Best way to erase iPhone on 10.3.3 completely and set up as new phone on 11.0.1?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Chris_H0928, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Chris_H0928 macrumors member

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    Should I just erase all settings and once the phone turns back on upgrade it to iOS 11.0.1 immediately? I said I wasn't gonna update to iOS 11, but I'm gonna cave against my better judgment and just do it. I don't have a computer handy, so iTunes is out. Ideas?
     
  2. Nisaja macrumors 6502a

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    If you don’t have iTunes, then yeah, easing all content and settings and updating is the way to go. I’d try to get my hands on a friends computer and do it properly though.
     
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Any reason why you don’t just update straight away?
     
  4. snow755 macrumors 65816

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    Some like my self likes doing a clean install on a major OS release too make sure every things gos well I only do OTA on small updates
     
  5. Chris_H0928 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the input. I've never had any real issues doing OTA updates to be honest. Just a minor headache once that was easily remedied. I'll wipe it and then install iOS 11.0.1 as I planned. Thanks!
     
  6. Chris_H0928 thread starter macrumors member

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    I wanna wipe it and start fresh. No particular reason.
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    The "cleanest" way if you don't have a computer would be to update, then erase: This would be slightly cleaner than erasing then updating. To be honest, however, there's probably very little difference between the two methods.
     
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Erasing all contents and settings is all you have to do. You don’t need iTunes for this.
     

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