Apple had announced iOS 8.1, first major update to iOS 8, during its Special event on 17 October. Apple will release the iOS 8.1 update for compatible devices today. iOS 8.1 brings Apple Pay support and other improvements.
The iOS 8.1 update brings back camera roll, iCloud Photo Library beta support and other improvements.
Apple iOS 8.1 will be compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It will be released for following device below:
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4S
- iPad 2
- iPad 3rd Generation
- iPad 4th Generation
- iPad Air
- iPad Mini:
- iPad Mini
- iPad Mini with Retina Display
- iPod Touch 5th Generation
Like with every major update you need to prepare your device for the update. You need to keep your device ready so that you can update your device to iOS 8.1 as soon it is released. You need to check the following points before updating:
Free up internal memory:
As happened with iOS 8 update, you will need enough memory before you can update your device to iOS 8.1. The iOS 8 update required more than 5 GB of free memory.
So in-order to update your iDevice to iOS 8.1 you need enough memory. To clean up junk files from your iPhone and iPad you can follow this tutorial.
It’s always safe to backup your device before you can update your device to latest firmware. You can back up your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch through iTunes or through iCloud backup.
Charge your iPhone:
It is advisable that your device should be charged before you proceed to update your device. So plug-in device so that it is charged.
Download latest iTunes:
Before you proceed, it is better to download to latest version of iTunes. You can download latest version of iTunes from Apple website.
So, in this way you can prepare for the iOS 8.1 update. Apple will release iOS 8.1 today. As per Indian time, it will be released at 10:30 PM IT. We will inform you once iOS 8.1 update hits the servers. We will also share the complete changelog as soon as Apple releases iOS 8.1.