How To Upgrade Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch To iOS 5

Posted by Mayank on October 12, 2011 in Apple

iOS 5 is available now and you can start upgrading your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Apple upgrade process is usually a straight forward one and not prone to errors. However, who can prevent human errors. If you ensure a few things, the upgrade process will be as quick and painless as possible. Here’s how to do it the right way.


1. Upgrade to iTunes 10.5

Prerequisite of iOS 5 upgrade is – you need iTunes 10.5. iTunes 10.5 is available for both Mac and PC. Upgrade to iTunes 10.5 by launching iTunes and check for updates.

2. Cleanup your iPod or iPhone or iPad

Before you upgrade to iOS 5, take some time to to cleanup your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Remove the apps, photos, videos, songs etc. Clean up will reduce the time taken for backup of your current hardware and also make you do perform the cleanup, which you always wanted to, but never got to.

3. Upgrade to iOS 5

iOS 5 is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 3rd generation, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPad and iPad 2. Attach whichever of these device(s) you have and launch iTunes.

Locate your device inside iTunes and click the Update button to upgrade to iOS 5.

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Next you will be prompted to download and update option.

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Select Download and Update option and your iOS device will be upgraded to iOS 5.

Once the device is upgraded, your device will get restarted. Your endless wait is over! Apple has finally pushed iOS 5, bringing over 200 new features to iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. New features of iOS 5 include iCloud, iMessage, Notification Center, Reminders, Newsstand, new photo taking options, Safari Reader and Reading List, tabbed browsing on the iPad, a split-keyboard for thumb typing on the iPad, Twitter integration, iTunes Match and much, much more.

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