Lets discuss your iOS UPDATE process

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by anthonybkny, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. anthonybkny macrumors 6502

    anthonybkny

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    Lets discuss some ways to update to iOS 11. Will you be doing OTA? How about starting fresh and putting your phone into dfu mode then reinstalling all new apps. Whats the best way?
     
  2. snow755 macrumors 65816

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    I will be doing a full refresh install of IOS 11 today since this is a major upgrade I only do OTA upgrade for small updates
     
  3. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    Done OTA for the last couple of major releases with no issues....will probably just do the same again.
     
  4. jhall8 macrumors 6502

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  5. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    OTA. It's one of the reasons I skipped the betas this year. Now I'm just counting down the hours.
     
  6. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    Plan to update all my 5s, 6+, 6s+ via OTA. So that I can do all of them at the same time, and no need to worry about the cables, very low chance but possible iTunes crash (it's a very new iTunes indeed, I didn't test it's stability yet), or computer hang (my Mac basically running 24/7 100% CPU stress now, not too hard to get some error and cause instability).
     
  7. Helmsley macrumors regular

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    I'll be doing a fresh install...but not until tomorrow as I'm working later.
     
  8. Sharkoneau macrumors 6502a

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    I typically do OTA updates, but for major versions will typically install via iTunes if I can. Note that this isn’t a clean install, but downloads the full install image (not a delta). I myself am no expert at the intricate differences between the two, but from what I’ve gathered, iTunes provides a cleaner update.
     
  9. Helmsley macrumors regular

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    What's the best way to do a clean install of iOS 11?
     
  10. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    iTunes -> restore iOS -> setup as new iPhone.
     
  11. jamdex macrumors member

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    Is there an actual benefit updating via iTunes vs OTA?
     
  12. davidcmc macrumors 6502

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    I know I can option + click the Restore button to manually select an IPSW file.

    But, what happens if I just click it when my phone is on iOS 10 and there's an iOS 11 IPSW file in iTunes library folder? Will it do a clean install of iOS 11 or try to download iOS 10?
     
  13. Helmsley macrumors regular

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    I was just about to ask that too :)
     
  14. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    For one single iPhone, I really don't believe there is any benefit (assume everything is normal). However, if you have multiple same model iPhone, do it via iTunes save you from multiple download.
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    Always the most up to date official release if you didi't choose the IPSW file by yourself.
     

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