iOS 7 is out! Go get it!

iOS 7 is out! Go get it!

That time we've been waiting for since June is finally here - iOS 7 is out in the world. Reports are flooding in that people are able to download the new update. If you've been waiting, fire up Software Update on your phone and do it over the air, or get ready to download the update through iTunes once it's available.

That's assuming we haven't talked you out of it at this point. Just make sure you've backed up your iOS device first. Better safe than sorry! Also make sure you have enough free space: the download measures over 3 GB, installed over the air.

Expect unprecedented demand for the new release - there are more iOS devices in the world than ever, and iOS 7's release has been very well publicized. Don't be surprised if you get errors or see slow download times; just be patient, try again later, and upgrade when you can.

Are you looking forward to iOS 7? Have you been using it during its extensive beta period? Sound off in the comments! And for more information on iOS 7, check out these links:

Peter Cohen

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Naam Kyun Batau says:

The Apple Servers are getting too much of load with iOS 7 downloads, so you might get slow speed and error! ,

Here are mirror download links: www.is.gd/ios7final

KamranMackey says:

Hasn't showed up on my iPod touch 5th generation or iTunes on my end.

ktaifan says:

I'll give it until 1:30EST and then I'll do OTA. Worried about server bombardments later...

Randy b says:

Yeah not on iTunes yet wtf stop playing

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stephen007 says:

Backup up first might be a good idea.

That is a LONG screen on the Learn More link.

Needs 3.1 GB free. Had to temporarily delete a game.

CanesStill1 says:

I guess I can take a nap while it downloads.

MrCornfed says:

Downloading now, gonna be a while.

MrCornfed says:

Or not, it's almost done. Impressed!

siriami says:

Downloading it here in the UK!

AlrightAlrightAlright says:

Downloading now.
"About 7 hours remaining"

rbreban says:

Will I able to do ota if I have the gm?

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Richard Devine says:

GM is same as todays, so you'll not get an OTA no :)

Rashu Khanna says:

how GM can upgraded to final?

jcj_ramos says:

So GM and today's release have no difference?

mdntblu says:

No difference. Gold Master is being released to everyone else today that wasn't a developer. There is no need to update again.

Rashu Khanna says:

GM restore to ios 6.1.4. then check for OTA update on phone it will pop up...

Richard Devine says:

As I and others have said. GM is the same as the public release today, developers just got it a week early

robclif4d says:

iTunes 11.1 still showing 6.1.4 as recent release here in Ohio.

R

bgl321 says:

Doing OTA... "2 hours remaining" :-)

bgl321 says:

down to 35 minutes remaining

ktaifan says:

Why is this not being pushed to iTunes yet!

Peter Cohen says:

Based on past experience, the OTA release sometimes precedes its availability through iTunes.

ktaifan says:

Thanks for the reply Peter. Based on that past experience, how much later was it then available on iTunes?

Thanks again.

Peter Cohen says:

Great question - I don't remember, unfortunately, but I seem to think it's usually a few hours later.

brad4560 says:

OTA , preparing update :)

metllicamilitia says:

Quit taunting me! I am unable to find a wifi network on lunch and the work site doesn't have wifi, this is going to be a long afternoon.....*le sigh* the life of a mobile enthusiast

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dan_es_4 says:

im on the same boat here. i hate that we're not able to do it over cellular i have enough data available and a pretty fast connection.

Cyan007 says:

Yeah I tried iTunes with no luck, but OTA is downloading.

Luchazo says:

It went available a few minutes before 10 EST for me. In my iPhone 4S, it started with 6hrs, now, after a few minutes it says 2hrs remaining. (I'm in Buenos Aires, Argentina). In my iPad 2 it said 14 minutes remaining, but then it failed (I'm sure because I was doing the manual backup to iTunes while downloading the update to iOS 7 thru wifi)

joker1138 says:

I keep getting "software update failed"

Hammer says:

me too, over a dozen time now, even after downloading for several minutes on iPad and iPhone...sucks.

stewm says:

Go off and do something else and try later. Let the rush die down a little.

joshrocker says:

Mine has failed several times also. I gave up for a bit but couldn't help myself and started trying again. I really wanted to download it at work so I could mess around with it tonight.

