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I Cannot download IOS 5.1 to my Ipad or Iphone!!!

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I get a message that says " The network connection could not be established " for both devices. I downloded the new Itunes just fine. My internet works just fine. I have never had problems updating the software before. What do I do, I am lost!!! I originally thought the server was just too busy but we should be over that now. Thanks for any help I can get.
 

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I think the non-techie folks just woke up to the new software update. Give it a day and I suspect that the upgrade will go smoothly.

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Hivoltage said:
I get a message that says " The network connection could not be established " for both devices. I downloded the new Itunes just fine. My internet works just fine. I have never had problems updating the software before. What do I do, I am lost!!! I originally thought the server was just too busy but we should be over that now. Thanks for any help I can get.

Go to settings and then General and then software update. I just did it tonight. I didn't work the first time but it did the second
 

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I received an error message until about 6:30 am this morning, then the upgrade finally launched. Roughly 20 minutes from start to finish. Figured there was considerable traffic, and just kept trying.

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Same, SAme

iOS 5.1 download failure is happen via phone & iTunes, tagging along for a resolution. if it's network traffic, is this an akamai thing?

UPDATE: I love it, 5 min after posting this I get a connection and the payload is on it's way down. So folks with this issue, don't fight it, just wait :)

Peace Out!
 
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iOS 5.1 download failure is happen via phone & iTunes, tagging along for a resolution. if it's network traffic, is this an akamai thing?

UPDATE: I love it, 5 min after posting this I get a connection and the payload is on it's way down. So folks with this issue, don't fight it, just wait :)

Peace Out!

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Dang it....I still cant update to 5.1 today!!!!
 

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Just updated my iPad2 without problem.
My iPhone3GS first claimed not to have an internet connection. Furth I was later on told there would not be sufficient space.
After deleting some apps and having 1GB available it is right now installing.
 

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I upgraded without hiccup OTA over two nights:

iPad 2, 15 mins.
iPad 1, started and went to bed, was finished when I woke.
iPhone 4S, 15 mins.
Touch 4, 30 mins.
 
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Well I am glad for everybody, but I still have no luck with Ipad, Iphone on Itunes and OTA. What the????
 

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Hi Volgtage--when you try to update with itunes with direct connection to PC using USB cable--have you turned off your virus protection? Make sure that is turned off. Try that.
 

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I get a message that says " The network connection could not be established " for both devices. I downloded the new Itunes just fine. My internet works just fine. I have never had problems updating the software before. What do I do, I am lost!!! I originally thought the server was just too busy but we should be over that now. Thanks for any help I can get.


iOS 5 took 4 days before the servers finally quit having load issues. This is only the end of the first 48 hours. It could very well take another 48 hours to fully clear.
 
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Yep I have plenty of memory on both devices and I have my protection turned off..thanks for the ideas though. Maybe it is just still busy like Skull said, I cant imagine both devices not updating on Itunes AND OTA.
 

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I spent 2 days beating my head against the wall also on this update.

As it turns out I recently got a new router and the internal firewall was not allowing me to connect directly to Apples servers using iTunes on my iMac, nor my iPhone 4S, nor iPad 2. I have since directly connected the iMac to the internet, bypassing the wireless router, and just finished installing both through iTunes.

Hope this helps.
 

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