Guide to Fix Can’t Download iOS 11 Over the Air Issue on iPhone

With a little over a month until the release of iOS 11 to the public, you may be wondering what problems you will experience with the update. After all, iOS 10 was no walk in the part during its release. Once of the more prevalent problems users faced with iOS 10 was failure to update over the air. It is therefore not surprising that some people are facing the same problem updating iOS 11 beta over the air.

The reasons for this issue are varied and include poor connection, lack of enough space on the device and even failure to communicate with Apple Servers. The solutions are also jut as varied. In this article, we are going to be looking at a few of the most effective ones.

3 Solutions to Fix Can’t Download iOS 11 Over the Air Issue on iPhone

Basic Troubleshooting

Before you move on to more specialized solutions, check the following on your device.

  • Make sure that the Wi-Fi network you are connected to is strong enough but also that is doesn’t filter out or block connection to Apple Servers.
  • Free up space on your device by getting rid of some unnecessary files from your device
  • Make sure that your device is at least 50% charged or better yet, connect it to a power source.

Force Restart the iPhone

If you have done all that but you are still experiencing issues with the update, you should try to force restart the device. This is a simple yet highly effective solution. To do it simply hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home Button or the Volume button for iPhone 7 until you see the Apple Logo.

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Remove the Download and Update Again

If you are still unable to update the device even after a forced restart, it is very likely that the update itself may be corrupt. In this case, the best solution is to remove the update and download is again.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage and then tap “Manage Storage.”

Step 2: From the list of apps you see, find the iOS update.

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Step 3: Tap on the iOS update and then tap “Delete”.

Step 4: Now go to Settings > General > Software Update and download the update again to see if the installation will be completed this time.

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If this issue remains persistent, you may want to update the device via iTunes instead.