Where does iOS 5 download live on my mac?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by terzinator, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. terzinator macrumors 6502

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    I downloaded it once for my iPad, and then again when I got my new iPhone (didn't offer the option to restore from a backup, only as a new phone...)

    So, I've downloaded it twice. The thing is 700MB or something. Where does it live? Or does it delete itself after it updates the device? I saw a couple of older iPad updates in the trash, but not the iOS5 file.

    Just curious.
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    Macintosh HD> User> (your account)> Library> iTunes> iPad Software

    FYI, the Library folder is now hidden in OS X Lion.
     
  3. terzinator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, thanks. Found both updates. (iPad and iPhone)

    A Gig and a half. Any benefit in keeping them? If I do a "restore" at some point, will it use those files?

    Or can I free up space and delete 'em?
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    With iOS 5, you dont need those anymore.

    If you ever want to restore your iDevice, you can do it directly from the device.

    Settings> General> Reset> Erase all content and settings (this is the same thing as a restore from iTunes)
     

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