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

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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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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Edwin Walker

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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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Edwin Walker

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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