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Last week, Apple announced that it would be releasing the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, on September 17th. Of course, developers have been testing the new software since June, but this is the first time it will be available to the public.

As such, we’ve been getting a lot of questions from readers who want to know what they need to do to prepare for tomorrow’s release. Rather than answer each person individually, we created this quick guide on how to ensure your devices are ready for iOS 8.

Jailbroken

If one or more of your iOS devices is jailbroken, and you want to keep them that way, you won’t be updating to iOS 8 tomorrow. There is currently not a jailbreak available for the firmware, and there is no word on when (or if) one will be available to the public.

But that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear, as there are still a few housekeeping steps we recommend you take as soon as possible:

  • Make sure you are on iOS 7.1.2, the latest version of iOS that’s jailbreakable by the Pangu tool. Shortly after Apple releases iOS 8 tomorrow, it will be closing the signing window for iOS 7.1.2, meaning you’ll be stuck on whatever firmware version you’re on or will be forced to update to iOS 8. There’s no reason not to be on the latest version of iOS.
  • Get your last-minute fresh installs in. For the same reason as above, we recommend folks wanting to restore their devices do so before tomorrow’s iOS 8 release to ensure they stay jailbreakable. People do this for a number of reasons, including trying to fix an otherwise unexplainable glitch and reducing clutter.
  • Stay away from iTunes syncing. This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning. Once iOS 8 becomes available tomorrow, syncing a compatible iOS device with iTunes will prompt an invite to download and install it. It asks your permission to do so, but you’d be surprised at how often people click ‘Yes’ or ‘Ok’ without reading the text.

Non-jailbroken

For those that don’t have a jailbroken device, tomorrow is much more exciting. iOS 8 brings about a number of shiny new features to play with, as well as a slew of new tools that developers are using to build custom keyboards and create Touch ID-enabled apps.

But before you go installing iOS 8, we recommend taking a few steps to ensure you don’t lose any important data in the process:

  • Backup your device. You can do this either via iCloud, by going to your Settings app > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Back Up Now, or by plugging your device into your computer and launching iTunes. Even if you plan on doing a clean install tomorrow on your iPhone or iPad, we recommend having a recent backup on file.
  • Keep the juice flowing. The update should be available as both an over-the-air update and a standalone download via iTunes. Most people typically choose the former option, and it’s recommended that your device have at least 50% battery life before attempting an OTA update. So make sure that you either keep your battery full, or stick close to a power outlet.
  • Get rid of the extra fluff. Major iOS updates like these can run 100MB or more, and the OTA file won’t download if you don’t have the space. So to avoid any issues or disappointments tomorrow, make sure you leave yourself a large cushion by deleting all of the apps and media content you don’t use.
  • Download iTunes 11.4. If you sync your device with iTunes for all of your apps, movies and music, you’ll want to make sure you’re on the latest version before tomorrow. Apple released iTunes 11.4 last week with support for iOS 8 syncing, and you’ll need it after updating. If you don’t have 11.4, you can find it on our Downloads page.

If Apple follows past behavior, the iOS 8 update will go live around 10 am PST tomorrow morning. Since it’s a global release, we expect sluggish downloads and various other issues, as servers get slammed with an influx of traffic. Just be patient and keep trying.

We’ll let you know as soon as iOS 8 becomes available, and plan on covering subsequent news throughout the day, so stay tuned.

  • GuyWithTheThings

    First? Lol

  • Adam

    What about the jailbreak? No news or nothing at all to this point?

    • Melvco

      not that we’ve heard, no. :o(

    • No not yet Hopefully well get something like the pangu pretty quick. For now I’ll keep my old jailbroken device(5S) and just wait until there is a Jailbreak for the 6 and 6 Plus before I sell it.

      • Adam

        I hope we get language pretty quick.. I want to upgrade but at the same time I don’t. I don’t want to lose my jailbreak. Sucks that we cans downgrade anymore..

      • I know right, I remember having every blob saved for my iPhone 4.. those were the days. I know iOS 8 is great but great enough to lose the jailbreak I don’t think so.

      • mlee19841

        Those were the good days.

      • Adam

        Those were indeed the good days.. 🙁

      • Alberto Espinal

        Jay, i remember i used to charge money to jailbreak like $40 US because it was back then a lottle complicated to do it, like holding the Home & Power Buttons and releasing the power and all that staff, LOL!

