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iOS 8 Initial Reaction and 3 Things to Do Before Upgrading – WHS 122

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iOS 8 released this week and while there are some really neat features I’m not very impressed. Battery life is poor, some apps are buggy, and my device seems a little slower. I share more about my experience in this week’s podcast so make sure you listen.

The best feature is the Family Sharing account you can setup and Apple Insider has a great article that covers all the details.

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How to start an iOS 8 Family Sharing account to share apps, music, movies & more

3 Tips for Updating to iOS 8
  1. Backup your device to your computer. Don’t just rely on iCloud. It’s great for your photos but you could lose some important settings if your device doesn’t update correctly. Take the extra time to do a full back up of your device. Directions for backing up your device can be found at Apple’s website.
  2. Update all of your apps first. Sometimes apps stop working or don’t perform as expected after a major iOS update. If you’ve got dozens of app updates waiting for your attention take care of it before you update iOS. If you’re not a control freak like me and you have automatic update enabled this shouldn’t be a problem.
  3. Make sure you have enough free space. This is the biggest problem people will run into when updating iOS. If you have tons of pictures and videos or a lot of application data it can prevent you from updating iOS. You’ll need about 6 GB of free space to complete the upgrade.
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