1. AppleFaniOS's Avatar
    I have tried for several hours to download iOS 7.1 ota and still have yet to successfully download without an error message, any thoughts?

    When in doubt throttle it out
    03-10-2014 11:13 PM
  2. wcast's Avatar
    Keep trying ,I had the same problem.But I finally got done.


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    03-10-2014 11:18 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Apple's servers are possibly overloaded......Update via iTunes, if applicable.
    pr1nce likes this.
    03-10-2014 11:19 PM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    Same thing here trying to update OTA. I might wait until tomorrow.
    03-10-2014 11:21 PM
  5. elvisx77's Avatar
    For me it downloaded at once for both the phones. 5 & 5s. Still haven't had a chance to explore it much. But it's faster than before and smooth.


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    03-10-2014 11:30 PM
  6. BLiNK's Avatar
    Apple's servers are possibly overloaded......Update via iTunes, if applicable.
    been trying both ways, no luck. what a joke
    03-10-2014 11:36 PM
  7. anon6040766's Avatar
    I have tried for several hours to download iOS 7.1 ota and still have yet to successfully download without an error message, any thoughts?

    When in doubt throttle it out
    Just a thought, must have battery over 50% or plugged in. In battery dips below 50%, download stops, so might as well just keep it plugged in. Use WiFi, not cellular, and stay away from iTunes.

    I'd recommend doing a backup on iTunes. Then hit the disconnect from iTunes button and close iTunes. Then plug your phone into the charger and go in the settings on the phone and update OTA from there.

    Probably repeating what you already know, but when I first went to down load my charger was loose and it dropped to 49% and wouldn't install.

    Good luck!


    Sent from my iPhone 5s on VZW from Philly
    03-10-2014 11:40 PM
  8. AppleFaniOS's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice, I definitely am trying to avoid using iTunes on the computer, ota would be ideal and wish it would work. I have had my phone plugged in the whole time, never dropped below 90% but I may try to backup everything disconnect and try ota again like you said. I'm hoping it's just because of Apples servers getting slammed and not anything on my part, but guess I'll just have to wait and see. Thanks again for the help!


    When in doubt throttle it out
    03-10-2014 11:56 PM
  9. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Two iPad2's updated without any issues.
    iPhone 5S taking forever after several attempts.
    I've done a hard reset several times.
    Hopefully this attempt will work.
    Good Luck
    03-11-2014 12:46 AM
  10. Walchaar6's Avatar
    It worked on the first try with my 5s


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    03-11-2014 01:19 AM
  11. anon7833325's Avatar
    Had issues with updating my 5S. Had error messages with iTunes but then it went smoothly OTA, iPad mini went right through.

    These bigger updates always have more people rushing after them on day 1. When the rush dies down, updating becomes much easier.


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    03-11-2014 01:43 AM
  12. BParker4381's Avatar
    My update downloaded and installed just fine earlier today. My buddy tried 2 hours ago and it said it was going to take 13 hours.

    However last time I had to keep retrying for almost an hour before the update went through.


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    03-11-2014 04:02 AM
  13. iknrisms's Avatar
    OTA worked fine but I kept getting an error message when trying to download via syncing to iTunes.


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    03-11-2014 07:31 PM
  14. jburke82's Avatar
    Mine is telling me there's a long download time. Anyone else experience this? Never had an ota update show this time remaining before!

    iOS 7.1 not downloading-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1394588690.008599.jpg


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    03-11-2014 09:45 PM
  15. jburke82's Avatar
    Hmm...turned my phone off and back on, now it's at less than a minute. Oh well!


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    03-11-2014 09:49 PM
  16. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I gave up last night getting the errors messages trying to update my 5S
    Tried this morning and it went through without a problem.
    Good Luck
    03-11-2014 10:07 PM
  17. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I will probably wait until Thursday when the madness subsides.
    03-11-2014 10:18 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    been trying both ways, no luck. what a joke
    I will probably wait until Thursday when the madness subsides.
    I downloaded OTA as soon as iOS 7.1 dropped yesterday afternoon and the install was quick and problem-free. This morning, I had to be up early for various engagements and when I returned home, I decided to do a clean install. Blink, from start to finish, it was no more than 15 minutes, and you know I go the DFU mode route.
    03-11-2014 10:54 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I was a bit surprised that OTA took 500mb that I won't get back. Oh well!


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    03-11-2014 11:06 PM
  20. taz323's Avatar
    Downloaded yesterday afternoon on my 5s, without an issue.
    03-11-2014 11:35 PM
  21. taz323's Avatar
    I was a bit surprised that OTA took 500mb that I won't get back. Oh well!


    Sent from Tapa
    Did you have a back up.
    03-11-2014 11:36 PM
  22. meashishnd's Avatar
    successfully updates on iPhone4 , iPad Air and iPad mini working ok
    03-12-2014 08:15 AM

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