Being the latest launch of Apple, the iOS 5 offers more than 200 new features than the present operating system such as a new graphical user interface, and the recent inclusion of a twitter tab, you might be using on your iPhone 4. With the entire world installing the latest OS upgrade by Apple, even you might want to install the iOS 5, but might be wondering how to install the iOS 5? In case you are confused and want to know how to install, we bring to you a simple step by step procedure which will transform your phone within minutes and will enable you to do things you were dreaming of.
In order to make a switch from your present operating system on your iPhone 4 or 4S, you first need to upgrade the medium through which it will take place, i.e. your iTunes. First, you will need the latest version of iTunes, which is version 10.5. Go on the iTunes tab on the top left, and click on check for updates button. Once you have successfully upgraded iTunes to 10.5, you may use the USB cord to connect your iPhone to your PC. There are chances that the update might start automatically without you performing any steps. Else, you will need to update it manually by clicking on ‘check for updates’ which will appear on the left hand side under your ‘devices’ tab.
As soon as you click on the update button, a pop up will appear, which will ask you to confirm whether you want to install the latest version (5.0) of the iOS. There will be an option for only downloading, where as there will be another option for downloading as well as installing. In case you want to install later, just click on the download tab. Else, click on download and install. You should be aware that the iOS 5 update is quite big, and it approximately 688 mega bytes. Depending on your internet connection, this might take up some time to download. At times, the time taken is as much as more than an hour.
Your download will begin once you press the desired button. If you want to monitor the progress bar, you can click on the ‘download’ tab under the STORE button on the left hand side. You will see the progress bar rising till it eventually reaches the 100% mark. If you have selected the download and install option, the iOS 5 will automatically start updating on its own. Once the process is complete, it will prompt you for some information such as your date of birth, agreeing to the terms and conditions and so on.
Once all the steps are done, you are ready to use your iOS 5 for iPhone 4
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