Apple has release another new beta version for iOS 10.2 to fix bugs from iOS 10.1.1 like battery drain problem. It is said that Apple will release iOS 10.2 to the public officially next week, so how to update to iOS 10.2 safely and successfully to avoid data loss problem? Here are several tips to help you upgrade to iOS 10.2 smoothly.
Check for Device Compatibility
Before we start it is important to know if your iPhone or iPad supports iOS 10.2. There is a high chance that it will, as iOS 10.2 supports iPhone 5 or newer, iPad 4 or newer, and iPad mini 2 or newer.
Here’s the complete list of iOS devices that are compatible with iOS 10.2:
- iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
- iPod Touch 6th generation
Free Up Space
You need to make sure you have enough free space on your iPhone to update to iOS 10.2, so if you’re running low on free space on your iPhone or iPad, it might be a good idea to free up some space by deleting unwanted stuff from your device.
Delete Unused Apps
A major OS upgrade is a good time to think over the apps you have installed, and delete ones that you hardly use. While you can always delete apps from your home screen, another way is to go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage> Manage Storage and then tap on the app you don’t need and hit “Delete App”. You will be able to see how much space is being occupied by the apps, so you can at least delete the ones that are taking up too much storage space.
Backup your iOS Device
It is always a good idea and habit to take a backup of your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch before updating it with the latest iOS software update, just in case of data loss problem happening. Some people will ask for help that when updating to new iOS system, data like text messages, contacts, photos or wechat data will be gone. But don’t worry, you can turn to iPhone data recovery software.
You can back up your iOS device using iTunes or iCloud before update to iOS 10.2.