If i upgrade to ios 9 what will i lose

How to install iOS 9 without deleting anything from your iPhone

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By Chris Perkins 2015-09-16 17:31:21 UTC

If you want iOS 9 but don't want to delete a ton of apps and data from your phone, we're here to tell you how .

The update itself is only 1.3GB, but depending on your phone and when you last upgraded your OS, it requires even more space to install the update. We don't know exactly how much extra space is required, but last year, some reported needing 5.7GB of free space to download iOS 8. And plenty of people are already finding trouble with this update.

If i upgrade to ios 9 what will i lose

For users who have 8GB or 16GB phones, that can become a major issue. Fortunately, there's an easy solution.

It's as simple as plugging in your phone and updating through iTunes. Just download the update to your computer and transfer the software to your phone, so you don't have to clear your phone beforehand. It's also a more reliable way to download the update, since it will be done on the computer, not over the air.

Back up your phone to your computer and iCloud beforehand.

Select "Check For Update" to install iOS 9.

Don't click "Restore iPhone," since that will clear all your data.

If you're unsure about upgrading to iOS 9, check out our list of its best features (in GIFs, of course), and check out our video review below.

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