Tips on how to prepare iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch for iOS 9.3 update. Apple’s March 21 event is just around the corner, it is expected that iPhone SE along with a 9.7-inch iPad Pro will be announced. Most likely the new devices will be powered with the latest iOS 9.3.
Apple has already released seventh beta for iOS 9.3 which means that the release of iOS 9.3 is not too far away. iOS 9.3 comes up with a new Night Shift mode, Touch ID security for Notes, Apple Music and Nearby for CarPlay and more.
Check out the tips you should follow to prepare your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch for iOS 9.3 update.
Get Ready For iOS 9.3 Update On iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
1. Backup your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Take a backup of your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch before updating your device to the latest iOS in case things don’t work out well. You can take a backup of iPhone, iPad using iTunes or iCloud.
Take A Back Up Of iPhone Using iTunes
To take a backup of your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, connect your device to Mac/PC via USB cable.
Now, launch iTunes. Wait till iTunes detects your device.
Once iTunes detects your device, select Back Up. Set Back Up to This Computer.
Take a Back Up of music, photos, videos, apps and other data.
Take An Automatic Backup of iPhone, iPad Using iCloud
To take an automatic backup of iPhone, iPad using iCloud.
Launch the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad
Tap on iCloud. Login to your iCloud account, if not logged in.
Scroll down and tap on Backup.
Tap on On/Off button in iCloud Backup to enable automatic backup.
2. Free up Space on iOS Device
If you running low in space it is advisable to free up space on your device to install the latest iOS update. Make sure to delete unwanted games and apps if you are having 16 GB iPhone, iOS update will take more than 1GB of your device space. Delete unused apps by going to Settings >> Usage >> tap on the app not needed and tap on“Delete App”.
3. Install the latest Version of iTunes
Install the latest version of iTunes on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
4. How To Install the iOS Update
The latest iOS 9.3 update can be installed OTA or manually via iTunes. Installing iOS update via iTunes is ideal for advanced iOS users.
Make sure to backup everything before you ahead to install iOS update manually on your device.
To Install the iOS Update OTA
Launch the “Settings” app and go to “General” then to “Software Update”.
Install the latest IPSW via iTunes
Connect your device to your computer using USB cable.
Select the device in iTunes.
Windows users hold down “SHIFT” key and then click on “Update” whereas, Mac users hold down the “Option” key and then click on “Update”.
Select the “IPSW file” you downloaded and click “Choose”.
Wait for some time till your device gets updated.
Jailbreakers should avoid updating iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to iOS 9.3. Currently there is no public jailbreak release for iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3 devices. Pangu has released Jailbreak iOS 9.1 with no public release for iOS 9.2, 9.2.1 and 9.3 devices by any hacker.