#iOS 9

Posted by Charles Edge on September 16th, 2015


There’s lots for businesses to be excited about with iOS 9. From easier multitasking on iPad, commuting with Transit view in Maps, enhanced notes, to an all new News app—there are lots of ways that business users can make the most of their iPads and iPhones by migrating to iOS 9. We encourage users to take advantage of iOS 9. Their devices will remain fully compatible with Bushel.

As your users get ready to update, below are some best practices around updating an iOS device:

Always backup your device before running a software update. This can be done with either iCloud or iTunes (or both). Having a proper backup ensures that you’ll never risk losing information. This article provides more details on how to backup: https://www.apple.com/support/iphone/backup/

Users should know ALL of their passwords before updating. This includes their Apple ID password, iCloud password, email password and any other account credentials that may be saved on the device. These passwords may need to be entered again after the update. If a user has forgotten his or her Apple ID password, it can be changed at iforgot.apple.com.

Let your users know that there could be some downtime with their device during the update. Their device can be used while the update is downloading, however installation will restart the device.  This can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes to complete the install. 

After the device is up-to-date, the user may be asked to enter passwords. After passwords are entered, users should also run any available app updates. Many apps will already have updates ready for the iOS 9 release and over the course of the next few days, most apps will have updates. It is important to run these updates to ensure all of your apps are optimized to run on iOS 9.

If you have any issues with your iOS 9 update, head on over to support.apple.com or visit your local Apple Store for assistance.

Posted by Charles Edge on June 9th, 2015

Once upon a time, you weren’t supposed to talk about pre-release (beta) Apple software. The ban is still kinda’ there. But if you, like us, are testing iOS 9 and would like to know how well Bushel works with it, then you’ll be happy to know that you can enroll devices, install profiles and push apps. If you are testing iOS 9 and you find anything that doesn’t work properly, please feel free to reach out and let us know! In fact, if you’re using iOS 8 and you find anything that doesn’t work properly, definitely let us know that too!