So it’s almost 11 o’clock in the evening, and having spent the last five hours attempting to update my iPad 2 to iOS 5 I think I’ve finally given up.
Twice I’ve downloaded the software and backed up all 40 or so gigs of my iPad’s hard-drive, and both attempts have culminated in failure. Adding insult to injury, the second time it happened (after a hefty download) my freshly blanked iPad went into Restore limbo.
My own particular woes are not, alas, an isolated incidence. One of the current trending topics on twitter is the sinister-sounding ‘Error 3200’, which refers to one of the most common messages folks are getting when attempting to update.
The error code (and the others from the same family like 3014 - yes, I’ve had them all) appears to refer to a routing problem going by the Apple's support page, but it’s more likely that the servers are being hammered by countless iPhone, iPod, and iPad users all desperate to get their hands on the latest OS. Just a wild guess, that one.
If you’re on the fence about whether to upgrade now, our advice is wait until tomorrow when, hopefully, everything will be running smoothly again.
If you’re one of the lucky ones then check out our extensive range of articles on how to put the new features of iOS 5 through their paces:
How to avoid exceeding your iCloud storage
How to browse Safari without leaving a trace
How to require a Password every time
How to activate Twitter and tweet
How to add custom words
How to set custom sounds
How to use AssistiveTouch
How to use multitasking gestures
How to get the most out of the Notification bar
How to mirror iPad 2 or iPhone 4S