OTA vs. Sync

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by C5Longhorn, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. C5Longhorn macrumors regular

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    Is updating one way a cleaner install process or does it not make a difference?

    Thanks,

    Rick
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    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.
     
  3. C5Longhorn thread starter macrumors regular

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    I noticed the OTA is about 44mb versus the sync version being the entire OS at 700+ mb.

    Rick
     
  4. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    OTA update only took 1 minute to download for me.
     
  5. C5Longhorn thread starter macrumors regular

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    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.

    Rick
     
  6. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    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:
     

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