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9 Things to Do Before Installing iOS 10.3.3



Today we want to walk you through some important steps to take before installing the iOS 10.3.3 update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

While you might be tempted to download the iOS 10.3.3 update right now, you’ll benefit from doing some work ahead of your installation.

iOS 10.3.3 brings bug fixes and security patches but it could also bring problems to your iPhone or iPad. And now that the iOS 10.3.2 downgrade has closed, this makes this pre-installation prep even more important than it once was.

A little prep prior to firing up the iOS 10.3.3 installation process will go a long way toward preventing bugs, performance issues, and headaches.

The iOS 10.3.3 update’s change log is short but the current version of iOS 10 is actually a pretty big update. The collection of bug fixes and security patches checks in at 137.3MB for the iPhone 7. This is actually quite large for a maintenance release. The iOS 10.3.3 update is also pretty big for popular devices like the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 6.

If you’re coming to iOS 10.3.3 from something older than iOS 10.3.2, say iOS 10.2.1, your download will be even bigger thanks to the features and fixes from iOS 10.3 and any other iOS updates you skipped along the way.

If you’re planning to install iOS 10.3.3 on your device, take a look at this detailed game plan we’ve put together for you. This pre-installation guide will walk you through the steps we typically take before we install an iOS update on our iPhones and iPads.

Get Familiar with iOS 10.3.3 & Other iOS Updates

Get Familiar with iOS 10.3.3 & Other iOS Updates

Maybe the first thing you'll want to do is get familiar with the iOS 10.3.3 update and its changes. This is particularly important if you skipped iOS 10.3, iOS 10.3.1 or any other iOS 10 upgrades. If you skipped an update, those features and fixes will be baked into your device's iOS 10.3.3 update. 

iOS 10.3.3's change log doesn't feature a long list of changes but Apple says the update includes bug fixes and security patches for potential exploits. You'll want to read about all 24 of them on Apple's website

If you failed to download iOS 10.3.2, iOS 10.3, or any of Apple's other iOS 10 updates, you'll want to get familiar with their changes before you download iOS 10.3.3. This way, you won't be caught off-guard.

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 10.3.3 and the previous versions of iOS. It's a great place to start.

If you're coming from an older version of iOS 10, you'll want to take a peek at our guide to iOS 10.2.1 and below

If you need additional feedback, you'll want to take a look at our list of reasons to, and not to, install the iOS 10.3.3 update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. 




    09/19/2016 at 12:14 am

    I notice some time this web page gives you the wrong info like it said iOS 9.3 came out in March well it came out in April for I complained about 9.2 in April to Apple Support on Twitter for I was having problems with my apps and albums of freezing crashing plus why deleted all the photos then tried put them back on before I put on iOS 9.3 just like now when I put iOS 10.0.1 it will take them three weeks put all my Photos on then they will be blank on my 5s 64 GB and on my Laptop or they will be blank with triangle with exclamation mark in middle of the triangle for almost month off and on

  2. Thomas Baruah

    01/18/2017 at 4:28 am

    Great tips. Thanks for mentioning.

  3. Ned quint

    04/11/2017 at 5:58 am

    If I have to do 10 things before installing a new OS of any kind. It’s the last one of that kind I buy. Mmm yeah. Let’s get real people

  4. Loi Martinez

    04/11/2017 at 11:59 pm

    It has been 3 hours already and the download hasn’t finished yet. i wonder if it’s still downloading or it has stopped. i’m scared to do a hard stop as it might not work anymore.

  5. Reda

    05/11/2017 at 3:50 pm

    iOS 8

  6. Chandra Lal de silva

    05/11/2017 at 7:19 pm

    App viber update please

  7. Charles

    05/22/2017 at 8:08 am

    I am yet to install the update. I was hoping if there is a jailbreak upcoming. I would be holding furthermore!

  8. JBrickner

    07/12/2017 at 7:10 am

    Geometry Dash is an amazing online game for all range of users. It is available on Desktops, Mobile Phones, and even on internet websites. You can easily download Geometry Dash on your iOS or Android phone.

  9. Harry Seth

    05/13/2018 at 1:07 pm

    Apple is already working on iOS 12 beta build for iPhone and iPad users. Developers around the world are soon going to test the latest iOS update, but general public is still wondering when iOS 12 release is going to happen for them!

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