Wednesday, March 7, 2012

iOS 5.1: How to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod

Image Credit: Apple

Apple releases iOS 5.1 and with it, have hopefully fixed the reception and battery issues faced by the iPhone 4S. With this newest update to iOS  - Apple have highlighted a few of the features that make this OS a must have on your Apple gadget. Some of the highlights are that Japan will get a Japanese Siri, face detection on the camera now shows all faces detected, addresses bugs affecting battery life, fixes the issue of audio call drops for outgoing calls.

How to update your device to iOS 5.1
1. Ensure you're using the latest version of iTunes.
2. Using your USB cable connect your device to your computer
3. After iTunes opens, select your device from under devices
4. Click 'check for update' in the summary pane and this will check for all available updates
5. Once an update is found, iTunes prompts you to download and install the update. While the download and installation process is happening do not disconnect your device.
You can also update your device using Wi-Fi, Go to Settings > General > Software Update. iOS will automatically check for available updates.
Note: Backup your device before updating and support can be found here
Source: Apple Support

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