Does the iPhone alert the user of a software update?

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  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    I'm wondering if I should let someone know if an update is out. They're on 5.1 and 5.1.1 was just released. Will their iPhone alert them at some point of the new update or should I let them know of the update?
     
  2. DodgeV83 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I received an alert today.
     
  3. cynics macrumors G4

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    I never have. But I frequent these forums often enough to probably notice the updates before it has time to alert me I guess.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i haven't seen an alert, but then again being on MR and reading other blogs keeps me in the loop too.
     
  5. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't know as I still have my 5.1 update badge showing lol.

    Just checked and it's now an update icon for 5.1.1, nope won't be touching.
     
  6. wewe macrumors newbie

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    I am still using my 5.1, I think I need to make the updating too
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Cripps macrumors regular

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    Why not?
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It's always best to wait a bit before updating.
     
  9. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    The phone should display an alert when a new version of iOS is available. That being said, the keyword there is "should". It took my phone three weeks after the last update came out to inform me a new one was ready for download. Not that I care because I have no intention of updating, but still. It still took quite a while.

    You might be better off telling the person.
     
  10. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Hmm. Im on 5.1 and i dont have the notification on my settings. Probably because i didn't tap on the Software update. Regardless, I won't be updating mine to 5.1.1 anyways.
     
  11. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I've only been alerted by iTunes when I've plugged my iPhone into my Mac, not on the phone itself. I have to check on the phone itself.
     
  12. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    I just got an alert when I unlocked my phone, letting me know that 5.1.1 is available for download.
     
  13. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    When they hook up to iTunes they will also be reminded of the software update.

    5.1.1 is only minor bug fixes.
     
  14. paul117 macrumors regular

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    both my iphone 4s and ipad 2 3g never alerted me to the update i only found out via the forums.
     
  15. Stanjara macrumors member

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    I've got it

    I've got the alert, but my iphone was charging and being on wifi
     
  16. Derango macrumors regular

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    And some mobile safari security fixes. Important ones. URL spoofing, fixing a cross site scripting vulnerability and a remote code execution bug.
     
  17. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    Don't want to lose my jailbreak.
     
  18. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    iTunes will alert you, and you'll get a pop-up on the phone that will alert you, and you get a badge on settings saying that there is an update available. All of it takes a while sometimes two or three days after the update is available.
     
  19. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I have never got an alert because I usually d/l it once I see a new software update is available via looking at my Tweets. On my mom's iPad, she has gotten notified because she never updates it, so when I'm over, I'll usually do it for her.
     
  20. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Noticed ur sig. I thought people did that so when they asked for advice they didnt have to keep reminding people their specs. They could just say problem with iMac and all the other info would be there.
     
  21. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I've got the notification badge on the settings app, ie the (1) in a red blob. But I'm jailbroken so I won't be touching it
     
  22. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    There is a tweak on Cydia that will remove that, not sure what it's called now though...sorry.

    And for the sake of the thread i got the alert last night regarding 5.1.1
     

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