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How to download and install iOS 8 in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

How to download and install iOS 8 in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

The annual cycle iOS update is still rolling. This time, Apple released the eighth version of its operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.

 iOS 8 will be available as a free download on Wednesday, September 17 the download and update itself is pretty easy, but there are some important things you should consider before downloading iOS 8 Here's a guide to help you through process with zero stress.

The first thing to do is to check if your Apple device is eligible for the upgrade. Apple has announced that iOS devices will gain the following 8 update:

iPhone 4s iPhone 5c iPhone 5s iPod touch with Retina fifth generation iPad 2 iPad display iPad Air iPad mini iPad Mini with Retina display

Some iOS 8 features such as SMS  Continuity will not be available on launch day, indicating that Apple will release an update to iOS 8 more closely when OS X Yosemite spear. Check this report for details on the functions that will be available later.

The next step is possibly the most important in the process - backup. Apple in general has had a great career without major data loss cases reported after the updates, but better safe than sorry. We have previously covered the whole process of making a backup of your iPhone and the steps are very similar to other Apple devices. Here is how to create a backup of your Apple device.

While you can have a backup of your device in iCloud, we recommend using iTunes and the whole process is more reliable, especially if you have irregular connectivity.Plug the device to a PC or Apple Mac. Opens iTunes and click on the iPhone (or iPad or iPod Touch) in the top right, next to iTunes.Under manually backup and restore, click Backup Now to start the backup from your Apple device . This process takes some time, especially if it is the first time that the backup data is performed. Make sure you have plenty of time before you do this. It took a little over 40 minutes to take a backup the first time, although your mileage may vary depending on the storage capacity of your iPhone and the amount of data you have critical data stored.Once default applications were backed up to iTunes, it will ask if you want to transfer purchases. This basically takes a backup of all installed applications on the phone, along with the downloaded data in those applications. To do this you must sign in with your Apple ID.

If you do not have access to a computer, then you can use iCloud backup. Remember that only 5 GB is free and not have to pay Rs. 60 per month for 20 GB of storage in iCloud. But since the actual applications themselves are not backed up with iCloud - only application's data, along with pictures, videos and other information - free storage is usually enough for most.

To start the backup, on your iOS device, go to Settings> iCloud> Storage & Backup.Turn in marking iCloud backup switch. You'll get a warning telling you that your iPhone will not be backed up your computer automatically. Touch okay.Once iCloud Backup, tap Backup Now. This will start the backup of your data to iCloud.

Wait for the backup to finish before proceeding. You should see the backup time Last (which should appear just below backup now) are a recent development, once complete the backup.

Now that your data is safe, we will see how to download and install the iOS 8 update You can update the device, either directly via Wi-Fi or by connecting to a PC or Mac and download the update through iTunes. Downloading directly is easier, so let's try that first.

On your iOS device, make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi (you can download updates over cellular data) and connect it to a power source.Go to Settings> General> Software UpdateOn this screen, you will see a message indicating your software is updated. When iOS 8 is released, the message will tell you that a new version is available. Tap Download and install.now the device will start downloading the update. Once the download is complete, you will see a popup asking if you want to install the update. Click on Install. That's it. When the update is installed, your iPhone will reboot.

If you want to install the update via iTunes, follow these steps.

Download and install iTunes iTunes.In case already, upgrade to the latest version. You can do this by going to the menu bar in iTunes and click Help> Check for updates on a PC or iTunes> Check for Updates from the menu bar in a Mac.Once you have the latest version, connect your iOS device to your computer. In iTunes, select your device from the bar in the top-right.Now click the Summary tab and click Check to download and install iOS Update.To 8, click on Download and update.

Once the installation is complete, follow the on-screen instructions to configure your iOS device 8. You may be promoted to configure the device as new, restore from an iCloud backup or restore from an iTunes backup after reboot - select option 2 or 3 based on the method of backup that you selected above. You may also be asked to re-enter your password or Wi-Fi Apple ID / iCloud or location services, while users of iPhone 5s will be asked to enter your fingerprint again - everything it is normal.

The iOS device will reboot when the update is downloaded. After that, follow these steps.

