Apple has just released the iOS 6. The free update for the iOS operating system includes a number of new features including Apple’s own map service, Facebook integration and Siri functionality for the third generation iPad. In this article we tell you how to install iOS 6, for what you need and what exactly you can expect
iOS 6 includes over 200 features and improvements over previous iOS versions.The new Apple firmware also has a number of potential drawbacks: as is the good old Maps app (Maps) based on Google Maps disappeared and replaced by Apple’s own Maps application. Which does not have all features of Google Maps. In iOS 6, there is also the familiar YouTube app that disappeared because of a non-extended licensing between Google and Apple. Google now has its own YouTube app made available on the App Store.
iOS 6 can be installed on the following iOS devices:
iPad third generation
iPod touch fourth generation
Apple TV 2 and 3 generation
For iOS 6 via one computer, you need the latest version of iTunes 10.7 which was released by Apple on Wednesday, September 12. This new version also adds support for the iPhone 5 and the new iPod touch 5G and iPod nano. Do you prefer to not have iTunes, you can also update from the iPhone itself by going to the settings.
It is wise to first backup of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch before you perform the update. This can be done via iTunes, right on your iDevice in the list to click and choose “Back”. You can also do the backup with iCloud. You do this by going to the settings of your iPhone and tap on iCloud -> Storage and Backup -> Create backup now.
If you use iTunes, you can update to iOS 6 with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch connected to your computer. On iTunes, select the connected device from the list on the left, and then you press “Check for Update”. You can also choose ‘Repair’ and all data will be erased from your iDevice after iOS 6 is installed.
You can also perform this process on your iOS device using iOS over-the-air (OTA) update, if you’re currently have at least iOS 5.1.1 running on your iDevice. It can be done by going to the settings screen of your iDevice, from which you navigate to General -> Software Update. From here follow the given steps to install iOS 6.
Are you reading this article right after iOS 6 is released, then it may take a while until you can install the update. Experience shows that many people simultaneously an iOS update trying to install when it is released. This can slow and overloaded servers at Apple care. To download the latest Apple iOS 6, head to our download page and click on the link compatible to your iDevce.