Our Top Six iOS 5 Tricks and Tips

   Posted October 12, 2011 by David Kirk in Apple iPhone

Starting today, users can update their iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices to iOS 5. Here are some of the iOS 5 tutorials that our users have found most helpful.

Everybody is asking what is new in iOS 5? Here we will review how to use some of the updated features for your Apple mobile devices.

Editor’s update: Okay, we are quickly getting requests for additional tutorials so this post will likely contain more than six. Bonus tutorials!

Although everybody is excited with the updated capabilities of the iPhone 4S, all iPhone users will appreciate the new ability to edit photos. Separate photo editing apps are no longer needed for the basics.

options for editing photos

Checking the weather is one of our most primitive smartphone instincts. In iOS 5, Apple has added the ability to check the weather forecast on an hour-by-hour basis. Heavy users of Safari on their mobile devices will appreciate the new ability to be able to open web pages in the background. Wireless syncing your iOS device to iTunes should occur automatically now.

A huge part of iOS 5 is the ability to backup into Apple’s iCloud. However, as users are only given 5GB of space for free, checking how much available iCloud storage a user has now becomes an essential skill.

iPad users certainly will want to know how to enable the new iPad zoom options and features. Thumb typists will rejoice as the iPad’s keyboard can now be split to allow typing in a more natural and comfortable position.

As people start using the device and complaining of more issues, we’ll be posting more tutorials. Remember that the majority of our prior iOS tutorials will continue to work under iOS 5.


About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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  • Stevi

    Your suggestions for transferring photos onto my computer through applications was really helpful for some of my photos, but I was unable to access over 2000 photos and videos this way. Most of them were taken BEFORE I got this phone and were copied over from my old phone to my new iPhone 4. Those pics don’t even have an option to delete them when I’m in the photo library on my phone, so I have nearly 3 GB of memory used up due to these photos. Any idea how I can get these to delete?