How to free up iPhone/iPad space to install iOS 8 without lose data
The new mobile iOS 8 is released today, Apple added a ton of new features to iOS 8 to make it much larger. If you are Excited to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the iOS 8, you may find they’re unable to do so because there’s not enough storage on your device. The iOS 8 requires up to 5.7 GB of free space to install! This is really annoy for the small storage user like 8 GB or 16 GB. And here is a guide will show you three solutions to free up space for the iOS 8 upgrade.
Solution1. Backup your iPhone/iPad/iPod files to computer
There are many memory photos or videos on your iPhone, I'm sure you don't want to delete them. So it's a great idea to transfer the files from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer for backup. Normally, iTunes can help you do that easily. But for the non-purchased songs, downloaded photos/videos or free apps/games, iTunes is not work, you need a 3rd party software to transfer them to computer by manually. I'd recommend TunesGo to you. It's available on Windows and Mac.
Step1. Download and install TunesGo, and then launch it.
Step2. Connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer. The software will detect your device automatically. And you can see all the files on your device by category.
Step3. Select the files you want to transfer to computer and click "Export to", and then select a folder to save your files, done.
Solution2. Update to iOS 8 with iTunes
This method is works for both Windows and Mac user, it's easy to handle. But you have to backup your iPhone/iPad/iPod before the iOS 8 update. And there is a few opptiunte to stuck your device in the 'Connect to iTunes' (stuck in recovery mode). If this problem happen to you, here is a guide to get iPhone/iPad/iPod out of recovery mode.
Step1. Update iTunes to the latest version. You can download iTunes from apple.com for free.
Step2. Launch iTunes, connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer with a USB cable.
Step3. After iTunes detect your device, go to the summary tab and click “Update”. Select “Download & Install” to begin the updating process. Now you can go away to take a coffee, iTunes will update your device to iOS 8 automatically.
Solution3. Delete files off your devices
You can uninstall Apps or delete pictures/videos/songs/movies/podcast/ to free space for the iOS 8 update. Honestly, this is not a way to go unless you absolutely have to do it.
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