What's your process when installing a new version of iOS?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by s2mike, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. s2mike macrumors 6502

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    Whenever I upgrade to a new version of iOS, including the beta updates, I always kill all apps running in the background and then do a hard restart after the new update installs. I then use the phone until the battery dies so that I can charge it from 0% to 100%

    No clue if any of that stuff is really necessary in order to extend battery life and make sure the phone operates at its full potential, but that's been my routine.

    How about you all?
     
  2. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    I just tap the update button, or if I'm busy then Update Tonight.
     
  3. Jukens macrumors regular

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    Pretty much the same. After update I kill all apps and hard restart then run my adblocker after restart. Then I use it like normal.
     
  4. burgman macrumors 65816

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    Walk to fridge, grab cold beer or three, sit down then update and hope for the best.
     
  5. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Wake up in the morning, update, go wash up. By the time I step out of the shower, the process should be done.

    PS: I live in Asia, so the update typically gets released at 2am my time.
     
  6. Foggydog macrumors 6502

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    For the minor updates I do like most of the others, but for a major update, I update iTunes first, then plug in my phone and update it that way. I have read either here, or somewhere else that it's always better to do the update with iTunes anyway.
     
  7. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    just install it ota or by itunes ipsw, simple done. no need for myth driven "u have to do xyz before/during/after" etc..
     
  8. Zeeshee macrumors regular

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  9. ielessar macrumors regular

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    If its a new version (iOS 8 to 9 and such) I restore complete as new from iTunes. Feels fresh that way. Most of my files are in the cloud and the only thing I need to set up is my email accounts and iCloud settings.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    Call me old school but I usually do a DFU restore as NEW every major update.
     
  11. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    It would be driving me nuts doing this for every major update. You guys know what a backup is for, right? So you don't have to set up your phone again and again. I'm doing this since the iPhone 5 and I don't ever had problem with it. There is nothing wrong with it and IF there is ever a problem then you can still set it up as new.
     
  12. Max(IT) Suspended

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    I download the ipsw file and install via iTunes after that.
    Just a little be safer than OTA.
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    A lot of people reporting glitches on forums like this, cause by something corrupted in their backup.
    I usually set up as new at every major release too...
     
  13. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Just tap update, nothing different than what Apple expects.
     
  14. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    OTA updates in general and see how it goes. Only if i have any issues down the line would i bother setting up as new again. Generally start as new if i get a new phone however....contacts\calendar\email come down from Google and not bothered about keeping messages galore etc.
     
  15. Armen macrumors 604

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    For the sake of efficiency you are correct but there is always that question that lingers in the back of your mind if an issue comes up with the new iOS "hmmm, iOS problem or questionable backup problem?". Rather than dwell on it I just restore as NEW.

    With this practice I have also seen less issues that others seem to report. You know, those people who have been using the same backup for the past 5 years? :p
     
  16. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

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  17. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    For major updates - Backup with iMazing, restore, setup again, figure out what I need from the backup and install stuff back in.

    For just the quick updates, I don't do anything other than install the update.
     
  18. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Version updates get an iTunes full backup; other updates I just press the "install" button.
     
  19. FloridaGary macrumors regular

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    Close all apps, reboot phone to clear memory, plug in charger and hit update OTA. Reboot phone after installation complete.
     
  20. NJFP macrumors 6502

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    Tap update, plug it in, wait. Done. Pick up phone. Use as normal. I did a full restore/update ONCE! Not necessary.
     
  21. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Tap the update and agree to the Terms and Conditions
    Let it load and restart on its own and then go about my business
    I try not to complicate things any more than I have to
    One of the many reasons I prefer Apple products
     
  22. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

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    I upload OTA, install. I have not setup as new since iPhone 4 (my first iPhone).
     
  23. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Lately I upgrade with iTunes simply because sometimes an OTA update will trigger an iCloud Photo Library reset sync and those take hours to complete.

    I think the issue is the phone is nearly out of storage and iOS needs the space to do the upgrade, so it nukes the photo cache.
     
  24. -Gonzo- macrumors regular

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    I go to settings and do an iCloud backup then just go and select software update and wait until it's done it's thing.
     
  25. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I simply press update and then very impatiently wait and watch. When it boots up I just start using it.
     

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