Preparation for any major systems upgrade comes in three basic parts: minimize your potential for loss, maximize your opportunity for success, and the carry out the act of upgrading itself. The following will guide you through the first two phases to help ensure the desired outcome if you’re planning on upgrading to Apple’s iOS 7 operating system later today or this week. The goal is to upgrade your eligible device to iOS 7 while keeping all of your app data fully intact.
Maximize: check device eligibility
The devices that are available to update to iOS 7 are the iPhone 4, 4S and 5, the iPad 2, 3, and 4, as well as iPad mini, and the 5th generation iPod Touch. Keep in mind that once you upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 7, you will not be able to downgrade from iOS 7 back to iOS 6. You may even…
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