OTA update question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fadij, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. fadij macrumors newbie

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    when you're updating your software do you have to be connected to the same WIFI as your Itunes account? so basically can you download and install updates on any random WIFI hotspots (starbucks) ? :confused:
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    No
     
  3. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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  4. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Nope, Plus:
     
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    You can use 3g but its not advised.

    What if you lost 3g signal midway and anyone not on an unlimited data plan will see their allowance eaten up.
     
  6. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    If you lost signal it would resume download when you got signal back? It certainly isn't "not advised". You can actually start the download and then close settings and do whatever you want, it will let you know when it's ready to go.
     
  7. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Its not advised by me. I certainly would not want to break away from such an important procedure such as firmware updates. I want a clean all in one go install. Not here and there.
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Isn't it far more logical that it will download fully and THEN update the phone? (You know, just like Lion does?)

    I mean, I don't know how it works, but do you have any proof that Apple decided to go with the ludicrous system of updating the software WHILE it's downloading?

    That sounds crazy to me.
     
  9. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Proof !

    I simply said I prefer a simple install and do it all in one go !
     
  10. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    That IS the way it works. The software update downloads, and THEN goes through the installation process. It's the same process as any other software update except.....YOU DONT LOSE ANY DATA!! WOO-HOO!

    I was so excited when my device finished updating and I didn't have to re-sync the whole damn thing :D
     
  11. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Exactly.
    There's even a prompt between the download and the actual installation.
     

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