Can I update iPhone 5 to iOS 9?
Technically speaking…yes. Practically speaking…it’s not such a great idea, say experts. But should you wish to go ahead, here are the steps you need to take.
Step 1: Just store your data as a backup on iTunes or iCloud on your computer
Step 2: After a full backup (you can check in settings how much space is available) is stored (whether using extra storage as 5GB of free iCloud storage will not help in a complete backup).
Step 3: Once your data is backed up, simply download and install iOS 9 following on screen instructions.
How the Experience Was….
Apple’s flagship iPhone from 2012, the iPhone 5 is a device capable of running iOS 9 updates and it is perfect in some ways. This is probably your first four inch phone so you need to be careful. iOS 9 comes with features like new Notes App, performance enhancement changes to keyboard, fresh font and much more.
Reviewers have said the download and installation process took 20-25 minutes. The 860 MB download was fast….it is the step by step installation which takes time.
Wi-Fi, cellular data and application ease of use were not impacted by iOS 9. In fact, installing the iOS 9 is widely reported to increase the battery life of the iPhone. The problem comes with the need for speed. If you are keen on going fast, iPhone 5 will not function rapidly with iOS 9. Therefore, the important thing to remember here is that there are issues associated with iOS 9 even though it has many advantages for iPhone 5.
In conclusion, it would be erroneous to assume that iPhone 5 will automat-ically malfunction if the iOS 9 is installed on it. For those who tend to press the panic button fast, maybe this is not such a good idea. For the others, there is no reason why the update cannot and should not take place. Apart from a time consuming installation and a lengthy download process, there are not many snags in the iOS 9 updating for iPhone 5. Keeping this in mind, it would be advisable to weigh the pros and cons carefully before updating to the iPhone 5.
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