I have attempted the iOS 8 update. I now have limited phone capability, no computer and can only email sporadically and text with iPhone users only - via my iPad. Heartbreakingly, it appears that I have lost approximately 3000 pictures (14 GB of data is missing from my phone helpfully “reset” by a “Genius” at tech support. Another terrifying development discovered last night is that 26 GB has been mysteriously “freed up” on my desktop hard drive.
Beware the iOS 8 update if you have an iPhone or iPad. The error message that the backup I performed the night before was corrupted did not come until AFTER I attempted the Update which failed. The “helpful” tech support person admitted she wasn’t planning to update “until, well, you know, after…”.
Related: I am out of Kleenex.