Resolved Apple update servers slow?

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  1. lexvo, Oct 1, 2014
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    lexvo macrumors 65816

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    I'm trying to download firmware 8.0.2 via iTunes, but it seems to take hours. Also encountered a time-out. Safari and mail work OK, so I think it the update server is slow. Anyone else have the same problem?
     
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Their update servers have been slow for years. This is normal.
     
  3. lexvo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know, but normally such a download takes max. 20 minutes for me. Now it says 6 hours. The first download stopped after 30 minutes with a connection error, and just now it disconnects again with a connection error.
     
  4. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Using Verizon FioS?
     
  5. dimzen macrumors member

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    Was slow for me too.
    Downloading iPhone 4s's 8.0.2 took about 1.5 hours, normally it takes 10min for me.
     
  6. lexvo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, after some more trying I restarted iTunes on my iMac and that solved the problem. The update was downloaded in 15 minutes.
     
  7. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    I had a terrible issue with Fios and trying to restore my iphone back to iOS 8, it kept saying "500 hours to download" or it would just not work

    Went to the Apple store to get it restored on their connection and it was done in 10 minutes, if your on Verizon Fios, its them, they are doing some ****, throttling, doing something, many Fios users are complaining
     
  8. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Next time change your DNS servers. Verizon still has issues with out of date DNS info since Apple changed their servers.

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstricks/a/free-public-dns-servers.htm
     
  9. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    I did all that, I changed my DNS to Google's DNS, 8.8.4.4 and it still wasn't working, funny thing is, at the Apple Store the Genius said the same thing , that on his Fios connection it wasn't working but when he went to his girlfriend's house with Comcast it worked instantly and fast.
     
  10. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Google's DNS also had issues. I've used Level 3 and it always works.
     
  11. jaleelhamid macrumors newbie

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    yeh it was so slow for me too! so i did over the air update and that was faster than iTunes lol
     

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