How Long the iOS 6 Update Will Take

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  1. VernonJButler
    09/19/2012
  2. e
    09/19/2012

    Come on ios 6

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  3. Tsavvy
    09/19/2012

    Yawn!

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  4. Es
    09/19/2012

    It’s really slow

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    • blaire
      09/21/2012

      i know toooooooooooooooo much

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  5. Nick
    09/19/2012

    It’s taking some time, but it’s stuck on preparing to update. I have patience though

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    • Jeffrey Patrick
      09/20/2012

      After 1 hour on preparing to update, mine Finally Start installing… :) Patience

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  6. Jarrod
    09/19/2012

    13 minutes

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  7. Zach
    09/19/2012

    My iPhone 4 has been updating for a solid 2 hours. It’s almost done, though…

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  8. andiejane
    09/19/2012

    mine says 5 hours remaining..

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    • aaron kelly
      09/21/2012

      mine says 15 hours remaining :'(

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      • julianne
        02/23/2013

        takes half an hour

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      • Julianne
        02/23/2013

        BUT then u have to reassemble ur phone completely it sucks. make SURE u have a backup

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  9. julie
    09/19/2012

    About 20 minutes.

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  10. Ana
    09/19/2012

    mine says 1 hour left -___-

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  11. Mary
    09/19/2012

    Mine is flashing different languages. Doesn’t say anything about time remaining.

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  12. nikki
    09/19/2012

    shut up mine says 11 hours haha

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  13. Newways
    09/19/2012

    hahaha mine says 17 min.

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  14. lindsay
    09/19/2012

    mine said 5 minutes but its taking foreverrrr to restart!!!!!

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  15. emma
    09/19/2012

    mine took about 2 hours to update…install didnt take that long though…i wonder i should have done it at night so that it didnt take this long..:(

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  16. janet
    09/19/2012

    I’ve got about 3 hours into it. Will it continue if I head off to bed and my MAC doses off too?

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  17. cassie
    09/19/2012

    mine has been in the same place for about 2 hours!!! is something wrong with it?

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  18. Anthony
    09/19/2012

    5 hours later, its done. It tells me to plug it into my computer. I do, It erased my iPod. I LOST EVERYTHING. But I did just recently back-up… but not I have to redownload. It’s been 30 minutes… it says 6 hours left. FML

    What if it doesn’t even work… oh my god. I’m going to kill someone.

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  19. brea
    09/19/2012

    Mine has been downloading for 30 mins and says 15 hrs left… O_O

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    • Anushka
      09/27/2012

      Did it really take that much time or ended earlier ?!

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  20. Mike Rochac (@mikerochac)
    09/19/2012

    My internet speed is 10 mbps and I started 3 hours ago now it says 15 hours remaining. WTF? it’s a lousy 660 MB download how can it take so long? I have to go work tomorrow in exactly 9 hours and now I cant take my phone with me. What a failure.

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  21. Samantha
    09/19/2012

    My phone says 10 hours, this better be worth it.

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  22. Shannon
    09/19/2012

    Mine says 16 hours! I have 20 meg/ cable internet! Why so freaking slow?

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  23. Steve Edelman
    09/19/2012

    Mine says 9 hours! G-r-r-r!!!

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  24. Shaheen Hindukush
    09/19/2012

    Mine says 29 hours… OMG! I can fly to USA and come back! :-(

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    • Jeffrey Patrick
      09/20/2012

      Internet Overload

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    • shei
      08/06/2013

      hahahahahah

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  25. Gyn
    09/20/2012

    The best time to update is late at night…took me less than 25 minutes(:

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  26. ramcal
    09/20/2012

    Mine said 6 hours and actually took just over 3 hrs

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  27. Rastunas
    09/20/2012

    10Mb/s 16 hours. get your act together Apple. Not impressed.

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  28. Mahesh
    09/20/2012

    mine says ‘less than one minute’ for about 15 mins now… oh, gosh, why did I chose to update :( My bad!

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  29. gigili
    09/20/2012

    mine says 3 hours. i’ve never waited this long in my life even for my girlfriend loool

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  30. brooke
    09/20/2012

    it only took 30 minutes:)

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  31. Ryan
    09/20/2012

    Mine has taken about an hour and 45 minutes and install is almost finished

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  32. EJ
    09/20/2012

    Oh my gosh that was scary! Doing work at the coffee shop and noticed the update bubble on my “Settings” app on my iphone4. Didn’t want to bother with anything so I took a chance and decided to download and install without synching or backing up anything. After 15 minutes of downloading, my progress/status bar just sat there and didn’t move. So, I ended up googling and finding this webpage. I was sweating for a little while, but fortunately that puppy started moving again. Less than 40 minutes (on the coffee shop’s crappy wifi) and I’m upgraded!! Thank God! I don’t think that I would take such a risk again … oh will I?

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  33. alyh
    09/20/2012

    I have an ipod touch and it has been 30 minutes already. Its not done

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  34. johnniec
    09/20/2012

    backup your system first and shut off programs not using,should get a download spped fast

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  35. the707man
    09/20/2012

    ha ha ha. people be hating, 12min overall

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  36. Todd Hooper
    09/21/2012

    iPhone 4, Download was zippy, but the install is going on 45 min… moving but creeping along. Is the processor really that much slower than the 4s?

