Updating both IPhone 3GS and IPad2 at the same time

Posted on 2011-10-12
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
How would I go about updating both devices from the one Itunes download? In the past I would have to download what appears to be the same update twice in order to install it on both devices.
I am planning this in anticipation of the new ios5 update.

Question by:oconnork00
    LVL 19

    Accepted Solution

    Due to the fact that the iPhone and iPad use different files, you will always need to do two downloads.
    LVL 4

    Expert Comment

    You can transfer the purchases from both the devices to single itunes and update the purchases to all devices through manual app sync. In iOS 5 you will get an option for the wireless sync the apps you downloaded with your itunes account (to all devices with the same account ) through iCloud.

    Or if you have a jailbroken idevices, you can use any of the below apps to sync multiple devices wirelessly with your devices . These apps are available in Cydia store

    Wi-Fi Sync
    Effortless Wireless Sync
    iPhone to wirelessly sync
    LVL 19

    Expert Comment

    Due to the second post I just wanted to clarify that I thought your question related to the updating of the operating system known as iOS on your two devices.  If this is your question then there are 2 different files that need to be downloaded.

    If you are talking about APPS, then that will depend on when the App developer actually releases an update.  The App developer has had a copy of iOS5 for some time now and may have already released an update in anticipation of iOS5 coming out.  But normally iphone apps should work on both devices, and iPhone / iPad apps too.  The only ones that will not work is if it is an iPad only App.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    I recently tried to buy two songs from iTunes on my iPhone 3G.  Both songs errored out and listed in the "Downloads" tab with the error "Download error. Tap to retry."  The problem is that no matter how many times I tried, it failed and returned to …
    The release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was a complete game changer for Apple. Steve Jobs had even showed his distaste for larger phones, calling them “Hummers”. But to compete with larger smartphones, Apple finally introduced the iPhone 6 wit…
    Hi everyone! This is Experts Exchange customer support.  This quick video will show you how to change your primary email address.  If you have any questions, then please Write a Comment below!
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    779 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    11 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now