I followed your link and also the libk to update from ios4 to 5 above and on that Apple page here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4972 it says "
To update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from iOS 4 to iOS 5 or later, you must erase and restore your device first, before completing the update."
But it doesn't seem to say how to do that, just talks about backing up on iTunes?
Whoa! Someone took the sun out of your life!
If you had READ my post I quoted the content of the summary from page http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4972 because it says " you must erase and restore your device first" yet the step by step instructions as you call them don't mention "erasing" anywhere just backing up and restoring from iTunes. I've gone to that page as it specifically talks about updating from ios 4 to a later ios.
Now you may know what they mean by erase in this instance but I was just asking the question as I've never done that before. If I've missed it then I apologise.
This forum, like many others I belong to is normally full of extremely helpful and patient people and we are very lucky that that is the case. However I find your reply arrogant, self opinionated and pre-judgemental. You know nothing about me or my ability and I find your inference that I'm incapable of using an iPhone downright insulting>
If that's all I'm going to get from this forum, I'll stick with ios4 and invest in a Samsung when I can afford it.
End of story!
As already stated, do not read or worry about what the summary says.
Read and follow the step by step instructions. This is not difficult.
The link I posted previously specifically addressed how to update from any version of iOS to the current version of iOS and says nothing about needing to erase and restore the device.
So why do you insist on using the document that is no longer valid is it specifically references updating from iOS 4 to iOS 5 (which cannot happen).
No you learn to READ this is exactly what it says on the page you quoted:
- Ensure that you're using the latest version of iTunes.
- Connect your device to your computer using the included USB cable.
- After iTunes opens, select your device when it appears in iTunes under Devices.
- Click "Check for Update" in the Summary pane to check for available updates.
- If an update is available, iTunes prompts you to download and install the update. Do not disconnect your device until the update has finished.
Tips for updating your iOS device
- Ensure that your device is backed up to iCloud or back up with iTunes before updating. Find more information about backing up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
- If you experience an alert when updating your device with iTunes, see this article about resolving update and restore alert messages.
- When updating from iOS 4.3.x or earlier, see iOS 4: Updating your device to iOS 5 or later.
The last line says it all.
You really are an objectional arrogant guy!