What is the best way to download new software updates

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tmurray315, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Tmurray315 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Was just curious what's the best way to download software updates should you update other through computer or just do it on the phone?
     
  2. CoilTap macrumors regular

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  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its always a good idea to do a backup before you update.
    Sometimes updates OTA or even updates via itunes fail and then you will need a full itunes restore to get your phone up and running again.
    If you don't have a recent backup then you lost everything that was on your phone up till a few minutes ago.
    So always be prepared and safer than sorry.
     
  4. Learylvr. macrumors regular

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    I have my phone automatically back up every night. Over kill.. Otherwise I don't think I'd remember to do it often. I've always used OTA to update, never had a problem. I would assume that is more risky than going thru ITunes . With Good back ups I really don't worry about it to much. I never understand how some people have problems and have no back up.. Couldn't be easier
     
  5. Tmurray315 thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Yes, I backup my phone to iCloud then update OTA.
     
  7. Starfyre macrumors 68020

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    They are both the same. No difference.
     
  8. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    For me little updates such as this one work fine downloading OTA.
     
  9. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    For big updates I use iTunes because my computer is connected via ethernet. But for small updates I just update directly on the device. In either case I make a backup first.
     

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