iOS 9.3 Update Is Coming – How To Prepare Your iPhone, iPad


Here's how you can prepare your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch for upcoming iOS 9.3 update from Apple.

iOS 9.3 beta 6

iOS 9.3 beta 7 was released this week and Apple's keynote is right around the corner, where the company is expected to announce a bunch of new hardware. And we're quite certain that Apple will take the liberty to announce the release of iOS 9.3 as well in all the noise. Whether the update will drop next week, or a short while after that, remains to be seen. But today, we'll walk our readers through the steps necessary to get the peak iOS 9.3 experience on their devices.

Free Up Space On Your Device

This is absolutely essential especially if you have a device that comes with 16GB storage out of the box. We recommend that you delete some apps and games to make room, and backup photos to your PC or Mac as well. We highly recommend that you have at least 2GB of free space on your device.

Backup Everything Beforehand

Take a complete backup of your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch using iTunes or iCloud to make sure that everything onboard your device is safe, in case something goes wrong.

Make Sure Your Device Is Fully Charged

This is absolutely crucial. Make sure that your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch is fully charged ahead of time so that things go smoothly when you're going ahead with the iOS 9.3 update installation process.

Choose Now Which Route You Want To Take

It's necessary that you decide right now which route you're going to take in terms of updating your device. Either you can perform an OTA (over the air) update, keeping existing apps and settings in tact, or you can install fresh using iTunes, starting from scratch, losing all your apps and settings in the process. We recommend the latter, if you want to get the maximum performance benefits of Cupertino's new mobile firmware. But of course, the final choice lies with you.

Make sure to backup everything beforehand regardless of the route you're willing to take.

Wait It Out

Pretty self-explanatory. Simply kick back, relax, and wait for the iOS 9.3 update to drop worldwide. We will inform our readers when that happens so make sure you're tuned in to our coverage.

Note For Jailbreak Users

Hold back from updating to iOS 9.3 if you're seeking a jailbreak. Though work is being done on the iOS 9.3 jailbreak in the background, but it's unclear whether a final working solution would be released to the public any time soon.