iOS faq

You can enjoy all the latest new feature of iOS 8 in the new iPhone 6. But if you want to upgrade your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 8 then you need to:

Part 1: Prepare your device

  1.  Check your device compatibility: It is the first thing you need to ensure that iOS device will be able to run on the iOS 8 or not. Apple has come up with a list of the entire iOS device that will be fully compatible with the iOS 8. If it is not in the list then you need to upgrade it to the iOS 8.    install iOS 8 on iPhone
  2. iOS device has enough storage for iOS 8 update: To install the iOS 8 on your iDevice there are 2 ways to do so via iTunes or directly with the your iDevice. You need to choose upgrade the iOS 8 on your device then you must be sure that you have a 6GB of storage space on your device, because the Apple requires it. You need to extract the storage requirement from different models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If you don’t have that much of storage then you need to delete the items from your device to free up the space required for it for upgrading to iOS 8 via iTunes.

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Apart from the above mention preparation you must also see the security of your data so that you get enhanced enjoyment of your new iOS 8 enabled devices for this you need to:

Part 2: Upgrade to iOS 8 via iTunes(Recommended)

Why iTunes is recommended for upgrading to iOS?

  •  You require less iOS device storage when you upgrade via iTunes. Upgrading of iOS 8 over the air you only at least need 4.6GB storage that may be available on the iOS device, which means you need to prepare the 6GB for successful upgrade. If you do iOS update with iTunes then you only require 2GB of storage on your iOS device.
  • You require less time. If you are upgrading your iOS 8 with iTunes then you will complete this process faster than when you do it directly. It requires more than 30 hours for downloading the installation package on your iPhone on the other hand when you make use of iTunes then you can do it in half an hour by upgrading the iOS 8 on your system.
  • Network will be more stable. The computer networks are more stable than the Wi-Fi on the iOS device. During the updating process the Wi-Fi connection may disconnect always that may result to update failure.
  •  iTunes must only upgrade the jailbreak iOS device. If it does not happen then update can fail and you will get your iOS device with dead black screen or with Apple logo that gets stuck on your Apple device.
  • The iOS device runs on the iOS 6 or former versions to upgrade to iOS 8 with iTunes. Or else the update will also fail.

There are 3 options to upgrade the iOS 8 with help of iTunes.

Option 1: The simplest way is to do with the iOS 8 update with iTunes

Step 1. For updating your device to latest version with iTunes you need to connect the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your system and then launch the iTunes. You need to make sure that you are connected to a stable network.

Step 2. In the iTunes, you need to click on the iOS device. A pop window will open, where you can see the information of your iOS device. Hereit will say that version iOS 8.0.0 is available for your iOS device. You just need to click on the ‘Update’, this will upgrade your device to iOS 8.

  • Advantages: It’s very easy to operate you don’t need to download any firmware or no need to do any extra work.
  • Disadvantages: You need to wait a long time for iTunes to get downloaded the installation package. In this installation process you may also lose your data.

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Option 2: Make hold of Shift Key and click ‘Update’ on iTunes

Step 1. You need to download the firmware for your iOS device from: http://ipswdownloader.com according to your iOS device model and then save it on your system.

Step 2. Then after downloading you need to install the latest iTunes on your computer. Then you need to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your system and run iTunes.

Step 3. Then on the iTunes, you need to click on your iOS device. By Holding down the Shift key (Option key on Mac) on the keyboard and then you need to click on the ‘Update’ button that is present on your computer.  On the pop-up window, find the firmare that you have saved on your system and choose it. Then you need to click on the ‘Open’ and let your iTunes do the rest of things for upgrading iOS 8.

  • Advantages: It’s a bit fast to upgrade your device to iOS 8 in this way.
  • Disadvantages: You need to download a right firmware first. If you are not working on a stable network then during the update process, you might lose your data from your iOS device.

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Option 3: Make hold down Shift Key and then click ‘Restore’ on iTunes

Step 1. You need to download the firmware for your iOS device from: http://ipswdownloader.com according to your iOS device model and then save it on your

Step 2. Then you need to make sure that your iTunes is of latest version. If it is not then you need to update it. Then you need to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your system and launch the iTunes. On your iTunes you need to click on the iOS device. Then a pop-up window will appear where you can see the information of your iOS device. At the backup area you need to choose ‘This Computer’ and then click on ‘Back Up Now’. By doing this you successfully need to backup your iOS data from the system. It will firstly erase all your data from your device then you restore the data to your device from the backup file after the iOS 8 up-gradation.

