Stuck on "preparing update"

davidra

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 12, 2011
413
4
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?
 

AustinIllini

macrumors demi-goddess
Oct 20, 2011
11,114
7,745
Austin, TX
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?
This process was really slow for me. Hopefully you didn't stop it, because it will ultimately work.
 

AlphaVictor87

macrumors 6502a
Sep 7, 2011
783
2
Saint Louis, MO
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.
 

dgordon42

macrumors newbie
Feb 25, 2010
4
0
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.