With the promise of new features and bug fixes, many iOS users are updating to the latest iOS 16. But just as it is with any iOS update, there are many users who are experiencing some problems. The major one being the inability to install the update. You may have seen a message saying "Unable to Install Update. An error occurred Installing iOS 16".

This is not uncommon error to experience with any iOS update even the iOS 16 update since it occurs due to a huge number of iOS users trying to update to the new iOS version at the same time. Waiting for a while before trying to update again may work. But if you still face the same problem in a few hours, the following are some solutions that can help.

Do not know which one to choose? Do not worry because we will offer a comparison table for you.

Success Rate Required Time Difficulty What Can Be Fixed
iMyFone Fixppo 100% Short Easy All system/software issues
Reset Network Settings 30% Short Easy Setting-related issues
Force Restart iPhone 50% Short Easy Some software issues
Close Settings App 30% Short Easy Setting-related issues
Toggle Airplane Mode 30% Short Easy Setting-related issues
Switch to Cellular Data 30% Short Easy Setting-related issues

Part 1. Fix iOS Errors Using iMyFone Fixppo iOS System Recovery

A software issue may be interfering with your ability to update the device. If you suspect that this is the main problem, iMyFone Fixppo iOS System Recovery may be the best solution for you. The fact that the program will install the latest version of iOS on your device as it fixes the problem is an added bonus. The following are just some of its features.

  • It fixes software problems including a bricked iOS device, an unresponsive iOS device, an iOS device stuck in Recovery Mode or DFU mode.
  • It offers 3 options to fix the iOS issues: Standard Mode, Exit Recovery Mode, Advanced Mode. There will be no data loss via using Standard Mode.
  • It is compatible with the latest iOS version including iOS 16 and the latest iPhone model like iPhone 14/13/12.
  • It offers a 100% success rate for repairing and has been trusted by many famous websites.

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The following is how to use iMyFone Fixppo iOS System Recovery to get your device working normally again.

Step 1: Download and install the program to the computer and then launch it. From the main window, click on "Standard Mode" to begin.

launch the software

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and follow the instructions to put your device in DFU mode or Recovery mode.

Connect the iPhone to the computer

Step 3: Click on "Download" to download to get the suitable firmware for your device.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4: Once the firmware has been downloaded, the program will begin fixing any issues the device may be experiencing. Once the process is complete, the device will restart in normal mode.

finished fixing your device

If the normal mode won't work, try the advanced mode to fix your iPhone. But note that advanced mode will erase all the content and settings on your iOS device. In addition,  many users leave their feedback on it and you can have a check.

user feedback

Part 2. 5 Common Troubleshooting Solutions

1. Reset Network Settings

Since you do need a network connection to update your iOS, an errant network connection could be causing the problem. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings to reset the network and see if this works.

 Reset Network Settings

2. Force Restart the Device

A force restart will work to fix lots of issues you are having with your iOS device running different iOS versions including iOS 14/13/12. It is, therefore, a good option to try even when the device fails to update. Press and hold the Power and Home (Volume Down button for iPhone 7) buttons and continue to hold them until you see the Apple Logo.

 Force Restart the Device

3. Close the Settings App

If you are still having the same problem even after a force restart, try refreshing the settings app. To do this double-tap on the Home button and swipe the Settings app out of view. Try reinstalling the update again to see if it works.

 Close the Settings App

4. Toggle Airplane Mode

Because updating requires a network, toggling Airplane mode on and then off may help fix network issues you may have and allow you to update. To do this go to Settings > Airplane Mode and turn it on. Switch off the device for about 10 seconds and then turn it back on. Disable Airplane mode and then re-try the update.

 Toggle Airplane Mode

5. Turn off Wi-Fi and Switch to Cellular Data

We're not sure why but some people found that if they switched from Wi-Fi to Cellular data, the update works just fine. So try this method, it might just work for you.

 Turn off Wi-Fi and Switch to Cellular Data

Apple will release iOS update often. The best way to avoid problems with one update might be waiting for the more stable version. But if you cannot wait any more, then use iMyFone Fixppo iOS System Recovery (compatible with iOS 14/13/12/11).