How to prepare your iPhone for iOS 16

With Apple expected to announce the release date of iOS 16 at next week’s ‘Far Out’ event, it’s time to get your smartphone ready for the upcoming software update. Although updating to a new software update on your iPhone is as simple as pressing a single button, there are a few things you can do to make the process smooth. Below, we’ve put together a few things to be prepared and ready for the next iOS…

Back up your iPhone

One of the most important things you can do is back up your iPhone and ensure all your documents, photos, and contacts are stored in the cloud. Although it’s very unlikely that an iOS software update could cause issues to your device, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Indeed, in very rare cases, software updates have bricked iPhones, so ensuring your important information is safe beforehand can offer peace of mind.

Update apps

Another sensible thing to do before updating to iOS 16 is to review your current apps and make sure they’re all updated. Apple changed the way apps update, and most will now automatically refresh in the background, but sometimes update can get stuck. The chances are that your favorite apps, like TikTok and Twitter, will receive a dedicated update for iOS 16. However, it still makes sense to have them running on the latest version before a major update to ensure the software is compatible with any new features.

Remove unwanted software

Spending some time before a major software update to remove unwanted apps is also a good idea. Although iPhones now have more storage than ever before, removing unnecessary apps and files can give you more room to play with and ensure you don’t have any issues when it comes to update day. Do you really need 10 games downloaded to your phone? Offloading apps makes sense in most cases!

Check the release time

If you’re the sort of person who likes to be one of the first to receive a software update, then it’s worth checking the release schedule for iOS 16 as soon as it’s announced. Apple typically releases new software updates around 10am PST (1 PM EST – 6PM GMT). Setting an alarm means you’ll be one of the first to update to the latest software, but remember that there will be hundreds of thousands of other people wanting to update at the same time. Be patient, be prepared to wait, and enjoy iOS 16!

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