AMITIAE - Tuesday 8 May 2012
Update of iOS to 5.1.1 - Not as Smooth as Usual (Hurrah for Backups)
By Graham K. Rogers
Once that was done, I clicked on the download button (it now showed that there was one available) and a panel displayed the details:
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
When I reconnected, iTunes gave me one option: Restore. It was just as well I had done that backup this morning.
It was restored to factory settings and restarted. "When the Set up your iPhone" panel appeared, I was given the option to set it up as a new phone or to use a backup. The button for this displayed the latest (7.22 am) backup which I used which also restored the phone name (from the vanilla, "iPhone"). When done (about 20 minutes) the iPhone restarts again. The progress bar on the screen went across fairly quickly while in iTunes I was told that the software was up to date: the phone then began to sync automatically. This took ages, but I do note that the reloading of apps seems to take place one screen at a time. I will check the settings later but an initial glance shows that all is well.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.
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