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7 Common Problems You May Meet When Updating to iOS 11

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Gabriel Hammond

August 21, 2017 (Updated: August 4, 2020)• Filed to: iOS 11 Issues

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We are all waiting with bated breath for the release of iOS 11 but there are those who have already gone through the process of updating their devices to iOS 11 using the beta builds. These early iOS updaters have encountered some problems that while are numerous are also quite important. They are important because not only do they give Apple something to fix, they also help all those waiting for the public release something to expect.

In this article, we look at some of the most common ones so you can know what to do when you encounter them.

iOS 11 Update Issues You May Meet

1. Unable to Verify Update

It is one of the most common problems experienced when updating iOS over the air. If you try to update and you see a message on the screen saying, “An error occurred while checking for a software update” or “Unable to verify update,” you should try updating the device from another network. If updating over another network still doesn’t work, remove the update and then try again.

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2. Update Doesn’t Complete

If the update doesn’t complete or the progress bar seems to be moving very slowly, be patient as the time the update takes to complete the process will depend on the size and number of files on your device. Keep the device connected to the power source and just wait for the update to complete.

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3. Can’t Download iOS Over the Air

If you are unable to download the iOS update over the air, it is likely that you have a poor connection or the Apple servers are unreachable. Therefore, it may help to connect to another Wi-Fi network and try again. Also, delete some unnecessary files on your device to create enough room to install the update. If you have enough space and your internet connection is good enough, wait a few hours before trying again since the Apple servers might be busy.

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4. iOS 11 Update Cannot be Installed or Failed

If you try to update to iOS 11 and the update fails, there are a lot of reasons why. Early iOS 11 updates have however come up with a simple solution that fixes the issue. If it happens to you, remove the SIM card before trying to update the device again. Without the SIM card, connect the device to a Wi-Fi network and try again. This works for the beta builds although it remains to be seen if it will work on the public release.

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5. iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo with Progress Bar

If you see the Apple Logo on the device with a progress bar showing, it may be that the device is just taking too long to update the device. The easiest way to circumvent this is to wait for the progress bar to complete. Connect the device to a power source to prevent the device from running out of power while it updates.

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6. iOS Update Stuck at Update Requested

If the update is stuck at “Update Requested” you may need to remove the update and try the update again. To do that go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage. Tap “Manage Storage” and find the iOS update in the list of apps. Tap on it and delete it. Then try to download it again.

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7. iPhone/iPad Software Update Server Could Not be Contacted

if you see a message saying the update server could not be contacted, you can try updating the device via iTunes. It is also likely that the Apple Servers re overwhelmed with too many people trying to update their devices. In this case, it may be a good idea to wait.

Professional Tool to Fix Various iOS Issues

If all of these issues and others remain persistent, you may need to fix the system using a professional tool designed to get your device working normally again. One of the best tools is iMyFone iOS System Recovery. It is easy to use and effective in fixing just about any issue you may be facing with your device including a device stuck in DFU mode, recovery mode, the Apple Logo, the black/white screen and a device that simply not work normally. It is quite easy to use with three distinct modes each designed to fix problems with your device.

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The following is a step by step guide to help you fix any problems using iMyFone iOS System Recovery.

Step 1: Install the program on your computer and then launch it. You should see three modes. But before we select one, connect the device to the computer using USB cable. With the device connected, select the Standard Mode.

interface of iMyFone iOS system recovery

Step 2: You will then be required toputt your device in DFU mode. Click “Start” to begin a count down and then follow the instructions to put the device in DFU mode. If it fails to go into DFU mode, put the device in recovery mode. The program will guide you on how to do that.

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Step 3: Once the device is in DFU or recovery mode, you will need to download the latest firmware for the device. Click “Download” to do this.

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Step 4: When the download is complete, click “Start Fix” and the program will begin to fix the device immediately. When the process is complete, the device will be back to normal.

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If the Standard Mode fails to work, you may need to work with Advanced Mode. This mode is reserved for the most severe of problems. It may cause total data loss on your device but it will work to fix the issue. To use it, connect the device and then select “Advanced Mode” from the main window. The rest of the steps are the same as the Standard Mode. Put the device in DFU mode, download the firmware and the device will be fixed. Hopefully, the device will be back to normal after this process.

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