Problems updating to iOS 5 time out connection

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jimmy83, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2008
    Portsmouth, UK
    I keep getting this error message each time I try and update my iPhone 4 and iPad 2, I click download/update in iTunes the firmware downloads gets to over 99.9& then this error message pops up.


    Anyone know why? :confused:
  2. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2008
    Portsmouth, UK
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2011
    Same to me, i tried 3x. Just 10mins left and this error pop. What a waste of time, must download all over again, and at the end to only get the same freakin error again.anyone know what happen n how to avoid the same error?
  4. macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2011
    Exactly the same issue here. Tried 7 or 8 times last night, mixing between iPhone and iPad. No joy.

    Resorted to an .ipsw mirror, still waiting on that for over 12 hours. Damn thing.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Same problem

    I have experienced the same problem. Tried twice.
  6. dkc
    macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011
    has anyone figured this out?

    I am having the same problem
  7. macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2010
    I am betting that Apple's servers are getting slammed again with all of the non-US activations hitting at once. Both my son and I had problems with the upgrade on launch day here in the US.
  8. macrumors 68020

    May 27, 2008
    You can try manuall downloading the file, and then upgrading from that

    Go to this page and get the appropriate version.

    In iTunes alt-click the upgrade button, and point it at the file you downloaded.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011
    Re: Problems updating to iOS 5 time out connection

    I had a friend who had the same problem and I fixed it by turning off the anti-virus protection then installing the update and that fixed it. Hope that helps!
  10. mikehockenballs, Oct 25, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011

    macrumors member


    Nov 6, 2007
    Greater Manchester, England
    Same here in the UK.

    I tried to update my neice's 3gs tonight but it didnt work for me 3 times which wasted about 2.5 hours ffs :(

    I would have thought by now that the 'rush' to download ios5 would have died down.

    It should be available as a seperate file to install instead of having to download it everytime which takes approximately 40 minutes.

    I will try again on Friday.
  11. macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    There is an option to download iOS and install later. It's noted in the pop-up notification stating a new version is available. You can cancel, download, or download and update.

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