Best Time to Upgrade?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by tibas92013, May 30, 2017.

  1. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    Which hour(s) are the best time to upgrade my MM(Late 2014) from OS Yosemite(10.10) to OS Sierra(10.12)??
     
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  3. tibas92013 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To clarify my original Post; Which hours are the Apple Server(s) less busy or anytime is A-OK??
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    There's no difference. Download the update when it's convenient for you.
     
  5. fisherking macrumors 603

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    apple tends to release updates around 5pm EST, when (i assume) they assume the east coast is headed home... so not everyone is downloading at that moment. i always find that late at night is best for DL speeds, but honestly... i update when i find out there's an update. we're talking 1.5 gigs, more or less, so it's not a massive DL. so, as chrfr above suggests, "download the update when it's convenient for you".
     
  6. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Most releases are between 10 am and 11 am PST/PDT... which is 1 pm to 2 pm EST/EDT.

    To the OP, apart from the day that the new release "drops", it should absolutely not matter what time of day you start the download/update process... there's a lot more traffic and activity on the day that a new version is released, but otherwise, it doesn't make a bit of difference.
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 603

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    yeah, uh, i stand by my post; am usually at my desk, and new updates post here (EST) around 5pm. prove me wrong and i'll eat my hat (btw, i do not have a hat).
     
  8. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Again, based on history... here's your proof:

    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2016/09/ios-10-release-time.html
     
  9. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Well, this is just me, I guess. But, upgrading over the net is just something I would never do. I have more than one Mac, and more than one system disk. so maybe that's part of my thinking process. But, in my mind, upgrading over the net can be full of issues. Lose of power or lose of internet connection are just a couple of reasons I wouldn't do it. I go to Apple's download site and download the Combo Updater and update all my discs locally with that. I then save it in case I need it in the future.

    Lou
     

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