iPhone users: Read this before updating to iOS 9.0.2

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I’m writing this post today as I recently updated my iPhone to iOS 9.0.2 and I deeply regret in missing out on some things which I wish I had done before updating my iPhone, WHICH MADE ME REALLY FRUSTRATED (I’ll elaborate on why later). So instead of being frustrated, I’ll highlight the problems I faced to you today so that you can ensure that you will have a smooth transition to iOS 9.0.2 and lesser people will be frustrated.

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Firstly, I updated to iOS 9 because my Whatsapp stopped working, and that was because I started using Whatsapp for Web. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE using Whatsapp for web, it has allowed me to type faster and made my thumbs less sore from the amount of spam messages I usually send so it has more pros than cons. Unfortunately my Whatsapp started crashing every time I opened it after using Whatsapp for Web with iOS 8. I’ve checked for solutions online and it is said that the crash only happens to iOS 8 users, so to stop this crash, I updated to iOS 9.0.2.

So remember, if you wish to continue using iOS 8, DO NOT USE WHATSAPP FOR WEB or your Whatsapp will soon start to crash! 

After a 30minute update, my first impression of the iOS 9.0.2 was really good. Everything seemed smoother and sleeker, and after observing closely, words had a wider space between each other now! That includes websites, text/whatsapp messages, and basically everything else. If you’re unsure of what I mean…

T h e   t e x t   k i n d a   l o o k s   l i k e   t h i s   n o w .

Ok, I may have exaggerated a little there, but that’s the minimum space I could give to illustrate my point. So with that said, this may be a BIG PLUS point for some people with really strong OCD. 😉

OCD (Definition from urbandictionary.com): 
A fairly common problem where people experience ‘obsessions’, recurring unwanted thoughts which are difficult to stop, and ‘compulsions’, rituals of checking behaviour or repetitive actions which are carried out in an attempt to relieve the thoughts.

Put in plain and simple, people with OCDs prefer certain things to be done in certain ways, and if it is not done in certain ways, they will feel really really uneasy.

So that’s one of the things I’ve observed which made me like iOS 9.0.2 because I’m a person with really weird OCDs, so this change has made me unusually comfortable.

Ok now for the most important thing you should take note of before updating to iOS 9.0.2:

BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS IN YOUR COMPUTER OR WHEREVER POSSIBLE BEFORE UPDATING TO THE NEW IOS. 

I cannot stress this enough because I’ve lost all of my photos, and added photos which I’ve deleted a long time ago. So although I have 4,000 photos in my phone now (which is actually more than my original photo count) it is mostly photos which I have deleted a long time ago.

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My latest photo now is a photo I took at last year’s Asian Games in Korea, which was taken in September 2014, so all my photos from September 2014 – October 2015 on wards are gone. All those memories, just gone with a click of an update, so I’m actually pretty disappointed. 

Fortunately for me, most of my photos are taken with a camera, so I haven’t exactly lost all of my photos yet. However, all the Snapchat photos of my friends unglam photos will be a memory now, and it’s sad to see those photos go.

So like I said, please find a place to store all your necessary photos before updating to iOS 9.0.2, if not you’ll be facing the same issue that I faced. Anyway with all that said, I hope that my experience will help you guys with keeping those precious memories with you even after the update! Don’t want to see more people facing the same issue that I did 🙂

If you’re keen to know the more technical details about the new iOS 9.0.2 update, I ain’t an expert on that so feel free to check out their official update notes here.

EDIT: This are the problems which I’ve encountered personally before and after the iOS 9.0.2 update. I know you may not have encountered this problems but my sole purpose of this post is to help those who may encounter the same problems as me 🙂

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