1. jenaee's Avatar
    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 02:24 PM
  2. CalifJewls's Avatar
    I understand that setup with the new iOS5 it's now a wireless setup..so no..
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    10-10-2011 02:27 PM
  3. jenaee's Avatar
    ^^This is great news! My computer with my iTunes account on it died a lil while ago and I haven't gotten it back up yet.
    10-10-2011 02:29 PM
  4. CalifJewls's Avatar
    ^^This is great news! My computer with my iTunes account on it died a lil while ago and I haven't gotten it back up yet.
    I believe that was a key factor in changing the setup for Apple Devices, not everyone has a computer to plug their iPhone, iPad, iPod into...for example my son, in the past he just comes over and syncs his device to our iMac, but he will no longer have to with the awesomeness of iOS5 and iCloud!!
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    10-10-2011 03:05 PM
  5. Joe McG's Avatar
    No need for a computer or iTunes. When you start the phone, it asks you a few questions (Apple ID, connect to wifi, iCloud setup, etc).

    I am on iOS 5 GM, so that is how I know.


    Hope this helps.
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    10-10-2011 03:25 PM
  6. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    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.
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    10-10-2011 03:36 PM
  7. zackawee27's Avatar
    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?
    Yeah, it should be very easy as stated above. All you need to do is sign in and you're ready to go!
    10-10-2011 04:06 PM
  8. Toochief's Avatar
    Jean make sure your iTunes account is good and you know your password.
    10-10-2011 04:29 PM
  9. Alli's Avatar
    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 04:47 PM
  10. MustangLife's Avatar
    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.

    Josh
    10-10-2011 09:13 PM
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