Stuck on "preparing update"

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by davidra, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. davidra macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Seems to have downloaded, but is stuck about 90% of the way through. Should I shut down and try again, or are others having this problem?
     
  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    #2
    This process was really slow for me. Hopefully you didn't stop it, because it will ultimately work.
     
  3. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, once it hit preparing download, the bar was moving, VERY SLOWLY but it was moving and it eventually completed and restarted and installed the new iOS.
     
  4. dgordon42 macrumors newbie

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    My iPhone 3GS took 30 mins to do the last 5% of "preparing update", and another 20 odd mins to install the upgrade after that. Just give it time, and plug it in to a charger so that the battery does not go flat.

    Good Luck.
     
  5. Sylon macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it took a long time after it hit 90% on both my 4S and iPad1. Just let it do its thing and be patient.
     

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