toggle

AAPL Stock: 104.83 ( + 1.84 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

iOS 7.1 beta 3 allows deleting over-the-air update install files

updated 04:36 pm EST, Mon January 13, 2014

Uninstalled updates currently consuming large amounts of space

iOS 7.1 beta 3 allows users to delete the installers for unused over-the-air firmware updates, reports note. The option can be found under the General/Usage menu under Settings, where the installer is treated like any other file. Automatic over-the-air updates have been possible since iOS 6, but people who choose not to install them have been forced to keep installers on their devices, losing space ranging from hundreds of megabytes to several gigabytes.

It's unknown whether the final release of iOS 7.1 will keep the feature, since Apple sometimes makes changes in betas that are later rejected. The installer problem has generated a number of complaints though, including a lawsuit. The issue isn't present if users opt to update manually, which is the default setting in iOS 7.





by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. mr100percent

    Forum Regular

    Joined: 12-06-99

    Great, now when can we thin out the bloating Messages app?

  1. King Bob On The Cob

    Mac Elite

    Joined: 04-08-02

    Originally Posted by mr100percentView Post

    Great, now when can we thin out the bloating Messages app?



    Messages is bloating? The only "bloat" I see is if you're keeping videos/photos they can eat up a lot of space.

  1. Spheric Harlot

    Clinically Insane

    Joined: 11-07-99

    Isn't it technically iOS 7.1 beta 2 that allows deletion of over-the-air update files?

    The only reason that beta 3 update shows up is because it hasn't been installed yet.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fr ...

toggle

Most Commented