New iOS 7.1.2 Update

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  1. caq

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    Just downloaded the new iOS update, 7.1.2. Was away from the pad for a few minutes. Came back and opened the lid, and it said there was a new update. Didn't take long to update. Hope I don't have issues from it. Always a little skeptical with uodating. Will hold off on my phone for a bit.
     
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    These minor updates rarely cause problems. They are mostly bug fixes and security patches. If you are worried about them wait a day or two, and if no one complains (and you are not jailbroken) install them.

    In the case of major iOS updates, a week or two is recommended for those of a cautious nature.

    In general, I recommend you restart your iPad before any update. This clears RAM and give the OS a clean slate; so that interruptions or other glitches in the middle of the update are less likely to cause problems.

    A restart afterwards isn't a bad idea either; even though restarting is a part of the update.
     
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  3. LannyC

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    I updated the first day, and have noticed zero differences. That's good, as I was happy already! :)
     
  4. kidneyshot

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    I restored and updated my iPad2 and put my back up back yesterday. Everything went smoothly. The iPad seems to be loading pages faster than my previous. 7.0.6 on safari. Also they made some changes to the keyboard :)
     
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    Nothing to worry go on for update
     
  6. Gtatler

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    Update went smoothly and no problems so far.


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  7. Contra

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    On my iPhone five S and my iPad mini it went smooth but on my iPad Air it screwed things up, I had to restore to factory settings


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  8. kidneyshot

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    Anyone knows whether the update is smoothly for an iPhone 4s? My friend wants to update but has some doubts. Thanks in advance. ;)
     
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    Well, I updated my iPad 2 last night - cabled to my MBPro - took a LONG time for the download but installed fine and the iPad is showing no issues.

    Now, DL the update to my wife's iPad Mini via her iMac computer, i.e. cabled to iTunes - taking over an hour to get this update (a major PITA to wait) - suspect no problem and assume the Apple servers are busy? - Dave :)
     
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    Updating through iTunes downloads the entire iOS 7 update, as if you were doing it from scratch. I seem to remember someone saying it is about 1.3 GB; so it's going to take a while.

    The OTA (Over The Air) update that you do directly on the iPad is only a patch; and about 21 MB.

    It's good to have both, because sometimes you need the complete update; but for these small updates the OTA is faster and less likely to cause problems {provided you have a reasonably fast and stable wi-fi and internet connection}.
     

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