Is Updating IPhone to 5.1.1 Safe?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Epicnessx, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Epicnessx macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2012
    Sorry I'm new so not quite sure if you're allowed to make 2 posts in a day.

    I have a non jailbroken iPhone 4 and never update it and am considering doing so but I've heard quite a few negative things about the update. How do I backup photos, apps and music? And will it delete everything?
  2. rak007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2011
    What sort of negative things have you heard / read ? If you can mentioned that we will be in better position to help you.
    Btw i have an iPhone 4 which was till 2 months back on iOS 5.0 since it was software unnlocked. But after i got official unlock from AT&T, i updated the phone to iOS 5.1.1 and there are no problems.
    But just that you should do a backup before your update your iOS version and then may be restore from the backup to get everything as it was before.
  3. Epicnessx thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2012
    I knew I forgot something.

    Well I've heard about

    -wifi not working as well as 3G
    -Everything getting erased
    - apps not working
  4. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    Sure, you can... but there's no reason why you couldn't ask these questions in your other thread that also asked about updating your phone.
  5. rak007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2011
    Using iOS 5.1.1 here on iPhone 4 and everything works as expected. You don't have to worry. I suggest go ahead and update.
  6. Purant macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2012
    There were a couple of things wrong with 5.0 if I remember correctly, but they were quickly fixed (in 5.0.1).

    5.1.1 is pretty solid though, AFAIK, there is no reason not to update to it.
  7. xnickitynickx macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    From experience, I can say that 5.1.1 is perfect on the iphone 4.
    You'll be happy you did.
  8. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    Your safe just plug the phone into iTunes and let it sync, then right click on the phone in iTunes and chose back up there.

    Then do the update, you will be fine.

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