iOS Update Won t install? Here Are Full Solutions

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Just recently, Apple has introduced the iOS 12.1.3 update for all its iOS users. The new update is aimed to deliver more secured, responsive and faster user experience. For this reason, the users are briskly updating their iDevices to iOS 12.1.3. But unfavorably, some of them find iOS update won t install, which has been reported in many forums. Now, if you're also one of those whose iOS update won t install, fret not! We've got your back! Today's post if specifically tailored to help you get through this situation and how to successfully get your iOS update installed. Keep reading!

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1. The Problems You May Meet When iOS Update Won't Install

First, let's get to know about what sort of problems that you may encounter when iOS update won t install. Below mentioned some of the problems that you may experience.

  • iPhone stuck on Verifying Update: Right after the iOS download gets completed, it verifies the update files and this is where you may get stuck with a pop up that reads 'Verifying update...'.
  • iPhone stuck on verifying update

  • iPhone stuck on Apple logo: You may also witness a situation where your iPhone may get stuck on Apple logo screen while rebooting.
  • iPhone stuck on Apple logo

  • iPhone stuck on black screen with spinning wheel
  • •	iPhone stuck on black screen with spinning wheel

  • iPhone stuck on installing software: The installation process seems to be never ending or isn't progressing even a bit? Well, your iOS update won t install as it got stuck.
  •  iPhone stuck on installing software

Also, you may witness other error messages that halts iOS update installation. It's now time to understand the methods that bring the odds to get through the update process, the next time.

2. What You Can Do When iOS Update Won't Install

2.1. Make Sure Your iPhone Has Enough Free Storage

The most common reason that your iOS update won t install is due to the fact that there isn't enough storage space available over your iPhone. To resolve this, you need to first check the size of update file. Then you need to ensure that enough of the storage space is available for the update file to download and then install the update. Preferably, the available space should be the double of the update file size.

  • To check update file size: navigate through into 'Settings' > 'General' > 'Software Update' > you'll get to see the file size under the iOS version.
  • check software size

  • To check iPhone storage: get into 'Settings' > 'General' > 'iPhone Storage' > you can, here, view the storage space available over your iPhone.
  • check iPhone storage

Note: In case, you find that the enough storage space isn't available, please free up the required amount of space and try initiating the update again.


2.2. Force Restart iPhone

In case you're stuck in middle and iOS update won t install or progress any further, then the next thing you can opt for is to force reboot your iPhone. Depending on the iPhone model you possess, follow the below mentioned tutorial to force reboot it.

  • For iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR/8/8 plus:

Briefly push the 'Volume up' button, followed by 'Volume down' and then keep the 'Power' button down till the time Apple logo appears on your screen.

  • For iPhone 7/7plus variants:

Grasp the 'Volume down' and 'Power' key down altogether till you witness Apple logo appearing on your screen.

  • For iPhone 6/6s or older

Grasp the 'Home' key along with the 'Power' key down till you get to see Apple logo flashing up on your screen.

force restart iPhone


2.3. Make Sure Your Wi-Fi Network Works Well

At times, when you have enough storage space available over your iPhone and still the iOS update won t install, the reason behind it could be related to the network. Therefore, ensure that you are connected to a stable and high speed internet connection (a Wi-Fi, for instance) rather than a cellular data connection.

check wifi network


2.4. Use a Tool to Update iPhone

If nothing works out and yet your iOS update won't install, you must then opt for a powerful tool to get your iOS device updated. Here we bring you a faster and far better alternative when it comes to smoothly update your iOS device to the latest version and that too, without making any harm to the data stored over your device. iMyFone Fixppo (formerly iOS System Recovery) is that powerful tool to help you update your device to the latest iOS firmware and in addition, get any of your prevailing iOS issues fixed simultaneously. Let's understand how to install iOS update using iMyFone Fixppo.

Windows version    Mac version

Step 1 – Grab your iMyFone Fixppo tool from its official website and then install it over your computer. Launch the tool and opt for 'Standard Mode'.

choose Standard Mode

Step 2 – You are then required to connect your iPhone with your PC using an authentic lightning cable and hit the 'Next' button to let the tool detect your iPhone automatically.

 connect your device to your computer

Step 3 – On the upcoming screen, the software will detect the latest iOS firmware available for your device automatically. Simply hit the 'Download' button to proceed further.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4 – As soon as the download completes, push the 'Start' button to start updating your iPhone to the most recent firmware version.

finished fixing your device

Windows version    Mac version