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  37. ccdaisymae
    09/21/2012

    my iPhone 4S has completely shut off & won’t come back on… should I even bother calling tech support?

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    • Brenda
      09/22/2012

      I’m having the same problem.

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  38. Katie
    09/22/2012

    I think mine took a lunch break?!

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  39. Patty Murray
    09/23/2012

    It took 20 minutes. I have a fast Wi-Fi at home. It’s not necessary to hook it up to your PC your laptop. I love the new upgrade and the maps is great!

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    • GeriZ
      09/23/2012

      Started last night at 8 PM. Still going this morning at 9:48AM. Just got a notice that the update has failed from Apple!!!

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  40. Mitch Lawrence
    09/23/2012

    Why in the hell do I have to redownload the 900mb file from apples slow ass servers FOR EVERY DAMN iDEVICE I OWN?

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  41. wlisses
    09/23/2012

    will it still download if i lock it?????

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  42. shannonclements
    09/24/2012

    Ok my phone wont even turn on now its ment to be installing how longs in ment to take?

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    • Ilana
      09/29/2012

      Its happening to me too.im scared if it wont turn on.

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  43. Sarah
    09/24/2012

    Mine says 24 hours remaining…

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  44. tomasz
    09/24/2012

    takes forever

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  45. Shari
    09/29/2012

    18 hours remaining -____- omg. It said 18 hours remaining 4 hours ago. -_________-

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  46. Mikaela
    09/30/2012

    C’mon iPod 4G…… IT’S BEEN OVER AN HOUR!!! -_____________- I just hope I don’t lose everything on my iPod…

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  47. Crystal-mae
    10/01/2012

    Wtf. 25 hours?

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  48. tyler
    10/06/2012

    iv been downloading it for almost 48hours…… gee this sure is taking a long time.

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    • Windy
      10/08/2012

      I’ve been loading mine for 3 hours now and it says connect to i-tunes. I was told this means its still loading. I’m scared I messed up my phone. Does anyone know what this means?

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  49. PAULA
    10/08/2012

    I’m trying to reset my phone because I traded someone for it but it’s giving me an error code 1611 and it’s also stuck on the connect to itunes screen.Does anyone know what that means? By the way I have an iPhone 3GS 32GB.

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  50. Margaret
    10/19/2012

    It took mine 1 1/2 hours using a Wifi connection at McDonad’s. I was about ready to rip my hair out. Don’t like the new phone keypad though. Do like the update to the photos app. Just wish it would not have taken SOOOOO long.

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  51. Bobbie
    10/20/2012

    I am concerned on many levels. I am the type of person that updates scare me after hearing horror stories of losing everthing, I finally decided to update from 4.2.8 last night and did all the backups and syncs prior to the sofware update and all went well, took a while for the new ios 6 to install about 45 minutes and was happy, the bad is that the backup is still going. I started at 1 am and the status bar has barely moved a quarter of an inch and it’s 8 am now. After reading Tyler”s post and it’s 48 hours still for him, I’m not as scared with the delay. However, I’m hoping it works! My job is to be on the phone daily, I’m a home health nurse.

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  52. Pao
    11/01/2012

    I downloaded the iPhone Software Update blaah last night. Hoping it’ll load faster cause it’s already midnight. I finished downloading and I was so happy. Then this morning, while I was fixing my iPhone and everything. I clicked update, then blah blah. I was so scared with what will happen if ever I update it. Then took the risk and clicked the install button. Then a download began, and saw its the iPhone Software Update. I was like, WTH???? If only I knew I will start all over again, I already updated my phone last night. Now I’m stuck in here. Still waiting for that fcking thing to finish. :(((((

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  53. naved
    11/05/2012

    Mine dont say no hours left, just says itunes with a music logo and a cable wire coming from the bottom am getting worried any help please

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  54. wackyman
    11/06/2012

    took only 20 min

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  55. SunFlower
    11/07/2012

    I started updating my iPhone like 3 hours ago and it’s still backing up! The status bar has barely moved a quarter of an inch! How do i make it go faster? Because i need it urgently tomorrow and if i cant make it go faster, if by the morning it wasn’t finished yet how do i pause or stop the process?
    Thank you

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  56. Ahmed
    11/25/2012

    It’s so slow :(

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  57. dylan
    11/26/2012

    Mine says 17 hours remaining

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  58. harisan
    01/18/2013

    yah my updating hours 4 to 5 hours but my download speed 500 so that speed your connection fast so you download 2 hours but good most money earning games and apps in ios 6 apptrailer,and spin2win,and most apps you search your app store

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  59. still patience
    01/30/2013

    mine says january 2014 will be finish????? how??

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  60. vansh
    01/31/2013

    aftr reading all ur commnt…
    thankgod…
    mine says 3 hrs remaining…
    :)

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  61. emily
    02/17/2013

    this make me scare of what happen after updating iphone, mine say 2 hours remaing.. hopefully its ok.. sigh :(

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  62. Jigyasu AP
    07/07/2013

    it seems strange, mine says hrs remaining

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  63. Jigyasu AP
    07/07/2013

    it seems strange, mine says 30 hrs remaining

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  64. hamisi
    10/23/2013

    mine is giving me 6 hours…for the last 7 hour…i guess patience pays

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