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6.1 update taking 5hours

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cheng5543 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Jan 28, 2013 5:11 PM

I'm updating my iPad3 to 6.1 and it says it will take 5 hours. Is this normal? Why so long?  My iPod touch 4th gen. only took 8 minutes.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, iPad3, iPod Touch 4, Apple TV
  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,275 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 5:13 PM (in response to cheng5543)

    Could be a lot of people all doing it at once. I know my Touch updated quickly, but my iPad is going more slowly. could simply be the strain on apple's servers. ANd if it's that, unfortunately, all you can do is wait and try later.

  • Cscience1 Level 3 Level 3 (705 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 5:15 PM (in response to Skydiver119)

    I have downloaded it around 4pm central time. Took 15-20 min max.


    As skydiver said. Do one device at a time. Dont use other devices. Well maybe just wait and might be done hopefully soon.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,220 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 5:39 PM (in response to cheng5543)

    What iOS version is currently on the iPad 3? Were you updating over wifi or connected to your computer?


    If connected to your computer, you probably need to disable your firewall and anitvirus software temporarily


     Cheers, Tom


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