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5 tips and tricks to prepare your iPhone/iPad for the iOS 11 update

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5 tips and tricks to prepare your iPhone/iPad for the iOS 11 update

It's iOS 11 update time, which means that your iPhone or iPad is about to receive a new coat of paing and a slew of useful new features and functionalities that will definitely change your user experience.

To make sure you run into zero problems when the moment comes and update your iPhone without any hiccups, we've compiled a list of a few things that you should take care of in order tо run into no issues!


1. Charge your phone


5 tips and tricks to prepare your iPhone/iPad for the iOS 11 update

No one would initiate a major OS update with their iPhone or iPad having merely 15% of battery left, right? Well, we like to imagine that most people know better, but let this be a reminder to charge your phone up before you start updating to iOS 11. Better yet, you might wanna leave it plugged in the charger during the process - this way you will have enough juice to tinker with the new version of the OS.

2. Make an iTunes backup


Although it's quite unlikely, there's always the chance of things going haywire during the update process. We don't know, some of you might have angered the smartphone gods, but having a handy backup around will definitely keep you safe from accidental experience-breaking issues. Due to the fact that you won't be able to restore your device from an iCloud backup if something goes wrong, it's imperative that you make a full iTunes backup. This way, you will be able to get back to square one if something wrong happens, perish the thought. 

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3. Free up some space


5 tips and tricks to prepare your iPhone/iPad for the iOS 11 update

Users with 16GB iPhones, or even those rocking the 8GB iPhone 5c, we feel you. It's hard getting by with such a minuscule amount of storage. We know that you are probably using 95% of your available native storage already, but you won't be able to download and install iOS 11 if you don't have 1-2GB of free space. iOS 11 should clock in at around 1.7GB, so make sure you have at least double that beforehand.

4. Is your device eligible for the update?


The title pretty much sums it up - if you're rocking an iPhone 5 or an older one, then no, you shouldn't keep your hopes up. You won't get to play with iOS 11 unless you get a newer device. Here are theeligible devices: 

5 tips and tricks to prepare your iPhone/iPad for the iOS 11 update

5. Connect to a Wi-Fi network


Yes, it probably won't be advisable to download the large update if you're not hooked to a Wi-Fi network. We know you're likely sporting an unlimited data plan, but still, better save yourself some bandwidth. 

Have fun with iOS 11!

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