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Preparing for iOS 5 & iCloud

iOS 5 - the software that runs on your iPhone and iPad - and iCloud will be released tomorrow.  There is no doubt that they will be a great improvements, and that's saying something because iOS 4 was no slouch.  To get an overview of the changes watch this 5 minute video from Apple.  

Here's how to prepare for it:

- Update iTunes: Open iTunes, click "iTunes" from the menu bar on top, then click "Check for Updates". Follow the steps on your screen (basically hit "next" and "accept" continually).

- Backup your iPhone: Plug in iPhone.  Open iTunes. Right click your iPhone's name on the left bar and click "Backup".

This may seem easy since there are only two steps, but for those of you that haven't updated in a while, it could take upwards of an hour to backup your iPhone.  You definitely don't want to be worrying about this tomorrow when iOS 5 is released.  Do it tonight so you can Google any problems that arise. 

Tomorrow when the software is released, all you will have to do is plug in your iPhone and iTunes will tell you that new software is available.  Now go watch that video again and remember that's just a taste of the improvements! Here's another one. And another one. And another one...