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Friday, September 27, 2013

1403. IOS6 to IOS7 upgrade problems.

A friend recently had trouble updating from IOS 6 to IOS 7 on her iPhone. What did she do wrong?

It's really not very much to go and I've heard very good success stories from many people in the millions of people that have performed this upgrade without failure. On the other hand it's pretty easy to mess this up especially if you don't know your Apple ID or password or you don't follow the directions.

Here are the steps I would follow. It is pretty clearly documented. You plug your phone into your computer, connect up with iTunes,  back it up first, then install IOS 7, then restore from your backup. 

That puts all your data back as well as all your applications. That way you're pretty safe and with that back up before you start the upgrade then you know should something go wrong you could put it back the way was.  

On the other hand be aware that it is difficult if not possible to go from IOS 7 back to IOS 6. It does take some serious effort to make that translation. 

Make sure you back up your phone first and then follow the directions carefully to avoid bricking your phone. That's the term we used affectionately referring to turn your iPhone into a brick it You want to avoid that so follow the instructions.

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