I updated to 4.2 today
Today I was child setting my niece. She was playing games on my iPad when I found out that 4.2 was out. I downloaded the 4.2 and gave the iPad back to her and told her it had a new OS. She said "so what's new".
So after she left, I was looking around my iPad to see what was new with 4.2. I found nothing had really changed. Her words came back to me, "so what's new".
I was eagerly awaiting 4.2 for months and now that I have, what can I do that I couldn't do before? So far, the answer is nothing.
The biggest change is multitasking. (double click the home button) But as the Devs update apps you will see most apps pause instead of having to load every time. It's really handy!
The ability to use folders to organize files is of great importance to me. Instead of eight pages of icons I was able to categorize my files which has significantly speeded the rate at which I can work.
I miss the orientation lock switch, it has become a mute switch.
The folders are quite nice
Ditto. I know there is a software button for it but I still prefer the switch to rotate lock the device. Oh well, it isn't coming back so I'm sure I will get used to it.
Originally Posted by Stefx
Other than that I am completely underwhelmed by the update, but I wasn't really expecting to be blown away by it.
They added some nice animations on screen switching! And I feel like it does not lagg as much as before! There are hidden added features like spotlight search has been edited so that you can choose what results show up ( mail, contacts, email, video, and apps) (text on iphone) that my favorite addition, i hatted spotlighting and friends can see my emails! They added option for free mobile me account, that allows you to find lost i gadgets (before only a feature for paid mobile me subascribers) if you own an apple tv you can now "airplay" sending a video your watchin on your iPad straight to a tv bearing apple tv. Works with audio YouTube and photos as well. Not to sure on photos! But that just some of the new features!
Page rendering has got better IMO
Where is this free mobile me found?
The first step toward feeling secure that you can find a lost device is to head to iTunes (either on your computer or from the device itself) and download Find My iPhone 1.1, which was released on Monday alongside iOS 4.2. Apple notes that “this update is required for users of the previous version of Find My iPhone app (v1.0 and v1.0.1), so no sense delaying the inevitable.
Of course, you’ll also have to be running iOS 4.2 in order to take advantage of Apple’s generosity, so if you haven’t done so, plug your device into iTunes and get updated. (Jailbreakers beware: You’ll be restored to a stock iOS 4.2 install, so approach with caution.) Seriously -- go do it right now. We’ll wait.
Sign In with Your Apple ID
Okay, everyone on iOS 4.2 (which is actually iOS 4.2.1 if you want to be nitpicky about it) and have Find My iPhone 1.1 installed? Good, let’s move on.
Launch the Settings app and head into “Mail, Contacts, Calendars,” then add a MobileMe account. You’ll be greeted with a request to enter either your Apple ID or MobileMe e-mail address. In this case we want to enter our Apple ID, which is the same as the one we use to shop at the iTunes Store (you remember it, don’t you?). Type it in and move to the Password field, enter that and tap on Next. Apple will verify your credentials and you’ll be ready for the main event -- flip the switch to turn on Find My iPhone (or iPad, or iPod touch), tap Allow at the prompt and then Save to activate.
If you don’t have an Apple ID yet, prepare to run the gauntlet to get one: Tap on “Create Free Apple ID,” enter your Location and date of birth (Month, Day and Year), tap Next and then complete your e-mail address, first and last name, password and security question. Apple has beefed up security with iTunes passwords, now requiring at least eight characters, which must include a number and both an uppercase and lowercase letter. (Yikes!) You’ll also be presented with the first of 14 pages (?!) of Apple’s “MobileMe Free Account” terms of service. Accept that and the final hurdle remains -- verifying your new account from an e-mail you’ll receive and then logging into the new account online. Whew!
Launch Find My iPhone App
Now that iOS 4.2 recognizes you as a free user, you can launch the Find My iPhone app, where you’ll be greeted by the same request for Apple ID and Password.
This request was initially a conundrum for us, since our Apple ID and password happen to be the same as our MobileMe account -- when we entered our Apple ID and password, Find My iPhone threw back an error, even with the correct info. The solution is to turn off your paid MobileMe service, or login using your full MobileMe e-mail address (for instance, “firstname.lastname@example.org” instead of just “ilovemaclife”) to use Find My iPhone as part of your subscription.
In either event, once you log in, you’ll be presented with a list of devices, which at this point should only contain the device being held in your hand. You can add additional devices by repeating the instructions above on each one.
With the orientation double click on the home button and slide right and you will find the orientation button.
With mobile me go into settings and click on mail, contacts and click on add account then click on MobileMe.
Type in your iTunes apple I'd and password and then verify your email.
Excellent instructions! Thank you!
Do I have to leave find phone running on iPad? Like don't sign out right?