What if you could restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without needing a computer, without using iTunes? Apple would have thought of that; a new feature called “OS Recovery” that will restore iOS, like the Mac, via the Internet.
This functionality was discovered in the third beta of iOS 13.4 by the site 9to5Mac. So far, to restore an iOS device (or iPadOS, in the case of the iPad), you must have a computer with the iTunes program installed (or the Finder, if you have a Mac running macOS Catalina).
With this function, it will be possible to restore iOS via the Internet or by connecting the device (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) via USB to another iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, similar to the way the device works. Apple migration tool.
The process should be similar to that of macOS Internet Recovery, which has been available for years on the Mac and which allows users to reinstall the operating system on their Mac via the Internet, without needing another computer nearby.
However, no one knows if this feature will be released with the final version of iOS 13.3. In any case, this strongly suggests the arrival of an iPhone without a Lightning or USB-C connector (in 2021), as some rumors predicted.
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