View Full Version : OTA vs. Sync

Nov 11, 2011, 04:20 PM
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Is updating one way a cleaner install process or does it not make a difference?



Nov 11, 2011, 04:36 PM
I'm not sure if there is a difference yet. But I am holding out on OTA updating for now and continue to use the wire to iTunes. It works for me and it's no bother either.

Nov 11, 2011, 04:39 PM
I noticed the OTA is about 44mb versus the sync version being the entire OS at 700+ mb.


Nov 11, 2011, 04:41 PM
OTA update only took 1 minute to download for me.

Nov 11, 2011, 04:45 PM
this is partially what led me to post this. The server keeps timing out on me when I attempt to download to Itunes and sync.


Nov 11, 2011, 04:50 PM
Only if you restore as NEW w/ iTunes would be the cleanest install possible.

Update option in iTunes and OTA are basically the same thing results wise; I would recommend doing the OTA update, easier, faster, less megabytes if you have a cap, no use of backups.

Go OTA... Only restore as NEW if your iOS device is not working properly. :cool: