Among the many new features in Apple’s iOS version 5 is the ability to update the operating system “over the air” without attaching it to a computer. An added bonus of updating in this manner is a smaller (and thus much quicker) differential or delta download. Today, Apple released the first over the air update to iOS, 5.0.1. Here’s how to trigger an automatic over the air update.
Initiate an IOS update from an iPhone
Apple added a new menu entry in Settings—General
The iPad update is identical!
Differential “over the air” software updates are a major step forward for Apple and iOS, though Android users have been enjoying this feature for years. It really is possible to own an iPhone or iPad without also having a computer iOS 5!