Tip of the Day: How to Install iOS 8 on Your iDevice

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Today is the day iOS 8 will be available for download, so make sure you read our rundown of all the cool new features. If you've decided to update the software on your iPhone or other device, consider waiting until the initial rush of downloads has passed; this will allow you to avoid longer download times or installation fails. When you're ready to update, make sure you check out these tips on downloading and installing iOS 8:

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Make sure your device is compatible.

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iOS 8 is compatible with iPhone 4S and up, the iPad 2 and up, and the 5th-generation iPod and up.

Get your iPhone ready for the new OS

Delete old messages, unwanted photos, and unused apps. Make sure the rest of your apps are up to date.

Back up your device via iCloud or iTunes.

Apple has instructions HERE.

Go get that update!

Plug your phone in to a charger, make sure Wi-Fi is on, and then go to Settings>General>Software Update and follow the directions for updating iOS. 

Or you can plug your device into your computer and complete the update via iTunes.

 

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for savvyvegetarian.com and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.