Hammer says:

keeps failing!!!!!!!!!!!!! Multiple times on multiple devices.

Apple has jumped the shark today.

Hammer says:

OTA method is a giant ball of failing hurt today!

Hammer says:

appears to be downloading cumulatively between each fail, don't give up! saying I have 5 minutes left on iP5.

jamie says:

I thought about waiting for the bugs to be worked out but nahhhhh! I have to get the latest greatest now!

spencer500 says:

I got software failed a couple of times...but it is in the "Preparing Update" now and the status bar is about 90% done.

nkak78 says:

I keep getting software update failed. Anyone???

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hoiberg2 says:

Mine keeps failing too :(

Hammer says:

yep, sucks, no explanation, can't download iTunes either.

Apple=fail today so far

tonycline says:

Yeah. On iphone 5 and ipad mini

Daniel Mead says:

Mine is failing also.

Update: Seems to be working finally.

JDRiggs says:

Getting Update Failed on iPad 3. Have tried several times.

Mike Luz says:

Not in Texas Yet

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brad4560 says:

i'm in Houston i am updating via OTA

Mike Luz says:

In lewisville and its still a no go

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brmperc says:

Aargh! Mine still says 6.1.4 is the latest!

thejasonk says:

I keep getting the iOS7 failure message for my iPad too.

zephyrwala says:

I'm on iOS 7 beta 6, will i get an update via iTunes 11.1? or i have to downgrade to iOS 6.1.4.
Someone please clear my confusion.

Thanks

Enzo83 says:

I'm in the same boat. Beta 6 GM...says ios 7 is up to date.....but need itunes 11.1 for it to read my phone--but that too doesn't even update. weeeeirrrrd.

Dsgcobra says:

I'm on a beta version of iOS can i still OTA or do an Itunes upgrade? do i have to do a restore or anything?

Wyatt says:

You'll have to use iTunes. Backup then restore to force the download of iOS 7 GM if your not running it already. GM is the same as todays release.

TMGould says:

Ipad4 - downloading - 1hr to go
iphone5 - 4hrs
other iphone5 - 2hrs

ipad mini however, keeps failing..

all in uk :)

BooBeeNYC says:

WAIT! I'm confused! Didn't Peter just write an article telling us NOT to get iOS7?

Ibraheem Aqaileh1 says:

I have the last beta now. Will the update be available for me via ota ???????

Rashu Khanna says:

mine is GM looking for answer :(

Enzo83 says:

Can somebody PLEASE tell me WHY my iTunes will not update to 11.1.....Windows 7 (I go to check for updates within iTunes and it says 11.05 is current, yet I need 11.1). Also, can someone PLEASE tell me why (always happens) I cannot download iTunes directly from Apple.com....I click download and it takes me to the Thank you for downloading page, yet NOTHING pops up to save. Help. I need a Mac! ;-)

DoubleM says:

I'm having the same problem, won't even download 11.1
Version 11.05 keeps telling me iOS 6.1.4 is the current version too. Typical Apple mess, their servers always suck. I don't even know why I try on the first day anymore.

