How to Prepare your iPad for the iOS 10 Update

iOS 10

Apple recently released its iOS 10 update. It’s Apple’s latest mobile operating system for its line of iOS gadgets such as iPhones and iPad tablets. The update has a wide range of new features. It has improve the iMessage function by adding new built-in apps, a revamped iMusic apps, new Control Centre panels, an upgraded version of Siri, and other fresh new features to enhance user experience.

We have 2 different options to update your iPhone or iPad with iOS 10. Before doing so, we need to read this guide in warming up your Apple device before actually updating your iOS. This will enable you to create backup and clean your current storage for the iOS 10 update to go smoothly.

To know what device you have, use this page to decipher the model number, which you can find on the back of the device or under Settings > General > About > Model.

Here are 5 ways to prepare your iPad before downloading the iOS 10 update:

1.) Spring Clean your iPad

Most probably your iPad has accumulated several detritus since you bought it from the Apple Store. It’s time to clean up and do some maintenance work. The iOS 10 update will not really consume a large space as you install it, but it’s always good practice to clean your iPad’s storage and delete useless apps for the iOS 10 update to go smoothly.

2.) Update your Apps

iPad iOS 10

It’s a good practice for iPad owners to update their favourite app before downloading the iOS 10 update. This enables the new operating system to make the most out of the updated apps and makes it compatible to run on iOS 10 without glitches and bugs. Check the App Store then make sure that all apps are updated before you initiate the iOS 10 update.

3.) Create a Backup Storage

Upgrading your iPad or any Apple device is a big leap from its current iOS. The idea why Apple is launching an iOS update is to ensure and improve the quality of user experience. In terms of storage, it’s best practice to have a backup storage if ever the latest OS download encounters some issues. You can use the iCloud to save important data or you can transfer your iPad’s files to a Macbook or PC.

4.) List Down your Passwords

iPad password

You need to enter your iCloud password so you can reconnect to all your files, photos, and videos after you installed the iOS 10 update. This is important especially if your iTunes and iCloud backup are all encrypted. Make sure you remember and memorize your password, or write it down using a secret phrase that will make you remember it.

5.) Delete Useless Files

Apple made the iPad for users who want to improve their productivity and enhance their lifestyle. Sometime people tend to download apps just for the sake of having it on their iPad because it’s a trending app. It’s always a best practice to save up on space by deleting useless app or apps that have similar functions with other apps. Keep in mind to make the most out of your iCloud account to save on storage space.