Does iOS 8 really need 3 to 5 GB free space; request tips on least painful way!

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Subu, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Subu macrumors regular

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    Dear All

    Good day / evening folks

    I understand that iOS 8 is approx 1 GB in size but may need 3 ~ 5 GB space to unpack etc. that's too much space on my 16GB, iPhone 5 !!

    What's the best way to backup + delete some music, make space, install iOS 8 and restore the music ...

    1. I have a PC with itunes (albeit ) old version installed

    2. I have a hotmail / 1 drive account with 30 GB (thanks to the recent upgrade)

    Tips and trick to do this with least pain / loss (either PC or 1 drive option ) are most welcome


    thanks
    regards

    subu
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    It needs it for the upgrade, but not for running.
     
  3. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    Use iTunes and upgrade from there? I'm sure I read that doesn't use the space on your device, but the untethered upgrade is so easy it's almost painful to revert to using a cable. Now, if you're running at the full 16GB already then there could still be issues I guess.

    edit: never mind. I'm guessing you'd need the most recent iTunes for that to work. Must concentrate more when reading threads :(
     
  4. Subu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Trucker

    My slightly old iTunes also shows me an update pop up ... but it itsn't working so far. I've posted my problems here
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=19839300#post19839300
     

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