Apple won’t be making a big deal out of its upcoming iOS 8.4.1 update but the update will still be an important one for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With the update confirmed for arrival, we want to take you through the most important things to know right now about the iOS 8.4.1 release.
In April, Apple pushed the iOS 8.4.1 update into its beta program ahead of a public release for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. At the time, the company didn’t confirm a specific release date leaving the iOS 8.4 release up in the air for those using its iOS 8 operating system.
Apple didn’t confirm an iOS 8.4 release date until late June shortly before the update’s release. iOS 8.4 has been available since June 30th and it’s an update that many iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners have downloaded and installed ahead of iOS 9. It’s also an update that will be replaced in the future.
Earlier this month, Apple trotted out another iOS 8.4 beta, this time for iOS 8.4.1. The iOS 8.4.1 update is currently in the company’s paid beta program for developers and for the moment, it’s not clear when the update will be rolling out or what exactly it will be bringing to owners of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And because iOS 8.4.1 is an incremental update, we don’t expect Apple to fill us in ahead of time.
Today, we want to take a look at the most important things we think you need to know about the iOS 8.4.1 update ahead of its release. This touches on features and the release and it will help to ensure that you’re prepared ahead of the upcoming iOS 8.4.1 release date. Apple probably won’t make a big iOS 8.4.1 announcement. This will help fill in a lot of the gaps.
Start Preparing for iOS 8.4.1 Soon
When Apple announced the iOS 8.4.1 update it did not confirm a specific release date. And because this is an incremental update, it probably means that we probably won't see an iOS 8.4.1 release date announced ahead of the update's release.
If you're a wily iOS vet, you already knew that. If you are new to iOS updates, this is an important detail that you're just going to have to get used to. And this is precisely why it's a good idea to start thinking about preparng for the iOS 8.4.1 release.
We're not sure when the update will be released so you're not going to want to go crazy but you might want to think about doing a little prep work so that you're ready when the update arrives.
Take the time between now and the update's release to do a little cleanup and get rid of unnecessary files you no longer use. Get familiar with iOS 8.4 and Apple Music if you haven't already because the changes from iOS 8.4 will be present on iOS 8.4.1. Look into jailbreaking. Research how to make a backup. Things of that nature.
It's too early to start prep work for iOS 9 but it's never too early to start prep work for an update that could come at any time.