iOS 7 should pop up as an available update on September 18, 2013.
The new mobile operating system from Apple promises to be as new, revolutionary even, as the original iPhone. I, for one, am damned excited about it.
So’s ya know, you do NOT have to upgrade to 7 right away. The safe bet is to wait at least a few days, to see if any debilitating quirks squirmed their way through the testing process.
But for all you early adopters…
Let’s do some simple steps to make sure your iPhones, iPads and iPods touch are all ready for Apple’s latest mobile operating system.
Your device will need to be compatible. Techcrunch has the skinny on that.
Back it up!
On your device, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup (at the bottom).
Swipe to the bottom of the page, and tap Backup Now.
You can also be more thorough by doing a backup using iTunes.
Since you’re also going to update iTunes on your Mac, make sure Time Machine or your backup scheme of choice are working.
Run Software Update on your Mac, from the Apple menu. That will get you the latest iTunes.
Also, tap the App Store on your mobile gadget. Tap Updates, and then Update All.
Now you’re ready. On your device, go to Settings > General > Software Update, and let the crayon-colored magic begin!