Apple, the company known for the innovations done by them in the industry of technology and pioneers established with their workings. The popularity can be seen by the fact that there are outnumbered people who eagerly wait for the launch of the apple products and there is a site officially for apple fans. The company once in a year launches the products developed by them for the people in the world in September. In 2014 they launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ and iOS 8 for their product lovers.

iOS 8 is an upgraded version of iOS 7 with a new look and specifications for the iPhone/iPad/iPod users. It packs new features for making the user experience on the device to be brilliant and attractive for the users. The users have acknowledged the working and performance of the previous iOS operating system, which proving to be the benchmark set by Apple.

iOS 8 Logo

Apple’s iOS 8 Features:

  • Easy to use user interface along with the assurance of security with beautiful and elegant looks
  • Upgraded version of Siri – the voice assistant for users
  • Improved multitasking
  • New and smart keyboard for texting
  • An activity tracker for learning the way
  • Healthkit – application to monitor your health status.

iOS 8 View

Upgrading From iOS 7 to iOS 8:

You can upgrade from your previous iOS to the new one by following the steps given:

Step 1:

Ensure that you have the device compatible with the new OS. For iPhone it should be 4th generation and above, for iPad it should be 2nd generation and above.

Step 2:

Backup your application data before upgrading. The best way to back up your iPhone or iPad is through the iTunes. Open iTunes (latest version is needed) and plug your device with the computer. On the upper-right corner of the iTunes go there and choose the device (iPhone/iPad) for backing up. Choose the backup now option for a full backup of data.

iPhone Backup

Step 3:

After backing up check for the software update and if your device has memory less than 6GB then you have to remove the unnecessary and several photos, videos etc. Click the option Check for Update and it will search the update present for your device.

Step 4:

After finding the update a box will pop in front of your desktop. Click on the Download and Update and let the update be downloaded. The update is around 6GB and it will take time to download, so maintain your patience.


Step 5:

When the downloading is finished a popup will come for selecting the way of backing up your data through iCloud or start the phone like new. Choose the former for transferring the settings etc to your device in the update.

Step 6:

Your phone will restart when the upgrade process for the first time use.

Your iOS is updated and giving a new look along with the feel of using a new phone with some new and additional features present there.



How to Upgrade to iOS 8 from iOS 7 on iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
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