Update through iTunes Vs. OTA

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by DJnaknik, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. DJnaknik macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    Which way is the best for iPhone update.
    I noticed the OTA update for 11.0.2 is only 277MB, however the iTunes version is 2.47GB.
    I wondering about the differences between the updates and which one would be the best for iPhone 6s.
    Thanks,
     
  2. Sharkoneau, Oct 4, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2017

    Sharkoneau macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    iTunes updates consist of the full installer/software image. OTA includes what’s known as the delta, and essentially overwrites or drops in the changes. The consensus seems to be that iTunes updates have a lower risk of going awry, but because of the file size OTA is a good deal quicker. Really, it just comes down to personal preference.
     
  3. DJnaknik thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. numberfour macrumors regular

    numberfour

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    I always do my updates via iTunes, simply because I feel it has less chance of failing and I've got fast Internet
     

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