Can I update someone else's iPad/iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by davejsb, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. davejsb macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello,

    Can I update a friend's iPad and iPhone to iOS8 using my PC, without losing everything off both devices?

    I ask because the phone is the 8GB 5C variant and this OTA updating is not possible - so I'd like to use my PC to do it.

    We obviously have completely separate iTunes accounts etc.

    Thanks in advance for any help :)
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Yes, but the phone should be backed up first by owner. It makes no difference what computer is used for updates/restores.
    You should probably sign out of iTunes on your PC first.
     
  3. davejsb thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Brilliant, thanks for your help, much appreciated.
     
  4. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    Why can't you do an over-the-air update? Did your friend jailbreak his iOS devices?
     
  5. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    Probably because its 8GB and the installer can require up to around 5GB
     
  6. davejsb thread starter macrumors member

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    #6
    Exactly that. Their phone reports not enough space even though I'm assured there's "not much on it".

    Not jailbroken.

    Easier just to offer to do it on my PC.
     

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