Early failures reported on iOS 9 downloads

Early failures reported on iOS 9 downloads
A minor annoyance for some will always get elevated when it comes from a company like Apple, and today is seeing exactly that happen. There have been a number of people reporting that their attempts to download the iOS 9 update have failed both on iOS devices and through iTunes. 

We want to be clear here: there are no reports yet of any major bugs in iOS 9, and those who have been able to download the update have reported no issues with installing the update. Even so, there have been reports that users are encountering this error when attempting to download the update: "Software update failed. An error occurred downloading iOS 9."

It is launch day, and Apple's servers are getting bombarded with requests, so it is possible, if not likely, that the errors will lessen as time goes on. Apple may even want to spin this as saying the customer interest in iOS 9 is so high that it caused server errors. But, at the end of the day, it's a bad look for Apple to not be able to handle the requests coming in. 

If any of you have seen the error, let us know in the comments!

Early failures reported on iOS 9 downloads



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34 Comments

1. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Just updated, had zero problems with installation. I was expecting a few rejections because I figured a ton of people would be trying to update so I'm happy so far. Really like the new font.

4. InfiniteHeroX

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

promise7, I had zero problems as well. Took about 20 minutes or so to download and install the update.

11. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

It is awesome how fast Apple gets updates out. Google/Android, I hope you are listening.

18. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

pffft, who cares how fast if you're comparing to Android, it's an apple update which is still behind Android's software in terms of what you can do and customization...Maybe in this new version apple can share a pic over bluetooth, ha, who am I kidding, probably not.

26. f_u_006

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

Your comment just made my day!

20. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

The last update was 1 year ago, iOS 8. How is that fast? It's just standard timeline. Most likely every android device will also get updated within a year time. And for the money you spend on each iOS devide, that's the minimum I expect.

22. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I think he's alluding to the fact that when an iOS update is released, all eligible devices can download it on day one as opposed to Android updates where the timetables to download the next update vary per device and usually the waiting period can extend for months.

27. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

But what do you get with iOS 9 that wasn't in lets say Jelly Bean. Transit direction? Multi-window? Bug fixes? Other than crippling lag iOS updates for older devices usually are pointless seeing as how they get nothing useful to force upgrades. The newer devices pretty much behave the same as they did before and nothing much changes. Apple just changes the number on the OS every year.

28. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

And per manufacturer too. Everyone needs to dip their own in to it.

23. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Actually the last update was 8.4.1 on August 13th.

2. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Enjoy your Android features.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Enjoy clicking on an Apple article and trolling. Keep up the good work.

5. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Enjoy your true religion genes pops lmao

9. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Uh oh. We got a keyboard warrior hover here.

10. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Uh oh. We got a keyboard warrior over here.

12. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

That's the best you can do? Also, why are you laughing at your own pathetic joke?

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not only did you fail at making a joke, you spelled jeans wrong when auto correct is enabled on your phone. You need to re-evaluate your life as soon as you can because it's pretty embarrassing. Btw, thanks I will. :)

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

Enjoying android features, just made much more optimised and efficient. I know how you android fanboys feel that your OS is so much superior. I once thought that too. But the feature difference is getting less and less, and the optimization difference is not. iOS has much more control of how apps behave and not like android where an app can do whatever it wants, consuming resources in background. If Google doesn't get its s**t together, my next phone will definitely be an iPhone.

19. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

"optimised and efficient." You mean stripped down and restricted, like NFC... lol!

21. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

You can stop any app from running in the background and acting like an iPhone. It's upto you. It's so simple that you don't need any root or ROM or special kernel. It's just upto whther you want to use your phone in such a way. As for Google play services, that's uptp google. Technically that's not part of Android.

30. TyrionLannister unregistered

Yeah, going to the settings and killing every app every 10 minutes is so cool. Besides, ios keeps apps suspended. That's not the same as killing them as you can resume them instantly as opposed to killed apps that reload.

31. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"iOS has much more control of how apps behave" android can totally remove ads from app (patch it), block app from accessing internet, can control any background proccesses (freeze it or totally disable it), repack installed app to apk file plus their data backup, and can control their permissions.. did iOS can do that? did iOS can do more than that?

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

Worked after a lot of tries, but it worked. The download took about 3 minutes for the 1.1 GB firmware in my iPad Air 2, which I will say is a pretty decent speed for overloaded servers. The OS itself offers a pretty tight experience. Everything feels nice, fluid and natural. Split-screen works just as well as the Samsung one. Only Apple apps support it now, but it will soon be extended, which is a great news. The keyboard finally makes sense on an iPad. Apple news isn't available in my country, so no comments on that. On the overall, Apple has done a fine job fixing the basics like performance, bugs and battery life while adding important features.

8. Aaqib_B

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I went through the same thing with OTA update that I generally do. I had to update it via iTunes but it works fine on my iPhone 6. So fluid , love the small perfections but no news app unfortunately.

13. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Apple could probably avoid most of this happening if they did updates in waves. However, given that people are still getting the updates in spite of just making it available to everyone at once is pretty impressive. Most phone manufacturers do their updates in waves that take place over days or even weeks and still sometimes manage to have problems.

34. johntheone

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

that would make it worse if you think about it, you'd have a bunch of people all jumping into even more restricted time windows.

15. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Whoa! Michael H. is back!

16. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

ios 9 is crap cant update my ipad.says fail update..

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You sound like someone who doesn't have an iPad, but wants to lowkey diss iOS 9.

24. iphoneman37

Posts: 52; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Sure did

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