When the official iOS 8.1 releases will it update?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Shaqq, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Shaqq macrumors regular

    Shaqq

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    If I'm on iOS 8.1 beta when the official iOS 8.1 releases in a few weeks will I be able to just update normally from iTunes or OTA?
     
  2. the1payday macrumors 6502

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    No, judging from past releases. When the public 8.1 comes out you will have to restore to it.
     
  3. Shaqq thread starter macrumors regular

    Shaqq

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    Dam I didn't know that. I wouldn't have updated to the beta if I one that because I don't want to lose anything on my phone. I can't just download the 8.1 official and press update while I'm on the beta when it releases?
     
  4. matttye macrumors 601

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    You won't lose anything but you'll have to install it using iTunes.
     
  5. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Nope, judging by past release 7.1 you will not have to restore and will be able to update over the air. This was widely noted on Macrumors.when 7.1 was released

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1714913

    See post 27 and many similar ones that follow it
     
  6. Shaqq thread starter macrumors regular

    Shaqq

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    So I can update from the beta to the official 8.1 from iTunes tho by just updating right ? I don't usually do updates thru OTA anyways
     
  7. enzom21 macrumors 6502

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    No you would restore to the public 8.1 and then restore from your backup.
     
  8. JonoNZ macrumors newbie

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    Yes, just use the Option key and click 'Update' in iTunes. Despite what others are saying, they're wrong - no 'Restore' is required. Your data will be retained.

    As always, do a backup of your device first, either to iCloud or via iTunes.
     
  9. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    I second this. You can move from the 8.1 beta to the 8.1 GM without having to restore your phone by downloading the GM file and installing it as an update. No biggie.
     
  10. Shaqq thread starter macrumors regular

    Shaqq

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    Thank y'all. I'm really glad I won't have to restore because I don't want to lose anything on my phone.
     

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