Step 3. You need to hold down Shift key (Option key on Mac) from the keyboard and then click on the ‘Restore iPhone (iPad or iPod)’ from the same window to iTunes. From the new pop-up window, you need to choose the firmware then you need to download it on your computer in. Then let your iTunes do the rest of the things in favor of iOS 8 update for you.

Step 4. After successful iOS 8 upgrade, you’ll find that all data stored on your device will vanish. To get back your data you need to click on the ‘Restore Backup’. A new pop-up will appear where you need to choose the backup that you’ve created in step 2 and then you just need to restore the data to your iOS device.

  • Advantages: It is the safest way to upgrade your device to iOS 8. With the use of this way you will never lose your data.
  • Disadvantages: For this you need to go through a long process of upgrading of iOS 8: for this download the firmware > then backup data > then update to iOS 8 > then restore your data.

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Part 3. Update your iOS 8 over the air (directly on the iOS device)

If you want to have a successful update of your iOS you need to ensure that your iOS devices meet the requirements:

  • You must have 6GB of storage available on your device. To update your iOS 8 directly on your device you need a large space for it. If you don’t have so much of storage space then you need to update iOS 8 via iTunes or try to free up the space by deleting some of data.
  • You must have a stable network. If you don’t have a stable Wi-Fi network then the update of iOS 8 can fail in between.
  • Your device needs to have full battery or connect the device to power source. As it may take a long time to update your iOS. If there will be not enough power then update can fail.
  • You need to make sure that your iOS device is not jailbreak if it is then you cannot update your device to iOS 8.

To update your device to iOS 8 on your iOS device directly you need to tap on the settings app on the iOS device>General>software update. Then you need to click on the download and install the button for iOS 8. After this you need to tap on agree button to Apple’s terms and conditions. When you will download the installation package of iOS 8 you need to click on the “Install Now” then you need to tap and wait for your device to restart. Then later you just need to tap on the setup screen of your device and you are done.

 ios 8 upgrade on idevice

You can enjoy all the latest new feature of iOS 8 in the new iPhone 6. But if you want to upgrade your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 8 then you need to:

Part 1: Prepare your device

1.    Check your device compatibility: It is the first thing you need to ensure that iOS device will be able to run on the iOS 8 or not. Apple has come up with a list of the entire iOS device that will be fully compatible with the iOS 8. If it is not in the list then you need to upgrade it to the iOS 8.    

2.    iOS device has enough storage for iOS 8 update: To install the iOS 8 on your iDevice there are 2 ways to do so via iTunes or directly with the your iDevice. You need to choose upgrade the iOS 8 on your device then you must be sure that you have a 6GB of storage space on your device, because the Apple requires it. You need to extract the storage requirement from different models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If you don’t have that much of storage then you need to delete the items from your device to free up the space required for it for upgrading to iOS 8 via iTunes.

Apart from the above mention preparation you must also see the security of your data so that you get enhanced enjoyment of your new iOS 8 enabled devices for this you need to:

Part 2: Upgrade to iOS 8 via iTunes (Recommended)

Why iTunes is recommended for upgrading to iOS?

  •  You require less iOS device storage when you upgrade via iTunes. Upgrading of iOS 8 over the air you only at least need 4.6GB storage that may be available on the iOS device, which means you need to prepare the 6GB for successful upgrade. If you do iOS update with iTunes then you only require 2GB of storage on your iOS device.
  • You require less time. If you are upgrading your iOS 8 with iTunes then you will complete this process faster than when you do it directly. It requires more than 30 hours for downloading the installation package on your iPhone on the other hand when you make use of iTunes then you can do it in half an hour by upgrading the iOS 8 on your system.
  • Network will be more stable. The computer networks are more stable than the Wi-Fi on the iOS device. During the updating process the Wi-Fi connection may disconnect always that may result to update failure.
  • iTunes must only upgrade the jailbreak iOS device. If it does not happen then update can fail and you will get your iOS device with dead black screen or with Apple logo that gets stuck on your Apple device.
  • The iOS device runs on the iOS 6 or former versions to upgrade to iOS 8 with iTunes. Or else the update will also fail.

