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Published: Thu, September 17, 2015
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Microsoft Updates Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iOS with Multitasking Support

Microsoft Updates Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iOS with Multitasking Support

Apple users have previously complained about updates taking up huge amounts of disk space, but they would surely prefer an update which actually works. In anticipation of iOS 9, a bunch of new apps are already available in the app store that take advantage of these updated features. There are some new features, however, such as "proactive" Siri, Low Power mode, improved Notifications and Split View multitasking on the iPad.

Apple devices faced some major issues due to bugs like hacking and poor performance. The new operating system runs much more smoothly on older devices than iOS 8.4. It's unlikely anything will go wrong, but if it does, you could lose any data that's changed since your last backup such as new contacts, documents, photos, videos and more.

If you are backing up your device through your computer, connect your device and open iTunes. But before you download it, you'll need to make sure that you not only have enough space on your iPhone to install it, but also that you've backed up your phone in case anything goes awry.

Apple's Maps app has a number of incremental upgrades, including public transit directions - something Apple has been criticized about for not offering.

The latest iPhones the 6s and 6s Plus will come with iOS 9 built
The latest iPhones the 6s and 6s Plus will come with iOS 9 built

Once the OS update has finished installing, you'll be given a "Hello" screen, and then told that the update is complete.

Apple's servers often get slammed when the company releases new updates. The Move to iOS app is a migration assistant that helps you transfer your Android data to an Apple account.

 

Apple had earlier said at its iPhone 6S launch event that iOS 9 will start rolling out on September 16.

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