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IPhone Update to 6.1.3

by zinwino / September 11, 2013 2:40 AM PDT

I confess that I have not updated my iPhone4 in quite a while. Today I decided to join the 21st century and update from 4.3.5 to 6.1.3. The process was pretty slow and unlike previous updates I have done, after downloading and installing the update, it required that I restore my phone from back-up in iTunes. Then it required an iTunes synch. Did I do something wrong or is this the complicated way that Apple now handles updates?

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Probably nothing done wrong,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 11, 2013 9:42 PM PDT
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and Apple hasn't changed the way updates are done but,

That was a huge jump from 4.35 to 6.1.3 and probably had to be handled differently

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Nope. That sounds right.
by Pepe7 / September 13, 2013 10:46 AM PDT
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But from now on, you can sync completely from iCloud over wifi if you like. Just make sure you have enough space, even for a compressed backup file that is created. Much easier to free yourself from the shackles of iTunes ;).

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