iOS 8 is out! Apple has just released iOS 8 – its most eagerly awaited next generation mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever, and includes hundreds of new features and improvements such as Interactive Notifications, all-new Messages app, Widgets, QuickType, third-party keyboard support and lots more.
iOS 8 seems to be available as over the over-the air update currently.
It is available as a free upgrade for the following iOS devices:
- iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
- iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
- Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
- iPod touch 5th generation
Prepare for the update
Before you update your iOS device with iOS 8, we strongly recommend you to check our post where we have provided tips on what you should do before upgrading.
Jailbreakers and Unlockers
If you have jailbroken and/or unlocked your iPhone and cannot live without your favorite jailbreak apps and tweaks then it is recommended that you avoid updating to iOS 8, until the evaders or Pangu team releases an iOS 8 jailbreak. There are some signs that Pangu, with unofficial patches, works with iOS 8, but we won’t know for sure until iOS 8 releases.
If you’re not sure what to do, then checkout our post, which gives the latest status update on jailbreaking iOS 8 and the comprehensive list of iOS 8 features. If do want to upgrade, you’ll have to update your device via iTunes.
Updating to iOS 8
If you are on iOS 5 or later, then you will be able to download and install iOS 8 wirelessly. If you need help, follow our guide on how to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch over the air (OTA).
You can also update your iOS device to iOS 8 using iTunes by plugging it to your computer. We’ll also be providing the direct download links as soon as they’re available.
Please don’t forget to tell us how it goes in the comments. If you need help or have any questions, please use the iOS 8 forums. It is the fastest way to get a response from us or someone from the community.
The size of the update is as big as 1.3GB for the iPad Air and needs 6.9GB of storage space.
The build number is the same as the iOS 8 GM (12A365), which means developers who have it installed don’t need to update.
Apple servers seem to be overloaded as users are reporting ‘Software Update Failed’ and ‘Server could not be contacted’ errors while updating to iOS 8.
If you’re having problems updating to iOS 8, then download the firmware file and update it manually.