It took 2 hours to get my iPad updated to iOS5, and 2 more hours to get Nic’s updated last Friday. It took about 5 unsuccessful attempts each before that, and no small amount of swearing. Both my work and home computers would dismissively tell me that they’d “timed out.” Guess they needed a break from all that work. Guess they were bored from updating taking so long.
Thank heaven for people who know more than me coming to my rescue, specifically my peeps David and Rosie.
Things I learned:
- Don’t update iTunes with the iPad plugged into the computer (this is obvious to most people)
- Turn off the virus protection and firewall
- Remember to turn the virus and firewall back on when you’re done
- iCloud is a godsend.
- After updating my work iPad to iOS5, I lost “Teacher Pal.” Gone, just gone. Not on the iPad screen, not in iTunes. All that information and all those photos, my substitute short-term memory, gone. But I know people. My peep Rosie told me to go back to the app store and look for the apps I’d installed. The “TeacherPal” app had a little cloud beside it. When I clicked on it, “Teacher Pal” fell from the cloud – or something like that.
What is iCloud, anyway?