iOS 5 How long will the upgrade take ?

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  1. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Hi.

    This will be the first time I will have updated a full new firmware on my iPhone 4.

    So does anyone have any idea how long it will take to update from iOS 4 to iOS 5 ?

    Don't want to be late for work !

    To my understanding iTunes will need updating to a newest version too !
     
  2. irDigital0l Guest

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    Depends on how fast your internet...

    and how many people gonna be downloading it...which is A LOT.
     
  3. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    Don't try and do it in the morning before you go to work.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Once you have the newest iTunes installed and iOS 5 downloaded, the actual install will take like 10-15 mins.
     
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I expect iPhoto to be updated too for Photostream.
     
  6. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Is there an official time that the update will be rolled out?
     
  7. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Are you restoring after updating?

    Or are you setting it up as a new iPhone?

    If the former, allow yourself some time as iCloud will be downloading all of your apps + songs. Even if not via iCloud, wired iTunes syncing takes just as much time, ok, maybe a bit less.

    If the latter, then the whole process is under 20 minutes provided you have a decent internet connexion.
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

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    iOS updates normally get released around 9-10am (pacific) and OS X updates normally get released between 1-3pm (pacific).

    iOS 4.3 9:00am
    http://www.macrumors.com/2011/03/09...lay-and-safari-improvements-personal-hotspot/

    iOS 4.2 9:00am
    http://www.macrumors.com/2010/11/22/ios-4-2-1-now-available/

    iOS 4.1 9:40am
    http://www.macrumors.com/2010/09/08/apple-releases-ios-4-1-for-iphone-and-ipod-touch/

    iOS 4.0 9:30am
    http://www.macrumors.com/2010/06/21/apple-releases-ios-4-with-multitasking-ibooks-and-more/
     
  9. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Good to know, thanks :)
     
  10. bandofbrothers thread starter macrumors 601

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    Why would an existing user choose the option to set it up as a new iPhone 4 ?
    I want to keep all that's on my phone now and utilise cloud too.

    On consideration I think it's best I endure the working day and perform the update in the evening !

    I may just update my iTunes in the morning so it's ready.
     
  11. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    But if you update, then backup app data, then setup as new and redownload your app data, you should have a somewhat zippier phone.
     
  12. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I always setup my device as New after a major OS update, it just gives me another reason to play Angry Birds again (and achieve 3 stars).

    To be honest, I don't have any app on my phone that if I were to loose its data, I would be upset about it. I have games that I have achieved high scores on, but I figured if I did it once, I can do it again.
     
  13. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    It won't be available till I get home from work anyway so if it takes a while oh well
     
  14. mstruve macrumors regular

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    How do you backup and redownload app data? Do you mean setup as new, and then restore from a previous backup?
     
  15. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    That is what I am going to do. You can unplug your phone after you get the download started and it will ask of you want to continue to download but install later, you click yes and go to work.
     
  16. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Yes
     
  17. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    I have a about 10 gig of data on my 16 gig 3gs and it took about 20 mins to update with the GM.

    Hope that helps.

    p.s I have a 8meg internet connection.
     
  18. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    The spoeed of you Internet connection will matter very little. The spped of your downlaod will depend on just how fast the Apple servers will be able to send it to you. It is not going to be pretty for a few days.
     
  19. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    You can save your app data etc to iCloud, and then get it at a later date on a clean install (as far as I understand)
     
  20. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Yep, there is an option to back up to iTunes of to iCloud etc. I'm currently sticking with iTunes untill tomorrow as I haven't changed over my MobileMe account to iCloud yet.
     
  21. mstruve macrumors regular

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    Ok, thanks. Is there really any point in that though? How is that any different from just updating your current installation?

    Apologies if I am missing something obvious, not an expert on this.

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    I see, thanks.

    But surely you can't backup to iCloud until you've installed iOS5? So the process would be:

    1. Backup to iTunes
    2. Clean install iOS5
    3. Restore from backup of iOS4.x
    4. Backup to iCloud

    Is that right?
     
  22. Neocron macrumors member

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    Last time apple servers were quite slow since a million people were updating their iOSs at the same time... :(
     
  23. boss.king, Oct 11, 2011
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    Wait, so if I choose to backup to iCloud it doesn't backup to iTunes any more?

    I want to import my settings and app data to a clean iOS5 install and continue to sync with iTunes. Have I greatly misunderstood how the process works?

    My plan was to:

    1. backup to iTunes
    2. update to iOS5
    3. backup to to iCloud
    4. restore as new device
    5. sync app data, etc from iCloud
    6. continue to use iTunes rather than iCloud

    Can anyone tell me if I've misunderstood how it all works? All I want to do it set up my device as new and be able to keep my app data
     
  24. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    I think so. You get a warning advising you will no longer sync with itunes via wifi (maybe because its syncing to iCloud wirelessly. you should be able to manually sync via wire.
     
  25. mstruve macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I think I will follow your first 5 steps.

    Surely we will still have to sync with iTunes to transfer music etc, so it will backup in iTunes then?
     

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