[Critical iOS 8 News] Do NOT Upgrade to iCloud Drive During iOS 8 Installation!!!

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  1. dgstorm

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    We have a major warning to share with iOS users. Today is the day that Apple is making iOS 8 available to the public. There will be a number of reasons you will want to get iOS 8, but during the installation it is absolutely critical that you do NOT upgrade to iCloud Drive when the iOS 8 installation prompts you. This is especially important if you also use a Mac as your personal computer.

    The reason for this is because iCloud Drive will only sync with devices running iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite (which hasn't been officially released yet). The full official version of Yosemite is expected in the next month or so. We are sure there are several of you who may be trying out the pre-release, but we must reiterate that iCloud Drive is NOT COMPATIBLE with iOS versions 7 and older, and it is NOT COMPATIBLE with OS X 10.9 Mavericks or older.

    Additionally, if you mis-click this option, you will not be able to go back and undo this decision. This is why this article is so emphatic. Of course, if you are running the pre-release version of Yosemite, and you are able to upgrade all of your devices to iOS 8, then you can use the iCloud Drive option. You just need to weigh this carefully for your needs.

    We have verified this with several sources. Here's a quote with more details from one of them,

    Above is a pic which shows you the precise step in the installation where you need to make this choice. During this step of the iOS 8 upgrade process you will see an option for iCloud Drive. You simply need to select "Not Now." After that, all of our iCloud data will still be accessible and all of your iCloud-enabled apps and content will continue to sync with all your iOS and OS X machines.

    Thanks for the tip, @twerppoet!
     
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    Thanks for getting this post out just in time.
     
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    Don’t install iOS 8 on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 yet



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    Some of Apple’s selling points for iOS devices are extended support for future software updates, and timely simultaneous iOS update releases for all supported devices. The company often brags with numbers detailing iOS update stats and tells regular customers and developers that Google’s Android can’t come close to offering a similar experience. However, Ars Technica warns that the incoming iOS 8 update for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, while laudable for such old device, will not offer flawless experiences.

    Both 2011 devices, the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are the most entry-level iOS gadgets that will be updated to iOS 8 today. However, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners should expect iOS 8 glitches once the update is installed, as their hardware might be a bit too old for Apple’s fresh iOS 8 release.

    Because they’re older, not all iOS 8 features will be available to iPhone 4S and iPad 2, such as Handoff, AirDrop or Metal graphics.

    Furthermore, the overall experience might be hampered by certain delays, as iOS 8 apps will require additional time to load, and lag can be expected once inside certain apps. For what it’s worth, Safari browsing might be faster on the iPad 2 according to some benchmarks.

    Finally, iOS 8 might not look so hot on either device. The 3.5-inch iPhone 4S display could be seen as too small for the increased number of UI elements present on iOS 8 screens, while the iPad 2 might have a font readability problem.

    That doesn’t mean iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users should stay away from iOS 8 – and it’s always possible that Apple will further improve iOS 8 experience on older devices in a future update, just as it did for the iPhone 4 with iOS 7 – but users shouldn’t be surprised to experience a glitch here and there either. Ars’ thorough reviews of iOS 8 on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are available at the source links.






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    What IS iCloud Drive?
     
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    Here's some information about it: iCloud Drive FAQ
     
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