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why do we have to re download a iphoen update if sharing the same itunes i cloud account?

mia-rafael

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May 21, 2016
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I just got a second iphone, i figured i could restore from my first iphone back up in itunes so
1 i downloaded ios 9.3 via iTunes unto my computer, updated and backed up my first iphone.
2 but when i went to restore my first back up to my new iphone im asked to re download ios 9.3 update again al over again.

is this normal and is there a way to find the download to update without having to use my 3g network to download it again since its almost 2GB



normal?
 
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randomgeeza

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If your iPhones are different models then the files needed to update will differ based upon the model of the iPhone. Urgo, yes... you will need to download the ISPW again.
 
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mia-rafael

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same exact phone models, iPhone 5s 16 GB same everything
but i think i was trying to update the second one in a second itunes folder, i have one on the internal drive and one on the external drive...thanks though
 
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Tech198

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yes.... i've done it to an ipad of exactly same model and capacity.... once downloaded, u can update multiple...

It must be on the same iTunes library though, as u found out.
 
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