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Remember! You can't go back to iOS 6!

3429 Views 27 Replies Latest reply: Sep 22, 2013 8:36 AM by Meg St._Clair RSS Branched to a new discussion.
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lkrupp Level 4 Level 4 (3,085 points)
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Sep 17, 2013 12:52 PM

In an attempt to head off the usual outraged posts, please remember thay once you install iOS 7 you CANNOT go back to iOS 6 no matter what some techie tells you. If you plan to update your iPad to iOS 7 make sure you and your apps are ready for it. Make sure you understand the changes that iOS 7 brings to the table. This is no maintenance update. This is a major re-engineering with major changes in the look and feel. Some of your apps may need updating. Some devlopers may not be ready, most will.


Remember the bottom line! Once you go to iOS 7 you cannot downgrade to iOS 6 if you don't like it or if you have issues with some of your apps. You will not be able to take your iPad to the Apple store and ask them to downgrade you to iOS 6.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5), iPad 2 iOS (6.1.3)
  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
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    Sep 17, 2013 2:59 PM (in response to lkrupp)



    Do a full backup of your device first, preferably to your computer rather than iCloud since a computer backup is more comprehensive.


    Make sure that your contacts are saved in a contact manager on your computer, or in an online account (iCloud, Yahoo, GMail, etc.)  If your contacts only exist on your iOS device, these may not be recovered from your backup.


    Have patience.  Apple servers are going to be slammed tomorrow!

  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,670 points)
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    Sep 17, 2013 3:09 PM (in response to lkrupp)

    And wait until the blogs thoroughly dissect 7 before committing to it.

  • Phil0124 Level 6 Level 6 (9,570 points)
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    Sep 17, 2013 3:29 PM (in response to lkrupp)

    Be aware that not all features of iOS7 will be available to all devices that support the update.


    Notably, older generation devices will get less features.  mainly iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.



    Also its worth repeating BACKUP your device before updating.  Even if its only on iCloud its better than not backing up at all.


    And lastly:  No one knows the exact time of day for its release. When it is released, you will get a notification on your device for it.


    Do not come here and post about how you don't have it yet. and its already 4 a.m.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,230 points)
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    Sep 17, 2013 3:39 PM (in response to lkrupp)

    Personally, I'll wait until iOS 7.1 is released. Although its been beta tested, iOS 7 is likely to still contain some "bugs".


     Cheers, Tom

  • Gmanner Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2013 5:03 PM (in response to lkrupp)

    Why? With all the bad reviews, complaints, and etc.  You should allow it. Apple will lose customers if they are unsatisfied. Would Apple really risk losing thousands, if not millions of dollars just to prove a point? Yes you warned us, but show some sympathy. Otherwise Apple will face a huge drop in prices.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 6:11 PM (in response to lkrupp)

    Nice post, lkrupp. I hope at least a few people pay attention. rockmyplimsole, pvonk and Texas Mac Man's contributions, also excellent.

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,450 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 8:39 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    Yep, nobody is reading this.

    Considering the number of articles with screenshots and Apple's own iOS 7 page, people seem shocked by the new look.

    How could you be?

  • Phil0124 Level 6 Level 6 (9,570 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to Johnathan Burger)

    Yeah I don't get it either. the new UI design has been on Apple's home page for a couple months now, and on every tech blog out there I'm sur.  Heck even a image search on google should bring back hundreds of images for it


    Its hard to believe people blindly update without so much as going to the website of the manufacturer to take a peak.


    And the reasons the yare giving range for the utterly preposterous, "Its not deep red" to the completely mistifying. "Its very femenine" .



  • Amamba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 10:06 AM (in response to Phil0124)

    Apple built a reputation for quality well thought through interface and the system that just "works". So yes, I am ashamed to admit that I told my wife to just go ahead and update her iPad because, hey, it's Apple. If it was MS I'd be much more careful upfront.


    I learned my lesson though - with Jobs gone (may he rest in peace) Apple is now run by stupid committees lacking imagination, foresight, common sense and taste.

  • firebomb Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2013 10:14 AM (in response to lkrupp)

    Dude, I am totally agree with you. There was error after I updated it. I cannot retrieve the important backups from icloud as the engineering team said they may not be compatiable at this moment....It is so frustrating and disappointing...

  • PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (13,625 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to firebomb)

    Surface aesthetics are only about 10% of the new IOS7, the remaining 90% are upgrades for APP infrastructure which will support expansive APPs and capacities unrealized in the former IOS.


    Consider the 90% in light of the 10% aesthetic you find subjectively unpleasing.


    its like taking an older car and repainting it a new color, but throwing in a far more powerful engine, and faster tires and supercharger.



    While some may stand back and say "Ehh, I dont like the new color"


    ......the technologists will open the hood and proclaim "My goodness, look at that engine and manifold, this is one fine machine"



    I suggest considering "whats under the hood" when it comes to the new IOS7 if you're not so fond of the "paint job"

  • appleuser1322 Level 3 Level 3 (670 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to Gmanner)





    If people are having problems with their upgrades and if someone can help prevent others from possibly dealing with the same problems, in some cases rendering their ipads useless, they should shut up?


    Seriously?!!! You don't think that a company who puts out products or anything affiliated with those products should have to answer to their customers?


    Seriously?!!! Show some sympathy??? Apple's prices will drop? I think you meant profits because there is probalby not a person anywhere who would not love Apple's prices to drop.


    Companies have an obligation to give their customers the best if they want ot keep them and have them come back to spend more money, thereby increasing a company's products. 


    And I don't think the millions who are having issues regarding the update are or should be worried about Apple's profits.


    The morning this update came out I texted my sons not to upgrade and they didn't. Not once was I concerned about Apple and their profits.


    If you drank the kool-aid... Nothing and no one is perfect and putting on blinders and accepting mediocrity is something I choose not to do.

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