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Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Tulani, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Tulani macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to download an iOS update ONCE and install on several devices to save bandwidth?
     
  2. yzjustdatguy macrumors regular

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    Unless all of the devices are the same, no
     
  3. Tulani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. yzjustdatguy macrumors regular

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    google iOS 7.1 download and download the ispw file for that specific device. Once its downloaded, hold down on the option key (Mac) or the shift key (Windows) and click the “Check for Update” button in the Summary pane. Browse to the .ipsw file you downloaded and select it.
     
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    No problem
     
  7. Tulani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This method seem to be more reliable and efficient given the huge file sizes.
     
  8. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    iTunes saves the IPSW when you update a device, so if all of your devices are the same model, iTunes will reuse that file.
     
  9. yzjustdatguy macrumors regular

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    As he said, iTunes actually does the same thing for you but once you have to search around for the ipsw
     
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