iOS 5 Install Steps - Please HELP

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vaidyaso, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. vaidyaso macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2011
    Hello Guys,

    As I am not a developer, can anyone please tell me what are the step by step procedure to upgrade my iPhone 4(32GB) to iOS5 ? I’ll be waiting for iOS 5 to release on 12th October and bit concerned because some posts says I need to setup as a new iPhone( which will potentially remove all the information).

    I really want to know before I upgrade this via ITune, any help is highly appreciated.

    pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee help ....................

    Thanks in advance.
  2. ajcadoo macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Plug in your phone to your computer. iTunes will say that iOS 5 is available for download. Download the update and iTunes will do the rest. Thats it!
  3. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    On October 12, after you hear that iOS 5 is officially available, plug your iPhone into your computer and open iTunes. First make sure iTunes is up to date, then click check for update on your phone's status screen. Follow the instructions to update your phone :)

    It will be an upgrade, not a full wipe or anything. You will not lose any information or app data, and you will not have to set it up as a new phone.
  4. andybno1 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    one of the first steps after plugging in to your updated iTunes is backup your phone and then update, then follow the onscreen instructions for iOS 5 that appear on your iPhone and when prompted chose restore from iTunes backup
  5. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
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    I've always found it is better to set it up as a new phone when upgrading to a new OS, not just .x updates.
  6. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
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    Just plug in the phone when ios5 is released and click "update" it will do everything like backup for you automatically.
  7. vaidyaso thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2011
    Thnx Guys !

    Thanks Guys ... so i dont have to select set as a new iPhone ? then how i'll create new iCloud account then ? btw thanks a lot !!!


    so does it mean, i need to have backup and then i can setup as new iPhone ? later i can restore data from my backup to iOS 5 installed on my iPhone ?
  8. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    iCloud setup is part of the things that happen when the phone first boots into iOS5. Just follow the prompts. *if* it doesn't do this, go into Settings->iCloud and setup from there.

    You should NOT need to setup as new phone. It should just upgrade then restore all your stuff from the backup. Just follow the prompts and you should be fine, don't overthink this.

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