Apple Reccomends that you Plug into a power source to update IOS 7

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  1. Powrie macrumors 6502

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    How is it a Wireless OTA Over the Air Update if Apple Recommends that you plug your device into a power source before you update ?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4623


    Wut ? :confused:
     
  2. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    So your battery doesn't die while it's updating and create a huge headache for the average user.
     
  3. Powrie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is that why people are having Battery Problems ?
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    You probably don't realize that OTA means you don't have to connect to a computer.
     
  5. PNutts macrumors 601

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    In #2: "Available updates download automatically if your device is connected to Wi-Fi and a power source."

    Besides the best answer already given it's also a convenience.
     
  6. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    No. Apple just wants to make sure your battery doesn't die while updating.
     
  7. Powrie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have my cable hooked up to my PC and I always recharge there.

    So I guess I will just update it via I tunes since I have to have it plugged in anyway.
     
  8. jtfolden macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure why this is confusing, it's recommended you do this ANY time you update iOS.
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I'm doing it that way because I backup to my computer.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    Unless plugging in your iphone into a power source somehow gives you Internet access other than Wifi it's still considered a wireless update.

    The battery issues that people are reporting are results of bad/corrupted installs. Personally, I'm gettin easily 11 hours of use and 1 day of standby on my iPhone 5.
     
  11. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    They do not want your phone to die during the process. Pretty obvious stuff.

    If you are connected to your computer via the USB cable, then that is a POWER SOURCE.

    Duh!
     
  12. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    I like the way that rolled off your tongue.
     

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