“The most annoying part of updating your iPhone is figuring out which apps, songs and photos to delete so you have enough free space for the upgrade,” David Goldman reports for CNNMoney.
“But the latest version of the iOS 9 preview features a clever solution for that notorious problem,” Goldman reports. “iOS 9 will automatically delete apps on your iPhone before installing the new operating system. Then it will reinstall the deleted apps after the installation is complete.”
“iOS 8 required a stunning 4.6 GB of free space to install, forcing millions of iPhone owners to frantically delete precious photos, videos and apps in order to get the latest software on their gadgets. By contrast, iOS 9 will require just 1.3 GB of free space when upgrading,” Goldman reports. “But if your iPhone or iPad storage is stuffed to the gills, you’ll no longer need to panic. Apple will take care of deleting and reinstalling your apps for you.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Clever and useful are Apple hallmarks and, yes, the space requirement for iOS 8 hampered many users from updating in a timely manner.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dale E.” for the heads up.]