iOS 12/11.4/11.3 Update Doesn’t Complete? Here Are 3 Solutions

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If you have tried to update your device over the air to iOS 12/11.4/11.3 and the process has failed, there are several reasons why. The most common ones are a lack of adequate storage on the device, you are unable to reach the Apple servers or your device doesn't have enough power. Since these reasons are simple enough, the solutions are also quite simple as well. But sometimes, the update can be so problematic that no matter what you do you still can't update the device.

If your iOS 12/11.4/11.3 update doesn't complete for one reason or another, this article will offer you solutions that are tailor-made to help you fix the issue once and for all.

3 Ways to Fix iOS 12/11.4/11.3 Update Doesn't Complete Problem

Basic Troubleshooting Options

Sometimes all your device needs is a little tweaking to get it to respond the way you want it to. The following are just some of the simplest troubleshooting steps you can take to try and get the iOS 12/11.4/11.3 update completed.

  • Check that you are connected to a strong enough Wi-Fi network. The simplest way to do so is to open a web page in Safari and see how long it takes to load. If you are not, choose another network.
  • Make sure that your device has adequate power. If not, connect the device to a power source before attempting to update.
  • Check to make sure that you have adequate storage space on the device to enable the update. You can delete some unnecessary files to make room.

Force Restart the iPhone

If you've done all the above and your update still won't complete, try forcing a restart. To do that, hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Volume (for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus) or Home (for iPhone 6 and earlier) until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Force Restart the iPhone

Try Fixing the System using a Third-Party Tool (iOS 12 Supported)

If a forced restart fails to fix the problem, you may have a corrupt iOS firmware or the update itself might be corrupt. In this case, you may require the services of a third-party tool like iMyFone iOS System Recovery to get the update working again. This program is designed to fix any iOS issue including and not limited to a device that is stuck in recovery mode, one that is stuck in DFU mode or a device that simply won't start.

Because of this quality iMyFone iOS System Recovery may be the ideal solution to help you get to the bottom of this particular problem. To use it, you first need to download the program to your computer and then follow these very simple steps.

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Step 1: Launch Fix iOS System on your computer and then connect the iPhone using USB cables. On the main window, there are 3 modes to choose from. Select the Standard Mode.

Select the Standard Mode

Step 2: You will then need to either put your device in DFU mode or recovery mode before the process can begin. Click “Start” to begin the countdown and then follow the instructions on the screen to put the device in DFU mode. If you can't put the device in DFU mode, try putting it in recovery mode.

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Step 3: Next, you will need to download the latest version of iOS for your device to continue. The program has already matched the device with the firmware, all you have to do is click “Download.”

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Step 4: Once the download is complete, the program will commence fixing any issues on the device. The whole process will not take too long and the device will restart in normal mode soon after with the latest version of iOS already installed.

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