iOS 6 now available for iPhones and iPads


Both my iPhone and iPad are now installing iOS 6, the latest version of Apple's operating system for its mobile phones and tablets.

iOS 6 was just made available today at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.  You can force your iPhone or iPad to begin installing it immediately by opening the Settings app, then choosing "General", then "Software Update".

If you are still using iOS version 4 or lower, you need to use iTunes to install the latest version.  However, anyone using iOS 5 or greater can install iOS 6 using the method I described above.  (No need for iTunes.)

Leave yourself plenty of time:  My updates have been going for about 25 minutes now, and they are still in the "Preparing Update" mode.

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Avatar Todd -
Interesting speed/performance comparison: I started upgrading my iPhone 4S about a minute before starting my iPad 3, but the iPad is clearly going faster and is now well ahead of the iPhone. The iPad will probably finish the upgrade a few minutes before the iPhone.
Avatar Todd -
Both upgrades are finished. Whew! Took about 45-50 minutes for each one.

This is weird -- the iPad now has Siri.

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