A lot of iPhone users encounter problems after they upgrade their iOS, be it due to compatibility or other software-related issues. If you visit forums for iPhone users, you can easily see discussions about this topic and see a lot of users complaining about different issues. In this article, I will discuss infographic solutions to some of the most common iPhone upgrade problems out there.
1. Not Enough Space to Upgrade to iOS 8 or Higher Versions
The iOS 8 is more than 4 GB in size depending on the iPhone model. It is a common issue that you will be questioned for disk space whenever you try to install this version. However, you do not really have to delete files from your phone just to cater the 4 GB that the OS needs. Simply go to Settings > General > Software Update. You can be forced to update to 7.1.2 first before you gain access to iOS 8 upgrade. The reason why the iPhone is saying there is not enough space is because it is trying to accommodate both OS which is iOS 7.1.2 and iOS 8 all at once which could result to more than 10GB of disk space.
In case your phone does not really have enough disk space for the OS upgrade then that means you have to free up disk space by deleting files you no longer need. Here are a few tips to solve storage problems.
Delete Multimedia Files
Pictures and videos are two items that eat up a lot of space in your phone. Browse your photo and video gallery for items that you no longer need and are worth deleting. If you feel that all of your multimedia files are worth saving, then back them up on a separate iOS device so that you are free to delete them on your phone. You can just put them back on the phone once the OS upgrade is done.
Another type of files that occupy a lot of space are mobile apps and games. Delete apps and games that you do not use regularly. However, be wary of deleting apps that contain important data. It is much better to play it safe by transferring apps and games that may contain process and data.
Delete Junk Files
If there is still not enough space after deleting multimedia files and applications, then you would have to resort to deleting junk files found inside your phone. There are a lot of files inside your mobile device that eat up space but cannot be deleted manually. You have to install PhoneClean which is an iOS cleaning tool to delete all junk files and free up more space for your OS upgrade.
Aside from updating your OS directly on your iPhone, you can also choose to install iOS 8 via iTunes on the computer. This can help with disk space since the installation package will no longer be saved on your phone, it will be stored on the computer instead. This will help you save a decent amount of disk space to avoid the “not enough space” problem.
2. Failed Installation Process on iOS 8 or Higher Versions
A lot of users complain about being stuck with iOS 8 or higher versions installation ending up to a failed installation. This is not actually a major issue since it is very common. Some people are just impatient enough not to wait for the entire thing to be done, thinking the device already hanged.
The basic solution for this is to hold down the Sleep/Wake and the Home button at the same time for around 10 seconds in order to reboot the device. After reboot, go to Settings > General > About to check if the update has resumed. If the update juice is not flowing then, you might as well restart the process. iOS system recovery should be the last thing in mind in case all else fail.
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