iOS Update Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by InfernoUk, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. InfernoUk macrumors 6502

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    hey when the update goes live does it have to be performed off the native computer for the devices ? i currently dont have a working desktop PC as the pump on my watercooling burned out so only have my macbook pro and my ipad and ip4 both are linked to the desktops library. Will i be able to perform the update off the itunes on my mbp without loss of data ? or will i have to wait until the desktop is repaired ?

    thanks guys !
     
  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    You can normally update with any computer, but you run the risk of being unable to use your iPhone if something goes wrong.

    Your iPhone's main backup will be stored on the desktop as well.
     
  3. InfernoUk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can you backup to the non native PC before updating ? or does that require syncing ? i guess i can do it with my ipad atleast
     
  4. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I think you can, although the backup feature works best with your "home" computer because your Music, Videos, Apps etc. will be stored on it.
     
  5. InfernoUk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i dont have any video on there just apps and music and im not bothered about loosing the music, apps would be annoying though
     

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