Installation instructions for iOS 8 and all related information is presented below. The installation guide for iOS 8.0.2, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.1.1, iOS 8.1.2, iOS 8.1.3, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4 is the same. The instructions for installing iOS 9 will be the same.
What’s new in iOS 8?
iOS 8 does not revolutionize the design of the mobile operating system, as it was in iOS 7 a year earlier. Instead, Apple developers turned their attention to details, unique new features and an overall impression of the system. In iOS 8, users will be able to evaluate the redesigned standard applications, gain access to a convenient way to respond to notifications, enlist QuickType “smart keyboard” support, use full-fledged iCloud Drive cloud storage and much more. You can see the full list of changes in iOS 8 in the following articles:
What devices does iOS 8 support?
IOS 8 is compatible with the following devices:
- iPhone 4s / 5 / 5c / 5s / 6/6 plus
- iPad Air, iPad 2/3/4, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display
- iPod touch 5G
Apple took care of the owners of the old iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch models, so all models supporting iOS 7 will be able to upgrade to the new firmware version. The only exception was the iPhone 4. the owners of the Quartet will have to stay on iOS 7, which, alas, was the last for the smartphone.
Devices compatible with iOS 8
Before proceeding with the installation of iOS 8, each user must complete several preliminary steps. Firstly, make a backup copy of the device to save contacts, notes, multimedia files, videos, SMS-ok, in general, all data.
How to backup iPhone / iPad / iPod touch in iCloud?
Step 1. Go to Settings.> iCloud on your device
Step 2. Log in with your Apple ID credentials
Step 3. After the successful login, select the necessary applications for cloud synchronization.
Step 4. Go to Storage and copies
Step 5. Activate Copy to iCloud
Step 6. The button below Create copy will become active when connected to Wi-Fi. When you click on it, you can watch the creation of a backup of your device in iCloud
How to backup iPhone / iPad / iPod touch in iTunes?
Step 1. Connect the device to the PC and open iTunes
Step 2. In the tab Overview click Create a copy now. Here, indicate that the creation of the copy should be done on the computer, and not in iCloud
Step 3. Wait for the backup operation to complete
Step 4. In the menu Score select item Authorize computer and enter your Apple ID account information
Step 5. Go to the menu File.> Devices.> Move purchases
Step 6. Wait until the purchase transfer operation is completed (it may take a long time, depending on the number of applications installed on the device)
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How to install iOS 8 using Wi-Fi?
The easiest way to install iOS 8 is to update over the air. In order to start downloading and installing a new version of the mobile operating system, you only need Wi-Fi and more than 50% of the device’s charge.
Step 1. Go to the menu Settings.> The main
Step 2. Select Software Update
Step 3. Click Download and Install
After that, you will only need patience. in no case interrupt the installation, do not restart the device and do not leave the Wi-Fi coverage area. Download time depends on the speed of the Wi-Fi connection.
How to install iOS 8 using iTunes?
If you do not have Wi-Fi access, then the only way to install iOS 8 will be to update using iTunes. This process is more laborious, however, there is nothing complicated in it.
Step 1. Update iTunes to the latest version by clicking reference.> Updates
Step 2. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer using the USB cable
Step 3. As soon as the device is detected in the program, a pop-up window will appear asking you to download and install iOS 8
Step 4. Click Next and wait until the download and install the new version of iOS.
Note: iTunes updates may be complicated by errors on Apple servers. During installation, the device must not be turned off, restarted, or disconnected from the computer.
Direct links to iOS 8 firmware for all supported devices
What to do if you have problems?
If you have any problems, write to our specialists on the forum in the sections IPhone Ambulance or directly in the section iOS 8. Help!
IOS 8.0.1 firmware
It was recalled by Apple a few hours after the release due to problems with loss of connection on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones and due to a broken Touch ID fingerprint scanner. As a matter of urgency, Apple developed and published on its website instructions for returning from iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8.
IOS 8.0.2 firmware
Eliminates the errors of the previous firmware 8.0.1. See the full list of fixes and links to iOS 8.0.2 for all devices here.
IOS 8.1 firmware
IOS 8.1.1 firmware
Released on November 17, 2014. It does not contain new features, it only fixes iOS 8.1 errors and improves stability, as well as improves the speed of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
IOS 8.1.2 firmware
The release of iOS 8.1.2 took place on December 9, 2014. This firmware fixes the errors of the previous version and fixes an issue where the ringtones purchased in the iTunes Store could be deleted from the device. To restore these ringtones on iPhone and iPad you need to visit the official Apple page itunes.com/restore-tones.
IOS 8.1.3 firmware
The release of iOS 8.1.3 took place on January 27, 2015. This firmware does not carry new functions for iOS devices, it only corrects the errors of the previous firmware and also improves stability and performance.
IOS 8.2 firmware
The release of iOS 8.2 took place on March 9, 2015. Firmware 8.2 contains bug fixes for the previous version of iOS and supports WatchKit, a set of software tools for interacting with Apple Watch. As soon as sales of Watch begin, you will certainly need to install firmware 8.2, since it is it that will allow the exchange of data between the iPhone and Apple Watch.
IOS 8.3 firmware
iOS 8.3 contains a new set of emoji emoticons with icons of faces of different races, supports the wireless interface for CarPlay car media and two-factor authorization for Google accounts. The main new feature of iOS 8.3 is the Siri voice assistant, communicating in Russian. The official release of firmware 8.3 was April 8, 2015.
IOS 8.4 firmware
iOS 8.4 was released on June 30, 2015. The main feature of the firmware is the new music service Apple Music, which is a streaming online music that works on a monthly subscription.
IOS 9 firmware
iOS 9 was announced on June 8, 2015 at the WWDC 2015 event. The official release of this firmware will take place in the fall of 2015.
What’s new in iOS 9
See the full list of new iOS 9 features on this page.
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