One of the most common problems with the iOS 11.3 update is that is simply just freezes or hangs and can’t install properly. Those who have encountered this problem say that it can happen even after several attempts and even when they use iTunes to update the device. Some have even gone as far as going back to iOS 11.2.6 and re-installing the update but the process still persists.

If this sounds like something you may be going through, worry not. We have a few solutions that could fix iOS 11.3 update failed problem. Read on for comprehensive solutions.

Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode and Restore it

Putting your device in recovery mode can help you fix this problem once and for all. The following is a simple step by step solution to help you put your device in recovery mode and then restore it.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer (ensure you are using the latest version of iTunes) and then connect the iPhone to the computer.

Step 2: Force restart the device by holding the Sleep/Wake and the Home (Volume for iPhone 7) buttons together but don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple Logo, keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen.

Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode

Step 3: You should see a message in iTunes asking you to “Restore” or “Update” the device. choose “Restore” and iTunes will restore the device from the latest backup and hopefully fix the problem.

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Use a Third-Party Tool to Fix iOS 11.3 Update Failed Issue

If putting the device in recovery mode fails to work, you may need the services of a specialized recovery program to help you get the device working again. One of the best solutions to help fix any iOS issue you may be facing is iMyFone iOS system recovery. The software is designed to help an iOS device user overcome any issue they may be facing including a device that is stuck in recovery mode, one that is stuck in DFU mode, a device that is stuck on the Apple Logo, the black/white screen and even a bricked device.

Key Features:

  • Fix iOS issues like device being stuck on white screen/black screen/Apple logo/DFU mode, restarting loops, bricked iOS devices, freezing screen, not turning on and more.
  • Exit recovery mode with one click.

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It is quite easy to use and comes with three modes, each useful depending on the severity of the issue the device encounters. You can try the standard mode firstly. If the standard mode won't work, try to use the Advanced Mode. The following is a simple step by step solution on how to do it.

How to Use the Standard Mode to Fix the Problem

Step 1: Install the program on your computer and then launch it. Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and from the main window, choose the Standard Mode.

choose the Standard Mode

Step 2: To fix the device, you will have to put it in DFU mode. Click “Start” to begin and the program will guide you on how to put the device in DFU mode. If you go through the process and the device is not in DFU mode, you can try putting it in Recovery mode.

 put your device in DFU mode

Step 3: The next step is to download the latest firmware for your device. Click “Download” and the process will begin to download immediately.

download the latest firmware

Step 4: The program will begin to repair process almost immediately. The process will take just a few minutes and your device should be back to normal.

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It May Also be your SIM-Card

iMore suggests that removing the SIM card might mitigate the problem. Try removing the SIM card before updating the software. But you can’t do this out of Wi-Fi range because you may not be able to download the update using a data network.

SIM card might mitigate the problem