iOS 8 Download And Installation Guide For Apple Users
The biggest complaint about iOS 8 has surfaced: the download file is huge. Moreover the operating system takes a massive space to be installed. Although iTunes claims that iOS 8 is a 1.2 GB file, it requires a free storage space of 5.7 GB in order to be installed. The iOS 8 download is causing the iPhone and iPad users to delete music, apps, and images in order to make space for installing iOS 8.
The iPhone and iPad users are complaining because iOS 7 needed just 2.9 GB space to be installed. However, there is an easy solution. Just sync your iPhone or iPad with your computer and download iOS 8 from there directly.
Downloading iOS 8
In case you have not downloaded it yet, you need to go to Settings -> General -> Software Update on your iPhone or iPad. Prior to downloading, it is recommended to have a backup for everything stored on your iPhone or iPad.
How the Apple users can keep their data while also downloading iOS 8?
As it is that the installation package consumes huge space, the best way is to connect your phone or tablet with your computer and then go for iOS 8 download straight from iTunes.
Easy tips for creating data backup while iOS 8 download
You might come across troubles while downloading the software update from iTunes. In that case, you can resort to other ways to install iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad. You can do this by:
Creating a backup to iTunes
When your iPhone or iPad has been connected to the computer, go to iTunes. After selecting This Computer, go to Back Up Now.
Creating backup to iCloud
Go to Settings on your Apple device and then to iCloud and Backup. Select Back Up Now. This is an easy way to create a backup prior to iOS 8 download.
Resetting the phone
Go to Settings -> General -> Reset. After this, select Erase All Content and Settings. While this may sound scary, this is actually helpful. When all contents have been erased from the phone, choose Set Up as New iPhone.
Restore from the most recent backup on desktop
Restart your device. Once back live, hit Restore from iCloud Backup.
Despite this major drawback in the installation process of iOS 8, Apple continues to be one of the most aspired brands. We look forward to updates that would simplify the process.