iOS 7 downloading....

(103 Posts)
WithaPickleOnTop Wed 18-Sep-13 20:57:23

7 hours remaining.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Wed 18-Sep-13 21:21:10

5 hours here, better be worth it. grin

D`ya know, I love my ipad...I really do...but apple

I just got a Nexus 4 smartphone and android is so much more intuitive.

Crazyex Wed 18-Sep-13 21:21:55

Mine's downloaded but won't install?? Any ideas?!

WithaPickleOnTop Wed 18-Sep-13 21:29:57

.....6 hours. Soz can't help.

WithaPickleOnTop Wed 18-Sep-13 21:30:30

Thinking about buying an ipad mini tomorrow.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Wed 18-Sep-13 21:44:23

If you buy a new apple product, make sure the new software in already installed.

redlac Wed 18-Sep-13 21:59:31

Make sure you have the charger in or it won't install after you've waited hours for the FECKIN thing to down load

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Wed 18-Sep-13 22:05:42

Seriously, why do apple have to be so...dramatic. have 2 new phones for sale and a software update.


LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Wed 18-Sep-13 22:06:46

I have gone from 5 hours, to 3, to 13....

Bramblesinforrin Wed 18-Sep-13 22:34:29

Mines up and running and I don't really like it. Too bright, no option of a 'straw' background and the whooshing around is making me seasick between apps.

CoolStoryBro Wed 18-Sep-13 22:36:12

It's a bit, ermmm, jazzy!

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 19-Sep-13 06:58:30

I woke up this morning and it`s finally downloaded. Updating now, childishly exited. grin

thistlelicker Thu 19-Sep-13 07:01:45

I'm on 6th attempt ...... Pile of crap!!

toriap2 Thu 19-Sep-13 07:12:04

I love it! It said 6hours but was done in 2. I do like it and now need a new iPad as mine is an old one that won't run it! Now how to persuade DH?

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 19-Sep-13 07:20:14

Oooooo I quite like it. Shiny new ipad.

YoniMontana Thu 19-Sep-13 07:20:39

It's not available for me yet?

SoupDragon Thu 19-Sep-13 07:26:01

Just downloading it on my phone

HeySoulSister Thu 19-Sep-13 07:28:09

It's a bit bright and 'childish' looking... Not as stylish as before. We are adults not kids, it looks like a cartoon

YoniMontana Thu 19-Sep-13 07:30:15

Oh it's her now but requires 3 gig!!!

Mama1980 Thu 19-Sep-13 07:32:30

How king does the thing take to download please?

Mama1980 Thu 19-Sep-13 07:33:05

Long - bloody auto correct! grin

SoupDragon Thu 19-Sep-13 07:33:34

My phone one took 6 minutes. Haven't tried the iPad yet.

YoniMontana Thu 19-Sep-13 07:35:45

I'm downloading on my iPad as I need my phone today. And will need to take all the pics off beforehand grr

OhTinky Thu 19-Sep-13 07:40:23

It's very bright! Looks like the Samsung phone now - apps are huge! And they seemed to have changed a lot of things for the sake of changing them rather than improving. Sure I'll love it in time...

thistlelicker Thu 19-Sep-13 07:45:00

Ffs!!!! Keeps failing!!!!

harverina Thu 19-Sep-13 07:45:15

I didn't know that this was something that was happening today! It's just popped up on my phone and I hit download - it took about 10 minutes I think as I was drying my hair while it was doing it!

Thank goodness it didn't take 7 hours!

Meandthecat Thu 19-Sep-13 07:51:46

Mine did it in 35 mins, but it says I have 2 emails, I don't and my son has 1 email he doesn'. Very annoying, any ideas how to change it to no email?

SoupDragon Thu 19-Sep-13 07:54:33

Try closing the mail app in multi tasking and then relaunching it.

Mama1980 Thu 19-Sep-13 08:00:02

My ipad is taking forever confused 2hours now

iPad took about 10 minutes this morning. It's just booting up now.

YoniMontana Thu 19-Sep-13 08:07:27

My phone is saying 2 hours...

SoupDragon Thu 19-Sep-13 08:54:30

Holy crap that's fugly!!

What the hell were they thinking??

Mama1980 Thu 19-Sep-13 08:55:50

It's finally finished but my music won't play? And apps won't update confused
Any ideas? Really don't wanna have to restore

SoupDragon Thu 19-Sep-13 08:57:28

Mine appears to be fully functional, it just looks horrendous.

Mama1980 Thu 19-Sep-13 08:59:07

I agree soup. Still I do like the new photo thing, easier to edit and sort.
Just wish the thing worked properly, ds is not happy he cannot have his music playing

SoupDragon Thu 19-Sep-13 09:01:35

I like the way it seems to work so fat but aesthetically it is pile of poo.

