Stuck on 5.1.1?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by culb0743, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. culb0743 macrumors member

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    I have an iPhone 4S; I never updated from 5.1.1 to 6.X.X. I intended to install 6.1.3 before 7.0 went public, but never got around to it. In settings, I still have an alert to update to 6.1.3; will I be forever stuck with iOS 5.1.1? Does anybody know how this works?
     
  2. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    If you have an alert for iOS 6.1.3, simply upgrade to 6.1.3, and then upgrade to iOS 7.

    Alternatively, you can upgrade directly to iOS 7 from iOS 5.1.1 through iTunes.
     
  3. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    If you are being alerted to update to 6.1.3, then do it. Then go to 7.0 from there.
     
  4. culb0743 thread starter macrumors member

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    The only update iTunes (phone connected to mac) lists is 6.1.3. Should I do this right away? Or can I wait until a more convenient time?
     
  5. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    You can do it whenever you feel comfortable.

    You won't be locked to iOS 5.1.1 as long as the iPhone runs newer versions. You choose choose to upgrade to iOS 7 5 years from now if you wanted to.
     
  6. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, completely OT, but I'm jealous that you still have a 5.1.1 4S. :p
     
  7. culb0743 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, iOS 6 scared me. I run it on newer devices and its great, but I have read about and witnessed first hand some of the issues the 4S had with iOS 6 (namely battery life & Wi-Fi connectivity) so I held fast to good old stable 5.1.1. However, iCloud Keychain sounds too good to pass up.

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    Thank you, chrf097
    Good to know.
     
  8. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Keychain isn't in the final build. It was only in the betas. It's now listed as Coming Soon and it'll probably launch alongside Mavericks in October.
     

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