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My iPhone Won't Update, How to Fix It?

A latest iPhone software update has been released by Apple for some time, and you might have tried to update your iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/5s/SE to experience the new features of the latest version of iOS. However, it turns out that your iPhone won't update! No matter how many times you have tried, you always receive the error message or see the updating process simply pauses. Well, don't worry, here in this article you might find out the effective and simple guides to fix your iPhone won't update issue. Just read on to check it out.

Part 1. Tips to Fix iPhone Won't Update Issue

Part 2. Fix iPhone Won't Update Issue by Restoring iPhone with iTunes

Part 3. Best Solution to Fix iPhone Won't Update Issue without Data Lost (Recommended)

Part 1. Tips to Fix iPhone Won't Update Issue

1. Reboot Your iPhone First

Usually, restart your iPhone can repair some common issues, including the update issue. To reboot your iPhone, you can follow the steps as below:

- Simply press and hold the Power button till you can see the "Slide to Power Off" slider on iPhone's screen.

- Swipe the slider from left to right with your finger to turn off your iPhone.

- After your iPhone has been turned off, simply turn on it again by long press the Power button till you your iPhone reboots successfully.

reboot iphone to fix iphone won't update issue

2. Ensure Your iPhone Has Enough Free Space

To update your iPhone, your iPhone needs enough storage space to store the software update file. Generally speaking, iOS updates require 750 - 800 megabytes (MB) of free storage space so that they can be downloaded and installed on your iOS device. (1024 MB = 1 GB)

To check how much space is available on your iPhone, you can follow the steps as below:

- Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage on your iPhone.

- On the iPhone Storage page, you can see how much storage space is available and how much space has been used on your iPhone. Then you can judge that if you have enough space for update, and usually more than 1 GB free space is enough.

check iphone free space

Part 2. Fix iPhone Won't Update Issue by Restoring iPhone with iTunes

If your iPhone still cannot update after rebooting your iPhone and checking the free space on your iPhone, it's time to restore your iPhone with iTunes to fix this problem. And please make sure you have created a backup of your iPhone before restoring, because restoring iPhone with iTunes to fix the issue will erase all data and settings on your iDevice.

Here is how to restore your iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable and iTunes might automatically launch on PC. If not, just run it manually. And please ensure you have installed the latest iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Once you have entered iTunes window, click the iPhone icon on the top to bring a new window.

Step 3. Click the Restore iPhone option on the right panel of the window.

Step 4. On a pop-up window, simply confirm that you want to restore your iPhone. Then iTunes might download the latest iOS version, erase all data and settings on your iPhone, and install the updated iOS firmware on your iPhone. Thus you have fixed your iPhone won't update issue with a latest iOS.

fix iphone won't update issue via itunes

Part 3. Best Solution to Fix iPhone Won't Update Issue without Data Lost (Recommended)

If you have not made a backup that contains all important data you want to fix iPhone won't update issue by restoring iPhone with iTunes, or you are not familiar with iTunes, or you are worried about losing data unexpectedly, you can totally rely on a professional third-party tool - iOS System Recovery.

With this powerful software, you can easily fix all types of system problems on iPhone/iPad/iPod without the risk of data lost. Recoverable system problems on iOS device include that iPhone stuck on Apple logo, iPhone stuck on recovery mode, iPhone Error 1/3/6/27/56, iPhone blue/red/black/white screen of death and etc.

Here is the download link as blow so that you can download the software on your computer free and then follow the guide provided here to fix your iPhone won't update issue step by step on your own.

Here is how to fix:

Step 1. Run the installed software on your computer and make your iPhone linked to PC with a USB cable. Then you might switch to "More tool" > "iOS System Recovery" on the interface.

ios system recovery main interface

Step 2. After selecting the mode, the software might detect the problem of the connected iPhone, and show the issues that your iPhone might have, like Stuck on Apple logo, Recovery mode, iPhone won't update, iPhone Error 27 and etc. Simply hit the "Start" option to go on.

prepare to repair iphone won't update issue

Step 3. Then you might check if the information of your iPhone is right or not. If yes, hit the "Repair" option to begin the fixing process. If not, select the right one and then hit the "Repair" option to fix your iPhone.

To fix your iPhone, the software will detect your iPhone's current iOS version, and then download and install the latest one on your device.

begin to repair iphone won't update issue

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