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Apple's new mobile operating system iOS 9 was released on Wednesday, boasting a number of new features, and Virgin Media has released a list of guidelines on the best way to download the new platform.

The release of iOS 8 in September 2014 saw Virgin experience its biggest ever download day, with a 10% increase in peak download traffic on its ultrafast, DOCSIS 3 network.

Virgin's guidelines include checking broadband speeds. Of course, the slower the connection, the longer it will take to download the 1GB file.

The provider claims its ultrafast broadband customers can download the new platform in under 80 seconds, which is around 14-times faster than regular broadband.

Secondly, users are urged to check their download caps, lest they use them up in one fell swoop. By way of example, in the event that the owners of three Apple devices in one household with a cap of 10GB all download iOS 9 at the same time, it will use up around a third of their monthly allowance in just one go.

Similarly, those with non-ultrafast speeds should disconnect any devices that are not being used and don't place any data-heavy demands on their network as it will slow down download speeds.

Customers are, naturally, also advised to use Wi-Fi rather than mobile data, as downloading such a large file with a mobile data connection can lead to picking up a number of additional charges.

It may sound simple, but placing a device near a router is also seen as a key tip as the more walls and distance between the device and router, the weaker the Wi-Fi signal.

The home is by no means the only place to download iOS 9, with Virgin adding that Londoners can download it for free using its London Underground Wi-Fi network, which often delivers speeds over 100Mb.

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