Rashu Khanna says:

use safari to download, save the file 1st before installing, same happend with worked with safari.. cheers

DoubleM says:

Thanks, now I have 11.1...Now I'm waiting for the "Check For Update" button to work. It's still telling me 6.1.4 is the latest OS :(

ProfessorJee says:

I believe you can to the Download ITune and download it from there and install it that way

Enzo83 says:

I tried IE (didn't have Safari but that is actually a good idea so thanks for that!), but I WAS able to download it try after try after try (one restart of windows laptop). It did take a while to download, it just finished, usually its 2 or 3 mins if that, but this was like 8 minutes, but as expected, we just need to be patient with the downloads today....wait it out a bit, don't get frustrated, because everyone and their monkeys are downloading itunes, ios 7 etc. Sooooo pages will take a long time to load, fail, restart, etc. Thanks for the love ya'll. Btw, I got annoyed because I did have issues installing itunes before and not when a big release was out. It would just not save at all. So thats why I went crazy. Haha. Oh and I did it through Firefox anyway. Thanks guys! Enjoy iOS 7. It's really beautiful.

Heckface says:

I was getting the same. I cleared cache (in chrome) and it showed the new version to download. Try clearing the cache in your browser and see if that helps.

Dev from tipb says:

Shows as not out yet on iTunes...shows as available on my phone directly, but cannot download. Poor, crushed servers.

JDRiggs says:

Update. My iPhone 5 was downloading, 15 minutes to go, then it popped up that software download failure and now it's doing the same thing as iPad.

What is going on

joshrocker says:

Just wait or keep trying. My iPad has failed several times. A friend of mine had hers go through almost immediately. I feel like i'm playing server roulette, just keep trying until I hit!

zephyrwala says:

ok more confusion!

1) can iOS 7 beta 6 get an update via iTunes (i know we don't get an OTA update)
2) DO i have to downgrade to iOS 6 to get the update>

Tryptykon says:

downloading now

38 minutes remaining

edd says:

Software update says iOS7 is available for download on my ipad4. After clicking agree on terms and conditions I click to download now. Fails immediately. Tried about 5 times. Meh. I'll wait a bit.

jaya_man says:

iPhone 4S has 30 minutes of download time remaining... However my iPad 3rd gen keeps failing... Bummer

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ProfessorJee says:

Downloading on my iPad, few minutes left to complete the download.

Hammer says:

On OTA attempt #12, mine is saying "preparing update", then crashed again!!!!!!!!!!!

C'MON APPLE FIX THIS CRAP!!!!

karmski says:

Installing on my iPhone here in Western Australia - started as soon as Peter's article published. Waited a few minutes before updating my iPad and no dice - an error message. I expect the servers are being hammered now.

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Hammer says:

I should have listened.

At least Windows 8.1 update was seamless and didn't fail.

Peter Cohen says:

Now everyone's having trouble downloading. I TOLD YOU TO WAIT. ;)

JohnBoy101 says:

hey i am on io7 beta 6 and im seeing that my version is up to date when i try to update it.
what should i do?

spencer500 says:

My phone just cleared the status bar and says that it is installing now. Phone just started a reboot. Good sign.

EdsNotHere says:

mine is downloaded and says Preparing Update Been a while (5-10 min)

stephen007 says:

It's taking forever to install. I've been on Preparing Update for about 15 minutes now.

EdsNotHere says:

verifying update and rebooted now White screen and black apple ;)

KamranMackey says:

I would love to, but it hasn't showed up in Software Update or iTunes. Does anybody know where I can get the ipsw?

BenitoC says:

My OTA update keeps downloading partially and failing. iTunes 11.1 doesn't seem to know that there is an update to iOS yet…… : (

Scott21 says:

iPhone 5 verified update and isnow restarting! I was in the "preparing update" mode for about 20 minutes.
iPad 3 is getting close

gseed says:

I'm in the 'preparing update on both my iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Glad to know that there's light at the end of the bar...

Hammer says:

Screw this...Apple must not have fed their mice at the server farm.

