iPhone battery replacement forces iOS update rumor?

serr

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Mar 8, 2010
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I hear a rumor that replacing an iPhone battery forces an iOS update?

That statement makes no sense in itself...

Is there something that can only be reset/rebooted by a piece of code that also runs an iOS update after you unplug the battery?

Or is this a report on an Apple store policy to do an iOS update when you have them replace your battery and they give you no choice and tell you "because FU, that's why". (Presumably in an attempt to break your iTunes connection if you have an older Mac and thus force you to buy something.)

True or false?
 

fiveainone

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Sep 16, 2011
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When I replaced the battery a few months ago, I did remember there was something about having to update the iOS. But I restored my phone through iTunes and didn't end up doing it. Sorry I have no further memory of what exactly happened.. I'm still on iOS 8.
 

Hal~9000

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Sep 13, 2014
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Haven't paid attention before, but are you able to update an iOS device if it's locked with a password and you haven't trusted the computer it's plugged into?

If you can't then just don't unlock your iPhone and you should be good to go.
 

Mlrollin91

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Nov 20, 2008
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I hear a rumor that replacing an iPhone battery forces an iOS update?

That statement makes no sense in itself...

Is there something that can only be reset/rebooted by a piece of code that also runs an iOS update after you unplug the battery?

Or is this a report on an Apple store policy to do an iOS update when you have them replace your battery and they give you no choice and tell you "because FU, that's why". (Presumably in an attempt to break your iTunes connection if you have an older Mac and thus force you to buy something.)

True or false?
Completely false. They want the device to be up to date, but they will not force you to update it. Unless its on such an outdated version of iOS for that device their the diagnostic tools will no longer work. But they do want the phone restored as new before the battery service, then when you get home you can restore your backup. This isn't in attempt to sell you a new computer. Just a conspiracy theory.