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The preparation for the launch of iOS 9.3: what you need to do before upgrading iPhone and iPad

The release of the final version of iOS 9.3 update is expected on Monday, March 21. On the eve of the release of this long awaited release is the time to prepare your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to the new OS. Of course, if you plan to update your device. In this article we will explain how to check the gadget on the compatibility of “clean” operating system and perform other necessary procedures.

The main new feature in iOS 9.3 is a Night Shift mode that automatically adjusts the color temperature of the screen of the mobile device depending on the time of day. As iOS 9.3. allows you to protect with password and Touch ID is a separate entry in the app “Notes”. In OS new sections in the Health app with information about the user’s activity, and news aggregator News Apple added video support and a horizontal mode of operation.

Apple has distributed a test build of iOS 9.3 since January of this year, but for the first time in public access final version of the OS.

1. To check the compatibility

The list of supported iOS devices 9.3 includes all models of smartphones and tablets that support iOS 9.0. If your gadget has iOS 8, you can upgrade to the new platform.

iPhone:

  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s

iPad:

  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini

iPod:

  • iPod touch 6G
  • iPod touch 5G

In the list of compatible devices you will notice an obsolete iPhone 4s or iPad mini. Some users are afraid to update to iOS 9.3 due to possible performance issues. The owners of one of these devices you should not worry about it. One of the challenges being addressed in iOS 9.3 – fixes and performance improvements. In any case, deterioration in the work should not be expected.

Not be amiss to note that not all features of iOS 9.3 will be available on supported devices. In particular, the function of the Night Shift, contributing to increased sleep after using mobile devices at bedtime, will receive only devices on the basis of 64-bit processors. Including iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPod touch 6G, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.

Devices with iOS 9, which will not work Night Shift:

  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPad mini
  • iPad 4
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPod touch 5G

2. To clean the gadget

Users it makes sense to part with unused software. This measure is optional but never hurts to get rid of the unnecessary applications before installing fresh update. When uninstalling you have nothing to lose – to recover any game or app from the App Store.

3. To back up your data

Many people use iPhone and iPad as the main gadget for shooting photo and video. And hardly anyone wants to lose important moments of your life captured on digital images, unsuccessfully upgrading the firmware. To securely store photos or videos, it is recommended to make a backup. You can do this via iTunes and via iCloud. This will double your chances of successful data recovery in case of loss.

iTunes: connect your device to your computer, launch iTunes, select it in the upper pane and click backup.

iCloud: on your i-device go to menu Settings –> iCloud –> Storage & backup –> Create backup.

4. Jailbreak?

Because MacDigger actively monitor jailbreak-trends in the world of Apple, our first duty is to warn users about the hacked igadzhetov no exploits to jailbreak iOS 9.3. When you upgrade to a new OS you will lose the current jailbreak. To return to the old iOS version is not possible.

There are reports that Taig cook the exploit to jailbreak iOS 9.3. However, this information is classified as rumors. Wait for official statements, then update the gadget OS. The best option right now is to stay on the old OS until, until it becomes clear, whether there is a jailbreak for iOS 9.3 or not. Everything must be decided in the coming days.

5. To wait for the release

After performing the above steps you will have to wait for the evening and to install the OS. After the presentation of new products Apple will release the final version of iOS 9.3. To install the update on the iPhone and iPad will be enough to go to the settings of the operating system and in the menu General –> software Update to confirm the download of the firmware.

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