MichiRo says:

On the iPad mini I get a "unable to check for update" "an error occurred while checking for a software update" I may or may not have gotten the GM on my iPhone last week sooo idk about that one. iTunes 11.1 was no issue for my MBP

krague17 says:

I was getting the fail message on my iPad mini at first but now it's downloading and is showing anywhere from 35 minutes to 2 hours left. Hoping it doesn't get interrupted.

krague17 says:

Spoke to soon. Download stopped and got the error message again. I guess they don't have enough resources to handle this release.

jamie says:

OTA is chugging right along. Looks to be a quarter through and says 28 minutes left.

wormeyman says:

I think they are getting slammed :p

smccloud says:

3 hours left, was 2 hours then went up :(

smccloud says:

Now up to "About 11 hours remaining" :(

nite732 says:

My phones is downloading faster than my ipad mini on the same network

Cyan007 says:

iPhone 5 restarted and is completing the installation. Can't get the iPad 3 to download without the failure message.

Justin V says:

I was getting update failed error too on OTA and then restarted my phone and tried again and it's working with no problem. Try that. I'm at Preparing Update" with 85% status bar.

EdsNotHere says:

verifying update and rebooted now White screen and black apple ;)

DoubleM says:

Has anybody had success trying to update through iTunes on their computer?

HouseOfWilsons says:

OTA going on my 4s! 5 minutes remaining.......keep getting error msg on ipad 4

HouseOfWilsons says:

Damn. Got to within 2 minutes on my iPhone 4s and I got an error message

matrixxzero says:

This is why I don't like doing OTA as everyone is saying it is failing. Why don't they put it in iTunes? much cleaner install. I guess they have to quit signing 6.1.4 first or something. I'm trying OTA on my iPad but waiting for iTunes for my iPhone 5.

Ah, got a facebook notification then the wonderful FAILED message.... Come on Apple!

Kimberlee says:

just finished downloading, took 44 minutes. So excited :)

Behshad says:

Too many people getting the error message. What gives ?

Bill Cherin says:

no update yet here in Andover, Ma :-(

GlennRuss says:

On 4S getting error message "download failed" never had that happen before. Tried OTA

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geridh says:

roughly 45 min to download in Texas

sortingitout says:

7.0.1 has been released for iphone 5S and 5C, a few bug fixes for IOS on those devices. So maybe if your thinking you shouldn't upgrade to IOS 7..... yet, it would seam Apple is monitoring how things are going and quickly releasing updates.

johnnymac says:

I'm in Chicago, doing OTA and the screen looks like it's stuck on the 'About 1 hour remaining' progress status, with no evident movement, for about the past 15 min.... grrrr...

johnnymac says:

whoops - just changed to 49 minutes remaining, so I guess there's life in the patient after all....

karmski says:

Updated on my iPhone and it's gorgeous. Looking forward to playing!!
iPad still receiving error message, but may need to leave it for tonight (wee hours here in OZ).

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Rashu Khanna says:

GM USERS
________________________________________________________________
take full backup on icloud, restore to ios 6.1.4 n update will pop up for GM users

worked for me iphone 5 - ios7 gm to ios 6.1.4 to ios 7 final

cheers !!!

Techraguso says:

1:17 eastern iOS 7 on iPad mini via OTA.

ThereGoesLo says:

do i get my storage back after the update

Edmilan says:

Is it out yet in iTunes ? Am also on a GM unofficially and when i click on restore, it says "The requested resource was not found". Error or just not yet available?

Rashu Khanna says:

it wont come for gm by OTA or itunes. restore to 6.1.4 by restore method after downloading ipsw. then as ur phone boots upp with ios 6.1.4 u will can check for updates on phone. it will show.. mine is working

JohnBoy101 says:

im running iOS7 Beta 6 and its showing up as my version is up to date. other people in my office that ran iOS6 are getting the update however...this hurts

jaya_man says:

Could the iPhone 5 have first priority at the moment?... Am hearing success stories for this device compared to the others...

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Justin V says:

White Screen with black Apple logo on install screen

m.s.johnson says:

$140+ billion in the bank, you'd think they could invest in some servers to avoid this annual slamfest!

GlennRuss says:

Reset phone, and still error message "download Failed" I will wait until later. Does not say much for Apple.

