As a PART 2 to the earlier tutorial today about updating your iPad/iPhone apps for iOS5 readiness, I thought I’d also do a quick runthrough of how to make sure your iTunes software on your computer is also updated and ready to go for iOS5.
Because your iOS5 update will be done by connecting and syncing your iPad/iPhone to your computer with iTunes, it’s important to make sure your iTunes is ready to go too. The iTunes update is super easy, and will take only a few minutes.
Note: The following tutorial is on a MAC laptop but it shouldn’t be too different on a PC.
1. This morning, when I woke up and opened iTunes, this message came up on my screen:
2. If you don’t see this message, you can also manually get it by clicking on iTunes, and Check for Updates as shown below.
(On a PC, you’d click on File and Check for Updates).
And you’d get the same message as before:
3. Click on Download iTunes. On a MAC, the following window appears:
Click on install.
4. You then watch the update download – which shouldn’t take very long at all (mine took 2 minutes.)
The window where the update happens changed to this because I still had iTunes open:
I simply clicked on Close Applications and Install.
And the update kept going.
I kept watching until it changed to this:
SUCCESS, as you can see above!
The next time you open iTunes, you’ll see this message:
Simply click AGREE.
Congratulations, your iTunes has now been updated, and you can now go on to get iOS5 as soon as it becomes available!