My music seems to be OK so I can't help you I"m afraid.

Is the volume turned up? [;)]

Mama1980 Thu 19-Sep-13 09:03:05

Yep thanks anyway. It will play videos with sound fine just not music hmm

SoupDragon Thu 19-Sep-13 09:08:13

I wasn't serious about the volume although it is the sort of thing I do

ANy idea how you delete apps from multi tasking confused The touch-and-hold-till-they-wobble thing doesn't seem to work.

Bramblesinforrin Thu 19-Sep-13 09:33:15

Swipe up , soupy. Confused me too.

Mama1980 Thu 19-Sep-13 09:37:12

grin It's so the sort of thing I would do too, so I double checked!

BearPear Thu 19-Sep-13 09:39:23

My phone said 8 minutes, that was 2 hours ago & still waiting for it to reboot. I'm MN-ing on the iPad in bed, totally wasting my day off!

SoupDragon Thu 19-Sep-13 10:17:56

Thanks Brambles.

Of course, I'm sure there's a user guide I should have read smile

iloveweetos Thu 19-Sep-13 10:20:22

soup you double click the home screen as normal and then the screens open will come up, swipe left until you reach the one you want and swipe the screen up and it should (should) be gone

MasterFlea Thu 19-Sep-13 10:26:12

Mine took about 45 mins. I make sure the auto lock screen thingy was turned off as it did nothing when it went to sleep. Then i went off and left it alone.

I can't get the square photo to work. I can see the option but touching it does nada.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 19-Sep-13 11:18:55

You don't touch it, you slide it up and down to change options. Had me confused this morning too. If anyone has the lovefilm app can they give it a go as mine won't show anything in landscape since updating.

thistlelicker Thu 19-Sep-13 11:20:48

Grrrrr iPad failed .... Phone seems to be getting there

Weegiemum Thu 19-Sep-13 11:22:57

My iPad took about 10 mins and it's fine (just have to get the huge. Rack in the corner of the screen fixed now!)

Haribotangfastic Thu 19-Sep-13 11:25:36

Sorry to hijack. My phone says I don't have enough storage so I purchased 15GB iCloud storage but its still saying not enough storage (isn't taking the extra in to account). Am I misunderstanding what the iCloud storage is for?

Either I'm getting old or they've made the size of writing in all the emails smaller now. Or maybe it's the bright white background.

DH had a look at mine and has decided not to update his.

Like the photos though.

iloveweetos Thu 19-Sep-13 11:30:17

haribo are u trying to back your phone up? you will still need to delete to have enough storage for it on your phone. apparently there's another update on Friday! wish i didn't update now, cant watch anything on my tv apps at work sad

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 19-Sep-13 11:32:24

iCloud storage won't alter the amount of room you have on your device. You need to delete apps, photos etc. get as much of your device as possible in settings it will tell you how much room you have left.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 19-Sep-13 11:35:21

Settings>General>About, then look at capacity and usage. Check back as you delete stuff off until you have the required space.

thistlelicker Thu 19-Sep-13 11:38:54

angryangryangryangryangryangry spoke too soon failed again

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 19-Sep-13 11:40:43

What is this airdrop thingy?

Amrapaali Thu 19-Sep-13 11:44:45

Apple is the new Microsoft. Grrr.....

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 19-Sep-13 11:45:41

Isn't it just Amrapaali

Haribotangfastic Thu 19-Sep-13 11:48:12

Oh ok. Does it just need the storage to do the update and then it will allow me to put the apps back? My problem is I have too many photos using up my storage space as I have hardly any apps. I was hoping that by buying more iCloud space it would solve this hmm

janeyjampot Thu 19-Sep-13 11:51:14

My Mail shows 735 messages unread. I have tried closing it, but it hasn't changed. Any idea how I can mark them all as read? It's really annoying!

Thank you smile

Meandthecat Thu 19-Sep-13 11:52:14

DS solved my problem with email, he marked them all as unread and then marked them as read, went back inbox now clear. Thank you son xx

janeyjampot Thu 19-Sep-13 11:52:23

...and I can't even delete them by swiping anymore sad

janeyjampot Thu 19-Sep-13 11:57:48

I have found the answer for anyone else struggling with it:
Go to Settings / Mail
Choose the mail account with the issue
Turn mail Off and let it unload for a minute
Turn mail back On and those unreads should be gone

janeyjampot Thu 19-Sep-13 12:01:00

Or this:
1. open the email account which shows unread messages
2. select "edit" on top right hand corner
3. select "mark all" on bottom left
4. select "mark as read".

