How to Guide – Performing an Over the Air Update of iOS & Multitasking Gestures

Given that the first update to iOS 5 came out and one of its much touted features was the ability to update the device without tethering it to iTunes on a computer I thought I would make a video showing you the execution of this process. I did cut quite a bit out of it as most of the time was spent waiting for the device to do its thing (i.e. downloading, unpackaging, installing, etc) but left in all of the important bits.

Also, as part of the update to iOS 5.0.1 for the original iPad, the missing multitasking gestures were added back in after being present in the developer builds but went mysteriously missing in the final release of iOS 5. I show how to enable and use the gestures on the iPad.

That said, enjoy the video!

FYI – the video will be available in up to 720p (YouTube can take a little while to process the higher resolutions) if you right click on the video and choose “Watch on YouTube” and change the resolution setting.

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