Ios 5: Total, Utter Disaster!

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by bldmn, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. bldmn macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Somewhere a guy named Steve is rolling over. This has got to be the biggest mess of an update in the history of Apple. Sad, really.

    And really no one to ask for solutions. Between the new IOS, iCloud, and whatever mess has happened with my Apple ID, I now seem to have an iPod that can't sync to anything. I've managed to get my apps showing again, but none of my contacts or calendars will sync with iCloud. I tried to get Mail working, but it tells me I need a .mac address. I DO have one. When I enter it, it tells me that it's already taken. Yeah, BY ME!!!!!

    And as I say, nowhere to turn for help. I curse that I "upgraded" today. WHEN WILL I LEARN?
  2. GIZBUG macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Yikes. No issues here
  3. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    I had some minor issues but figured out how to resolve them on my own and am quite satisfied with the update.
  4. jwingfie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2008
    Athens, GA
    Everything is peachy on my end. Sorry you are having trouble.
  5. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    Mine was going rough for a while, but now everything is updated and seems to be running fine. The only thing I'm noticing problems with is Safari on my MBP.
  6. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    Just did 2 iphone 4's, two ipads, and a MBA with absolutely no problems whatsoever...yeah it's a disaster....:rolleyes::rolleyes:
  7. vincebio macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2005
    total utter disaster?

    there was a motorway pileup in bad weather this evening and 9 people were killed...that was a total utter disaster..

    get a grip of reality and stop acting like every other spoilt brat on this sinking forum.

    your issues are minor and will be fixed easily.
  8. Lindenhurst macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2011
    Same here. A little self initiative is a good thing.
  9. bldmn thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Dad, I told you to stop commenting on my posts! (What's a "sinking forum?")
  10. Dillenger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2006
    Central, Illinois
    I had no issues at all, in fact everything went so well I even won the Publishers Clearing House, well at least that is what the 475th letter I received in the mail today said.
  11. Tom Sawyer, Oct 12, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011

    Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

    Tom Sawyer

    Aug 29, 2007
    A few bumps here with my iPhone 4 too.... The update downloaded quickly enough and the update seemed to push to the phone fine..... but it locked up after the updating firmware message with the apple logo on the screen for 5 minutes. Finally hard booted it, and it came up ok, but failed to restore a couple times. Ended up having to do a hard reset in the phone, set up as a new phone, add my email accounts, sync up etc... and let everything 'install' for the first time (apps, ringtones).

    All is well now, but for non-techie users this could be bad. Hopefully it goes well for most everyone else.

    Hate to say it, but I'm reluctant to update my MobileMe account to iCloud. I have a .mac address so been with the service for a LONG time. Definitely worried.

    Beyond all that, after the few bumps I had, the update is really nice.
  12. steadysignal macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2010
    +1 poster.
  13. LagFighter macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    Nashville, TN
  14. macryan1 macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2009
    Seems to be a busy server on Apple's side of things. That might be causing the most problems. Lots of 3004 errors. I had to do several all is fine.
  15. Xanderhoff macrumors member


    Apr 30, 2010
  16. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Having lots of issues here too. My iPad is working fine now, tackling my iPhone now. The servers seem to have finally unclenched a bit. I think I'm the proud new owner of about 4 new Apple IDs trying to get iCloud to work. I'm sure it will all get ironed out in the end, but I agree this isn't Apple's usual smooth style. I imagine there's more people on iOS devices now then ever before.
  17. CptnJustc, Oct 12, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011

    CptnJustc macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2007
    I've been loving the update overall, but I am having this particular issue with the MobileMe->iCloud upgrade. Has anybody moved over from Mobile Me without hitting this conflict?

    Edit: Well, that was simple enough. Just deleted the iCloud account, which by default was using a e-mail address (the one on my iTunes account), and re-added an iCloud account using it. Back to unreservedly loving iOS 5.
  18. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2011
    Unclear just how much of a personal disaster I've suffered. It may simply be wasting nine hours trying to do the update. (I'm now "restoring" the iPad after waiting for three hours for it to "update" the apps.) Or it may be worse.

    But on a broader level, the next time someone tells me that Apple is ready to support the "enterprise," I'll point out how utterly unprepared they were for what what has turned into a complete fiasco.
  19. etcetera macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    That made me smile.
  20. Sandy Santra macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2008
    No, he's not, Xanderhoff.

    I've spent 5 hours so far, and all I've gotten accomplished is updates to Lion on my Air and SL on my MBP. I got iOS 5 onto my iPad, but after restoring 3x, including a complete wipe, iTunes still thinks it's stuck on the restore from 3 hours ago.

    So there's that to fix. And from what I've read, putting iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 will take 10 hours. And upgrading my MBP to Lion so that I can migrate MobileMe to iCloud will take an hour or two.

    Then, finally, I'll be ready to do the iCloud migration. That should take 3 days straight.

    OP, I'm right there with you. Absolutely INSANE disaster.

    It doesn't have to be this way. When I upgraded my Air from SL to Lion last year, it was the most painless Major Change in 5 years. Under 1 hour tops, including download time and testing some 50 apps.
  21. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2011
    The fact that some people won the lottery and managed to update their devices does not detract from the fact that thousands if not millions have not.
  22. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    As much as I dislike your whining, this post made me lulz. :D
  23. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    It's interesting how you have managed to get iOS running on a MBA.
  24. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

    Tom Sawyer

    Aug 29, 2007
    I just can't resist... :D

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  25. Captain America macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2011
    Not to state the obvious or restate what's been stated, but have you tried restoring? Sometimes things just eff up like that.

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