Wednesday, September 16, 2015

iOS 9 & watchOS 2 Release Day! How To Update Your iPhone, iPad, & Apple Watch



It's the day of the iOS 9 and watchOS 2 software updates! While it's not confirmed what time Apple will be releasing the updates, judging by previous years, iOS 9 will most likely be available at 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EST.

iOS 9, the latest operating system for iPhone and iPad, features a new News app (for certain countries), improved Notes app, a new iCloud Drive app, new Siri suggestions and search page, new lower and uppercase Keyboard, ability to add content blockers for Safari, multitasking on iPad, and many, many more improvements to apps and iOS. 

*Update: TechCrunch reports that Apple are delaying the release of watchOS 2 due to a "...bug in development...". The update will not be released today, but will "...shortly."

The iOS 9 update can be installed via iTunes or via an over-the-air update - straight on your device: Settings > General > Software Update.   

But I do recommend either way before you install the update you BACKUP FIRST! You wouldn't want to lose all your important data like; photos, contacts, messages, and other app data in the event that something goes wrong. 

The best way to backup before a big update like this, is in iTunes, but a iCloud backup is also good to have. For more info on backing up iPhone and iPad to iTunes and iCloud, view the Apple Support guides on Backup.  

For watchOS 2, the update is done through the Apple Watch app on your iPhone: 
Apple Watch (app) > My Watch (tab) > General > Software Update

The Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan update will be available on September 30th. 

View more about what's new in iOS 9 and in watchOS 2 on Apple's website. 

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