Apple has released iOS 4.3, a new software update for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices which delivers improved home sharing, hotspots and other features to the collection of Apple devices. The upgrade process will take some time depending on how much data you have on your device, so you shouldn’t do it right before you need to run out the door.
iOS 4.3 is definitely an update you want to install. Not only does it deliver faster browsing, but you can also stream movies and music from your iTunes library over WiFi to your iPad or iPhone. Additionally Apple has improved AirPlay to allow for streaming from apps on the marketplace and has finally allowed users to set the preference for the iPad switch to mute or orientation lock.
How To Update your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to iOS 4.3
Check for the latest version of iTunes:
Step 1: Make sure that you have the most recent version of iTunes. Apple just release a new version this morning, which addresses some bugs with iTunes 10.2. To Upgrade to iTunes 10.2.1 you should open iTunes and click Check for Updates.
Step 2: You Will be prompted to update iTunes and the system will download iTunes 10.2.1. Alternatively, you can download the installation file from iTunes.com.
Step 3: Exit iTunes and allow the installation to finish.
How to Upgrade to iOS 4.3:
Step 1: Open iTunes
Step 2: Connect your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to your Computer.
Step 3: Make sure you have an up to date backup of your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
Step 4: Click on the device’s name in the right hand iTunes sidebar.
Step 5: Under the Summary Tab, click, Check for Update.
Step 6: The update will download. If you are attempting to upgrade right away, the download may take some time.
Step 7: When prompted, accept the user agreement and click “Next” where applicable.
Step 8: When finished you can look under Settings ->General -> Version to see that your device has been upgraded to iOS 4.3.
iOS 4.3 Release Notes, Features and Bug Fixes: