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why are my apps taking FOREVER to download

24125 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2012 1:20 AM by Rach.nsp RSS
AD949 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Sep 23, 2010 8:07 PM
This is insane...I am connected to wifi at my home and I downloaded a racing game that is taking over 5 minutes to download. Same with other apps, they take way longer than they used to

Also, has anyone noticed how slow Maps is when loading what you have searched for? ****!
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (10,785 points)
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    Sep 23, 2010 8:17 PM (in response to AD949)
    What happens if you try to download on 3G as opposed to WiFi?
    Asus Laptop, iPhone 4 and Very Happy With It!
  • Wayne of America Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Oct 8, 2010 7:06 PM (in response to rbrylawski)
    I've been having the same issue... apps taking an hour or so to download. Then I turned off wifi and with 3G the apps downloaded in a flash. Does anyone know why?
    Mac Pro Quad Core, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Quad Xeon, 6TB, 16GB, 3 tiled displays
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,440 points)
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    Oct 8, 2010 8:11 PM (in response to AD949)
    5 minutes is forever to you?
    Are you a fruit fly that only lives 24 hours?

    Without having access to your network it is hard to say if it is the iPhone or your network.
    Have you tried a different wifi network?
    20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz;4GB RAM;Nvidia 9400, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4G iPhone-Mac Mini Core2 Duo 2Ghz; 2GB RAM Eyetv w/USB HYbrid
  • dbk9999 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Oct 8, 2010 9:56 PM (in response to AD949)
    As it happens, I was having an issue with wi-fi recently and was worried it was my phone.

    Two things I did GREATLY increased the speed. First was that I made a small change (just the name) on my guest account. Apparently the restart process it does after any change got things working much better. Later I turned off the guest account completely. I use a Time Capsule and read that people were having trouble with iphone 4 and Time Capsule and that a lot solved it by turning off the guest network.

    That's all I did. Very fast now.

    But as basic steps for fixing things, it is always good to try turning off everything (phone, computer, router, modem) and restarting. As it happens, I tried that without success. Apparently the "restart" the router/time capsule did when I made the change does something else that simply powering down and restarting does not do.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.2), http://picturehawaii.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.html
  • Wayne of America Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Oct 8, 2010 10:03 PM (in response to dbk9999)
    Thanks dbk9999, I turned off the Guest Network and it worked. The apps are downloading as fast as a rat out of a drainpipe again.
    That is an interesting network aberration.
    Mac Pro Quad Core, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Quad Xeon, 6TB, 16GB, 3 tiled displays
  • dbk9999 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Oct 8, 2010 11:30 PM (in response to Wayne of America)
    That's great. I decided I really never used the guest network anyway. I only set it up in case someone visited and that way they could use a password that wasn't one I used. But it's never been needed so no loss.

    If you do have a use for a guest network, you might try turning it on again. Remember that I got a lot of improvement even when I only changed the name - the restart process must have fixed something. So maybe now that you've done that, even with the guest network it might work.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.2), http://picturehawaii.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.html
  • Rach.nsp Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2012 1:20 AM (in response to rbrylawski)

    Tried your suggestion- switch to 3G instead of wifi when downloading apps. It worked!

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