How to prepare your iPhone/iPad for the iOS 9 update and make sure you run into zero troubles


For the first time ever, Apple released a public beta of its iOS 9 this year. It was available for anyone with a compatible device that was willing to get a taste of the iOS 9 flavor. Currently, the public beta is at version 9.1, but it still remains a beta and it comes with a certain amount of issues and problems that have not been ironed out.

However, Apple is seeding the official version of iOS 9 today, September 16. In case you've given the iOS 9 beta a try but you wish to get the official version of the software, which is naturally expected be as issue-free as we'd like it to be. How to prepare your phone for iOS 9, though? While updating your iDevice to the newest software is usually as easy as abc, there are some steps that will make sure your transition to the new version of the OS will be as worry-free as possible. 

By the way, here are the major new features that will arrive alongside iOS 9. Without further ado, here are a couple of advises.

1. Make sure you have at least 1.3GB of free storage on your device. That's the absolute minimum. In comparison with the close to 5GB previous iOS versions required, iOS 9 is going to be noticeably more lightweight. Thanks to this, you won't need to delete hundred of apps, photos, videos, and other type of content in order to get the new OS version. Still, we advise you to have a bit more than 1.3GB of free storage at hand, just in case.


2. Have a backup handy. It goes without saying that making up a backup of your device before a software update might potentially save you tons and tons of frustration if something, perish the thought, goes wrong. iTunes backup is usually a better bet than an iCloud one. 

The former it will make a full copy of your existing setup (files, apps, settings, and all), whereas an iCloud backup won't backup any of your media content that you didn't purchase from the iTunes Store, as well as photos you've manually uploaded.

3. In case you're rocking the iOS 9/9.1 public beta, you will need to manually downgrade to a previous iOS version if you want to give the official release a try. Check out how to do this in the gallery below.

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8 Comments

1. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Is it rolling everywhere at the same time or other regions will get it later?

2. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

here comes the Sheepdroids with their amazing comments: welcome iSheeps in 2011 their OS looks ugly cannot be customized no multitasking? NO BUY bad battery slow performance oh Rose gold is ugly pink No theme Store ! iOS 9 is just iOS 8.0.2 ! what else?

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Just ignore those attention w***es

5. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

i can say the same thing about ios users, windows phone users, android users, blackberry users everyone think they know better than you do everyone want to enforce what he/she likes on everyone on a side note as a windows phone user i think ios looks really beautiful !

7. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

The only thing not true about this is the slow performance... al of the other points are truth.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you're enrolled in the beta program, but not running any beta software, do you still need to restore?

6. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

This is the problem with updates, they should run with zero troubles ALWAYS... why in the hell the user had to "prepare" his device for an update? If you have to do that, then is a bad update, that's simple

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

ios 9 is crap cant update my ipad

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