iOS 9 Upgrade: 5 Tips for Getting It Right
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Product Mgr. Consumer Mobile Apps | Ram is an iPhone addict with no cure in the near-future. He is responsible for defining the mobile user experience at SanDisk. He recently launched the iXpand Sync app and is working on SanDisk Connect mobile apps. Prior to SanDisk, he was at Yahoo and worked on improving user experience on Yahoo Search App and Yahoo Answers Mobile web products.

It’s that time again. Update that iOS.

For the ninth time since Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone, users will have a new version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Apple is extremely good at ensuring everything “just works.” But there’s always room for a bit of house-cleaning, without having to having to purge your precious LOL cat videos, making the leap to iOS 9 easy.

Two for starters:

  • Make sure you’re on Wi-Fi and plugged in. Operating system updates are rough on a data plan or battery. Don’t chew up either by updating on the way to a dinner — wait until you’re settled.
  • Is your current device compatible with iOS 9? If you’re someone that takes their sweet time getting a new Apple gadget (they are expensive after all!), there’s a chance you can’t update to iOS 9. You’re going to have to sit out this update if you have a mobile device earlier than an iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or 5th generation iPod.

Three more tips for peace of mind:

  • Delete any apps you haven’t used in a year. The end result? You free up storage space and relieve homescreen clutter.
  • Delete or archive big files or videos. Use that storage space for new music and picture memories. Have you watched that clip in the last year? If not, you should back it up.
  • Back up your music and photos to the Cloud. It’s generally good practice in case you lose your phone. As a starting point, iCloud gives you 5GB of storage for free.

Or, how does an extra 128GB sound instead? A new iOS doesn’t mean you have to spend hours sifting through precious LOL cat videos and deciding which ones to purge. With the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive drive for iOS devices, or the new Connect Wireless Stick, you can store your files on an easy-to-manage and portable drive.

Now you’re ready to get on that Number 9 update train! Go to: Settings > General > Software updates


The iXpand Flash Drive is available at Amazon.

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About the Author

Product Mgr. Consumer Mobile Apps | Ram is an iPhone addict with no cure in the near-future. He is responsible for defining the mobile user experience at SanDisk. He recently launched the iXpand Sync app and is working on SanDisk Connect mobile apps. Prior to SanDisk, he was at Yahoo and worked on improving user experience on Yahoo Search App and Yahoo Answers Mobile web products.



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