      • We still charge to jailbreak. We know it is fairly easy but folks get scared to do it. Sometimes all they wanted was one tweak others required it for MMS. Then it was FaceTime and iMessage. Depending on the situation sometimes we didn’t charge but hey we are providing a service..

        Remember how long it took to jailbreak a 2G and 3G something simple took almost an hour LOL..

      • Moaaz

        And people said there is no reason to have the iPod…hehehehehe I test out all the softwares on the iPod its the closest thing to an iPhone lol

      • I still think the iPods are for kids. Even thought there is a slight speed difference they are still good for testing purposes, like you said.

      • Moaaz

        Yeah I use the iPod solely for music in my car because I don’t have room on my iphone

    • Jonathan

      I read somewhere that a team, can’t remember if it was Pangu or who, would release it the day or following day after the release. Don’t hold to my word though.

      • Mark

        I read the same thing however, it most likely won’t be out for the iPhone 6 or 6 plus with the a8 chip- at least for a while. Not sure but I’ve read this May be an issue with a jailbreak.

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      C’mon dude, ios 8 didn’t even come out yet and you are already asking about the JB

      • Adam

        There’s betas and a GM version out already, I don’t know if you have followed previous iOS releases but there’s often updates in between betas about the jailbreak, and if the current tool works with it. I’m sorry if I am going to far ahead, but I’m sure I am not the only one that has or had this question go through his/her mind. Also, I didn’t ask for a “tool” to jailbreak my device on iOS 8. I just asked if there was any news out there about it. Trying to get informed.

      • smtp25

        I know right! And on a JB blog do what a jerk /s

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      With, iOS 8, you don’t need a jailbreak!;)

      • MusicBox, MovieBox, Unlim. Skips and No ads for radio apps, themes, CC and status bar tweaks, Lock screen tweaks, Forecast!!, Tether me, f.lux, activator.. I could go on but until Apple adds a few more f these I’ll think about sticking to stock instead..

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Alright alright, let me rephrase: With iOS 8, I don’t need a jailbreak!;)

      • Lukas Fauset

        Literally, the only tweak I use on my iPad is f.lux… But that’s a HUGE deal to me.

      • I just found out about it a few weeks ago and its a really great tweak. I have it on my phone, PC and MacBook. It should definitely be a built in feature, with an on/off option of course.

    • JS3

      yeah its called stay on 7.1.2 like he said in the article if you didnt already know that…………

  • diggitydang

    Wonder what people are doing… Keeping their Jailbreak or updating to iOS 8? After hearing about the delay in taking texts and calls on my Mac, I think I’m holding off… I know that if I update, I’ll regret all of those tweaks I have that I didn’t realize made my phone so much more of a pleasure to use… All my activator gestures, no ads on YouTube, f.lux, BiteSMS (quick compose in particular)… That said, the gap between stock iOS and a JB iOS is definitely narrowing.

    • ins0mniac1

      Definitely staying on jailbroken iOS 7.1.2, on my iPad Air and iPhone 5 until an iOS8 jailbreak hits. My first taste of iOS8 will be when I buy an iPhone 6 Plus.

      • diggitydang

        I hear ya… I ordered my 6+ but it’s coming in October, so I should get used to stock iOS again!! LOL. I’m going to keep my iPads JB since the kids (toddlers) use it (AppLocker is a lifesaver so they don’t delete my emails/reminders and messages!).

      • ins0mniac1

        Wise decisions all round. Applocker is awesome. I have way too many tweaks I use daily that will be hard to live without. Will probably hold off selling my iPhone 5 and use it as a second device until a jailbreak hits to free my iPhone 6 Plus.

        Good to hear that an iOS8 jailbreak is already being worked on by the Pangu team 🙂

    • ic0dex

      I dumped my Jail real for iOS 8 Gold Master already. I personally did not find anything useful in Cidya that I wanted to use with my iPhone. To me jailbreaking is dead.

      • White Michael Jackson

        until the next jailbreak comes out…

      • ic0dex

        I mean don’t get me wrong I will Jailbreak if a jaipbreak comes out but I’m not going to sit there and wait impatiently like I’m waiting for the iPhone 6.

      • Tommy Gumbs

        I did the same. Then I switched my plan to one with tethering. Never J/B’ing again. A waste of time. Everything I jailbroke for is now on the phone as it. Thank god.

