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    Default Over The Air Update for iOS 6 beta 2?

    Last night i was fortunate enough to be able to update to the new iOS 6 beta 1, my question is..when they release iOS 6 beta 2 will we be able to update over the air?? or will we have to install it via itunes again?
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    All betas will have to be manually installed. This is why we keep recommending that you not load them if you are not a developer or working for one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    All betas will have to be manually installed. This is why we keep recommending that you not load them if you are not a developer or working for one.
    I'm not sure about all betas having to be manually installed. iOS 5 betas, I think the last 2 were OTA.. I could be wrong tho. I don't see why iOS 6 would be any different. OTA updates are working great.
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    i think since Apple did it during the iOS 5 betas it is very likely they will do it again

    http://www.imore.com/2011/07/22/ios-...pdate-connect/
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    Right? thats what i was thinking. i remember last year during the iOS 5 beta test we were able to over the air update. but i just was not sure with this one lets hope!
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    As I recall, the first couple were iTunes only... then a couple of OTA updates. But at one point, they required an iTunes update (about beta 4) before finishing up with OTA updates again.
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    I'd forgotten it was with the 5 beta that they were doing the first OTA updates. I expect it will be some of each then.

    Thanks for jogging this old remembery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I'd forgotten it was with the 5 beta that they were doing the first OTA updates. I expect it will be some of each then.

    Thanks for jogging this old remembery!
    Thanks for clarifying. I didn't remember which beta, but I knew it was one of the later ones...

    Old remembery jogging an old remembery? Is that like the blind leading the blind?
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    Considering OTA came in later updates of iOS 5 betas and it was the first year the implemented OTA updates, I am hoping we will see OTA on these betas. It would be much easier than restoring each time. We'll see soon.
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    Do you guys know if we will be able to upgrade from the last iOS 6 beta to the public release of iOS 6 via OTA? Was that an option last year with the iOS 5 release?
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    iOS 5 worked that way, so there's no reason to expect anything different with iOS 6.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kshen1 View Post
    Do you guys know if we will be able to upgrade from the last iOS 6 beta to the public release of iOS 6 via OTA? Was that an option last year with the iOS 5 release?
    The initial installation of iOS 5 had to be done through iTunes. I think too much has changed to do this OTA.
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    I updated all of the beta's on IOS 5 OTA, I would think these would be the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsm23 View Post
    I updated all of the beta's on IOS 5 OTA, I would think these would be the same.
    No, you didn't. iOS 5, beta 5 required an iTunes update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsm23 View Post
    I updated all of the beta's on IOS 5 OTA, I would think these would be the same.
    Quit lying, beta 4 was the first one that was OTA.

    Apple Seeds iOS 5 Beta 4 – First Over The Air (OTA) iOS Software Update To Developers [Updated]
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    so just updated to beta 2 today and i had heard that the beta 2 will expire at the end of july, what exactly does that mean for non developers? i updated to the first ios 6 beta 1 and did the over the air update to beta 2... should i revert back to my old ios 5.1.1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennisgarcia View Post
    so just updated to beta 2 today and i had heard that the beta 2 will expire at the end of july, what exactly does that mean for non developers? i updated to the first ios 6 beta 1 and did the over the air update to beta 2... should i revert back to my old ios 5.1.1?
    the next build will be out before the July 31st expiration, just make sure to update when given the option. and the same goes with future builds (update before they expire)

    it will be this way until the GM is released, which anyone can install that when the time comes

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