- iPhone Newbie
- 14 Posts
Physically connect to computer?
Hello All! I'm new to the iPhone world (former Blackberry user). Here's my question:
When I turn on the iPhone for the 1st time, will I need to hook it up to the computer? I have an iTunes account already. So with the new iCloud, is hooking it up to the computer neccesary?
- 10-10-2011, 01:27 PM #2
- 10-10-2011, 02:05 PM #4
- 10-10-2011, 02:25 PM #5
- 10-10-2011, 02:36 PM #6
Nope. As everyone above has stated you do not need to sync it to a computer. It is a very easy setup. I have been on the iOS 5 betas since the first one and I can tell you it is remarkably easy. Just enter your Apple ID, or create one for that matter. Then select wifi if you are in range, then you have the option to restore from an iCloud backup or not. Its very streamlined. You'll be up and running in minutes.
- 10-10-2011, 03:06 PM #7
- 10-10-2011, 03:29 PM #8
- 10-10-2011, 03:47 PM #9
You will not need to connect to a computer to activate your new iPhone 4S.
Anything you have previously purchased through iTunes will be in your iCloud and available for download.
However, if you wish to add music, video, or photos (especially photos!) not purchased from iTunes, you will at some point need to sync with a computer, even wirelessly.
- 10-10-2011, 08:13 PM #10iMore Expert
- 775 Posts
I didn't have a PC hooked up on the internet at the time of my last iphone purchase before ios5. at&t rep activated the phones for me so I can have it before i could connected to itunes. Regardless of ios5 or what you can buy a phone and walk out with it working. But now that ios5 is in a few days publicly its even easier. So you have nothing to worry about even if you went and bought i phone4 today on 4.3.5you will still walk out of the store with your phone working.