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Hosehead says:

Keeps failing on iPad4 via Wifi. About 10 tries and fails so far.

iTunes not showing as available.

Scott Leadbetter says:

Had the same problem, just now started the download again. 6 min to go (which equates to at least 30 min :P)

Redshirt says:

I wonder how many bricks will be created today... :)

Qued63 says:

Got it!!!

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godsendjen says:

11 hours remaining.... at that rate I can wait a few days.

hpyung says:

After checking for updates on iTunes over and over, it finally shows that 7.0 is available for download!

pmmateus says:

update download just finished ... preparing update - Lisbon, Portugal

mclarensr says:

Started download at 12:55 PM EST and completed at 2:00. Installing now.

iphoneV says:

siri is gone?? i cant find her

harle83 says:

Wife is downloading OTA on iPhone 5, I am downloading on iPad 4. I'm being the test subject for her iPad 3. Going very smoothly here in the Land of Lincoln. Both have finished downloading and are preparing the update. Here's hoping we didn't make a mistake.:-) Funny I never feel this way way when upgrading my Droid and Nexus 10. Oh well here's to being among the first! Happy upgrade everyone.

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jorbjorb says:

mine just says estimating time remaining....lol wtf

Scott Leadbetter says:

Its installing (black screen with progress bar at 50%) on my 4S, downloading on my iPad 4 and wife's iPhone 5 here in Texas. Excited!

Techraguso says:

2:03 eastern iTunes 11.1.0 downloading via win os

jonedebra says:

Mine is downloading but says 25hours remaing! HELP why that long??

jorbjorb says:

you have a wack connection

jorbjorb says:

alright its working now lol

matrixxzero says:

My itunes is still saying 6.1.4 is current arrggghhhh

Ziltoid says:

Nothing yet for me. From East Coast

jorbjorb says:

ok wack.
first said 25 mins
now saying 2 hours. wtf

Sunrize70 says:

On my 2nd attempt at downloading now, and I'm down to 4 minutes remaining. It's bounced back and forth, though, so I can be at 4 minutes remaining, then I'm at 7, then back, down to 4....fingers and toes crossed that I don't get a failure after making it this far.

jldad says:

2 Hours, 5 hours, 8 mins, 25 mins.... download FAIL

prmdc1 says:

Still says preparing Update for an hour now

brogersdesign says:

ok, so people are sending conflicting msgs here? if we have the GM on the ip5 of ios7, is it the same as the update released today, or should we downgrade to 6.1.4 & re-install ios7? is there any benefits to doing so, or are we fine running the GM? Thanks.

MartEvans says:

No Wi-Fi here so OTA isn't an option. iTunes said 6.1.4 was the latest then decided 7 was available. Download failed and it's back to saying 6.1.4 is the latest. Fun.

abranch352 says:

Done and working good, about 20 min ago.

jorbjorb says:

is it possible to cancel the download? i'll have to wait until i go home from work...

mclarensr says:

All set. Downloaded and installed. Looks good.

stephblack1532 says:

New to the forum, I wanted to ask someone in here directly....Are there different update times for different products...I have an iphone4, & I attempted to DL the update, but a message generated after it attempted to DL that said version not available, any ideas?

Thanks in advance, "New kid on the Block."

adamwrobinson says:

I'm currently updating mine while I get work done. Hoping it works smoothly in the next room as I'm on a looooong road trip this afternoon/night.

Sidenote: It's funny to read all the comments in succession. It looks like mass hysteria. :)

Brett50 says:

I got it right away. Beautiful!!

smccloud says:

And here are the download likes from Redmond Pie. Downloaded it that way using wget on a Linux box in under 5 minutes, iPhone 4S still says 3 hours remaining.

http://www.redmondpie.com/download-ios-7-final-ipsw-for-iphone-5-4s-4-ip...

melwan says:

Can someone confirm the build number please?

smccloud says:

Friend of mine that got it has 7.0 11A465. Same as at the link I posted :D

harle83 says:

Success! Now I just have to change my background, its larger than the screen. Wife's iPhone looks good too. Now we're trying to get the iPad 3 going. Already had one failure. Retrying and hoping it works. From what I have seen looks like most if not all my apps upgraded before the update.

