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Update multiple iPads from a single download ?

967 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2013 4:24 PM by MarkH356 RSS
MarkH356 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Oct 4, 2013 8:19 PM

Is it possible to update multiple iPads and iPhones using a single download of the updated iOS 7.02 ?

I have 3 iPhones and 3 iPads in the house and each one wants to do a full 2 hour long download of the same software update file. This takes up an enormous amount of my download allowance from my carrier to repeatedly download the same file and takes all day to do all the devices. It would be nice if I could do it once and then use that file to update each device.

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1
  • GeekBoy.from.Illinois Level 4 Level 4 (2,730 points)
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    Oct 4, 2013 8:25 PM (in response to MarkH356)

    If your iPads or iPhones are all exactly the same model, then you can update all the iPhones with one iPhone download, and then all the iPads with one iPad download.  I have done this often, since my wife & I both have the same model iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad.  I still have to do 3 downloads, but I can then update each of the 2 devices with that one download.  While the downloads may look the same, they are actually different files for the iPhone4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s.  Similarly, the iPad downloads are all different for the different iPad models, and once you throw in teh 3G/LTE cellular data service as well


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