1. Infiniti7's Avatar
    I remember before ios5 you always had to plug your phone in for software updates. Is that still the case? Or can you do it without plugging it into iTunes now?
    03-14-2012 11:57 PM
  2. furygoalbrtis39's Avatar
    You can now update OTA (over-the-air) in iOS 5+ from Settings>General>Software Update
    You do need to be on wifi though.
    03-15-2012 12:03 AM
  3. Apple Ifad's Avatar
    This is true. Unless you are a jailbreak freak like myself.
    03-15-2012 12:25 AM
  4. Infiniti7's Avatar
    So updating your phone plugging it in vs in "settings" is the exact same thing?
    03-15-2012 09:13 PM
  5. Gixxer07's Avatar
    You don't have to be connected to power to do the ota updates. At least last time I did it you didn't have. I updated to 5.1 from jailbroken 5.0.1 so I had to use iTunes.
    03-15-2012 09:17 PM
  6. itsalexaye's Avatar
    Nope!! That's one of the big features of iOS 5


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    03-15-2012 10:16 PM
  7. Jeremy's Avatar
    You don't have to be connected to power to do the ota updates. At least last time I did it you didn't have. I updated to 5.1 from jailbroken 5.0.1 so I had to use iTunes.
    This is correct and not correct. You have to have your battery charged more than 50% to be able to update while not being plugged into a power source.
    03-16-2012 09:48 AM
  8. Timhewitt's Avatar
    This is correct and not correct. You have to have your battery charged more than 50% to be able to update while not being plugged into a power source.
    This was not enforced in the 5.1 update. I dismissed the warning and upgraded with about 30% available battery no problem.
    03-16-2012 11:34 AM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    Downloading OTA also makes the DL much smaller. Over iTunes iOS 5.1 update was 700+MB; I assume the full thing. OTA it said it was ~125MB; I think it was around that.
    03-16-2012 11:59 AM
  10. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Yes, you can update OTA thru settings etc. but if your able to usb to iTunes, i'd suggest that route instead. OTA installs can install 'wonky' for a looser term and then at some point may need a clean restore thru iTunes anyway. if it was me doing the install, i'm all for usb'ing to itunes but thats just MPO.
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    03-16-2012 12:19 PM
  11. Parry's Avatar
    OTA installs can install 'wonky' for a looser term and then at some point may need a clean restore thru iTunes anyway. if it was me doing the install, i'm all for usb'ing to itunes but thats just MPO.
    Exactly, I remember reading it on one of the forums that the person was advised by Apple to do a DFU install of iOS 5.1 as he still was facing battery drain.

    And, after going in for the same he confirms seeing a difference than what it was on thru OTA update.
    03-17-2012 06:13 AM
  12. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    With my own personal preference I like to have my phone plugged into itunes to do everything I want to do so that it is backed up first and less likely a chance of anything going wrong and if something does go wrong you have a backup to restore from.
    03-18-2012 03:40 PM
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