iOS6 to iOS7 update question.

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by bandofbrothers, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

    bandofbrothers

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    Hey,



    I typically action my update via iTunes but this time I will not have access to my iTunes.

    So I'm considering doing my iOS6 update to iOS7 update on the 18/9/13 via OTA.

    I'm not a developer on any beta version.


    Question is : Update to iOS 7 via OTA.

    By carrying out the software update via OTA, has anyone any idea how long an update via this route takes, or is it the same as via iTunes ?

    Thaks.
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    iOS 7 will Not be OTA. You have to install it using iTunes.
     
  3. !GS51! macrumors regular

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    You do know he said he wants to update OTA on the 18th ?

    Usually OTA update is similar to itunes update but OTA probably will have the file size a bit smaller.
    But people on here recommend you do a clean install of the software, for the junk that is present on the previous iOS to be cleared out.
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    Even on the 18th he won't be able to do an OTA update to iOS 7. (at least that's how I remember it)
     
  5. !GS51! macrumors regular

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    Serious ? you have any idea why ?
    we have been doing ios updates ota for the past 6 years....
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    iOS updates for the same version yes. Like 6.0 > 6.0.1 > 6.1.3 > 6.1.4

    But I'm almost certain you can't do 6.1.4 > 7.0 (I may be wrong..let me search again).
     
  7. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

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    I can't remember how long it took to update to iOS 6 but I did mine during lunch while using the library's Wifi. So less than an hour. Make sure you have a car charger if you're doing it like this.
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    Maybe you're right but I just don't recall a big update like that ever happening OTA for me :confused:
     
  9. !GS51! macrumors regular

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    I did my iOS 6 update from 5.1.1 OTA ;)
     
  10. PNutts macrumors 601

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    People here do recommend that but it isn't necessary. Just let the device upgrade to iOS 7 in whatever manner it is delivered. ;)
     
  11. bandofbrothers thread starter macrumors 601

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    Looks like i've opened a small can of worms here !

    I'm hoping I can update to iOS7 vis OTA !
     
  12. MeUnix macrumors 6502

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    I recall doing the iOS 5 to iOS 6 upgrade OTA
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    I guess I was wrong. I usually did mine through iTunes if they were major updates
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    OTA should be an option as it's been the case since iOS 5 introduced it.
     
  15. MeUnix macrumors 6502

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    I also try to do mine through iTunes, I just recall being at work at AT&T when the update was available and I did OTA for iOS 5 to 6. I imagine iOS 7 will be available OTA though.
     
  16. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    iOS 6 was updated OTA. I know because I did it.

    But to answer the OP's question, it's a big update so it should take a bit of time. The servers also might go down because so many people will be updating at once.
     
  17. MarcusCarpenter macrumors 6502a

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    Of course OTA will be available on the 18th the only people that can't use OTA will be users still running the Beta and have to Option-Update or DFU-restore to the GM version (public release) :D
     
  18. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    To be honest OTA updates have only occurred after iOS 5.0, however you're right, iOS 5 to 6 was OTA and probably so will be iOS 6 to 7.

    Pietro
     
  19. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    20 mins OTA via wifi while plugged in to AC adapter when I did iOS 5 > 6.

    I doubt the upgrade experience will change much with this update.
     

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