iPad is one of the awesome product of Apple that is used by most of the user. It is similar to iPhone with large screen due to which people loves playing game, sketching, watching movie and many more.

To get better experience, users keep updating their iPad to latest version of iOS. But recently some of the users complained that their iPad won’t update to the latest version available, and they are not able to figure out the issue.

iPad won't update

So, in this article, we will discuss why and how to solve iPad stuck on update issue.

Part 1: Why Won't My iPad Update?

Updating the iPad is really easy and simple but sometimes due to the unexpected minor or major problems we cannot update the iPadOS smoothly. If you can’t update your iPad, some of the possible reasons are given below: 


If your iPad mini won't update, the iPad model may not be in the iPadOS 15 supported device list.

  • iPad mini 4 and later
  • iPad Air 2 and later
  • iPad 5th generation and later
  • all iPad Pro models

Free space

If there is not enough storage space, iPad won’t install update. So check whether your device has enough available space to store the update files (generally requires 5-7 GB) or not.

In order to check space is available in the device, please go to Settings on your device > Tap General > Scroll down and choose iPad Storage. At the top of the screen, you’ll see how much storage is available on your device.

If there is insufficient free storage on your iPad, please clean up your iPadbefore updating.


Updating iPadOS requires a strong and steady network. If the cellular network or Wi-Fi connection is not stable, iPad won't update software. You may restart the Wi-Fi router or enable Airplane mode and disable to try again.

Beta installed

Device may be still on iOS 15 beta version (delete iOS beta version). If your device is working on beta version, the iPad may unable to check for update.

The server

Apple’s server may be down due to too many users is updating iPadOS. Click here to check system status. If the server is down, you may wait for a while or choose another time to update your iPad.


If your iPad has low battery, the update may stuck in middle or not proceeding. You’d better ensure that your device is at least 50% charged before update.

Part 2:  What to Do if iPad Won't Update iOS

If you are one among the people whose iPad will not update to iPadOS 15/14/13/12, there is no need to worry. Some of the proven solutions mentioned below will help you to solve the issue.

1 Delete the iOS Update and Download Again

It is better to delete the iOS update if iPad is unable to verify update. Once you have completely deleted the iPadOS update, you can again download it and see whether this time you have completed updating your device or not.

Follow the steps to delete the iOS update and download again:

  1. First go to Settings > Tap on General > [Device name] Storage.
  2. Next search iOS update from the list of the apps.
  3. Then tap on iOS updates and tap on Delete Update.
  4. Again go to Settings >> Tap on General >> Tap on Software Update >> Download latest update.

Delete iPadOS update

2 Use iTunes/Finder to Update iPad

iTunes is the default app provided by Apple for the users to perform different task. This app helps users to backup and restore all the data & available content of iDevice to computer. It also helps to update the device to latest version of iOS. You can try this method to update your device.

Steps to update iPad using iTunes:

  1. Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer to avoid any possible errors.
  2. Connect your device to your computer via USB cable.
  3. Open iTunes and select your device > Click on Summary and then click “Check for Update” > Click Download and Update button.

Use iTunes to update iPad


If your have a MacBook and it is running MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) or later, you can use Finder to update your iPad.

3Reset All Settings

Sometimes, reset all settings on your iPad will solve the issue that iPad won’t update iOS. Go ahead to Settings > General > Transfer Or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset All Settings. After clicking Reset All Settings and confirming the pop-up, your iPad will restart.

Reset all settings

4 Fix iPad Won’t Update with Professional Software

If your iPad software update failed or get error, you may need to use 3rd party tool to fix this issue. There are several 3rd party tool available in the market but iMyFone Fixppo is the best one that can easily solve your problem of not being able to update the latest iOS on iPad. It also supports latest iPadOS 15 and all iPad Models.

Key Features of iMyFone Fixppo

Step by step guide to fix iPad won't update using Fixppo:

Step 1. Download and install iMyFone Fixppo on your computer. Launch the software and connect your iPhone using USB cable. Click on “Standard Mode” to begin the process.

interface of iMyFone Fixppo iOS system recovery

Step 2. As soon as you enter next screen, it will be shown to download latest firmware to fix the error. Click on “Download” button and it will start to download the firmware.

Download the firmware

Step 3. After the firmware has finished downloading, click “Start” to fix the error of the device. In a couple of minutes you device should be in normal condition with updated iOS version.

Successfully fix iPad update not working

4 Restore Your iPad in DFU or Recovery Mode [Data Loss]

If your iPad is still unable to update, the last choice is to restore your iPad. You can put your iPhone in to DFU or Recovery Mode and make the restoring in iTunes and Finder. Just like updating your iPad.

Write in the End

You can see this article talks about the reason why iPad is not able to update to iOS 15/14/13/12/11 and even several solution which will help you to overcome this issue. Now you don't need to ask why won't my iPad update after reading this article. It is recommended to use Fixppo software as this software will update to latest iOS version after repair without any loss of data. Hit the free trial below!