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Upgrading to iOS 5

From: iPhone and iPod touch iOS 5 Essential Training

Video: Upgrading to iOS 5

Before we get into things, first make sure your iPhone or iPod touch is running the latest iOS Operating System software. In this course, we're going to be covering the iOS 5 Operating System. You can easily determine if your device is running the latest software by opening iTunes on your computer and plugging in your iPhone or iPod touch with the included USB cable, which I'll do right now. And as you can see, I get a message telling me that new software is available for my iPhone and I can choose to download only, which will just download the software and I can install it at a later time or I can choose Download and Update to do it all at once.

Upgrading to iOS 5

Before we get into things, first make sure your iPhone or iPod touch is running the latest iOS Operating System software. In this course, we're going to be covering the iOS 5 Operating System. You can easily determine if your device is running the latest software by opening iTunes on your computer and plugging in your iPhone or iPod touch with the included USB cable, which I'll do right now. And as you can see, I get a message telling me that new software is available for my iPhone and I can choose to download only, which will just download the software and I can install it at a later time or I can choose Download and Update to do it all at once.

Now, I'm just going to click Cancel here so I can show you how to upgrade your software in case you didn't see this message. So here in iTunes, I'm going to select my iPhone. Here under Devices and under the Summary tab, I can see I'm currently running software version 4.3.3, and here under the Version section, I see a message telling me, A newer version of the iPhone software is available, Version 5.0. To update your iPhone with the latest software, click Update. So, I'll go ahead and click that. I get the message telling me that updating the iOS 5 will delete all of the apps and media including all of my purchases from the iTunes Store.

Now, I'm seeing this message telling me that updating to iOS 5.0 will delete all the apps and media from my phone and that's because I normally don't sync this phone with this computer. So if you want to preserve your content and data, it's best to upgrade your phone from the computer you normally sync it with, I'll go ahead and click Update. This just tells me a little bit about the new iOS 5 software update and its features. I have to agree to the terms and conditions, and now, I'll just let iTunes do its thing by downloading the latest software from Apple, and once the download is complete, I'll see the message that the software is installing.

Now while the update is occurring, don't disconnect your iPod or iPhone and don't touch its screen. You will see different messages and screens appear while the update is going on, but again, don't touch your device until the update is complete. Also, we're speeding this process up quite a bit here. In reality, it will take longer for all of this to occur. Now the software update has been installed and my iPhone is being restored from its backup. The iPhone is rebooting one more time, and once it comes back on, I can see it's now running Software Version 5.0 and I see the message down here telling me my iPhone software is up-to-date.

So when you update your device to iOS 5 for the first time, you'll have to go through a series of setup screens on the device itself. Here, I'll tap Continue. Now, we'll talk about each of these settings in more detail throughout this course but for now, I'm going to enable Location Services, and tap Next. Here I can choose any wireless networks I can join. If you have an Apple ID, you can sign-in with it.

In this case, we're just going to skip this step, and yes, we're sure we do want to skip right now. You'll have to read through and agree to the Terms and Conditions here. You can choose whether to opt-in to send Diagnostic data to Apple, and then you can tap Start Using iPhone. Now, once you've updated your device to at least iOS 5, you'll actually be able to check for and install updates directly from the device from that point on without having to connect it to a computer first.

To do this, find Settings and go into General and choose Software Update. Your device will connect to the Internet and see if any updates are available. In this case they aren't, but if an update is found, you'll be able to download and install it from here.

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iPhone and iPod touch iOS 5 Essential Training

