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iOS-7 a 6-hour download?
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Feb 25, 2014, 10:12 AM
 
Last night, I went to (finally) update my wife's 4s to iOS 7, in light of the recent SSL debacle. So, I hook her phone up to iTunes, do a backup/sync first, then click the Update button. iTunes started downloading the update, and reported that the download would take 6 hours

Since it was already 9pm, I cancelled the download, opting to try it again another time, when she has the time to be without her phone.

Is this a normal download time? I seem to recall updates to iOS 6 taking mere minutes. 6 hours seems a bit extreme.
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Feb 25, 2014, 10:46 AM
 
It didn't take that long for me to go from 6-7 a few months ago, but I'm guessing apples servers are hammered with requests due to the security problem/update.
     
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Feb 25, 2014, 11:03 AM
 
I think mine was done within an hour, the ye olde iPhone 4 took longer than the iPad mini to install, but nothing took anywhere near 6-7 hours.

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Feb 25, 2014, 08:35 PM
 
Going between major point releases requires a full download (700 MB-1.2 GB?), but minor point releases are "delta" updaters--just the changes. A lot of times when I start an iTunes download, it'll tell me a long time then a few minutes in, it will adjust the estimate down. I typically get 1-2 MB/s from iTunes, but if their servers were slammed and you were trying the full iOS 7 updater, i guess it could have bogged them down.
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Feb 25, 2014, 08:36 PM
 
The file size for my 5S was about 1.5 GB, and it took me about 25 minutes to download on my 30 Mbps connection.
     
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Feb 26, 2014, 09:39 AM
 
I downloaded iOS 7 to my then iPhone 4 two days after the release. Took about 2 h if I remember correctly (3 tops). So even if everyone's updating now because of that security thing, 6-7 seems a bit much.
     
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Feb 26, 2014, 03:51 PM
 
Didn't take so long on an iPad 4 here, I was rather surprised it was finished so quickly...
     
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Feb 28, 2014, 12:50 PM
 
going from 7 to just the update took about 20 minutes (but failed the first try for some reason).

have you tried again yet? any luck?
     
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Mar 1, 2014, 07:31 AM
 
Will be trying again later today.
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Mar 1, 2014, 07:57 PM
 
The update went smoothly and took about 20 minutes from starting the download to finishing the update.
iOS 7 is...interesting.
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Mar 2, 2014, 04:46 AM
 
Give it a couple days. iOS 6 seems quaint and tacky now.
     
   
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