Updating Device Question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SaMaster14, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. SaMaster14 macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Well, I know with some platforms you can't update to the newest OS until you are updated to the latest OS before it. I have an iPad and iPod Touch, but I haven't updated them to the latest OSes because the update is miniscule and it takes about a couple of hours to update each fully...

    So basically, when OS5 drops will I need to update twice for each device, or can I go right from the OS i'm on to OS5?

  2. DiamondGCoupe macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2007
    No and it doesn't take you hours, more like 20-30 minutes depending on your Internet speeds.
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Not the case with iOS. You could take an original iPod or iPhone with iPhone OS 1.0, and jump to whichever firmware is the latest supported one on those devices, which would be one of the 3.x firmware, I believe.

    So no, no problem with jumping to iOS 5 when it's released.

    As for the update taking hours, the majority of that time is the firmware downloading. I believe when the firmware is first released, you get an option for "just download now to install later." If you pick that option, you don't have to keep the device connected while the firmware downloads, you can just walk away and do whatever and come back later when you feel like it to install the firmware.

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