When you go ahead after deciding to get the new update iOS 12 installed on your iPhone and start carrying it out over the air, you get to see a pop-up instead of available update. The pop-up says' "unable to check for Update'. Now this makes you really vexed and you have no idea what to do. However, you don't need to panic anymore because we are here to help you. We will share some tips with you that you need to try when you're unable to check for update of iOS 12 on iPhone. Let's begin without any more ado.

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4 Tips to Fix 'Unable to Check for Update" Of iOS 12

1. Check the Network Connection

When you find yourself unable to check for iOS 12 update on iPhone, primarily you need to get your network connection analyzed. Please make sure to use Wi-Fi while you updating to iOS 12 and it has to be a stable one. If you're using a Wi-Fi and still the problem occurs, we suggest you to switch to another network and try to update your device. Or you can also take any other iPhone and then check for update on it. If the other device can look for iOS 12 update, then you should go to the next tip. But if that device also fails to check for update, then ensure to connect your device with active internet.

2. Force Restart iPhone

Here is a another useful tip you can try when the error "Unable To Check For Update" appears on your device when you try to upgrade to iOS 12. Force restarting a device can be fruitful for such issue and here are the steps for the same.

If you have iPhone 6 and previous models:

Press and hold down the 'Home' and 'Sleep/Wake' buttons at the same time. Then you need to release both the buttons the moment you find the Apple logo coming on your screen.

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If you have iPhone 7 series:

Press the 'Sleep/Wake' button and the 'Volume Down' button simultaneously for nearly 10 seconds. Now, take your fingers off from the buttons when Apple logo becomes visible on the screen.

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If you have iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X:

Press and release the 'Volume Up' button quickly. Repeat this with the 'Volume Down' button. Now, keep pressing the 'Power' button until you see the Apple logo appearing on the screen.

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3. Check with Apple If There Is Any Problem with the Server

Every so often, something wrong with the Apple servers or just being too busy can make you unable to check for update when upgrading to iOS 12 or any other iOS version. Hence, this could be taken into account that servers can be the culprit when such problem arises. When Apple release a major update, a lot of people start to get it into their device as soon as possible and therefore, sometimes the servers get sown thereby raising the pop-up of "Unable To Check For Update". It is also possible that you are trying to upgrade your device when Apple is under its maintenance process.

Therefore to check if the problem lies here, you need to contact Apple . If yes, then there are problems with the server. If it is because of server problems, and you're unable to check for iOS 12 update on iPhone, we suggest you to wait and update your iPhone some other day.

4. Update iPhone to iOS 12 Using a Tool

Being unable to check for iOS 12 update on iPhone can be frustrating and what's even more frustrating is when you can't fix the problem after trying the above methods one by one. If that is the case with you, we would like to recommend you a reliable tool then. Please try iMyFone iOS System Recovery which is a professional iOS repair tool to fix all most all the problems that might occur during or after updating to iOS 12. The feature contains three different modes with the help of which one can fix various iOS issues without data loss. Also, you can use this tool to update iPhone to iOS 12 without losing any other data. Let us get to know how you can use this tool and get the device updated.

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How to Update iPhone with iMyFone iOS System Recovery

Step 1 – Start with downloading the tool in your device and launch it to begin the process. Now,you're your device connected with the PC and click on 'Standard Mode' from the main screen.

interface of iMyFone iOS system recovery

Step 2 – Hit on 'Start' button you're seeing on the screen and then put your iPhone in DFU mode by following the instructions available on the screen.

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If you don't want to or you are not able to put your device into DFU mode, you can try to put your device into Recovery mode.

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Step 3 – On successful entry to DFU mode or Recovery, your iPhone will be detected by iMyFone iOS System Recovery automatically. When the program detects your device, it will give the latest firmware iOS 12 automatically. Click on 'Download' button and the remaining part will be done by the program itself. If you want to install other signed iOS firmware, you can download it first and then click "Select it" to choose the downloaded firmware.

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Step 4 – Hit on 'Start to Fix' when the firmware is downloaded successfully. Wait for a while and then you will be able to explore the new features of iOS 12.

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