Unable to update iPad 2 to 5.1

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  1. @ndr3w

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    Hi All,

    Im struggling to update my iPad 2 to 5.1 in the UK.

    When trying to update Via iTunes I'm getting a constant message "Contacting the iPad software update server..." , and if I try via iCloud I get message "An error occurred while checking for a software update"!

    Anyone else experiencing or have experienced these messages? If so, is there a solution?

    Thanks
     
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    Could simply be that the servers are overloaded. Probably a lot of people all trying to update at the same time. Sorry I can't be more helpful. I haven't tried to update to 5.1 yet.

    If you try again in 3 or 4 hours most of the Americas will be asleep and you may stand more chance. I'm assuming that all updates are routed to Cupertino, though I'm guessing at that.
     
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    Could be, Had the problem last night (U.S prime time), so tried this morning from U.K. with still the same messages!
     
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    İ had same problem too while using wireless connection. Than switch to copper. Had no problem at all
     
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    Wireless and wired, still same problem! Do you think a restore is required?
     
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    I would continue trying to do the update for a while. Doing a restore could lead to more problems, especially if you are backing up to iCloud and already having issues with it.
     
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    Just had a thought. Are you sure you are running the latest iTunes? Could be with updating that first.
     
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    Yeah running 10.6 (40)! I presume that is the latest?
     
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    Ok, so I just called my friend who also has an iPad 2 and is based in the U.K. He managed an update at first attempt! Strange. Now, when trying to restore I'm still getting message "Contacting the iPad software update server..."!

    HELLLLLP!
     

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