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5 things you should do to keep your iPhone, iPad ready for iOS 10 update tonight

Apple is all set to release the iOS 10 update for compatible iPhones, iPads and iPods later today. Here are five things you should do to ensure your device is ready for the update.

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After announcing the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last week, Apple is all set to roll out the new iOS 10 update for compatible iPhones and iPads, later tonight. The new software update brings a host of new changes compared to iOS 9. Apple has added features such as raise to wake, redesigned the lockscreen with option like Press Home to open, rich lock screen notifications, clear all notifications button, QuickType keyboard to bring Siri intelligence using deep learning techniques, a brand new iMessage, updated photos app and Apple Music with ability to display lyrics. Also Read - Apple Spring Loaded event: New iPad Pro, iMac, AirTags and more at a glance

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The new iMessage app new comes with end-to-end encryption, bubble effects, bigger emojis and more. Siri has also seen major improvements where you can ask her to send a message via WeChat, Slack, WhatsApp or Hike Messenger among other third-party messenger services. Apple iOS 10 is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It also supports the iPod touch sixth generation, and range of iPads including iPad Pro, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad fourth generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 2. Also Read - Apple's new Podcasts Subscriptions will help creators get money: Price and more

The iOS 10 update will be released over-the-air (OTA) and you can directly update from your device by heading over to Settings > General > Software Update. You can also update using iTunes by connecting your iPhone or iPad with a PC or Mac. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC, click on the device icon on the top left, Check for update and click on download and update. Once the update is downloaded, you will have to Agree to the terms and conditions, enter Passcode if prompted on iPhone or iPad, and the update process will begin. After the process is completed, your iOS device will reboot to the new OS. Now, before Apple releases iOS 10 update later today, here are five things you should do to keep your iPhone and iPad ready. ALSO READ: iOS 10 rollout to begin on September 13: Compatible devices, how to download, and everything else you need to know

Backup your iPhone, iPad

The OTA and iTunes update is designed is such as way that the process doesn t lose any of your data meaning you can update without having to worry about losing your photos, videos, text messages and contacts. However, at times things can go wrong, and there are chances wherein devices get bricked. To ensure that your data remains safe, it s better to take a backup beforehand. There are two ways to take a backup local backup on your PC and iCould backup.

To take an iCloud backup, on your iPhone or iPad head over to Settings > iCloud > Backup. Here, turn on the iCloud Backup button and tap on Back Up Now button. However, ensure you have enough iCloud storage. By default, Apple gives only 5GB storage for free and you need to pay extra for more storage. For a complete backup of your iOS device, we would recommend doing it offline on your Mac or PC via iTunes. ALSO READ: Should you buy the Apple iPhone 7?

On your PC or Mac, open iTunes after you connect your iPhone, tap on the phone icon on the top left. In the summary page, the second section is Backups where there are two options Automatically backup and manually back-up and restore. Take a manual backup by clicking on back up now, which will take a backup of all your photos, music, messages and apps on your PC or Mac. In case there is a data loss after the update, you can connect your iPhone or iPad and tap on the restore backup button to restore it. ALSO READ: How to listen to music while charging your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, here are 4 ways

Update iTunes

In case you want to update using iTunes rather than the OTA update directly on the device, ensure you have the latest version of iTunes. To do that, open iTunes on your PC or Mac, click on Help and click on check for updates. ALSO READ: Apple iOS 10: Here are the 10 big features coming to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Free-up your iPhone, iPad

For those using the OTA update method, it is imperative to ensure there is enough storage on your device to download and install the update. While Apple has reduced the size of the update files, it would still be ideal to free up enough space on your device. For this, you can go into Settings > General > Storage 7 iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. From here you will be able to see which all apps are using how much storage. You might also find apps that you no longer use and can delete that app directly from here.

Gather login information and passcode

Once the update is downloaded, you will need to install your Apple account login ID and password to get the ball rolling. You will also need the passcode to authorize the update process after startup. It will be good to gather information about the account password and device passcode, in case you don t remember and have kept it written somewhere. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus: How to get Apple s latest iPhones cheaper and earlier than India launch

Keep your iPhone, iPad charged

Last, but the most important point. Before you start the update installation process, ensure that the battery on your iPhone and iPad has enough charge. This is because the update process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to more than half hour to complete. During this time, if the battery drains out, there are high chances that your device may get bricked. To avoid this from happening, ensure that your iPhone or iPad has at least 50 percent charge or more before installing the update. Apple anyway won’t go ahead with installing the iOS 10 update if your device doesn’t have enough charge.

We expect Apple to release iOS 10 around 10:30PM IST tonight. Ensure you have your iOS device ready for the update. We expect Apple’s servers to be bombarded as soon as the update goes live and downloads might be slow or you might even encounter some errors. For this, we recommend you wait out a few hours and update your devices tomorrow morning instead.

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  • Published Date: September 13, 2016 1:28 PM IST
  • Updated Date: September 13, 2016 1:31 PM IST


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