How to Update to iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch without Deleting Anything

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Since its official release worldwide on June 2, 2014, iOS 8 has been the root of a huge number of discussions in the tech-savvy world owing to the fact that this update has been described as the biggest by Apple and the most powerful operating system by most. Although, initially, after you install iOS 8, not much difference would be noticed, however, once you start using it, gradually all the fascinating features it has in store will unveil.


There are a whole new set of features that come in the package which change the iOS experience in many terms. Introduction of a powerful frameworks and developer options that lead to a new series of innovative and useful applications is one of the alterations. Major changes also include latest keyboard layouts like QuickSwypeand Notifications Centre widgets, faster processing, better interface and controls and many other features that give better functionalities to this operating system.


iOS 8


Apple users will have a choice if they wish to update their devices to the latest version, either by starting Over-the-Air updates to install using IPSW Firmware files or by using the links like the ones given here towards the end, in order to manually install and prepare a full back-up beforehand. The complete update or firmware package requires about 6GB of storage space.


The problem with updating to the version is that the process completely formats the device, erasing off all your data and files. The good news is that you can create a backup of your data and then install the update manually using download links. A backup can be created either by saving all your data using iCloud or using iTunes. Here is how to back up your data using iTunes so that you can update to iOS 8 without having to delete anything.


Steps to Update to iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch without Deleting Anything

  • The first step is to check whether or not you have the latest version of iTunes installed. If not, update it.
  • Connect the iOS device which needs to be updated to your computer.
  • From the Autorun menu that appears, select File > Devices and then choose Backup.
  • Open iTunes and select Sync option.

iTunes sync

  • Verify that backup is created successfully, open iTunes Preferences and choose the Devices tab, there you will come across the name of the device with the time and date when the backup was created.

After the backup is created, you can proceed with the installation of the update. Once iOS 8 is installed, you can restore your backup from iTunes.

  • Connect your device to the computer having the backup.
  • Choose File, go to devices and select the option Restore from Backup.

Restore from backup


Done that, you have now successfully updated your iOS device to iOS 8 having all your data secure and restored.


Download iOS 8 IPSW

You can download iOS 8 IPSW by selecting the link given below:


So these were the easy steps that you need to follow in order to update to iOS 8 Final on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch without deleting anything. Thank you for reading this post. You can subscribe to our blog and could also follow us on various social networking website in order to receive regular tech updates similar to this.



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