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What you need to know before downloading Apple’s iOS7

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iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C

Apple released its iOS 7 software Wednesday.

If you haven’t downloaded it already, here’s what users should do before getting the latest update.

Users should take a few precautionary steps just in case things go awry.

MORE: Read more on iOS 7 release from Mashable.

First, Mashable suggests backing up your data.

It could take a little bit of time so plan accordingly.

Also, to ensure you keep all your latest tunes and movies, back up your iTunes library.

Really, backing up everything you want to be sure not to lose on your phone is a great idea.

Last thing you want to do is lose all of your contacts or other important information on your phone.