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- 09-19-2012, 10:40 AM #2
The "best" way, in *my* opinion, is to update via iTunes and either reset as new or restore from the most recent backup and the "convenient" way is arguably OTA.
- 09-19-2012, 10:59 AM #3
Also, I suggest doing the following before you update:
1. Transfer your photos, videos, wallpaper, music and other important stuff to a computer, flash drive or external hard drive.
2. If you don't have an Apple TimeCapsule, write down your Wi-Fi password and have it readily available.
3. This is covered in the first point, but I suggest you backup the contents of any password storage apps to a computer, flash drive, external hard drive or the like.
4. If you have iOS 5 or later, make an iCloud backup
5. If your contacts are stored only on your phone, export them.
6. Take a screenshot of your home screens and save them to your computer.
Last edited by JustMe'D; 09-19-2012 at 11:52 AM.
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- 09-19-2012, 12:09 PM #7iMore Intermediate
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I've only had my iPad 3 for about 2 weeks so I just have all of my apps and a few photos on it. I connected it to iTune a little while ago and will do a Cloud backup now and then, wait to check for an update in less than an hour.iPhone 5 (32GB), iPad 4 (32GB), Apple TV, 2.3 GHz i7 Mac Mini - 16 MB RAM!
Apple... it's not just a brand... it's a lifestyle!
- 09-19-2012, 12:12 PM #8
Updating OTA is indeed a convenience and nothing more because it installs only the minimum data needed to upgrade whereas iTunes does a complete overhaul. I am one that says if you're going to take the time to update, go all out and fully upgrade, but that's Just Me, D. I don't want my iPhone and iPad patched. I want them erased and then restored with a freshly downloaded and complete operating system.
- 09-19-2012, 12:25 PM #9
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