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captobie says:

Downloading update... done. Processing update... done. Verifying update... after about a minute I get the message "Software update is not available at this time. Please try again later." I don't get it, I've already downloaded and processed the update, what's not available???

Sunrize70 says:

I'm getting the same thing! Grrrrr

captobie says:

Keep trying, I finally broke through and am at the black and white Apple update screen. Fingers crossed that it goes smoothly from here...

Sunrize70 says:

I turned my phone off, turned it back on and then went to install the update and now it seems to be installing. Maybe coincidence, but worth a shot. Good luck.

mwalker017 says:

Not sure if it was a fluke or not, but when the same thing happened to me I went into the privacy policy and then hit accept. It worked then. Definitely was by coincidence that it worked out though.

Josh Rouwhorst says:

I don't think it's a coincidence, I just tried the same thing with my iPad 2 and it worked.

Hammer says:

Finally success in Graham,NC - SUWEEEETNESS!

robclif4d says:

iOS 7 installs, says hello, I select my wireless network, and it fails to activate the phone (wirelessly or via iTunes). Anyone else see this?

Rob

erik162000 says:

I too, am receiving this error on both Wifi and through iTunes on my iPhone 5 (AT&T)

Daniel Mead says:

Same here. Phone wont activate. (Sprint)

johnnymac says:

yes same here. Posted down below as well. <really> not happy.

Wyatt says:

It's their server attempting to deal with multiple activations simultaneously. Keep trying till it gets through or remove the SIM card and do it via WiFi.

ARM2k5 says:

Can someone please tell me what the version number of this latest release is? Right now I have 11A4449d, I'm not sure if that's the GM already.

ktaifan says:

Now available on iTunes! 2:45pm EST

ProfessorJee says:

Downloaded on my iPad and it is working great, no Issues thus far.
Looks great

harle83 says:

Another failure on iPad 3. Got all downloaded or so we thought and while preparing update suddenly said software update not available. Should have done all 3 at same time. Will try later when the states go to bed.

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STVNSHRDJO says:

Upgrade the iTunes to 11.1, can't wait to see what happens next...

tnrambler says:

Downloaded OTA on my 4s. Start to finish in a little over an hour (I was downloading on a WiFi network with 50 meg capability). No troubles and it's running fine.

GlennRuss says:

After full download, error message states "software not available at this time. Try again later." This is the worst update system yet. Apple as usual was not prepared for this event.

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smarkow says:

I had the same error and just kept trying 5-10 times and it finally installed (or at least seems to be installing now....)

johngirolamo says:

Working great so far on iPhone 4!!

albertda says:

Apple can put a finger print sensor in a tiny hand held device but can't properly unleash a software release. Seriously, WTF?

Marauder2 says:

Any way to download the OS without plugging in your device, and when the download is done just plug it in and install?

dorante2009 says:

After successfully downloading ios7 on my iPad (4th gen), I was stuck during the verification process. It took over a dozen tries to begin installation. Waiting to see what's behind the black screen and glowing Apple icon!!!!

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ktaifan says:

"Could not activate iPhone" once past the wi-fi setup.

Telus iPhone 5

Argh.

rgm1266 says:

Is anyone else getting the "checking for updates" message continuously and nothing happening? It sits there with this message and nothing else happens.

Thanks

pistolro says:

anyone having trouble with the could not activate iphone thing and activation servers or something

johnnymac says:

also 'could not activate iPhone' stuck in land of nothing. Lovely way to have a bricked phone while traveling - won't even activate via iTunes.... POS.

pistolro says:

had this problem before, just had to wait till i get it activated

Craig Searer says:

iMessage reactivation is not working. I'm on an iPhone 4s and assuming it's because the servers are getting slammed. Anyone else running into this?

bigbuda says:

this is sooooo disappointing!!!