If the update is successful, a screen with "Update Completed" written in big letters will appear. Hit Continue.Now choose whether to enable location services. We suggest you tap Turn location services to ensure that the anti-theft service Find My iPhone is enabled. You can easily enable this afternoon by going to Settings> Privacy> location.If uses iCloud, your iOS device will now be prompted to enter your Apple ID password. Enter it and click the Next button on the screen of Terms and Conditions top.Apple now display. You can read the whole thing if you want or may need to be mailed Email touching. To continue touch Agree (bottom-right) and select the new agreement pop-up.Now Apple will ask if you want to upgrade to iCloud Drive.

 iCloud Drive lets you store files in the cloud and access them on all your devices. If you want this, tap Upgrade to iCloud Drive. If not, choose now.If uses iCloud keychain, and you want all your passwords on the device, then this step is important. You can choose the security code Use Apple iCloud actually sending an SMS with the code or click Approve from one device to another device (using your Apple ID) to reset passwords. Ignore this, click Restore Passwords.Finally No, Apple will show the welcome screen to iPhone / iPad / iPod. Touch Start to start using your iOS 8 device .

That's it. Now you are ready to enjoy iOS August.

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Apple One-Click Link U2 remove junk from iTunes Marks fault Marketing Textbook

Execution is everything


Apple One-Click Link U2 remove junk from iTunes Marks fault Marketing Text

Musical tastes are personal. And it seems that force-feeding people a new album from U2, unsolicited, doesn’t go over well.

Apple giving away U2′s new Songs of Innocence is in itself not a bad thing. But there are two problems. One, the album is poorly reviewed – think Paul McCartney “Wonderful Christmastime” rather than Abbey Road. Two, because the album simply appeared in purchased music – and because iTunes (cleverly enough) displays what you’ve purchased from iCloud – it showed up in people’s collections when it didn’t belong.

So, we’ve learned something. This doesn’t work. And as always, you can’t really buy marketing. That is, sure, Aphex Twin rented a blimp, but in the end, they had more successful viral marketing because they let their fans choose to spread their new release. U2 tried to force that promotion, and even though Apple and U2 are loved by many people, the combination comes across as corporate and inauthentic.
Peter Cohen shouts at the Internet over this, but I think that’s because he’s in the unfortunate position of reading lots of tech blogs.

This isn’t a “self-indulgent, first world problem.” It’s a textbook case study in the difference in power between word-of-mouth and a poorly executed promotion.
I know lots in the music production community who were offended by the U2 move, too. And there’s a reason for that. Apple may be a big corporation, but they aren’t Coca-Cola. They’re Bic pens, or a Nikon camera, or a Gibson guitar – we use the product to make things. And they’re an RCA turntable or a pair of Sennheiser headphones, Technicolor film or a book printed by Penguin. We use the product to take in stuff we love, too. Apple’s marketing has lately been really cleverly sensitive to this (and has featured a lot of great music making apps, too). So the U2 record proved, like the release, to be a bit deaf.

There will be subtler cases of this. If YouTube or Spotify or SoundCloud tries to tell you what to like, if Facebook ultimately buries your friends under ads, it’s a problem, not because advertising can’t work, but because it can obscure the reasons to use those services. Heck, I even have to protect my own personal authenticity and CDM’s. So, yes, sometimes the reaction on the Internet overdoes the tone a bit. But filter out that tone and you’ll know what’s working and what isn’t.

And every PR person in music, every record label looking to promote a new release ought to pay attention to what has happened here. I will meanwhile enjoy scoring this Aphex Twin 1, U2 0.

And if that doesn’t say it all, this does:
https://itunes.com/soi-remove
Songs of Experience.

More related to this story:
Writing for Time, Pat Regnier notes that part of the problem here is confusion about how cloud functionality works in iTunes. “Hate” is a strong word, I think, but people are certainly puzzled.

People Don’t Hate U2 Nearly as Much as They Hate iTunes
TechCrunch notes the rising importance of exclusives and the like, though I think this case demonstrates that backlash is a real risk:
The Music Industry Is About To Change, And Apple And U2 Are Just The Beginning
Berlin-based DJ and music pundit BarbNerdy notes that article. And speaking of backlash, she also notices that we’re starting to see promoted tracks in SoundCloud. That seems to be a bigger potential problem for the Web service than the (opt-in only, someday subscription opt-out) advertisements.

And I think this is why people are spooked. Do they really care about one U2 album? No. But this represents the world of music you don’t want, which to me is worse than advertisements. It’s payola all over again, more explicit than ever.

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