2.5Gb space required!? For v7.1 can you update via iTunes?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by MrMister111, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    Just looked and seen the new v7.1 update. On my iPhone 5s it says needs 2.5Gb of space!!

    So rather than delete loads and mess about can you use iTunes to update connected via cable to save OTA update or even if use iTunes so you need 2.5Gb space as well?

    Why it needs this much it must be a BIG update, hope it stops safari crashing all the time on all my iDevices...
  2. J.Appleseed macrumors regular


    May 27, 2012
    The Netherlands
    On my iPad 4 it was like 200MB - do you happen to be on the beta?
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    You can use iTunes and it shouldn't need that much space.
  4. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    Did you download OTA? That's probably why it was 200mb
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    OTA for those on 7.0.6 is about 200+ MB, while for those on a 7.1 beta they offer a full install OTA which is 1.4 GB or so (just for the install file, plus extra space to unpack and all that).
  6. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    No, he probably just happened to have plenty of space on his device and thus didn't get the error message.

    It's ~200-300mb of data over the airwaves to download.

    But it needs 1.9GB-2.5GB (depending on device) for unpacking and installation once the download is complete.


    Yes, you can use iTunes. You won't lose any data. Plug in and hit the update button.
  7. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    I understand I can use iTunes but will it still need the space on the actual iDevice. The actual download is 200Mb. I'm. It in beta
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    You will still need some space on the device, just not 3-4 GB that you would otherwise if you got the full 1.4 GB update OTA.
  9. bchery21 macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Nice, I figured this might come out tomorrow. First thing I noticed was that 'Slide to Unlock'...

    on topic: I not 100% if I have that much space left on my 16g iP5 but I was able to download OTA just fine...
  10. Jamalmartinez macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2014
    Yeah I just noticed that on my iphone. guess Ima have to wait till I get home then update =/

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