is it taking anyone else FOREVER to update to ios5?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by eroxx, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I got the update downloaded, but then it needed to backup the ipad. It's been 20 minutes and all I see is a SLIVER of progress. This is the 2nd time - The first time I unplugged the ipad, did a hard reset, thinking there was some issue, but it's doing it again ... Any ideas? any one else having these problems?
     
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    iArch

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    Same, but after only managing crawl up to perhaps 10% progress after over an hour, the progress bar took off and finished the remaining backup in about 20 seconds. It's now continuing on with the software update.
     
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    whsbuss

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    Yep - did my iPhone as soon as it came out. Now the iPad2 download is taking FOREVER!
     
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    Jedi5

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    was about 49 minutes away from complete download about 1 hr ago.
    hit the x next to download... tried to restart download... took me back out to 4 hrs.

    instead of typing of this, i could be probably installing by now...

    sigh...
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    Same problem here. Based on the comment above, my guess is that there is much going on besides "Backing up" or servers are just struggling mightily.
     
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    Looon

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    mine is stuck on restoring apps
    no idea wtf its doing lol
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Backing up does take a lot time.
     
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    CrAkD

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    I'm glad I made sure both my iPad 2 and iPhone 4 were updated to 5 last night before the crush. Today and Friday will be the day we see what those iCloud servers are made of.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Mine took at least 30 minutes for that. Now it's working on music/videos.
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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    Ah...Just occurred to me that the "backing up" might well be backing up to iCloud. If that's the case I can understand the massive crush.

    BTW, I've gotten the same message a couple of times today when I restarted this entire operation. iTunes tells me that I have purchases on my iPad that have not been transferred to my iTunes library. Tells me I should transfer them before continuing but I have no idea what "purchases" it is talking about.

    Anybody have a clue?
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so after about 1 hr, I got an error message .... now starting all over .. ??
     
  12. macrumors 65816

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    Lol I am getting the same thing with Lion from the app store for my MacAir.

    I guess I should have done it before today......

    Don't want it on my iMac though.
     
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    Looon

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    oops i got impatient and messed with it lol
     
  14. macrumors member

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    mine too
     
  15. macrumors 65816

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    Just simply right click on your iPad icon in the right column whehre it says yourname's iPad and click on where it says transfer purchases from.... and do it.

    you will be good as gold.
     
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    bruleke

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    I will download tomorrow.
    Today the WHOLE planet is downloading it.

    Will I die if I download tomorrow?
    Will Tim Cook give me a brand new iPhone 4S if I download today?

    Be patient. The world doesnt even know you exist... just download it tomorrow.
     
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    Cynicalone

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    I've been stuck on the "Restoring iPad apps..." part for about an hour now.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah the download went fine (albeit a bit slow) .. it's the installing/backing up that's the problem
     
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    youknome

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    Mine is now stuck on restoring music/videos...
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    My download speed was up and down, first it started of fast then slowed down then sped up really quickly.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    Mine seems to have forgotten to restore apps and skipped ahead to restoring music and videos, which is taking an absolute *age*...

    I hadn't realised it was a new feature that you can use the phone while it's syncing / restoring so I was initially confused that iTunes thought it was restoring stuff but the iPhone seemed oblivious. Would be handy if there was some sort of icon in the status bar that showed you that it was restoring things.

    I'm hoping that once the music / videos restore is finally finished that I can go back and restore the apps manually - otherwise I will be rather pissed off as it will have forgotten all my saved game progress etc. My text and call history seems to be intact ok, and contacts mail etc. is all handled by google sync anyway.
     
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    Cynicalone

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    Now onto the "Restoring iPad music and videos..."
     
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    Jazwire

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    Yep, my iphone with about 20g of stuff looks like its going to take 1.5-2 hours to complete by my guess.
     
  24. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    has anyone got an ERROR doing it?
     
  25. macrumors 65816

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    My upgrade took 1 hour, exactly what the system said when it started. Encountered no problems. Did notice that when it completed the screen went to sleep and would look like it had hung but it had not. Very pleased!
     

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