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    Just been given an Phone 3gs... update or not?
    Hi guys

    This is my first iphone and it is a gift from a family member

    Like I said its an iPhone 3gs and I just pressed on the button to check for updates, it sayd that one is available and its for iOS 6

    Should I do it..is it necessary...any risks?

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    What version of IOS is on it right now?

    IOS 6 runs very well on the 3GS BTW.

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    1) It isn't neccessary
    2) There are ALWAYS risks of something going wrong in an upgrade (or change of any kind)
    3) I have a 3Gs and am running iOS 6 with no problems
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    Thanks guys

    In fact it is running iOS 3 so I think its never been updated...

    EDIT: No sorry its running 5.11

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    If it's truly IOS3 I would update to something newer as that is not going to support a lot of Apps. I keep forgetting just how old the 3GS is!

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    Running iOS 6 on my 3GS here also and no problems.

    Updated mine via wi-fi. It did take awhile even after the download was complete - maybe an hour total.
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    Thanks guys Im gonna dload overnight and sort it firts thing in the morning

    One slightly off topic quick question, why when trying to install skype do i have to use my itunes id...??

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    You'll need to provide your Apple ID when downloading anything from the app store - even the free stuff.
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    Well I did the io6 update and now my iphone is cooked

    No 3g, no wireless and even my phone reception is right down

    Really gutted, dont know what to do...

    Might swell add its now killing the battery power

    Ive check everywhere and there doesnt seem to be a solution except for 'hacking my phone'

    Is there anything I can do as this isn't a new phone and the apple shop is miles away from here

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