iPhone XS Max Installing updates...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NikkoTuason, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. NikkoTuason macrumors newbie

    NikkoTuason

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    I’ve been a longtime Android user that recently switched to my first iOS device (XS Max). On Android whenever I updated firmware I’d do a fresh install and completely wipe system cache/data. Is it necessary on iPhone too? VIA connect to iTunes recovery mode and clean install there? Or would a simple update and keep everything the same just as good in iOS?
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    No need to clean install for updates. Connect to WiFi > settings > general > software update. You can connect to iTunes as well, although I never bother with that.
     
  3. Shanghaichica macrumors G3

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  4. Ralfi macrumors 68020

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    Been a while since I updated via iTunes.

    Automatic Updates over Wifi is how it's generally done with iPhones.

    If your Wifi's slow, then go the cable/iTunes route.
     
  5. penajmz macrumors 68040

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    OTA updates are just fine, no need for clean installs. Welcome to iOS!
     
  6. HEK macrumors 68040

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    I have updated at least 20 times since last clean install years ago. At least eight phones back. No issues.

    I do close everything out, restart phone, be on WiFi, and plug phone into power adapter. Also do an iCloud backup just before updating.

    Just did latest one five minutes ago. Worked just fine.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Was that really necessary on Android?
     

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