Getting Ready for the iPhone 4S

Posted on 03. Oct, 2011 by in iPhone 4S Blog

The iPhone event is just a day away and surely, fans and Apple aficionados are already getting impatient to get their hands on the latest iPhone. Along with the new iPhone’s release, there is also a pretty good chance that a new iOS will accompany the said gizmo. Also known as the iOS 5, this new operating system is expected to be the monster OS that will power iPods, iPhones as well as iPads. Apple’s website has a dedicated page and video boasting the brand new features and multitude of improvements like the Twitter integration, the notification center, as well as the new user interface – but is your Apple device ready for the big shift?

Here is an easy how-to guide in getting yourself and your iPhone, iPod and/or iPad ready for the new operating system:

Do a House Cleaning

The waiting time for the release of the iOS 5 is a perfect timing to sort your files, clean out the unnecessary applications and get rid of the trash. You may have owned your iPhone for a year now or several years, for those who are still stuck on their 3G or 3GS. For all the time you have been using your iPhone, it is not impossible to find hundreds of unnecessary apps and files inside your system. Songs in your iPod might be outdated, most of them barely get played, photos may have already been archived… apart from becoming an additional burden to your iPhone’s memory, it is also responsible for the lags that you might be experiencing.

After having iOS 5 installed in your device, you need not plug your device to your Mac or PC to have it synced. That is one of the new features which make iOS 5 something to look forward to.

Organize Your Apps, Make Use of App Folders

The iOS 5 can be more efficiently used with the help of folders. Drag commonly used iPhone apps and apps which are of the same or similar genres. iOS will suggest the possible names of the folders, i.e. Utilities, Music, Photos, Games, etc.

Also getting rid of redundant apps will be a thing to consider. iOS 5 will feature brand new embedded apps which will increase one’s connectivity and productivity using the iPhone. Few of the many improvements and new apps which will be included in the iOS 5 are iMessage, Notification Center, Newsstand, Reminders, Twitter, and many others.

Other features that will provide iPhone users with a top-of-the-line experience are the Swipe Away Keyboard, Assistive Touch, iCloud features, as well as the use of the volume key as camera shutter.

Much has been left concealed by Apple in terms of the specs of the new iPhone. In fact, there is still no accurate information as to what the new iPhone will be called – most people are looking forward to an iPhone 5 while some speculate for a possible iPhone 4G or 4S, the way Apple did after releasing their iPhone 3G.