1. michaeljacksonforever's Avatar
    Hi,
    I have an iPad 2 running on ios 5.1.1 so I was trying to update to ios 6 and after sometime it told me that Software update failed. I tried 2 times but can't update.Now I'm trying 3rd time. I don't know what's happening. Why is this happening ?
    Last edited by Michaeljacksonforever; 09-19-2012 at 11:43 PM.
    09-19-2012 11:40 PM
  2. michaeljacksonforever's Avatar
    I'm trying to do an OTA update.
    09-19-2012 11:41 PM
  3. Peligro911's Avatar
    Prob too many people trying at once lol hard rest your iPad try again if not then use iTunes
    09-19-2012 11:42 PM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    teehee! .....
    09-19-2012 11:45 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I, too, suggest that you update via iTunes on your computer. iTunes will back up your device for you, download iOS 6, install it and then restore your backup settings and apps to how they were prior to the update.
    09-19-2012 11:47 PM
  6. KrisReynolds's Avatar
    If you're using a jailbroken device, the only way to update (as far as I can tell), is to restore via iTunes - you can't do it OTA
    09-20-2012 07:59 AM
  7. carlos31820's Avatar
    If you're using a jailbroken device, the only way to update (as far as I can tell), is to restore via iTunes - you can't do it OTA
    I can vouch for this. I could not update OTA my iPhone 4S until I tried it with iTunes.

    On iTunes, the update also failed until I set phone to recovery mode and did a restore to factory settings. After the update, I was able to restore my previous backup and all is well.
    09-20-2012 09:49 AM
  8. BLiNK's Avatar
    If you're using a jailbroken device, the only way to update (as far as I can tell), is to restore via iTunes - you can't do it OTA
    that is the ONLY way i would want to do it AND Restore as New iPhone. no brainer
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    09-20-2012 09:53 AM
  9. injun23's Avatar
    Yeah use iTunes seems to install faster too.
    09-20-2012 09:57 AM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    that is the ONLY way i would want to do it AND Restore as New iPhone. no brainer
    'Nuf said.
    09-20-2012 10:13 AM
  11. John Yester's Avatar
    Yup started from scratch. was easy enough to sync up accounts again and application.

    No issues. ZERO
    09-20-2012 10:16 AM
  12. ame's Avatar
    I had to abandon OTA, it would just stall at like 25% into the download, and eventually I just did it on my computer because I think it was just everyone trying at the same time.
    09-20-2012 10:59 AM
  13. John Yester's Avatar
    Yup reports are Apple servers are still crushing today.....
    09-20-2012 11:04 AM
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