Many of us has friends and family who had are not into tech but still uses an iPhone or iPad. Setting up their devices and apps can be a headache to them so they ask you to do the job. When IOS 9 came out last week my mom couldn't get the phone and iPad to update due to the overload on the servers so a manual update was necessary. So I packed my Mac with the IPSW that I used on my iPhone and went to my folks house.
When I connected the iPhone I was immediately greeted wit the following lovely message:
iTunes immediately recognized the newly connected iPhone with two options: Setup as a new phone or restore from a backup (mine).
This is no good as I just want to update her phone to the newest IOS version, thats all. iTunes however sees that each person should own a separate mac. The easy work around the following:
- Create a new guest account
Make sure to unlock the bellow lock and create a new account.
- After creating an account, place the ISPW files in the new user directory
Search the new account's name in the search bar and place the files inside.
- Reboot and login into your new account from iTunes.
- Connect the iPhone and manually update using the ISPW by clicking on Check for Update while holding options/alt and selecting the ISPW file.
The update should start.
I know that this not a permanent solution but its better than nothing.