Update ota or iTunes?

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  1. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502

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    should I update my iPhone 7 to 10.3 over the air or iTunes? Is there any difference. I was reading online yesterday that you get more things if you update on iTunes. Any truth to that? Thanks guys.
     
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    No difference between those two. Could you share that interesting read ....:)
     
  3. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If I can find it I will.
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    I also saw where it said I need to back my device up. Do I really need to do that just to update it? It said its cause apple used a new way to update them.
     
  4. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    I don't get it. Hmmmmm, maybe because of a new file system....but still, there should be no difference and no need for backup.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    I've never done an iCloud restore. Does it do an encrypted backup like iTunes? Makes a big difference because it restores all passwords and settings.
     
  6. edlex macrumors 68000

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    I prefer iTunes update because of the encrypted backup feature. Makes me feel better just in case something goes wrong. Probably makes no difference but that's my irrational justification.
     
  7. CYKBC macrumors 6502

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  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Backup your device just to be on the safe side, which is something that applies to any upgrade or even in general. And then update whichever way you want either OTA or iTunes.
     
  9. Paralegal4444 macrumors newbie

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    No that isn't true. But I highly recommend from an IT standpoint to update via iTunes. You will have a better chance of not catching software bugs. This happens often.
     
  10. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    I never do OTA...always thru iTunes.

    But that's just me.
     
  11. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    It probably makes no difference these days, but I have a habit of installing major releases (which this one counted because of the new file system) using iTunes because you get a clean install of the OS rather than patching the existing install.
     
  12. RadioGaGa1984 macrumors 65816

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    And the flipside to that is, I always do OTA and have no issues.

    But thats just me.
     

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