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How to Well prepare your iPhone for iOS 13 update (5 effective tips)

Latest iOS 13 is officially out now for compatible iPhone and iPad touch models with dark mode, a new Photos app and more. Here how to well prepare you iPhone before new software take place

The Latest iOS 13 is officially out now for compatible iPhone and iPad touch models with dark mode, a new Photos app and more. This time the software update brings plenty of new features, including a dedicated dark mode, a new swipe keyboard and a revamped Photos app Reminders, Mail, Music and more. And most importantly with iOS 13, everything is going to faster, from unlocking with Face ID (30 percent faster) and app downloads will be 50 percent smaller and updates 60 percent smaller. Apps will launch twice as fast in iOS 13, and much more. So are you excited to install iOS 13 on your iPhone or iPad? We too. Well if you intend on updating right away you might want to take a few moments ahead of time to prepare for the iOS 13 software update. Here this post we have steps help you Prepare Your iPhone for successful iOS 13 update.

How to Prepare for iOS 13 Update on iPhone & iPad

Here We’ll walk through a few helpful tips “From confirming device compatibility to performing some basic cleanup and maintenance,” to get your iOS device ready for install latest iOS 13 update from Apple.

Check iOS 13 Compatibility

The very first thing you have to check the iOS 13 compatible devices list to make sure your particular iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch supports the new operating system. Well, the good news is that there is a long list of devices (Include the newly launched iPhone 11) compatible with iOS 13.

  • iPhones with iOS 13 support: iPhone 11, iPhone 11pro, iPhone 11pro, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE
  • iPads with iOS 13 support: iPad Pro 12.9″ 1st and 2nd generations,iPad Pro 11″ iPad Pro 10.5″, iPad Pro 9.7″, iPad 5th and 6th generation, iPad Mini (5th generation), iPad Mini 4, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air 2.
  • iPods with iOS 13 support: iPod Touch 7th Generation

Note the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 pro max will come with iOS 13 preinstalled, so there is no need to update those devices unless a smaller point release is available for them (like iOS 13.0.1 or iOS 32.1, etc).

Well, iPhone 5S (and older), iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Air (2013)  won’t be compatible with the new iOS update. That means these devices not receive the latest iOS 13 update.

ios 13 supported devices

iOS 13 compatible device list

The good news is that iOS 13 aims to boost performance of older iPhone and iPad hardware, so if you have a device currently running iOS 12 or iOS 11 that feels sluggish, updating to iOS 13 may improve the performance on that device.

Backup Everything Using iCloud or iTunes

So your iOS device on iOS 13 compatible device list, great. Lets backup your iOS device before new software (iOs 13) take place. This is the most important steps as Having fresh backups allow you to recover quickly if something goes wrong. You can use iCloud or iTunes backup solution provided by apple only to backup your iOS devices. (Use iCloud or iTunes, it’s totally up to you.)

Back up iPhone or iPad using iCloud 

  • Connect to a WiFi network first.
  • Open the Settings app in iOS device,
  • tap on the Apple ID section at the very top.
  • Now tap on the ‘iCloud’ section, scroll down a little and tap on ‘iCloud Backup.
  • finally you want to select to “Back Up Now”.

Backup iPhone using icloud

Make and complete the iCloud backup right before installing iOS 13, so that your data is freshly saved and backed up. This includes all your contacts, photos, notes, movies, apps, all personal data, and customizations to the device.

Back up iPhone or iPad using iTunes

You can also backup to iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC.

  • Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac using a Lightning cable,
  • Wait for your device to show up in iTunes.
  • Now click on the tiny little iPhone-like icon on the top left hand corner,
  • then in the backup section select ‘This Computer’ then choose to start the backup right away.

How to back up iPhone to iTunes

To be thorough, you can backup to both iCloud and iTunes, there’s nothing wrong with backup redundancy and many would consider that prudent.

Free up Storage Space  for iOS 13 Installation

Also, you need minimum 3GB of storage available to install iOS 13 in the first place. Also, we recommend that you take things slightly overboard by freeing up at least 6GB of storage space. This will make sure that the update goes through as smoothly as possible. Well you can check your devices available storage capacity by going to Settings > General > iPhone Storage / iPad Storage.

available storage capacity iPhone

If you are running less storage It’s best to get rid of less-used apps, taking a backup of photos and then deleting them off your iPhone and so on.

Before you update to a major new iOS release, it’s often a good idea to tidy up your device, delete some long unused apps, and update your remaining apps.

Update Your Apps on iOS device

Also, it’s a good idea to update all iOS apps on the device so that they are new and more likely to be compatible with the latest iOS 13 release.

  • Simply open the App Store,
  • Then go to the Updates tab,
  • Here choose “Update All”


Also Go through the Software Update utility from time to time on your PC or Mac to make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes. There is a possibility that Apple might release an update this Thursday.

Its Time to Install iOS 13

Once you have completed the above tasks, you’re ready to install iOS 13. Well, latest iOS 12 is a free software update for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and you can download iOS 12 once it available on 19 September 2019.

If you have automatic updates on this may or may not happen at the time it releases it can take a few days so just go ahead and check your self if you want it right away.

Make sure you have enough batery life and the reason i say this is because maybe you are at work maybe you’r somewhere else and you want to update to iOS 13 you’ll need at least 50 percent if you dont have your charger with you so make sure that you have at least fifty percent battery life or you have your charager with you reaither one will work if you’re over fifty percent fine. If you’re not then you’ll need your charger

The simplest way to install the iOS 13 update is through the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad.

  • Just open Settings,
  • go to General, then choose Software Update.
  • When iOS 13 is available, click to Download and Install.
  • Now depending on your internet connection can determine how long it take s to actually download the update.
  • Once the updates downloaded it can take anywhere from ten to thirty minutes to install.
  • So just make sure you have that time available.

Bonus: Exiting Features on iOS 13

messages on icloud

One of the most anticipated features “messages on icloud” you will finally see in the iOS 13 update. Well with this feature all your conversations of iMessage will be stored on your iCloud account. This will allow you to free up storage on your iDevice as well as keep your messages synced between your multiple devices. You will need to use 2-factor authentication in order to use this feature.

Systemwide Dark Mode

Finally, apple brings new systemwide Dark Mode option,, (the star feature of iOS 13) for iPhone which changes the entire look of the operating system from light to dark. According to Apple, or you can set it automatically to turn on at night through a schedule or custom time.

four new Animojis

iPhone X users will definitely like the four new Animojis with iOS 13 update. These new Animojis will be used in the iMessages app. The new additions include a dragon, skull, bear, and lion.

QuickPath keyboard

With iOS 13 Apple introduced Quickpath keyboard, which lets you swipe to type more quickly, similar to how Google’s Gboard works.

iOS 13 is super faster

Apple says Face ID unlocks 30 percent faster. Apps are going to be packaged differently, making app downloads 50 percent smaller and updates 60 percent smaller. This also helps apps launch up to twice as fast.



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