iPhone iOS 7.1, installation, OTA or iTune

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  1. Infinus.gold macrumors regular

    Infinus.gold

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    Which is best and won't create problems.....

    1. OTA
    or
    2. iTune update
    or
    3. iTune full fresh installation
     
  2. dsh3 macrumors 6502

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    Both will work just fine. Just get over it and update. ;)
     
  3. Puponautas macrumors newbie

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    OTA if you will face up with any problems then go fresh installation
     
  4. clauzzz203 macrumors regular

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  5. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    Just when I thought posts couldn't become any more pointless you came out with this little gem.

    Well done my friend.

    Now update your device!
     
  6. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    I updated 6 iPhones today ranging from 4's to 5's. All except one 4s was done OTA with no problems.

    Oh, and one iPad OTA. Same - no issues.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    I prefer OTA, it only downloads what you need and is generally quicker imo.
     
  8. cynics macrumors G3

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    I prefer iTunes. It downloads the entire OS even for an update. However I never had a problem with OTA either.
     
  9. WJKramer macrumors 6502

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    Pro tip

    Updating via iTunes requires less room to be available on the iOS device due to the unpacking and expansion happening on the computer rather than your device. It also makes use of the substantial speed advantage of you laptop or desktop processor to handle the task of instal.

    Example in testing testing yesterday with 7.1 install:

    1) iPhone 5 OTA update required 3.9GB available took 40 min to install.

    2)iPhone 5 iTunes updated via 2013 iMac installed on device with only only 2GB remaining and took 8 min to install.
     
  10. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    You guys aren't helpful at all. The OP asked which one creates the least problems. Sure OTA is the most convenient, but it is the worst choice when it comes to reliability. The chance that your update has some sort of network interference much higher than being hard wired into the update like via iTunes. #2 is the better choice, and #3 is even better, as it ensures there is no conflicting code that might happen by chance with the new software comparing with leftover fragments of the original software.

    Stuff happens, code isn't perfect. Therefore if you want to take the least amount of risk, you make that choice.

    For the OP, you want #2, or #3.
     
  11. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    Fresh restore in iTunes to ensure the fewest bugs possible.
     
  12. Velin macrumors 65816

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    Always always always do a fresh install via iTunes. I do it on both iPads and iPhone. I never have a problem with a fresh install, and the performance is notably better, in my opinion.

    I'm glad Apple offers a choice, but I say, totally fresh install.
     
  13. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

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    Is a fresh install when you restore the iPhone as a new iPhone and manually re-download apps?
     
  14. LordQ macrumors 68040

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