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    Will Griff's Avatar
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    Default What's the best way to upgrade to io6 OTA?

    I plan on upgrading to io6 today OTA and can't remember the way I did with 5.0. What's the best way to upgrade?
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    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.
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    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 10:52 AM.
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    Wow! That's was very helpful. Backing up now. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwgriffin View Post
    Wow! That's was very helpful. Backing up now. Thanks!
    You're very welcome. Take care and have a great day.
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    Just back up via iCloud, then update OTA. Clean install is a myth now (used to be true).

    This is only true if you haven't been jail broken since your last install...
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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!

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    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.
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    Has it been confirmed that it will be OTA?
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    best way is def itunes...but keep in mind it takes longer

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