Some iOS 6 users who are still not planning to upgrade to the latest iOS 7, are reportedly complaining that the built-in Software Update tool is downloading the large-sized iOS 7 over-the-air on their iOS devices even before asking them to upgrade, taking up space that can’t be reclaimed, according to CNET . While it won’t initiate the install process automatically, the iOS 7 OTA download renders nearly 1GB of space useless for such users.
Even though iOS device owners with 32GB of storage or more may not be bothered by a gigabyte of wasted space, it surely is a big deal for owners of 16GB devices, where the amount of storage users get out of the box is already less and can fill up quickly with HD video content and 3D games. The source seems to have confirmed the behaviour on both an iPhone 4 as well as a current generation Retina iPad.
CNET confirmed the behavior on both an iPhone 4 as well as a fourth-generation iPad, both of which were running the latest version of iOS 6 before 7 arrived. For the iPad, the download began within minutes of turning on the device and plugging it into A/C power. When finished on both devices, it accounted for a little more than 3GB of space that was previously available on the device, and did not show up in the storage management settings submenu.
wow my phone downloaded iOS 7 without my permission
— Jade Swart (@JadeSwart) September 20, 2013
– Lol wtf iOS 7 was downloaded automatic on my iPad wtf . But I’m not gonna install ????????????????
— ????? (@Ztshanshan) September 22, 2013
Are you one of those iOS 6 users who are still holding out on an upgrade? If yes, why?