There are 3 options to upgrade the iOS 8 with help of iTunes.

Option 1: The simplest way is to do with the iOS 8 update with iTunes

Step 1. For updating your device to latest version with iTunes you need to connect the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your system and then launch the iTunes. You need to make sure that you are connected to a stable network.

Step 2. In the iTunes, you need to click on the iOS device. A pop window will open, where you can see the information of your iOS device. Hereit will say that version iOS 8.0.0 is available for your iOS device. You just need to click on the ‘Update’, this will upgrade your device to iOS 8.

  • Advantages: It’s very easy to operate you don’t need to download any firmware or no need to do any extra work.  
  • Disadvantages: You need to wait a long time for iTunes to get downloaded the installation package. In this installation process you may also lose your data.

Option 2: Make hold of Shift Key and click ‘Update’ on iTunes

Step 1. You need to download the firmware for your iOS device from: http://ipswdownloader.com according to your iOS device model and then save it on your system.

Step 2. Then after downloading you need to install the latest iTunes on your computer. Then you need to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your system and run iTunes.

Step 3. Then on the iTunes, you need to click on your iOS device. By Holding down the Shift key (Option key on Mac) on the keyboard and then you need to click on the ‘Update’ button that is present on your computer.  On the pop-up window, find the firmare that you have saved on your system and choose it. Then you need to click on the ‘Open’ and let your iTunes do the rest of things for upgrading iOS 8.

  • Advantages: It’s a bit fast to upgrade your device to iOS 8 in this way.
  • Disadvantages: You need to download a right firmware first. If you are not working on a stable network then during the update process, you might lose your data from your iOS device.

Option 3: Make hold down Shift Key and then click ‘Restore’ on iTunes

Step 1. You need to download the firmware for your iOS device from: http://ipswdownloader.com according to your iOS device model and then save it on your

Step 2. Then you need to make sure that your iTunes is of latest version. If it is not then you need to update it. Then you need to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your system and launch the iTunes. On your iTunes you need to click on the iOS device. Then a pop-up window will appear where you can see the information of your iOS device. At the backup area you need to choose ‘This Computer’ and then click on ‘Back Up Now’. By doing this you successfully need to backup your iOS data from the system. It will firstly erase all your data from your device then you restore the data to your device from the backup file after the iOS 8 up-gradation.

Step 3. You need to hold down Shift key (Option key on Mac) from the keyboard and then click on the ‘Restore iPhone (iPad or iPod)’ from the same window to iTunes. From the new pop-up window, you need to choose the firmware then you need to download it on your computer in. Then let your iTunes do the rest of the things in favor of iOS 8 update for you.

Step 4. After successful iOS 8 upgrade, you’ll find that all data stored on your device will vanish. To get back your data you need to click on the ‘Restore Backup’. A new pop-up will appear where you need to choose the backup that you’ve created in step 2 and then you just need to restore the data to your iOS device.  

  • Advantages: It is the safest way to upgrade your device to iOS 8. With the use of this way you will never lose your data.
  • Disadvantages: For this you need to go through a long process of upgrading of iOS 8: for this download the firmware > then backup data > then update to iOS 8 > then restore your data

Part 3. Update your iOS 8 over the air (directly on the iOS device)

If you want to have a successful update of your iOS you need to ensure that your iOS devices meet the requirements:

  •  You must have 6GB of storage available on your device. To update your iOS 8 directly on your device you need a large space for it. If you don’t have so much of storage space then you need to update iOS 8 via iTunes or try to free up the space by deleting some of data.
  •  You must have a stable network. If you don’t have a stable Wi-Fi network then the update of iOS 8 can fail in between.
  • Your device needs to have full battery or connect the device to power source. As it may take a long time to update your iOS. If there will be not enough power then update can fail.
  •  You need to make sure that your iOS device is not jailbreak if it is then you cannot update your device to iOS 8.

To update your device to iOS 8 on your iOS device directly you need to tap on the settings app on the iOS device>General>software update. Then you need to click on the download and install the button for iOS 8. After this you need to tap on agree button to Apple’s terms and conditions. When you will download the installation package of iOS 8 you need to click on the “Install Now” then you need to tap and wait for your device to restart. Then later you just need to tap on the setup screen of your device and you are done

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