iOS 8 now available for download

iOS 8 now available for download

Apple has just rolled out iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, bringing with it tons of new features including new Messages and Photos features, QuickType keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing, iCloud Drive and more.

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According to Apple, this update is their biggest release since the launch of the App Store. They’re not kidding as the update is 1GB in size (964MB on the iPhone 5C) and requires at least 4.7GB of free internal storage. That can be a problem if you have a 16GB model with lots of photos, videos, and big apps on board.

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iOS 8 is compatible with these devices:
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5C
iPhone 5S
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPod touch 5th generation
iPad 2
iPad 3rd generation
iPad 4th generation
iPad Air
iPad mini
iPad mini with Retina display

To check for the update and download via OTA just go to Settings -> General -> Software Update. You can also update your iOS device via iTunes for PC or Mac. Make sure to back-up your device before proceeding so that you don’t lose your files in case something goes wrong.

You can also check out our article about 7 new features for old iPhones when iOS 8 arrives.

Enjoy the update!

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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7 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    If you have an old school (legacy) iOS device like iP4s/ iPad Old, think twice before upgrading to this ios version. Early reports says it will slow your devices down. Para bumili kayo ng bago. hehe

    • Oona says:

      IOS8 works perfectly fine on my 4S :)

      and not compelled to buy a new one since if i want a bigger screen, i use an iPad

  2. Someone says:

    those who purchased 16gb and 8 versions…tsk tsk.
    this is why the iphone 6 and 6plus doesnt have a 32gb version. to force users to go from 16 to 64, the update eating about 5GB of memory after installation is just the start.

  3. Raphiduz says:

    As far as my experience is concerned, I downloaded the iOS 8 installer from iTunes. From there, I update my iPhone 5 and iPad Air. So easy and no need to delete files from your devices.

  4. Rainbow Rat says:

    Will wait a few more days. Most of the time the bugs will be reported after a couple. Hirap sa apple, once you upgrade, there is no going back. (unless jailbroken)

  5. Oona says:

    Upgraded my iPhone and iPad on the first day. All is good except one annoyance which I googled and found out to be an annoyance to a lot of users: the removal of Camera Roll! Apple removed a perfectly working functionality and mixed all the photos in Moments!

    Btw, both devices were upgraded using iTunes (PC) and didn’t update smoothly. Like a lot of users, I encountered the dreaded error -1 (Unknown Error) then device goes stuck to restore mode. At this point just retry and it should work. Having said this you need to make sure that:

    1.) you have it fully charged
    2.) you have it backed up
    3.) don’t bother trying for the first time (waste of time), just wipe it first then upgrade and restore

  6. Jerenze says:

    Upgraded to iOS 8 on my iPad 2 64GB using OTA, not iTunes. Ok pa naman siya gamitin for daily use, kaso may ilang apps na minsan nagcracrash katulad ng settings at app store. At hindi totoo yung mga reports na mahina yung iPad 2 sa iOS 8.

    P.S. I don’t like the design on the top part of the featured section in the AppStore (the big rectangle ones). The design in IOS 7 and 6 looks better.

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