Amrapaali Thu 19-Sep-13 12:02:06

Lumpy the Game Center on the new iOS even has 4 colours like the Microsoft Logo. It's just a matter of time....


LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 19-Sep-13 12:03:12

Haribo try updating via iTunes. Apple will put the files on your PC not on your device.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 19-Sep-13 12:03:45

I mean iTunes on your PC.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 19-Sep-13 12:05:09

Android is so much simpler.

NoComet Thu 19-Sep-13 12:13:36

It's too white and too bright, I've turned the brightness down twice this morning, but it did download OK - iPhone 4S

BUT where is Search and display lock?

What/where are iRadio and Airdrop??

reggiebean Thu 19-Sep-13 12:14:10

If your download keeps failing, restart your phone and then turn your wi-fi off and back on. Mine failed 3 or 4 times then did that, and viola!

I think it's gorgeous, I love the new look!

reggiebean Thu 19-Sep-13 12:15:59

Search you just pull down on the screen a bit, regardless of which screen your on, display lock, you pull up on the bottom of the screen and it's there as an option, along with a torch(!).

iRadio is only available in the US right now angry and Airdrop is for iphone 5's and above only. I only have a 4S, so no help with that one grin

Haribotangfastic Thu 19-Sep-13 12:21:15

Nooo. I've logged on to iTunes (my account). Plugged in the USB cable and its put all my sons apps on my iPhone. He has his own iTunes account! There's loads and loads of his apps. Does anyone know why?

reggiebean Thu 19-Sep-13 12:25:12

Haribo Can you reset the phone to it's factory settings and sign in with your account on your phone? Have you backed everything up already? (Not taking any responsibility if this fucks your phone!!!! grin)

NoComet Thu 19-Sep-13 12:25:16

Reggi thanks, bottom gives all sorts of useful things, but top only lives calander (times wrong) and reminders, still no search iPhone option.

Not that it matters, as I was looking for iRadio. Grrr!

NoComet Thu 19-Sep-13 12:27:07

Hurray, having corrected the phone time, calendar (I cannot spell that word) is right too :-)

Haribotangfastic Thu 19-Sep-13 12:29:09

Will give it a go reggiebean. Funny thing is when my son sends an iMessage it has a picture of me on it but his ipad is definitely set up as him and I can't change it!

ouryve Thu 19-Sep-13 12:31:15

I've not been prompted to update my iPad yet, but, er, i think I'll wait!

reggiebean Thu 19-Sep-13 12:31:44

StarBall Don't pull down from the top for "Search", just put your finger in the middle of the screen, and sort of pull down a slight bit... Does that work?

HolidayArmadillo Thu 19-Sep-13 12:48:55

I quite like it I think... Everything seems to be working as it should.

FeetUpUntilChristmas Thu 19-Sep-13 12:56:39

Mine took under an hour, and it looks like everything is working as before.

SoupDragon Thu 19-Sep-13 14:01:46

You can delete emails by swiping - swipe right to left and you get a "Trash" option.

thistlelicker Thu 19-Sep-13 14:32:12

Ten attempts later plus somebody else's wifi and it's done!!! It's weird but I like it!!!

SoupDragon Thu 19-Sep-13 14:33:03

I find it so ugly that I don't plan to install it on my iPad.

reggiebean Thu 19-Sep-13 14:37:02

It's annoying that you can turn bluetooth on through Siri, but can't connect to things through it. So you still have to open "Settings", which defeats the ease of having Siri do it for you.

NoComet Thu 19-Sep-13 14:51:13

reggi you are a Star flowers wine and cake

That works perfectly on the home page.

Heaven knows why they've changed it to be more like my annoying kindle, with all these hidden sliding bits, but I can now find everything. Thank You!

Lousmart Thu 19-Sep-13 14:55:47

We haven't got broadband, can the update be done with just a 3G connection? I'm thick when it comes to stuff like this, so forgive me if its a really stupid question. shock

Bramblesinforrin Thu 19-Sep-13 15:20:47

I think so Lou, don't know how much data it will eat. Give it a go!

reggiebean Thu 19-Sep-13 15:23:24

No problem, glad I could help!

Lousmart No, it has to be done on Wi-Fi. Good excuse to sit in Starbucks for a couple of hours grin

MasterFlea Thu 19-Sep-13 15:29:08

thanks lumpy I wouldn't have figured out that photo thingy.

I like the format. Especially for closing apps. Much faster. It's a bit grey though when on the net. But i will probably have forgotten what the old one looked like by next week.

