Upgrade error

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Sedrick, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    Thought I'd give iOS6 a go on the iPad 2. I'm plugged into a machine without iTunes. Ipad downloads the whole file, says it's 'preparing update' and then errors out with a download problem. Do you need to run this through iTunes?
  2. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    No you don't need iTunes, not if your current iOS is iOS 5.0 or higher. Your iPad is failing while trying to install an 'over the air' update. It should work - however if it continues to fail, try updating via iTunes.

    On a side note - make sure you have run an iCloud backup as a precaution before proceeding.
  3. beergut macrumors member


    Aug 23, 2012
    Mine did that. Third time was a charm for me.

    -although I did it the day it was released at 6pm eastern time when half of the country was also doing it. lol
  4. Sedrick thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    Sheesh. Went through the whole backup, transfer purchases, download iOS6 and install and it errors out at the end. This is running through iTunes. wft.

    I'll try again I 'spose... (*shakes fist) Now, it's going through an hour long recovery install...

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