The big move: Lion, iOS 5, iCloud: all at once?

I overheard someone telling her story of the upgrade and how long it took, etc.  One of her pieces of advice wast to upgrade the devices first and the computer last.  That doesn’t sound right to me.  What say you?  Is the upgrade process pretty straightforward?  I am proceeding cautiously after my experience with upgrading my last phone and have it slow down to mud.

You can upgrade the phones just by updating your iTunes and then plugging in the phones, but to get the full benefit of iCloud, etc., I would do upgrades in this order: Lion > iTunes & iPhoto > iPhone & iPad.

The upgrading is really as easy as I sketched out in the newsletter, but if you’re sketchy about it, I can give you some guidance as you go through. Just make sure you have a backup of your Mac. It will backup the mobile devices before upgrading to iOS 5.

All reports are that iOS 5 works just great on phones going back to the iPhone 3GS, so it’s unlikely that your device will get sluggish, but we can troubleshoot after the fact.

Posted via email from J2 Tech Blog

Author: jjmarcus

Apple Specialist, Mac Whisperer, Cloud Wrangler - Your Remote CTO

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