iOS 5.0.1: First over the air (OTA) update

iOS 5.0.1 was released today, for the first time you can update your iOS devices without having to sync them to a computer running iTunes.

To do an over the air (OTA) update:

1. On your iOS device running iOS5, go to Settings -> General

2. Select the new Software Update option

3. Tap Download and Install on the update details view. Unlike the usually 600+ MB iOS updates, 5.0.1 is only ~45 MB. The download should finish in a few minutes.

4. When the download completes, you’ll receive an alert to complete the install. After your device restarts, that’s it – you’ve now completed your OTA update!

Stephen Ceresia

Stephen Ceresia is Marketing Manager at ReignDesign. Stephen is from Canada and is currently based in Shanghai.

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