      • diggitydang

        The gap has definitely narrowed, but tweaks will always make your device MORE user-friendly… it’s just becoming less and less of a degree… but adding functionality that each individual finds useful is something that is both convenient and FUN… until something goes wrong and you have to restore!! Anyway, I know some passionate Fandroids are gonna come on here and tell me to just buy an Android device, but that’s not my solution because I like the consistent UI of iOS between apps and the clean look that comes from Apple’s restrictions on how an app needs to be structured. Anyway, first world problems… hahahah…

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      I always go for JB’s, I find my JB tweaks convenient but not necessary

    • mlee19841

      staying on 7.1.2 jailbroken but those keyboards do have me wanting to update!!

      • diggitydang

        Same… but no matter how much I enjoy new keyboards, I know I’ll have slight regrets when I open a YouTube video and have to wait 10 seconds to skip it, or go to use my old activator gestures with nothing happening!!!! hahahahaha… I can’t wait to have it ALL when an iOS 8 JB comes out though!!

      • mlee19841

        What YouTube skip are you using. I’m using YouTube essentials but it does work with the updated YouTube app.

      • diggitydang

        I use Flex… it gives you the ability to do a whole crazy amount of tweaks per app… there is a list of apps and you just click one to see the tweaks people have created for that particular one… YouTube has a tonne of them, for removing ads, for background playing when you switch to another app etc. It’s pretty awesome.

  • Marcus

    I have a question that I’ve been wondering about for awhile:

    1) Should I restore my jailbroken 7.0.4 iPhone 5s to 7.1.2 today and update to iOS 8 OTA tomorrow?
    OR
    2) Should I restore my jailbroken 7.0.4 iPhone 5s tomorrow after iOS 8 has been released so that I can just update to iOS 8 right from there? No OTA.

    Just wondering what everyone else is going to be doing.

    • IMO, you should update to 7.1.2 so you can still jailbreak then wait til a jailbreak comes out for iOS 8.

      • Marcus

        Thanks for the suggestion, but that’s not what I’m interested in. I’ve been an avid jailbreaker for 4 years or more and I still like to switch between regular iOS and jailbroken iOS. I wouldn’t mind staying on non-jailbroken iOS 8 for a 3-4 months honestly. I like the wait and I just like using regular iOS as well.

      • Nathan

        You should upgrade to iOS 7.1.2. It’s much more stable than iOS 7.0.X was.

    • Fanboy 

      Just do a fresh install tomorrow using a desktop! Not OTA. Fresh install is 100x better, straight from iTunes 🙂 enjoy iOS 8! I’m personally waiting until Friday for my iPhone 6.

      • Marcus

        Ok I think that’s what I’m going to do! I’ve always found direct iTunes installs to work much better than OTA anyways 🙂 Enjoy your iPhone 6!

      • Edvard Rølvaag

        Me 2

    • Rupinder S

      What I’d personally do is restore it to iOS 7.0.4 tonight so that you can save time tomorrow. The later on you get it in the day, the more likely the servers are to be flooded. I mean, tech nerds like me know that it’s going to release at around 10 AM PST tomorrow, but think about how word will spread: students will be downloading it as they get out of school, people heading out of work see headlines and get to downloading, people on the East Coast (and around the entire globe) are ahead in time, etc.

      • Marcus

        Yeah I’ve already thought about that a bit. I think what I’ll be doing is downloading it somewhat late tomorrow night. I’m just going to do a full restore to iOS 8 probably much later in the day once the traffic dies down a bit. Thanks for the suggestion!

      • Rupinder S

        No problem!

    • Dani Hayes

      If you want to jailbreak when it arrives you should never update OTA. they always cause problems with the jailbreak process.

      • Marcus

        Before I jailbreak anything I always restore the device first. I never really use over the air updates.

      • Joseph A. Ahmad

        If you want my advice, I would probably restore to 7.1.2 just to have a fresh operating system. Make sure you do this before iOS 8 is released tomorrow because Apple will stop signing iOS 7.1.2 soon after iOS 8 is released. And then, when the OTA comes out, wait until about 10 or 11 pm your local time, just to let the servers calm down. That’s what I’m doing anyways.

    • leart

      I love the ios 7.0.x sliders, I would stay there if you don’t have crashes

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      I think you should upgrade to iOS 7.1.2 and then go to iOS 8… But maybe I’m too late and you already made a choice;).

