Extremely slow app store downloads lately?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by zorinlynx, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    All this week, downloading apps and updating apps from the app store has been horrendously slow. It used to be that app store downloads would saturate my 50mbps downstream and they'd install in a blink. Lately they stall and take forever.

    Anyone else seeing this? I can't test if it's an iOS 9 issue because I've already upgraded both my phone and iPad to iOS 9.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sometimes it's quick for me, other times (more often lately) not as much. Quite possibly that with iOS 9 and people installing it fresh perhaps and the many apps that recently had to be reissued and now with the new phones, the App Store and Apple's network in general is dealing with quite a bit more traffic than usual which is slowing things down somewhat.
     
  3. bdrolshagen macrumors newbie

    bdrolshagen

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    I am still having this since weeks now, when relying on my ISP's DNS servers. It is not tied to IOS9 only. Switching my clients DNS to Google (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) greatly helped to solve this particular problem (but introduced some new ones), there seems to be a problem in the global DNS hierarchy these days.
     
  4. Yun0 Suspended

    Yun0

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    over 10 apps had updates today, usual fast speed canadian app store

    other app store regions probably have more load than others & iphone 6s launch is surely reducing load on apple servers, most definitely
     
  5. Tom-H macrumors newbie

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    Ooh god I thought it was just me, yes it is very slow, simple app updates takes forever to download so annoying.
     
  6. Ripcrod macrumors regular

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    I had this for me after upgrading to iOS 9. Thought it was only for me!
     
  7. DJ.Nickk macrumors regular

    DJ.Nickk

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    Thought I was the only one, Was pulling my hair out!
     
  8. Max(IT) Suspended

    Max(IT)

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    Yep, I noticed the same thing. Even relatively small apps (30-40 Mb each) are very slow to be updated.
     
  9. bd4 macrumors member

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    Try to use an alternative DNS server (e.g. Google's DNS: 8.8.8.8) in your iOS WiFi or router settings. This solved the problem for me in Germany (my landline carrier is Vodafone).
     

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