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Prepare Your iDevice for Tomorrow’s iOS 7 Release

Preparing for iOS 7

Tomorrow, iOS 7 will be available to the public for download, “Virtually overnight, hundreds of millions of people [will] download iOS 7.].” Apple stated last week at their iPhone launch event. The iOS 7 beta has been available to developers for almost four months now as they have been optimizing and updating their apps for the new operating system. Here are some tips for to make the upgrade to iOS 7 optimal for you and your device:

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1. Can You Update?

The first step you should take to prepare for the operating system’s release is make sure your iDevice is compatible with iOS 7, If not you might want to think about an upgrade in the near future so you are able to witness the new OS first hand.

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2. Backup & Sync

This is undoubtedly the single most important of the 5 steps. Backing up and syncing is always a precautionary procedure when updating, jailbreaking, or restoring. It is also just good iPhone ownership maintenance.

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3. Read Up On the OS

Make sure you have a feel for the operating system. Visit Apple’s iOS info page and browse around, also make sure to read our iOS 7 feature posts where we analyze specific features new to iOS.

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4. Upgrade In Style

iOS 7 allows users to customize the look of their lockscreen and almost theme their device’s OS by making menus transparent and themed to that specific user’s wallpaper. Upgrade to iOS 7 in style with these nice looking wallpapers.





5. Keep Track of Home Page Layout

Before the upgrade you may want to keep the same apps or app page layout as you have/had in iOS 6. To do this you should either create screenshots of each page and folder, or make a list of the essential apps you need. However, it may be of your best interest to start from scratch and download a whole new set of apps for iOS 7 and it’s new paging folder feature.


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