Updating multiple iOS devices, including iPads

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Brien, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
    I've noticed an annoying habit that iTunes has. If you have a family and each person has their own iPad/iPhone, and you go to update them, iTunes will download the iOS update, update the device, then delete it.

    So then I have to re-download the update again, and again, for each subsequent device. What a waste of bandwidth!

    Anyone know a shortcut so it doesn't have to keep downloading the same software update umpteen times? Thanks.
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Each device has a different file, so unless you have two of the same device, it has to download a separate file for each device.

    That said, you can download all the firmware you need from here:

Share This Page