Settings > General > Software Update
I have the GM version of iOS 5 installed on my iPhone 4, and from what I understand, it is the same version that was officially released today.
Ever since I installed the GM, when I go to Setting > General > Software Update, I get an error message that states "Unable to Check for Update, An error occurred while check for a software update." I understand that there wouldn't be an update right now, but when I had iOS 5 beta 7 installed, I would get a nice message that stated "Software is up to date." I wouldn't get the error message.
Anyways, I was just curious if people who have installed the official release that came out today are getting the same error message. Should I restore my phone so I can get the official release?
- 10-12-2011, 02:25 PM #2
- 10-12-2011, 02:30 PM #3
The servers are getting slammed right now. Give it a day to settle before you run out and declare your software defunct. There's two components at work here - your phone software, and the Apple update website.
The message you are getting could very well be an indicator of the traffic levels at Apple right now.
- 10-12-2011, 02:35 PM #4
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- 10-12-2011, 04:15 PM #8
I just installed the Public Release of iOS 5 and it's giving me the same error as you guys.
In fact, it gives the error the second I hit the button - as if it's not even trying to ping the Apple Update Server.
Everything else works though.
- 10-12-2011, 04:22 PM #9
- 10-12-2011, 04:32 PM #11
I installed the 5.0 GM yesterday and had the same issue up until about 10 minutes ago. Now when I go to software update mine says "your software is up to date." Although I can not get my VZ contact transfer to work. But I guess that's what icloud is for right.
- 10-12-2011, 04:52 PM #13
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- 10-12-2011, 05:24 PM #15iMore Newbie
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i too had ios 5 GM until today, now i have restored from itunes,and when i go to sotware update it says
your software is up to date.
i am very happy now. u guyz better restore as well. better would be tomorrow as the servers are going nuts right now.
- 10-12-2011, 06:22 PM #16iPhone Intermediate
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I'm still convinced it's only saying that because the servers are flooded.
EDIT: Yes, I am running the pre-release GM, and it's no longer giving me the error. It has nothing to do with the iOS, everything to do with the servers. Hopefully this helps rest some of your minds, I hope too many of you didn't rush to go restore over and over again.
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