Can I install iOS4 at work?

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  1. HE15MAN macrumors 6502a

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    If it is not the main computer I sync my phone to?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jessea macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure that if you sync to it, it will wipe out everything stored on your phone.
     
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  4. HE15MAN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. HE15MAN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, but when i re sync to my main computer it would re load them right?
     
  7. bstpierre macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely!

    Just turn all the sync stuff off and do the install. I have done that many times.

    I received an email from a developer suggesting that Apple is behind on approving app updates so he was recommending waiting a bit or you may find yourself with a bunch of apps with issues so I am not going to do it at work this time. I have done it plenty of times before though.
     
  8. iPhonedHome macrumors 6502

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    Just de-select everything so that is doesn't synch those items. I've do it at work most often and I've never had a problem.

    Just make sure on each tab (Info/Apps/Ringtones/etc.) that they are UNSELECTED to Sync. That way these items won't be synced and the actual sync will just update to iOS4.
     
  9. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure on this?

    Here is my situation:

    Home Computer iTunes: Apps, Music

    Work Laptop iTunes: Google Contacts, Picture Folders

    So, I basically sync to two different iTunes instances all the time.

    And you are saying it will not wipe out my music and apps if I sync on the Work Laptop when doing a firmware update?
     
  10. SpankWare macrumors regular

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    Agreed. I've done this as well with no issues. Disable sync and you'll be fine.
     
  11. bina12834 macrumors regular

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    is that the best way to activate my iPhone 4 when it gets delivered to my office on thursday? i just want to activate it on my office computer, and sync it with my home computer. im just downloading iTunes onto my computer right now, so it will be a "clean" (ie no music or anything to be sync'd to either my 3G or 4 when i get it) version of iTunes.
     
  12. SpankWare macrumors regular

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    That would probably work but I have never tried it. It might be best to wait until you can get it home. If you have a laptop then take it to work with you. That's what I would do. If you can't get on the corporate network with a personal machine, just run by some place with free wifi at lunch and do it there. I have a friend who's taking his MBP to the store with him and he plans to activate and sync from Starbucks immediately after purchase.
     
  13. bina12834 macrumors regular

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    the computer to which everything sync's to is my desktop....cant really carry that around with me :-/
     
  14. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    yes you can do that just turn off the syncing stuff and you will be fine. i have done it every update for 2 co workers without any problems. they have never lost any info.
     
  15. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

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    I was on vacation in Vegas last year when 3.0 came out. I brought a laptop with me that was not my normal computer and I installed iTunes on it in Vegas. I was able to install the update and lost nothing (I know this as I watched a movie on it on the way home).
     
  16. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    for the new phone NO. if you do you won't have your stuff on your phone till you get home and fix your phone
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Is it really so important that you can't wait a few hours? Just wait until you get home. Why risk it?
     

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