Apple iOS 8 update’s storage problems

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Apple has launched its new iOS 8, which is by far the biggest release since the launch of App Store.

Apple’s new software for iPhone and iPad is free and its available to iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch fifth-gen users.

The new iOS 8 has many innovative features and a good user interface. The new iOS 8 comes with a pack of new updates to popular apps, including messages, photos and the keyboard.

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But when it comes to freeing up the storage space, it requires 5 GB to be free on the device in order to complete the download over the air.

This is a problem for many users who have that space filled with photos and apps they don’t want to delete, it is especially a problem for those that have devices with only 8 GB of storage.

Before deleting data and other files, iPhone and iPad users can consider installing the iOS 8 update with iTunes. iTunes does not require any free space to install though the process is far more inconvenient.

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There are some other issues that have convinced users to wait before installing the new software, such as iTunes is delivering server errors to those trying to install the iOS 8 update and users trying to check for the update manually through the update’s settings are getting server errors as well.

Another issue is app compatibility. While most apps should work with the new software, there are some apps that won’t work once iOS 8 is installed.

If the users run into issues installing the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, it can be very hard to downgrade back to iOS 7.

Even Apple’s higly anticipated health app, HealthKit had problems and was not released along with iOS 8. It is expected that the app will make its way onto the software in the coming months.

 

Vishal Kawadkar

editor@gizmolead.com