The latest iOS upgrade from Apple is just around the corner. Here’s what you should do to prepare your phone.
Apple’s iOS 15 update will be available tomorrow, bringing new features such as FaceTime calls to Android pals, Focus Mode for controlling alerts, augmented reality instructions in Apple Maps, and Wallet upgrades for keeping a digital version of your driver’s card on your phone. Apple introduced iOS 15 in June, but just confirmed the software’s release date on Tuesday at its iPhone 13 announcement.
There are a few key actions you should take before updating to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.
Make sure your device is compatible with iOS 15
If you bought a new iPhone within the previous six years, it will be compatible with iOS 15. The following is a complete list of iPhones and iPads that will support Apple’s latest software upgrade.
Back up your iPhone or iPad before you update to iOS 15
It is always a good practice to backup any gadget before upgrading it. The majority of the time, your phone will update normally and without problems. However, if something goes wrong, like it did for some iPhone owners in 2016 when iOS 10 was released, you’ll want to be prepared. It’s also a good idea to go through your photo and app libraries and eliminate any superfluous stuff so that backing up your device takes less time.
I recommend backing up your iPhone as soon as possible before downloading the latest software to ensure that your backup is as current as possible.
There are a few basic methods for backing up your iPhone or iPad. The simplest method is to use iCloud.