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The Complete Guide to Updating to iOS 5


With the flurry of features and updates being dropped today and yesterday the whole thing can be a confusing mess. Here's the best way to get up to speed and enjoy Apple's latest iOS.

I'll admit it, it was really hard to figure out what to download in what order.

You update your computer software, then iTunes software, then iPhone software, then some computer software again (iPhoto), and check some boxes...basically it's a LOT of updating.  What this should tell you is that iCloud is no small update - which is obvious when you remember that it is a entirely new way of storing your files.  

These updates will make subsequent updates, backups, and restores more or less painless, so it's worth the pain this one time.  But the process is still not very Apple-like.  So here's the complete guide from Gizmodo.