How do I prevent iPhone 4S from updating to iOS 8?

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  1. Edwin Walker

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    I have recently purchased a refurbished 4S as my current 4S is rubbish due to iOS 8. The problem I face now is that when I connect to iTunes to add music to new device. It automatically updates to iOS 8. How can I prevent this from happening?
     
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    You can just ignore it if you really don't want to update to the latest software. Is this causing you not to be able to sync etc? It shouldn't.
     
  3. Edwin Walker

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    Yes it prevents me syncing because it immediately begins auto update. I then immediately unplug from iTunes and delete update. I really do not want iOS 8.
     
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    Pressing sync on the bottom right shouldn't begin any type of auto update. Pressing restore though will cause an auto update.
     
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  5. Edwin Walker

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    No, the update happens as I connect to Mac and open iTunes.
     
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    Try this. Press the X on the top of iTunes as it tries to auto sync etc. Then go to your iPhone on iTunes and go to the bottom and uncheck the option to auto sync when iPhone is plugged in.
     
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    Ok I'll try. Give me few minutes.
     
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    Hmmm? Interesting. It didn't happen this time. Thanks for information.
     
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    Not a problem. :)

    Were you able to uncheck the auto sync when plugged in?
     
  10. Edwin Walker

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    It wasn't checked.
     
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    iTunes did ask this time if set up as new phone.
     
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    Is this device you got have nothing on it period? This would indicate that iTunes would see it as basically a new device asking you if you would like to set up as a new phone or restore from backup. May I ask why you would rather not go to iOS 8?
     
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    Yet the new device is refurbished and has nothing on it. iOS 8 has made my other 4s very slow and buggy.
     
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    I'm not seeing anything immediately online about how to avoid having to setup iPhone as new etc. iOS 8.0.2 is not buggy at all for me but I can't say anything for you as I'm not on an iPhone 4s.
     
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    It has been well mentioned in this forum app that iOS is bad for the 4S.
     
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    That is unfortunate. I'm unsure though how to avoid having to setup as new or use a restore. What iOS did it come with?
     
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    I think I have it covered now. I think iTunes attempted to restore the ph. But now that it knows it's a new phone it probably won't unless prompted
    Thanks for your help and concerns
     
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    Not a problem whatsoever.
     
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    Yes, you can choose not to accept the update.
     

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