So today sees yet another new ios update to Apple iPhones and the like. And, given what some have said about the trouble they’ve had in the past, and people moaning about how loooong it takes, I have to say, my update went very smoothly.
Before updating, however, I always follow these simple steps, and maybe, so should you:
- Back up your device to your computer.
- Back up your device to the cloud as well, if you have an account.
- Make sure any new purchases you have are transferred.
- Download but DO NOT install the new update.
- Read the TOS first, or at the very least what fixes/bugs updates there are. It’ll only take you a minute to read those.
- Finally … start the update of your device.
The data back up took me 10-12 minutes, while downloading of the software update took almost 20. But hey, I walked down the corridor, put the kettle on, and made a brew. Earl Grey. Hot. And voila! The update was ready.
Then, and only then, did I hit the ‘update’ button sure that I had done everything I could or should, and waited. The next bit is what drives some people nuts. I don’t know why. Anxiety? Maybe. This bit only took 3-5 minutes tops having done all the rest to set the stage, as it were.
All-in-all, it went smoothly. I had no apparent hiccups, or problems, and on re-start of my iPhone 5c I saw that everything was there, including my Carrier connection. Something I’ve heard others say they’ve had a problem with.
The simple fix to that is to get a paperclip, straighten it, and use it to firmly, but carefully, pop out your sim card tray and, just as quickly, push it back in. This usually clears and sorts the problem.
Now, it’s onto updating the iPad mini.