iOS 6 Launched – How To Download & Install Apple’s Latest Mobile Operating System

Apple has finally launched the latest addition to its Mobile Operating System arena, The much awaited iOS 6 for Apple’s Mobile devices. The latest version of iOS has tons of new features that are sure to make the update worth. Have a look at the features introduced in the iOS6.

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What does the iOS 6 feature?

  1. Maps : Apple is slowly withdrawing its relationship with Google which can be proved with the fact that iOS 6 doesn’t feature an inbuilt Youtube App (fortunately Google has built one and is available for free in the Apple App Store.) same as the case with Youtube App, iOS 6 has removed the native Google Maps and replaced it with the iOS Maps.
    The new iOS Maps app offers features like spoken navigation, vector maps and more. You can just tell Siri where you want to go and let the app start getting you there with one of the cleanest, least distracting navigation screens ever to appear on a GPS unit. The icons are big, bold and readable at a glance, and the spoken navigation are timed perfectly so that you don’t miss a turn. You can even turn the screen off and let the voice guide you. The Apple’s database of favorite places is powered by Yelp!
  2. Phone : If you’re driving or in a meeting when a call comes in, you can just flick the screen upwards to reveal two new buttons: Remind Me Later and Reply With Message. The remind me later offers choices like “In 1 hour” or “When I get home” (a message will remind you to call back) while the second one offers template messages, like “I’ll call you later” or you can set a custom message, that let your caller know you can’t take the call now.
    The other feature is Do Not Disturb where in all calls except the ones you whitelist will be barred and the phone won’t show a tiny response but the people in the Whitelist (favorites for example) will pass through.
  3. Siri : Siri has got better now, It can now understand more common questions like “When is the next show of Bourne Legacy playing in ___ theater” and it replies with exact information. You can also update your Facebook and Twitter status with the new Siri.

These were just a few to highlight, You can find the whole list on the Apple’s introduction page : What’s new in iOS 6.

Which all iDevices support iOS 6?

Here is the complete list of devices that support iOS 6 and the features that some older devices lack.

iPhone

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4, but does not support:
    • Maps flyover
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
    • FaceTime on 3G
    • Hearing aid support
  • iPhone 3GS, but does not support:
    • VIP list
    • Offline Reading List
    • Shared Photo Stream
    • Siri
    • Maps flyover
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
    • FaceTime on 3G
    • Hearing aid support

iPad

  • Third-Generation iPad – The New iPad.
  • iPad 2, but does not support:
    • Siri.
    • FaceTime on 3G.
    • Hearing aid support.

iPod touch

  • 4th generation iPod touch.
  • 5th generation of iPod touch.

     >>    Important : Backup Your Information before Proceeding.

Backup Using Computer.

To make a backup using your computer, connect your device to your computer using a USB to dock connector cable. Open iTunes >Select your device on the left and then press the Sync button to the right. This should automatically update your iTunes backup.

Backup to iCloud.

To backup your device to iCloud, you can force a backup by going to the iCloud screen in the Settings and tapping Storage & Backup near the bottom of the screen and then tapping Back Up Now. This should trigger the Backup to iCloud.

How to Install iOS 6 on iPhone/iPad/iPod via Over The Air (OTA) Update.

For this process to work, you’ll need to have iOS 5 or above and high speed Wi-Fi connection in order for this process to work if not, you will have to connect your device to your computer and launch iTunes in order to update.

Step 1. On your device, Go to “Settings” > General.

Step 2. Go to Software Update.

Step 3. It will check for the Update and give you the Download and Install Button. Click on it.

ios 6 update available

ios 6 update available

Note : iOS6 is almost 630MB, so make sure you use an Unlimited data plan with good speed in order to complete the process successfully.

Step 4. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Step 5. After the installation and Restart you will have the latest iOS update – The iOS 6.

To verify if your update was successfully completed, Go to Settings > General > About and check the iOS Version, You should have the iOS 6 written ‘all over it’ ;)

How to Install iOS 6 on iPhone/iPad/iPod via iTunes.

Step 1. Update to the latest version of iTunes, You can download it from here : [iTunes]

Step 2. Connect your device to your computer using the USB connector.

Step 3. Open up iTunes, Its said that when an iOS 6 compatible device is connected, itunes automatically prompts for an update. If that happens then follow the wizard. Else..

Step 4. Click on the Check for Updates button in your device summary to trigger the update.

Step 5. Your update will be download and the device will restart to a whole new wonderful world of iOS 6.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, Make sure you leave your comments and views on iOS 6.

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  1. says

    Hi Anoop,

    This post is too good. Thanks a lot for sharing this with us. ios 6 looks really impressive. Would like to see, if I can install this in my PC. A great feature from Apple. Thanks a lot for sharing this valuable piece of information with us.

    Regards,
    Sanjib

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