TransGoJobot says:

I had the issue for the last couple of hours. I got the downloads to finish a while ago, but then couldn't actually do the install. Both my iPad 3 and my mini just started to work at the same time. They are installing now as we speak!

ypwandrews says:

Mine worked great OTA; took about 9 minutes to download, then about 20 to install and reboot. Activation was painless. In my experience Apple did great with this process.

Pete M says:

I jumped in at 12:59 EST and downloaded pretty quickly. No issues with the install. One funny thing that I've noticed, though: Rene demonstrated a gesture in Mail and Messages that doesn't seem to work for me. He swiped from left to right which moved "up" a level, i.e. from a message to the list of messages. Is this gesture not enabled on the 4s, or is something I need to turn on somewhere in settings, does anyone know? Thanks!

EdsNotHere says:

works fine for me (iPhone5)

Craig Searer says:

Mine does it on the 4s. It operates the same way as the Blackberry OS. The only tip i can think of is start the swipe off screen. Try that.

Pete M says:

Ha thanks Craig. I took my case off (it was partially obstructing the screen) and tried again, making sure to swipe from off the screen, and presto, it worked.

willows3 says:

I waited over an hour and just as it was about to install it told me that the iOS software update isn't available for download. :(

mzengr says:

Same thing happened to me on my iPad 2. I turned it off, back on, then tried the install again. It's working now.

bcpalma says:

After 3 hrs of waiting, the progress bar is now showing a hint of blue! My time remaining "24 hours". Good god.

DarranP says:

If you do the OTA update and after the download it sits at "Verifying Update" then says The Update is Unavailable then just turn wifi off and try it again and it should whizz through. If not then turn wifi off, turn the device off and leave it off for 5mins, turn it back on and then re-enable wifi and start the download again and it should complete properly.

NB. If you have to result to the last method of turning off the device for 5mins then you will have to download the entire update again.

zdn1042 says:

So much things needed to be downloaded/updated. Darn, my internet is crawling. But, it will all be worth it. So excited for iOS7.

7ftRussian says:

Ok, got my iOS 7 and like it. For now it works and does well. Let's hope it holds up to its expectations. I'm running it on iPad 2 so it's not as pretty as on retina display, but still very nice and smooth. Little flat and something getting used to. I really enjoying the new animations and transitions. Web also much better for bookmarks and surfing. It's interesting how now to kill the app you have to do what HTC One does. Will see... Miss the quick post for Facebook and Twitter though.

theKHMERboy says:

since i got off work today.. 6 hours and i dont know how many tries and so much errors.. back and forth with over the air and itunes but i finally got ios 7 on my iphone 5.. so tired from this dont even really have time to play around with it.. tmw is another day

Jay Imerman says:

Interesting, it never showed up on OTA (I have 7 Beta 6), so I am downloading manually and performing via iTunes. Note that you need the new version of iTunes in order to install iOS 7 on your device. Also note that AirDrop (where you can share data wirelessly between iDevices) is only supported on iPhone 5 and later. I am not sure about AirDrop on iPads, because iOS 7 goes back to iPad 2.

Wolf847 says:

Thanks a million Tim and Apple, fantastic upgrade. Now my iPhone really looks like a "CHEAP CHINESE PHONE". The last thing all i wanted is this big shit from Apple.

Odense says:

it downloaded fine, but won't reboot? completely stuck at approx 1%? anyone know why that might be?

Robyn Staebler says:

HELP! Started the download at almost 10 hours ago. Woke up to find 1/4 of the way done. I thought it had stalled so restarted it, now it won't move on the bar....have to work today. Any suggestions? Can I can I stop the load process?