How to delete a partial ios software update ?

labpig

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Sep 19, 2013
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iPhone 5, on 6.1.4

As we all know, ios 7 requires 3.1 GB free to download/ install.

after deleting tons of stuff, I made 3.2 GB free and the ios 7 download commenced OTA

as time went on, the download speed steadilly decreased so,after 1.5 hours, it was only 1/4 way downloaded and I had to go to work. as i left the house i lost wifi connection but figured it would just resume when i returned home.

Now that I am home, the download still shows that its 1/4 through, but it says that i have to make 3.1GB free!
there is now only 2.8GB free, so the update must be 300Mb. I don't have enough rubbish to delete in order to gain 300Mb, which is why I need to delete the partial software download

my question is- how do i delete this partially downloaded software update, so that 3.1GB will be free again?

I have toggling airplane mode on and off again and also tried a hard reset, but the partial download still remains and is still taking up space. I looked in iTunes app on the phone and checked downloads, but theres nothing there; prob because its not a music download
 

Docd

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Oct 16, 2011
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Just connect the phone to the computer and do the update through iTunes. It should install just fine with limited space and should get rid of the partial install.