Lousmart Thu 19-Sep-13 15:52:54

Thanks brambles and reggie smile

What will happen if you don't update? Will my phone stop working eventually? Another potentially stupid question!

Pantah630 Thu 19-Sep-13 16:00:00

iPad2 took about 20 mins...I'm not that impressed with the new look to be honest.

Discomama Thu 19-Sep-13 17:19:02

I've done it on my phone and it's lost all my contacts, how the heck do I get those back??

reggiebean Thu 19-Sep-13 17:24:26

Lousmart No, it won't stop working, but it will eventually (months and potentially a year or so down the road) stop supporting new apps and stuff like that. There's definitely no need to update now though!

Discomama Are you signed in with your iTunes account? When was the last time you backed up your phone? If you haven't done it since you updated, reset it to the factory settings, sign in with your account again, and then try to re-download ios7. Only do this if you back up your phone regularly with all of your photos, contacts, apps, music, etc., because it will delete everything!!

TheAlphaandtheOmega Thu 19-Sep-13 18:08:43

It took about 2 hours to download and then i couldn't read the white writing and the emails looked very bright so I made the text a lot bigger in the settings

Then had to put a dark grey background on the screen so I can read the white writing on the apps

Then the blimming screen kept fading and I found it had some auto brightness on, I'm sure it didn't have that on before. This all took another hour. <old gimmer alert>

I think it looks OK now and I can see it all OK and I like the features like the deleting emails swipe

Lousmart Thu 19-Sep-13 18:10:41

Thanks again Reggie. Much appreciated. I'll stick with what I know for now then. And the next time I visit a place with free wifi I'll give it a go. It'll probably be quicker to update etc once the initial rush dies down too, I would imagine. Thanks very much grin

mummylin Thu 19-Sep-13 20:10:49

I'm not going to change mine now I have read this thread, I hate change and am happy with how my iPad works now. If you do change it and don't like it , can you change it back ?

WingDefence Thu 19-Sep-13 22:42:18

Another one with a question about storage. Have installed ios7 fine on my ipad (and the keyboard was getting twitchy before uograding and is now happily fast, so that's good.) but I have not enough storage on my iPhone.

I've managed to get it to 2.4gb free by downloading nearly all my apps (so damn annoying), plus all music, books etc. the biggest usage though is my photos and I need some help please.

Ph to stream is maxed out at 1,000 and is using nearly a GB on its own. I currently upload photo stream to my external hard drive via windows iCloud control panel.

Google results seem to tell me that my photo stream is indeed using up storage on my phone (I previously thought only camera roll did and photo stream was 'in the cloud'). However, I think that if I start deleting photos from my photo stream on my iPhone ie to make space, it will also do the same on my PC storage via the control panel?

So how can I make enough space on my damn phone without permanently deleting these photos? Is the only answer really to copy said photos stream photos from one folder on my external drive to another folder that isn't linked to the iCloud? hmm

And help much appreciated and sorry for the hijack thanks

WingDefence Thu 19-Sep-13 22:42:59

Excuse typos. Keyboard not as responsive as I thought!

PoppyWearer Fri 20-Sep-13 05:30:13

Similar issues here Wing, mind if I lurk? Both my iPad and iPhone need photos/videos deleting to free up enough space to run the upgrade. But I don't want to!

TBH I think I'll wait and upgrade when absolutely necessary.

niceguy2 Fri 20-Sep-13 08:58:47

IOS7 Security Flaw

Those who have upgraded may want to watch the above link and do the workaround.

Alternatively get a secure phone! wink

SoupDragon Fri 20-Sep-13 09:02:33

Personally, I think if you believe any phone or computer to be secure you are naive.

and if I wanted a phone the size of a brick I still have one from the 90's

harverina Fri 20-Sep-13 11:17:08

Sorry if this has been asked before - I can't seem to see all the messages in the thread...

When I am sending i messages they are going through as emails...I didn't notice, but a friend replies asking why I was emailing them!

Any idea how I can change this? It's also happening to another girl in work and we have no idea what to do smile

thistlelicker Fri 20-Sep-13 13:51:08

My friend has said the same so I'm interested in what's happened

thistlelicker Fri 20-Sep-13 17:55:29


bonzo77 Sat 21-Sep-13 19:39:16

Not happy with it at all. Looks ok but the keypad on my phone is slow, I've had problems with iMessage (going to my mac book only not my phone) and I had to remove all my music and podcasts and photos to get to on in the first place. Grrr. I'm on an iPhone 4, not even a 4s. It's a crappy cynical ploy to make sure we all upgrade to the 5s/c/wtf. Seriously considering not getting an iPhone again after this.

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