iOS 9 Software Update Failed Error Plagues Release
An iOS 9 software update error is plaguing Apple’s highly anticipated release and it’s preventing iPhone and iPad users from downloading the company’s brand new update.
As expected, the iOS 9 release time was 10AM PT and the iOS 9 update and its features are now available to download for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models capable of running the iOS 8 update. The list includes the iPad 2, iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.
Apple didn’t announce the iOS 9 release time but the update arrived on schedule. The iPhone 6 iOS 9 update is 1GB in size, much smaller than previous iOS updates though many iPhone 6 owners, and owners of other iPhone and iPad models are unable to install the update right now.
Many users see the iOS 9 software update failed error.
The iOS 9 download is plagued with an “iOS 9 Software Update Failed” problem that seems to be plaguing more than a few iOS users. When we tried to update to iOS 9 on several devices, a prompt appeared telling us that “an error occurred downloading iOS 9.”
For the moment we, and many others, are unable to download the iOS 9 update Over-the-Air through Settings. Other users are reporting similar issues.
@MacRumors a shame its not working… software update failed, and error occurred downloading ios9— colin roberts (@thegoodlyuk) September 16, 2015
Installing through iTunes appears to work for some people though we’ve been able to establish a connection through the application in the minutes since launch. If you are greeted with the iOS 9 Software Update Failed error, and you’re able to get to a computer with iTunes, you’ll want to give it a shot.
Apple’s servers typically get hammered with requests right at the iOS 9 release time. So while there isn’t a known fix for the iOS 9 OTA download issues at this time, things will likely settle down as the day progresses. Download times typically improved in the late afternoon and early evening.
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