  • Wowzera

    and for those that already updated to iOS 8 GM and want to go back to iOS 7.1.2? I am having trouble to restore back my stuff, specially photos and whatsapp data (chat history + media) 🙁 🙁

    • rafaelpz

      You can only restore backups from previous versions of iOS. So, if you only have a 8.0 backup you can’t restore it to 7.1.2. But if you have a 7.1.2 you obviously can restore it to 8.0.

    • elrocc

      thanks mate

    • Mads Teland

      You can update to iOS 8 again with .ipa file in iTunes instead restore back to 7.1.2 and download and update within iTunes.

  • Blip dude

    Ehh, I’ll live without a Jailbreak for a while. Selling my iPhone 5 Jailbroken and Unlocked, so obviously I’ll have no Jailbroken phone for a while. My iPad Air is Jailbroken but at this point I am 90% confident I will update it to iOS 8 because I’ve yet to install any tweaks on it except f.lux on it. While I will still be wanting an iOS Jailbreak of course, iOS 8 is the first OS that has given me enough stuff to enjoy while a Jailbreak is being stirred.

  • kespiritu

    I’m getting an iPhone 5 from a friend, does iOS 8 really slow down the device, and affect performance? Battery life, load times, etc. I have an iPhone 4S ATM and it’s really slow with the update.

    • Rowan

      The 5 will max out at 9.x so 8 should run fine

  • elrocc

    what happens if you are already on the GM, should I downgrade back to 7.1.2 or what

    • Yes. Either downgrade to 7.1.2 and update or re-install iOS 8 over the top of the GM (the first one likely to have less problems in the present and future).

      • elrocc

        thanks

  • ins0mniac1

    Excellent guide as always. Thanks iDB.

  • Dan

    I’m jail broken but I will take the plunge, with all the new features I don’t think I’ll miss it much. I will keep my iPad jailbroken though.

    • I don’t really see much of a point. Developers still need to update their apps and the real power of iOS 8 is its ability to interact with OS X Yosemite thanks to handoff and continuity. Maybe once Yosemite is out of beta or once I start seeing “This app requires iOS 8” I’ll update…

      • Dan

        well I plan to use iCloud drive since my 50gb of dropbox is coming to an end, I can’t wait to use swype typing again, mail gestures, recent contact shortcuts, interactive notification, spotlight features etc. I don’t think I’ll miss jailbreak too much since most featurea have been integrated into iOS. I think the most annoying will be the stock icons.

  • Dan

    I’m jail broken but I will take the plunge (iPhone 5S), with all the new features I don’t think I’ll miss it much. I will keep my iPad jailbroken though.

  • I’ll be keeping my iPhone 5s jailbroken and updating my iPad 3 to iOS 8…

  • Andre

    I’d miss SwipeSelection too much so I’ll wait…

  • Jailbreak for the win son!

  • G-HaB

    Hey what y’all think I only jailbreak for movie box and xbmc and I can get movie box without jailbreak but xbmc is my fav. App ever made is it worth losing xbmc over iOS 8 or should I just stick to jail broken iPad Air on 7.1.2

    • I don’t think its worth even losing the ability to customize those horrible pastel icons to upgrade to 8, let alone lose anything else.

  • Eli Montoya

    I didn’t get an iPhone to have apples shitty buggy firmware and be limited. I’m staying jailbroken

    • Marcus

      Lol my jailbroken iPhone 5s has about 6 hours of usage and I’ve got great battery.

  • Jose Antonio Gomez

    Im keeping the Jailbreak on my iPad Mini, XBMC with Icefilms is priceless!

  • therealjjohnson

    Dropped my MacBook. Hard drive is dead. I don’t have access to iTunes currently. I have a Jailbroken iPhone 5. With this update, will I have to unjailbreak before I am able to update to 8.0 over the air?

    • Thats a good question but if I’m not mistaken the jailbreak blocks any OTA updates. Even if it did I would recommend it because you would most likely get stuck in a boot loop. If you want to update its best to do it on a computer.

    • Marcus

      Yeah you will have to unjailbreak for sure. Just wait until you get a working computer and then restore and get iOS 8. You can’t do over the air updates on a jailbroken device because you can’t restore your device over the air.

  • Does anyone know if iCloud Drive will effect iOS devices < iOS 8? I was thinking of updating my iPad to iOS 8 but just had an "Oh S**t moment". If I do so won't everything be horribly out of sync between my iOS device and my iOS 8 device?

