As promised at their press event last Thursday, Apple has finally released iOS 8.1 for iPhones and iPads.
You can get it right now by going to settings, general and software update. As you can see from the above screenshot, iOS 8.1 was only a 70MB download because we already had 8.0.2 installed on there. However, you might need to delete some stuff to make space for it if you don’t have iOS 8.0.2 installed. This is because iOS 8.1 can be as much as 1.1GB(especially if you’re using iTunes (on a desktop/laptop computer) to download it, depending on which version of iOS you have.
Alternatively, if you have your computer handy, then plug your iPad into it and run iTunes. This will allow you to update your iPad to iOS 8.1 without deleting a thing.
Either way, we would highly recommend waiting a bit because Apple’s servers are hammered with a lot of traffic from people trying to upgrade to iOS 8.1.
Additionally, if you have not upgraded to OSX Yosemite, we would also recommend not upgrading to iOS 8.1 until you’ve upgraded to OSX Yosemite. This is because if you turn on iCloud Drive on your iOS device, then it will break the iCloud functionality on your Mac.