Any iOS 7 update issues? Report them here!
If you, too, are getting error messages, don't freak out (just yet), as there is no doubt that Apple's servers will be tremendously busy during the next few hours, which can explain the occurrence of such random issues.
Hopefully, things should be back to normal soon, but in the meanwhile, be sure to let us know if you're experiencing a problem with the download and installation of iOS 7 (or if you've found the solution to one)!
1. BattalBoy (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Yep happens to me to on my 4s. First it says something like 12 hours remaining then it says an error oucurred while downloading iOS 7.0. Doesn't realy matter because I am getting an android soon.
5. Ninetysix (Posts: 1815; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Good luck with your OS updates on Android (if you EVER get one OTA).
9. tech2 (Posts: 2827; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
It won't matter even if he doesn't get an Android update coz android is already two generations ahead of its competition ;)
13. Ninetysix (Posts: 1815; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Yes. This is the normal reply for an Android user. It's perfectly fine for us not to get updates on non GE phone. We'll just have to deal with the bugs or break the phone's warranty by rooting and installing a more up-to-date ROM. Such is the life of an android user.
22. Muayyad (Posts: 180; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
At least we didn't not wait for 4 years of incremental updates.
118. Vireak (unregistered)
Can someone tell me when will there be an update for the Galaxy Note2?
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
As some local Apple fans says: "Don't be jealous!"
21. techaman (unregistered)
they are ota wow not to smart when it comes to tech are we
29. Ninetysix (Posts: 1815; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Android gets updates? GTFO...that's news to me. How often does one year old android phones get OS updates?
80. joey_sfb (Posts: 3827; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
So far my Samsung tablet get from honeycomb to ics to jelly bean. My htc get from gingerbread to ics.
Only my LG promised ics but struck at gingerbread, not a problem cross LG out and get Samsung, HTC and maybe Sony.
Ninetysix, we are not saying that you should move to Android. In fact, you should only get Apple if that what makes you happy. I cross from Apple to Android because that what make me happy,
i would buy Apple again when they have product that interest me again.
25. phatcow (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)
You know, IMO i don't think it is fair to compare iPhone verse all Androids. To make it more even it should be a comparison from iPhone to the Nexus line. Phones are released per year. Having all the other OEMs for Android is the trade off for having different looks and stuff. Its common sense. Nexus gets the same updates like iOS. At least with Android you have the options... What if you don't like the colors/design/os/features/etc of an iPhone? For example when I shop for a phone, I say I want LED Notification, some phones won't have it... others will...
27. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Apple gives os updates from 2 years ago. Enough with the update crap. How about apple update it's market share and then we can then we can talk. The average user doesn't care about updates. They see it on the device and are like "meh". And if an average user does care about an update what are the odds they know what they are getting into? Us nerds only care about this stuff. If the device works out the box the average person could care less.
30. Ninetysix (Posts: 1815; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Boasting about marketshare is like McDonalds saying they sell the most burgers. You seem to think that the majority of the Android market share is coming from high-end devices.
33. Trismegistus (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)
And you seem to think that the majority of iPhones sold are the newest and best. I can assure you that isn't the case.
34. Ninetysix (Posts: 1815; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
I assure you that the majority of iPhones sold are getting iOS7. Every single one of them can get the update as a matter of fact. You mad? yes..you're mad.
39. Trismegistus (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)
I'm glad that I have anonymous people on the Internet who are willing to tell me how I'm feeling. Saves me a fortune on mood rings.
56. Topcat488 (Posts: 1181; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
It's only possible for a person to show their stupidity if they open their mouth and speak... But you're so beyond that, because you write/type it and display it, to be seen forever... the iphone, iphone 3, or iphone 3GS will not receive this update.
74. Bernoulli (Posts: 2119; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Dafuq? No dude, only iphone 4 and up will get iOS 7, and not all the features will come to the older iphones
91. Ninetysix (Posts: 1815; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
That's given? iOS6 only worked on 3GS and above. You think they'll go back to older devices and magically work? You want to install Windows 7 on your Pentium 3 box?
108. Bernoulli (Posts: 2119; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
You're contradicting yourself, you said that the update will come to all iphones
110. Ninetysix (Posts: 1815; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Pretty much. iPhone 4 is 3 years old. How many updates does a 3 year old Android phone get?
113. Bernoulli (Posts: 2119; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Idk nor do I care, I hate lagdroid, but that's besides the point, if the updates makes a manufacturer important then Nokia would be the clear winner, they still supply updates to our Anna and belle devices, but that's not the case, a company is better when they have nothing to update because their product is well made, last update I got in my 808 PureView was this summer, it was a bug that was draining battery life, all good now
43. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Just wait till kit kat comes out. Smooth running low end devices will futher put nails in apples coffin. Low end to mid range is what's killing apple. That 5C is such a weak attempt.
45. Ninetysix (Posts: 1815; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
How long till KitKat gets up to 5% marketshare? a few weeks, months, years?..LOL.
75. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Samsung has a good reputation for updates. Most of their high end phones are running Android 4.1 or higher. You can't compare iPhones with brands like Sony, LG, HTC etc., you have to compare them with Nexus devices in terms of updates - and those phones get updates within a few days of a new Android version being released.