    • Marcus

      I don’t think iCloud Drive will work with iOS 7 devices or lower. The new pricing for iCloud plans does, I already bought 20GB, but I don’t think you can use drive. Are you planning on sticking with jailbroken iOS 7?

      • I will. I don’t even use iCloud that much but the lack of backwards compatibility with iCloud Drive will likely annoy me when games don’t sync properly…

      • Marcus

        Yeah I know I hate that too. I’m mainly updating to iOS 8 just because I like using regular iOS without jailbreak sometimes and I’m excited for the new features in Messages.

  • Asis

    Jailbroken iOS 8 > Regular iOS 8

    • Marcus

      Obviously lol

  • Guest

    I just found a picture of the iPhone 6+ landscape feature in action while typing in the notes app. (FINALLY!) and yuck, I don’t really like it.. Imagine this on the messages app too? But that’s just my opinion..

    • Marcus

      I feel like there will be a jailbreak tweak that gets rid of this eventually 😀

      • Adam

        I truly hope so!

      • applebrainwashespeople

        the fact that you don’t have an option in settings to disable this is pathetic. not only has android has this feature for years, and apple copies it, but then its another feature apple makes you use even if you don’t want it. you can turn it off in android settings. y’all have fun with your “new” iphones, lol.

      • SkyFall

        You sir are hilarious.

        “not only has android has this feature for years, and apple copies it, but then its another feature apple makes you use even if you don’t want it”

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
        This is a feature that the iPad had since the first generation in 2010. It was only logical to bring it to the bigger iPhone. And i’m pretty sure there is an option to disable landscape view.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Or a setting in the settings app!:)

    • David Villamizar

      Look at the expand icon, I think it’s there to expand the view and hide the list on the left.

  • Nyschal

    1password is free. Grab it now !!!!!!!!!!

    • Adam

      The real MVP. Thank you brother!

      • Nyschal

        Your’e welcome bro. I was amused too.

    • Eli Montoya

      Thanks man!!!!

  • Alex Nicolai

    If we’re jailbroken and want to update, is it safe to just do so?

    • Adam

      Yes it is totally safe if you don’t mind losing your Jailbreak. As soon as you update there’s no going back to 7.1.2 and we don’t know when is the Jailbreak for iOS 8 going to be released. If you don’t mind about losing Jailbreak, you can go ahead and upgrade or restore with no problems!

      • Alex Nicolai

        Oh okay cool! I can live a few months with jailbreaking especially with the new quick reply!
        Thanks!

      • Adam

        You’re welcome! Enjoy iOS 8!

      • Abdullah Safdar

        Hi, if i’ve jailbroken ios 7.1.2 on ipad 2 and i want to upgrade to ios 8, so do i need to restore first or directly upgrade to ios 8? Please reply!

        THANKING IN ANTICIPATION!!!

      • Adam

        Oh and remember, always back up your device before restoring if you want to restore or even just update!

  • Kanzler

    i just updated my ipad from 7.0.6 and that was not a good idea. somehow 50! apps couldnt be reinstalled and the data inside is gone

  • Edvard Rølvaag

    Is it ok to backup and update to iOS 8 if I’m running the Yosemite Beta on my Mac?

  • Isaac

    WTF? Why is my iPhone 6 going to be delivered tomorrow?

  • Isaac

    I got an email from UPS saying that my iPhone was going to be delivered tomorrow and they sent me a tracking number. When I check Apple’s order status page, my iPhone is still “preparing for shipment”.

  • Alberto Espinal

    One word of advise but i dont know if it is my 5s but when i try to watch a video of a tweak in Cydia my 5s freezes on the video but can still hit the home button and go back to the home screen but if you have to go back to Cydia then Cydia wont load, it stays on a white screen, then if you try to reboot the IPhone stays on a infinite loop and the only thing that starts it it is rebooting holding the volume up which i believe puts it on a safe mode and after that if you try to restart it it will stay in that loop, so STAY AWAY FROM WATCHING ANY VIDEO TUTORIAL IN CYDIA, thanks!!

  • leart

    If you are a 4s user like me, updating to ios 8 means updating the device to a brick even iphone 5 should be very slow on that firmware.

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      LOL, iPhone 5 slow on iOS 8? I think not sir.

