Thinking of upgrading to iOS 5 - some quick questions.

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by wineandcarbs, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008

    I am thinking of upgrading to iOS 5 on my iPhone 4.

    Some quick questions:

    1) Will I lose my text messages? I will be backing up/syncing prior to upgrading the OS.

    2) I don't plan to use iCloud, except to possibly sync music from computer to phone. Does it only OTA sync songs purchased from iTunes, or will any music in your iTunes library be stored in the cloud and appear on your iPhone?

  2. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    1. no. I didn;t.
    2. no idea
  3. josielinnea macrumors regular


    Dec 15, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    If you back up and then after upgrading, choose to take back everything from your last backup, your messages will be restored as well.

    Yes, iCloud will allow you to sync your music purchased from iTunes throughout all of your devices. But it won't save stuff in the cloud unless you buy iTunes Match. It will only sync what you tell it to sync, when you tell it to sync.
    iTunes match is only available in some countries as of now.
  4. wineandcarbs thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Thanks! Re: iCloud syncing music throughout devices, will it sync music NOT purchased from iTunes? ie: music downloaded/purchased from other sources but in the iTunes library?

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