Today we are getting iOS 7 (little dance). Am sure most of us are looking forward to it. I am thats for sure. I have been playing around with the beta and GM version and do like the new look and feel.
Though would advise anyone who is looking to upgrade to iOS to make sure they have backed up their device before upgrading to iOS 7. Main reason being is iOS 7 architecture is very different and most apps will break if they are not iOS 7 compatible. Over the last few days I have noticed a large amount of updates from app vendors. Purely just updating their apps to be compatible with iOS 7.
So if you can hold off on updating to iOS 7 till most vendors have got round to updating their apps, that's great as am sure by the end of next week most apps would be iOS compliant.
Otherwise be prepared to have some issues with your apps. Some are just annoying and you can use your app others are far worse where the app will not even open. In my testing major apps like Facebook, Twitter, Chrome, Whatsapp, Easilydo, Etsy, Bible, Waze, TuneIn Radio, Wemo, Pogoplug seem to work without issues.
There is one major app I love but they have not seemed to make their app compatible with iOS 7 yet and that is Evernote. The issue I see is when I am typing in a new note my screen just scrolls up every time I type. So makes creating new note impossible. Really hope Evernote are on the ball and release an update today!
So how do you do a backup? I would suggest backing up to iCloud as well as locally on your PC or Mac. Main reason being is I have been let down badly with iCloud backups and lost all my data when I went from iOS 5 to iOS 6. So here are some instructions below for you to back up your device.
Backup from your Mobile device :-
iCloud automatically backs up the most important data on your device using iOS 5 or later. After you have enabled Backup on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in Settings > iCloud > Backup & Storage, it will run on a daily basis as long as your device is:
- Connected to the Internet over Wi-Fi
- Connected to a power source
- Screen locked .
You can also back up manually whenever your device is connected to the Internet over Wi-Fi by choosing Back Up Now from Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.