Upgrading Question

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by nmeed, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. nmeed macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2014
    Whenever I've upgraded to major releases I have always formatted my iPhone and did a fresh install from an ipsw. However I am thinking of just doing an over the air update. Is there any benefit to doing the fresh install through iTunes or should I just save myself some time and effort and just do the ota? Thanks.
  2. lagwagon, Sep 17, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2015

    lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Fresh install really can only help if you're having issues.

    Personally it's been years since doing one manually. (I think iPhone 4 was the last time I did one) I've just done OTA and the only time I "get" a fresh install is when I upgrade to a new phone. I've never had an issue with OTA, but some do.

    I would say if you want to save, time do OTA, there's no harm in it.
  3. nmeed thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2014
    Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it. That sounds good to me!

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