Tutorial: How to Upgrade to iOS 6 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 and The new iPad
iOS 6 is now available to download for Apple iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 and The new iPad.
If your iDevice is on the list, here is the step-by-step guide on how to get the iOS 6 firmware upgrade over-the-air.
1. Make sure you have enough battery life on your device to avoid inconvenience, and make sure that you are connected to WiFi network or mobile network. Enough storage space for this update is required.
2. Go to the settings icon of your device; on general tab, click the software update.
3. iOS 6 update will be shown to you. To see the highlights about the iOS 6, click Learn More. To install the iOS , click Download and Install, then accept the Terms and Condition.
5. When finished downloading, your device will restart and it will now proceed to installation. Don't do anything that may interrupt the installation.
6. Once finished installing, you can check if you are now running the latest iOS on Settings > General > About
Here is the highlights of change log of iOS 6:
This update contains over 200 new features, including the following:
•MapsApple designed vector based mapsTurn-by-turn navigation with spoken directions on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (2nd and 3rd generation)Real-time traffic informationFlyover for photo-realistic, interactive 3D views of major metro areas on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad (3rd generation), and iPod touch (5th generation)Local search results with Yelp photos, ratings, reviews, and available dealsSiri integration for requesting directions and finding places along a route
•Siri improvementsSports: scores, player stats, game schedules, team rosters, and league standings for baseball, basketball, football, soccer and hockeyMovies: trailers, showtimes, reviews and factsRestaurants: reservations, reviews, photos and informationSend a TweetPost on FacebookApp launchEyes Free in supported automobilesLocal search available in Siri supported countries (availability may be limited during initial rollout)Additional country and language support for Canada (English and Canadian French), China (Mandarin), Hong Kong (Cantonese), Italy (Italian), Korea (Korean), Mexico (Spanish), Spain (Spanish), Switzerland (Italian, French, German), Taiwan (Mandarin), US (Spanish)Supported on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad (3rd generation) and iPod touch (5th generation)
•Facebook integrationSingle sign-on from SettingsPost from Photos, Safari, Maps, App Store, iTunes, Game Center, Notification Center and SiriAdd location and choose audience for any postView up-to-date Facebook profile photos and contact information in ContactsView Facebook events and birthdays in CalendarLike content and see your friends' Likes in App Store and iTunes Store
•Shared Photo StreamsShare selected photos with the people you chooseFriends can view shared photos in Photos app, iPhoto and Apple TVFriends can like and make comments on individual photos
•PassbookOne place for boarding passes, store cards, movie tickets and other passesBarcode display for boarding flights, buying coffee, getting into movies and other actionsPasses displayed on Lock Screen based on time or locationPasses can be automatically updatedSupported on iPhone and iPod touch
•FaceTime improvementsFaceTime over cellular support for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation)Receive FaceTime calls, sent to your iPhone number, on your iPad and iPod touch
•Phone improvementsDo Not Disturb to suppress incoming calls and notifications'Reply with message' option when declining a call'Remind me later' option based on time or location when declining a call
•Mail improvementsVIP mailbox to quickly access mail from important peopleFlagged email mailboxInsert photos and videos when composing emailOpen password protected Office docsPull down to refresh mailboxesPer account signatures
•App Store and iTunes Store improvementsUpdated store designiTunes Preview historyComplete my seasonComplete my album
•Game Center improvementsChallenge friends to beat high scores and achievementsPost high-scores and achievements to Facebook and TwitterFriend recommendations based on your Facebook friends
•Accessibility improvementsGuided Access to limit device to one app or restrict touch input on certain areas of the screenVoiceOver integration with Maps, AssistiveTouch and ZoomSupport for Made for iPhone Hearing Aids for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S
•Improved privacy controls for Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Photos and data shared over Bluetooth•Reminders can be reordered in the Reminders app•Custom vibrations for alerts on iPhone•Clock app for iPad•Clock alarm with song•Search all fields in Contacts•Automatic movie mode for improved video sound quality•Definitions of a selected word for Chinese, French, German and Spanish•New keyboard layouts for French, German, Turkish, Catalan, Arabic and Icelandic•Keyboard shortcuts shared across devices via iCloud•Bluetooth MAP support•Global network proxy for HTTP•Features for ChinaBaidu web searchSina Weibo integrationShare videos to TudouShare videos to YoukuImproved text input for handwriting and Pinyin•Bug fixes
Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. Please visit this website for more details:http://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222