123 video lessons · 19502 viewers

Garrick Chow
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  1. 5m 3s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Upgrading to iOS 5
      3m 50s
  2. 42m 59s
    1. A tour around the iPhone and iPod touch
      6m 39s
    2. The Home screen and Home button
      2m 43s
    3. Organizing apps on the Home screen with folders
      1m 11s
    4. Running apps and multitasking
      3m 47s
    5. Choosing and controlling sounds
      3m 24s
    6. Learning finger gestures
      3m 35s
    7. Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
      2m 47s
    8. Using the Notification Center
      4m 13s
    9. Using Twitter
      3m 21s
    10. Charging the battery
      2m 54s
    11. Setting up an iTunes account
      3m 15s
    12. Printing from an iPhone using AirPrint
      2m 6s
    13. Displaying the iPhone screen on a TV
      3m 4s
  3. 14m 16s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      1m 57s
    2. Fixing typos and trusting autocorrect
      6m 11s
    3. Select, copy, paste, and undo
      3m 13s
    4. Hidden shortcuts
      1m 12s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 43s
  4. 32m 33s
    1. Getting the latest version of iTunes
      1m 44s
    2. Connecting your iPhone to a Mac or PC
      5m 10s
    3. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      6m 40s
    4. Syncing photos from a Mac
      4m 37s
    5. Syncing photos from a PC
      3m 30s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      2m 57s
    7. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      2m 49s
    8. Backup options
      3m 15s
    9. Wireless syncing
      1m 51s
  5. 59m 55s
    1. Basic phone activities
      2m 40s
    2. Adding and managing Favorites
      2m 22s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 39s
    4. Receiving calls
      2m 43s
    5. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 17s
    6. Using FaceTime
      4m 28s
    7. Making conference calls
      2m 30s
    8. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      2m 37s
    9. Sharing contacts
      2m 34s
    10. Assigning specific photos and ringtones to contacts
      4m 31s
    11. Using the included headset
      2m 35s
    12. Connecting a Bluetooth headset
      4m 0s
    13. Forwarding your calls
      1m 43s
    14. Turning Call Waiting on and off
      1m 3s
    15. Turning Caller ID on and off
      1m 9s
    16. Creating custom ringtones with iTunes
      6m 16s
    17. Texting, MMS, and iMessage
      9m 48s
  6. 31m 5s
    1. Importing email accounts from a computer
      1m 55s
    2. Setting up Exchange, MobileMe, Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL email accounts
      3m 37s
    3. Setting up other email accounts
      2m 8s
    4. Keeping email synced with your computer
      4m 36s
    5. Composing email
      4m 4s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      6m 47s
    7. Searching your mailboxes
      2m 21s
    8. Setting email options
      5m 37s
  7. 26m 35s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      7m 5s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      5m 22s
    3. Saving images
      2m 34s
    4. Filling out forms and using autofill
      3m 48s
    5. Creating Web Clips
      2m 29s
    6. Using Reader and the Reading List
      1m 47s
    7. Internet tethering
      3m 30s
  8. 27m 9s
    1. Browsing your library
      2m 40s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      6m 30s
    3. Playing and controlling videos
      3m 23s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      2m 55s
    5. Adjusting your iPod settings
      5m 13s
    6. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      3m 15s
    7. Using AirPlay to stream content wirelessly from an iPhone to an Apple TV or AirPort Express
      3m 13s
  9. 39m 12s
    1. Shooting still photos with your iPhone
      7m 32s
    2. Shooting better photos using HDR and grid lines
      2m 56s
    3. Viewing and editing still images
      7m 16s
    4. Customizing your wallpaper
      3m 20s
    5. Shooting video
      2m 53s
    6. Viewing and editing video
      2m 28s
    7. Taking screenshots
      1m 14s
    8. Sharing photos and video
      5m 8s
    9. Geotagging photos
      4m 26s
    10. Creating photo albums
      1m 59s
  10. 19m 7s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      2m 32s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      2m 42s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      2m 26s
    4. Getting directions
      5m 19s
    5. Showing traffic and alternate maps
      1m 46s
    6. Using Street View
      2m 11s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 11s
  11. 18m 9s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      5m 14s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      1m 45s
    3. Setting Time Zone support
      2m 8s
    4. Using the Clock app
      5m 27s
    5. Setting reminders
      3m 35s
  12. 6m 39s
    1. Using the Notes app
      2m 55s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      3m 44s
  13. 7m 38s
    1. Using the Stocks app
      2m 29s
    2. Using the Calculator app
      50s
    3. Using the YouTube app
      2m 54s
    4. Using the Weather app
      1m 25s
  14. 17m 13s
    1. Understanding the App Store
      4m 36s
    2. Browsing the App Store on the iPhone or iPod touch
      5m 24s
    3. Purchasing apps
      6m 35s
    4. Finding app settings
      38s
  15. 16m 1s
    1. Airplane mode
      1m 40s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 25s
    3. Brightness
      55s
    4. About
      2m 24s
    5. Usage
      3m 46s
    6. Date and time settings
      1m 10s
    7. Restrictions
      2m 41s
  16. 12m 24s
    1. Auto-lock
      1m 22s
    2. Passcode lock
      4m 37s
    3. Find My iPhone
      6m 25s
  17. 17m 22s
    1. Introducing Siri
      6m 8s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      1m 36s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 18s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 50s
    5. Voice control for non-iPhone 4S devices
      5m 30s
  18. 16m 0s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 2s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      35s
    3. Rebooting
      42s
    4. Resetting
      2m 15s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      4m 33s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 39s
    7. Extending battery life
      5m 14s
  19. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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