The iOS 10.1.1 update is available for devices around the world and today we want to walk you through some steps to take before you install Apple’s iOS 10.1.1 update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Apple’s iOS 10 update brought numerous changes to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And while many of these changes are good, the iOS 10 update also delivered various problems to many iOS 10 users around the globe.
In the weeks since the iOS 10 update’s release in September Apple’s pushed out several new versions of iOS 10 to address some of these early problems.
Its latest release is a small bug fix update called iOS 10.1.1.
The latest version of iOS 10 is light on features but it delivers at least one key fix to device’s capable of running iOS 10. The iOS 10.1.1 update is extremely small, just 63MB for the iPhone 7.
And while you might be tempted to download the iOS 10.1.1 update the second you discover it, you’ll benefit from doing some prep work ahead of your installation.
iOS 10.1.1 brings important bug fixes but it could also bring problems to your device so you’ll want to be as prepared as possible.
To help, we’ve put together a game plan for you. This guide will walk you through the steps we typically take before we install an iOS update on our devices. Here are a few things to do before you install iOS 10.1.1 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Get Familiar with iOS 10.1.1 (and iOS 10.1 If Needed)
One of the first things you'll want to do is get familiar with the iOS 10.1.1 update and its changes. This is particularly important if you failed to upgrade to iOS 10.1 before Apple released iOS 10.1.1.
If you're coming directly from iOS 10.1, iOS 10.1.1 is small and delivers just one known bug fix. The iOS 10.1.1 update patches up an issue where some users were unable to see their Health data. If you're coming from an older update, iOS 10.1.1 will be a much bigger update thanks to iOS 10.1.
iOS 10.1 arrived with a ton of changes, big and small, and you'll want to be aware of them before you replace your old version of iOS with iOS 10.1.1. This way, you won't be caught off guard by the changes.
There are a few ways to get this done. You can take a look at our walkthrough. It'll go over the key differences between iOS 10.1 versus the previous versions of iOS. It's a great place to start, especially if you're coming from iOS 9 or below.
We've also put together some more in depth iOS 10 tutorials that will take you through iOS 10's features in a little more detail.
You'll want to be comfortable with iOS 10.1.1 and its changes before you make the move. If you haven't dug into the update yet, now is a great time to do so.