JanSt

iOS 8 update problem... "Fix"...

So, iOS 8 has started rolling out. A lot of pulled out hair. Apparently, if you try to update over the air (i.e. directly on your iPhone/iPad), iOS 8 needs a LOT of space during install. The downloaded software package needs to be unpacked; bits copied here, copied there, and then reassembled.

In other words: you will need more than twice the available space that the downloaded update weighs....
If you do not have enough space, you'll be asked to delete files, photos, tracks etc....

Do yourself a favour:
Either: back up your iDevice to iTunes on your PC or Mac. Do a factory reset, and update to iOS over the air as fresh as can be. Then restore your stuff.

Or: the easiest way: update over USB connected to iTunes on your PC/Mac.
iTunes will prepare the downloaded firmware file BEFORE it is sent to your iDevice.
Thus, you won't need the extra space needed to unpack the update package.

There.

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tapi  Sep. 17, 2014 at 21:22

an iOS update problem? Surely not!? :shocked face:

(ok, tongue in cheek I know there's millions of devices and there'll be issues etc)

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 17, 2014 at 22:01

an iOS update problem? Surely not!? :shocked face:

(ok, tongue in cheek I know there's millions of devices and there'll be issues etc)


IT is NOT really an issue. But newbs all over the webz do not understand that there has to be space to unpack the downloaded update, When you update via PC/Mac there is no such problem, because the package gets prepared BEFORE it's sent to the phone or iPad.
Same goes for PCs etc - if you have only 1GB free on your hard drive, you cannot install an exe that weighs a GB...

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