Advisable way to update

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Ultra AleM, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Ultra AleM macrumors 6502a

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    Hello guys. I have an iPhone 5. Should I restore it to iOS 7, update it from iTunes or update it via OTA? Thanks a lot.
     
  2. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Wait for OTA, hit update. Done.
     
  3. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000

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    If you are doing an OTA...I would wait for a few hours....cause the servers are going to be hammered with people updating
     
  4. Ultra AleM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. But I meant: could there be some problems via OTA? Since its an incremental and not a full update. Like: could it bring bugs or malfunctions? Do I need to restore since it's a major update? Or just be cool with OTA? Thanks.
     
  5. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

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    noone can exactly say. Try to update via OTA, if you will have any problems try with iTunes.
    I will be trying also via iTunes because i will be setting as new iPhone.
     
  6. Ultra AleM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok so I'll update via OTA :)
     
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    Over the Air
     
  9. yanki01 macrumors 68030

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    only Tim allowed :confused:
     
  10. darkfiber macrumors 6502a

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    IOS 7 just went live on my iPhone. OTA

    I will be curious how long this takes to download.

    UPDATE: and... it failed. Trying again.

    UPDATE: The time remaining keeps increasing. It is at 16 min now. Maybe I should just cancel it and installed the GM?
     
  11. !GS51! macrumors regular

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    over the air, it means you can update your software directly from your device without going to itunes by going to general>software update.
     
  12. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I think this is the right answer. :)
     
  13. age234 macrumors 6502

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    I'm getting the OTA update on the phone, but in iTunes it says it's up-to-date. Weird.

    I have to free up some space before I can run this, apparently.
     
  14. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    so wjhats better? OTA or through itunes or is it same thing?

    on itunes its not showing up iOS7...
     
  15. irDigital0l Guest

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    Restored my iPhone from Settings.

    Set it up as new.

    Install iOS 7 OTA.
     
  16. silver8ack macrumors regular

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    Mine keeps failing half way through downloading.
     
  17. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    same here :confused:
     
  18. matttye macrumors 601

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    Update OTA, then do a clean install if you have any problems.

    I installed the GM using iTunes without a clean install and haven't really came across any issues.
     
  19. silver8ack macrumors regular

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    Trying again... 6 mins remaining. But as soon as it switches to 'Preparing ...' it keeps failing.

    iTunes won't update either, and iTunes says my iPhone/iPad are up to date.(I'm assuming because iTunes isn't updated??).

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    Effer, failed again. Blast. I guess I'll just wait :(
     
  20. bad03xtreme macrumors 6502a

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    I have iOS7 Beta 6 and it says my software is up to date??
     
  21. LindenW macrumors newbie

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    I've tried 3 or 4 times to update OTA on my iPad Mini, but it's failing about halfway through every time.
     
  22. SueG macrumors member

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    Download failing here after its been going 20 mins
     
  23. lwilliams macrumors regular

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    Funny..........

    iOS7 shows available ON THE PHONE.

    Took forever to get iTunes 11.1 to start a downloand on computer. Got it on the PC, but the Mac keep bailing.

    Anyway, after the iTunes upgrade, it still reports 6.1.4 as the current version, no update.

    So, I'm going with OTA as well........for now.
     
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