      • leart

        Usually the third firmware for each iphone is the time when the device starts to lag and don’t having enough free resources or start to freeze or having some bugs 😉
        Is not me that i’m claiming that iphone 5 will be slow, is the history 😉

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        True true, it starts to lag a bit, but starting to lag is different from being slow…

  • Peej

    I have a 5 – and get my 6 on Friday.
    I have fully backed up my 5 to the cloud.
    A dude at the Apple Store told me yesterday I had to download IO8 to my 5, back it up again before getting the 6 on Friday – otherwise I would have issues when restoring the new phone from a backup with the old operating system on it.
    Is this true?

    • HamptonWalley

      False

  • HamptonWalley

    First of all the most important, if you have Iphone 4S or other Apple device with A5 chip, do not upgrade to IOS 8. It will slow down and will make old your device and there will be no way back to IOS 7!!!

  • White Michael Jackson

    I have an iPhone 4s and I have two questions:
    1. even I won’t all of the features will I be able to upgrade?
    2. Will I also be able to downgrade back to 7.1.2 like iphone 4 and 3gs users were able to do years ago? (or do you think apple would let that happen?)

  • hkgsulphate

    backup to both iCloud and ur comp folks!!

  • Technocrz!

    at what time apple will roll the update on 17 Sep

    • Abdullah Safdar

      If you didn’t read the text carefully, he mensioned on 17 sept at 10 am PST…

      • Technocrz!

        *mentioned

      • Abdullah Safdar

        Yes, correct..

      • Rowan

        *At what time will Apple roll out the update on 17th Sept?

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Ill stick with jailbroken ios 7 for now!!

  • JS3

    if your on anything other then 7.1.2 your absolutely crazy. its by far the best most stable release yet AND YOU CAN JAILBREAK IT if you want to. by staying on the old 7.0.x your nuts…. if you dont wanna update to 8 then thats fine but at least get on 7.1.2 for cryin out loud!

  • andy

    Anyone recommend me updating to IOS 8 which will be released in a few hours….
    I’m owning Ipod touch 5th generation model, running IOS 7.1.2 atm and non-jailbroken.
    Just restored my device for a final refresh, clean install of IOS.
    suggestions, thanks :)?

  • ShawnTXDFW

    I am on 7.0.4 and I’m JB. Been to lazy to update. However being that my iPhone 6+ will be here in October and I’ll be selling this iPhone 5s anyway, will I be able to sync, backup and upgrade without any hiccups?

  • mlee19841

    can anyone chime in about battery life for 5/5s on ios 8 or performance? thanks

    • Sean Wright

      I’m a developer and had the beta versions of iOS8 for several months now and find that as they have progressed through the betas the battery life seems a little better than before. It’s still and probably will always be an issue but I’d definitely moderately better in my case.

  • TheDude

    I’m still on 7.0.4. Didn’t want to restore my phone just to upgrade.

    • TheDude

      If I restore to get iOS 8 from 7.0.4 am I going to be able to recover all of my stuff from icloud?

  • Jake

    If I update to IOS 8 wil it delete my jailbreak without bricking my phone?

  • Marc

    Also make sure that you have 5x the storage space it says. IOS 8 on my iPad said it’s 1.3 GB but wanted 6.5 GB free space (likely due to expansion), but I had to kill all my music to get there.

  • jon

    I hope file uploads to websites are available this version !

    Seems to me to be one of the biggest reasons not to buy an ipad – fair enough they dont want to expose the filesystem but I think its an embarassing omission that any version of IOS has dis-allowed a user to upload a recently taken photo to a website – pretty fundamental and been available on your old fashioned PC / laptop for decades now.

    I refuse to buy or download apps to make up for a major and dumb omission in an OS, I also deeply disagree with people who say its up to website designers to provide a solution. NO !!! its up to apple to provide a solution, the web was compromised by what Microsoft would or would not do regards web standards – now Apple seems to have taken over the role of being the awkward one.

    Anyway I will await until my download of IOS8 finishes – I am upgrading from OS5 – never upgraded the ipad much because at the end of the day I found it was like living with Big Brother ( iTunes captive market etc ) so these days I use android more. I am only interested in iPad to see if I can finally take the “ipad restriction notices” off my website.

  • Cooper Jenks

    So do I need to backup my iphone when a jailbreak for IOS 8 comes out?

  • Sue durst

    Downloaded 8.0 for ipad 4. It freezes when going on FB and trying to minimizes the favorites menu. Not happy

  • JuzzY-G

    HELP! How can i backup my jailbroken iphone 5?
    iTunes shows that it is actually transferring all of my data/apps, but when I try to restore it’s not there?