1. greasyg2006's Avatar
    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 01:24 PM
  2. HPDSgtJDS's Avatar
    Same for me with the iOS 5 GM.... I'm doing an official release update later today and hopefully it'll fix this...
    10-12-2011 01:25 PM
  3. gregorypleau's Avatar
    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.
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    10-12-2011 01:30 PM
  4. rmm41486's Avatar
    I'm curious too since I have the GM as well.
    10-12-2011 01:35 PM
  5. greasyg2006's Avatar
    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.
    I've had this error since the GM was released. I don't think it is a server issues as the servers didn't have this much traffic when the GM was released. But you may very well be right. I'm just curious if people who have installed the official update that was released today have the same error.
    10-12-2011 01:40 PM
  6. garrett's Avatar
    there is no need to update the 5.0 GM release as its the same build number as the official one released today.

    Build #9A334
    10-12-2011 01:45 PM
  7. greasyg2006's Avatar
    Surely someone has installed the official release and tested this. Help a paranoid man out here, lol :-)
    10-12-2011 03:09 PM
  8. Netherscourge's Avatar
    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 03:15 PM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    I'm just curious why you are so concerned that you can't update your phone? When there are no updates to get...

    What are you expecting to happen?
    10-12-2011 03:22 PM
  10. greasyg2006's Avatar
    I'm just curious why you are so concerned that you can't update your phone? When there are no updates to get...

    What are you expecting to happen?
    I am expecting a message that states "Software is up to date" like I did when I had iOS 5 beta 7 installed. This error shows that it can't connect to Apples servers to make sure I am up to date.
    10-12-2011 03:28 PM
  11. cdneeley's Avatar
    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 03:32 PM
  12. greasyg2006's Avatar
    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.
    low and behold, it works for me now as well.
    10-12-2011 03:35 PM
  13. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    I restarted my phone like 5 minutes ago and it finally started working my vz contact transfer hasn't worked since I installed GM like a week ago. How can I get it to work?
    10-12-2011 03:52 PM
  14. sting7k's Avatar
    I am expecting a message that states "Software is up to date" like I did when I had iOS 5 beta 7 installed. This error shows that it can't connect to Apples servers to make sure I am up to date.
    I see.

    Maybe Apple has it off right now to keep as much server activity dedicated to pushing iOS 5 to everyone. Being that there are no updates to download.
    10-12-2011 04:03 PM
  15. drarif's Avatar
    i too had ios 5 GM until today, now i have restored from itunes,and when i go to sotware update it says
    ios 5.0
    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 04:24 PM
  16. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    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.
    10-12-2011 05:22 PM
  17. rinken's Avatar
    Same for me with the iOS 5 GM.... I'm doing an official release update later today and hopefully it'll fix this...
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