Updating to iOS 8

Trust me here.

If you don’t have time to do backups, you so don’t have time to upgrade.

Here be dragons!
— Merlin Mann via Twitter

Prepare for updating your iPhones and iPads with the excellent advice offered by Gabe at MacDrifter in the article Prep Work for iOS 8. As he says, “Doing all of this stuff takes about an hour. Not doing it may take several days.”