- Apr 12, 2001
InsanelyGreatMac posts the above video showing the new iOS 5 Beta 4 over the air (OTA) updating in action. As we noted the OTA update also saves bandwidth as it only sends changes rather than the entire OS image.
@MuscleNerd reports that OTA update won't work on Jailbroken devices.
We reported that iPhones must have 50% charge or be plugged into a power source to download the OTA update, but @johnheimkes reports this requirement is not enforced on the iPad which allowed the update to occur with only 12% charge.
Settings app displays a badge when an over the air update is available.
Apple has added a "Documents and Data" toggle for iCloud which allows you to turn on/off the ability for apps to save data and documents to the iCloud. There is also a way to chose whether these updates occur over 3G or only over Wi-Fi. This allows Apps to save their own data and user data to the iCloud so that it is available across devices, and backed up into the cloud.
The OTA update downloads over Wi-Fi or 3G connections.
Article Link: iOS 5 Over-the-Air Update Video, Documents on iCloud, and Other Notes
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