App store - slow downloads

charlie wax

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Mar 13, 2015
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Hi everyone.
First of all, apologies if I'm posting in wrong place.

For the last week or more,
I'm having issues with app updates and downloading of new apps from the App Store.

I have 50/10 Mbps internet speed WiFi at home, but updating a 25MB app takes forever...like 30 minutes or more.
Same thing is happening while I'm on 3G or LTE.
When measuring the speed through Speedtest.net app it works fine.

Is something wrong with their servers?
I've tried every possible solution, resetting the router, erasing the network from phone and adding it back, resetting the network settings, changing the DNS server...and yet...the problem persists.
What the hell is going on?
I have 40 apps pending on update...
 

Ipadlover29

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May 28, 2011
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Have you tried a hard reset on your iOS device? (Holding down the home button and power button at the same time until the apple logo appears)
 

5684697

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Charlie,

I'm having the same issues on the iTunes App Store. Very slow downloads using Wifi or Cellular on an iPad, iPhone or Mac Pro. It's definitely on the Apple server side, as everything else is downloading at normal speeds.
 

apple-ette

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Jul 29, 2009
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I'm having similar issues, plus previously updated updates are coming back as pending updates and then go through the slow process again. I update very regularly, I have automatic updates turned on and I DISLIKE have those red numbers on my App Store icon :D The apps that get updated again, have the date the correct last update date (and likely the date that I updated them last time), and I even recognise the content of the release notes. Grrrrr
 

5684697

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Same here, previously updated apps are showing as updates again. There are a couple of iOS updates dropping right now, so perhaps the iTunes "ecosystem" (I hate that word) is saturated at the moment...
 

charlie wax

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 13, 2015
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Yeah...same thing here.
Are Apples servers clogged with other users downloading iOS9?
 

Tom-H

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Sep 23, 2015
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Same thing here, and apps that I just updated are later showing up again as a pending update again, same updates that I just downloaded, very annoying, plus the slow download speed.
 

charlie wax

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Original poster
Mar 13, 2015
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This is really ridiculous, trying to update iTunes now and it's downloading at 0,5 Mbps. WTF is wrong with their servers???!!!
 

ryannel2003

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I'm having issues with slow downloads on my 6S on the cellular side. Apps take forever to download and I can even download a document from iCloud to the phone. I'm with AT&T if that matters.
 

Tech198

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Mar 21, 2011
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It's them.. for sure,,, since websites and downloads are working as fast as ever.

I've seen iTunes slowness when download Apple music offline crawling to a 20k speed a 7MB file or less.

Observing my network monitor utility.. Other times it's ok.
 

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