If all else fails, root and install custom rom. My three year old Live with Walkman is running android 4.3. Tell me when the iPhone 3GS gets IOS7. Oh, whoops, I think not.
82. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1455; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
You do realize the 3Gs came out more than 4 years ago, right?
100. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
And how long till apple makes another ipad or iPhone? Further cutting features from older models forcing people to update? Just give up. Your argument about android is moot. I've seen your post on here before i registered. All you spew is bs. Jelly bean and up takes a hot steamy dump all over ios and you know it because like i said you play in bs.
136. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
"Apple gives os updates from 2 years ago". Yep, the iPhone 4, released in 2010 with ios4, just got its last update-the ios 7. That's 3 updates for the flagship. Move to android-take the GS2 for example. Released in the same year with GB 2.3, it got ICS 4.0, JB 4.1, and JB 4.2. That's again 3 major updates. Fair comparison. It's just that google's update cycle is faster, as android is evolving better. Now if some1 buys a $100 off-contract android and says he'd be better with an iPhone as it got so many updates, you see what's being done.
69. trickster_qc (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
I got an update for my S4 last month. Downloaded and installed it without any issues.
119. Vireak (unregistered)
Can someone tell me when will there be an update for the Galaxy Note2?
101. Jodabro (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
The big misconception of android firmware updates lacking is mostly due to Verizon. Other US Carriers have issues too, but verizon is the worst. I personally have had three updates to my GSIII and I have only had it 5 months. I could have more with root, but don't feel that big of feature changes are worth it.
Also since Google Play Services has come out, features are that would have been firmware updates before are now just casually pushed out. Make the switch and don't look back. Apple are known to be poison in lots of folklore, reality is not much different.
Feel the kiss of the Android prince and wake up.
120. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
As long as you get one of the major releases, you should be fine. All high end/mid range smartphone of this year will be updated to 4.4 and 5.0, probably 5.1 as well, unless you buy from an unknown manufacturer that just releases devices for giggles. High end or mid range HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG, and Sony devices from this year should all get 5.0 at least.
24. robinlim85 (Posts: 86; Member since: 03 May 2013)
yea doesn't matter to us android users as we don't even has update
but it doesn't matter as we deal with bugs and lags,its part of our life,lag is the most wonderful stuff ever happen to an android users,its a gift from god
i'm dealing with lags and error from my S3 waiting for update that never happen when there are already 4.2.2 and 4.3 out in the market for century,but thats ok because i can still do benchmark,overclock,install custom roms that brick my phone one day
58. Topcat488 (Posts: 1181; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
You "wish" you had a S3... ifanboy, making up stories.
61. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Haters gonna hate, must be filling some void in their life to constantly cut down something they don't own. I don't believe he owns an S3 either, and I don't believe 95% or more of the lag comments.
Too many insecure people out there who only get enjoyment out of running something or someone down.
67. E.N. (Posts: 2486; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
All the people who say the S3 and S4 don't lag are liars
72. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Before I believe any of it, someone is going to have to explain what they feel lag is.
There's quite a big difference between lag and impatience.
78. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
S3 and S4 don't lag. I've used them both, and if you remove the numerous homescreens and widgets, they both run just as smooth as an iphone. After, and ios doesn't have widgets.
89. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Why should I remove anything? Why should i go through finding and installing compatible custom roms? If I'm paying $600-800, why can't the OEM take care of these things? Why can't it work as advertised?
103. Jodabro (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Simple computing people... The more you give a processor to handle the more lag you will have. Same with humans too. The more tasks you give them, the more they get distracted and get them done slower. IOS gets lag too, go back to older gens trying to run iOS 6... oh wait they can't??/
137. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
Personal experience - the GS3 doesn't lag.
66. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6946; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
U make a smart choice. I'm waiting for the LG NEXUS 5 nezt month.
102. structureman116 (Posts: 136; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)
Now is the time to do it...especially if you have Verizon. They are giving $200 for a trade-in on a 4S as long as the screen isn't cracked. With that you can get almost any top notch android, save for the Droid MAXX. I'd go for an S4 or hold out and hope the LG Nexus 5 is released before the end of October.
2. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
the finger print scanner update is missing from my settings. Help!
-iphone 5 user
8. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
you know i'm kidding.
i get off at 4:30pm eastern time. can't wait to update my iphone and ipad bro!
7. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
You don't have the hardware on your phone for that.
6. Deaconclgi (Posts: 388; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
No problems downloading and installing on my iPad 4. A coworker could not get the download to complete on his iPhone 4s though.
50. DaHarder (Posts: 175; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)
Which is still better than the 20+ times my iPhone 5 has FAILED during the 'verification' stage of the iOS7 update.
Niether my iPad 4 nor iPad Mini even get that far so I'm giving up on updating for now and will try again in a few days (once the initial install frenzy has died down).
12. kozza3 (Posts: 587; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
Apple servers can't handle the couple hundred downloads? lame...
18. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
More like a few million, everyone in the world who has a compatible iOS device can update today.
42. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
And this my dear PA members, is why android updates come out in waves.