted. This tool is capable of helping you restore your files from your backup files as well. This software is fully compatible with iOS9.

5. Charge Your Device


You'll need to have a minimum of 50% of battery when installing the iOS 9 update if the device isn't plugged into a power source like a wall outlet or a computer. Make sure your devices are charged or make sure that you are going to have access to a computer or another power source before trying to install the iOS 9 update.

These are some of the top tips which you need to keep in mind when you are looking to upgrade to iOS 9. Overall, the response has been positive for the new version and it remains to be seen as to how successful it will be when it is rolled out for public use in this fall. There have been some very important changes which have been incorporated in the new OS.

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