Apple's Servers Giving Errors to iOS 5.1 Upgraders
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Apple’s Servers Giving Errors to iOS 5.1 Upgraders



Apple has announced the new iPad, complete with Retina Display, 4G LTE and a new camera, but it also unveiled iOS 5.1, the latest version of the company’s mobile software. And while the software has become available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners, some users are having issues snagging the update from Apple’s servers.

When trying to install the update both Over-the-Air and through iTunes, our own Kevin Purcell was greeted with a lovely error message just after attempting the installation of the new software.

Just after the update started, both his iPhone and iPad displayed this message:

Apple's Servers Giving Errors to iOS 5.1 Upgraders

We’re unsure if this is affected a lot of iPad and iPhone users.

Several of us here at GBM, myself included, have been able to upgrade our iPhone and iPad to iOS 5.1 without any sort of issue. Sure, it took a little bit longer than a normal iOS upgrade, but it went through nonetheless.

Now, this pales in comparison to the upgrade nightmare that occurred when Apple released the iOS 5 upgrade back in October.

That update saw users getting tons of errors as Apple’s servers buckled under the pressure.

The iOS 5.1 upgrade brings a ton of new features to the table including Siri for Japanese, an updated AT&T network indicator, a redesigned Camera app for the iPad, battery life improvements and a bunch of other fixes and improvements which you can see below.

Apple's Servers Giving Errors to iOS 5.1 Upgraders

Those who have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad should definitely avoid installing this update. If you are jailbroken, you’re going to have to wait until a new one is released in order to get the new piece of software.



  1. Michael Anderson

    03/07/2012 at 1:46 pm

    I already updated my iPad 2 and bought iPhoto (downloading now), and am updating all of my other Apple apps (can’t wait to play with GarageBand)!

    My iPad HD pre-order, though … got *this* close before the server kicked me …

  2. Nlucki

    03/07/2012 at 3:48 pm

    On my IPad 2 it downloads then I get an unknow error message. On my iPhone 4S it went in flawlessly.

  3. Jason

    03/07/2012 at 4:27 pm

    Same here – iPhone 4S fine, iPad2 get “error installing IOS 5.1” straight after the verify icon…

  4. Lindsay13

    03/07/2012 at 7:01 pm

    I’m getting an error trying to update my 4S…wonder if it’s a carrier issue.

  5. Coreax

    03/07/2012 at 8:55 pm

    That’s ironic, my iPad 2 was flawless but my iPhone 3GS is giving me a hard time.

  6. Brossusrobuss

    03/08/2012 at 5:27 am

    I tried the update with a disastrous outcome: the error message has come up and the 4S is asking to be plugged to the itunes which is not recognizing the phone anymore!!!
    Is there a solution for this?

  7. Wrongjungle

    03/08/2012 at 7:00 am

    I’m getting an error message too…

  8. Jmosse23

    03/08/2012 at 8:03 am

    I’m getting error messages too on my iPhone 4S and when I connect to iTunes.

  9. Mrhenson

    03/08/2012 at 6:54 pm

    My iPad 2 upgraded easily n my husbands 4s also upgraded flawlessly but my 4s gives me a message stating Unable to Check for Updates. I have tried turning off the phone and I continue to get this error msg. Anyone else having this problem?

  10. Vamah

    03/09/2012 at 1:13 am

    how can we resolve the error …. im getting the error too

  11. mikeN

    03/09/2012 at 1:32 am

    i’m getting the following message on my ipad2, “unable to check for update” An error occurred  while checking for a software update

  12. Zamm9527

    03/09/2012 at 5:46 am

    still getting error as well on Verizon iPhone 4

  13. Shaunp9

    03/09/2012 at 10:40 am

    I get an error message on 4s and my ipad2.  anyone have a solution?

  14. Duna Usa

    03/09/2012 at 10:30 pm

    having the same message on 4g :(! any help !?

  15. Sau25

    03/28/2012 at 1:48 pm

    I get error on my 4g mobile during installation ::

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