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We Can Fix That: My iPhone Won’t Update

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

With Apple frequently updating the operating system for your iPhone, it’s vital to make sure you install updates right away. But if you try to update your phone and it gets stuck on the loading screen, what can you do?

4 Quick Fixes To Help Your iPhone Update

Check Your Battery

Did you know that iPhones have to be at least charged up to 50% in order to start downloading an update? This feature was added by Apple to keep your phone from accidentally turning off in the middle of an update.

The best time to install a new update is in the middle of the night while your phone is plugged into your charger, but you aren’t using it.

Make Sure Your iPhone Update Is Compatible

Unfortunately not all iPhones are compatible with new operating system updates from Apple. Right now the most current iOS is 14.3. If you’re using an iPhone 5S or older, it won’t be able to install that update.

You can find a list of compatible devices with iOS 14.3 on Apple’s website and also see the features the new iOS offers.

Declutter Your iPhone

Making sure your phone has enough storage space to support an update is simple. The most recent  iOS updates need about 5 GB of space. Check the amount of storage space you have available in your settings. If you don’t have enough, get rid of apps you no longer use, transfer photos and videos to the cloud, and delete unnecessary downloads.

Need more info on the best way to back up your phone’s data? Get started with this blog post.

Try A Soft Reset

If you try to install an update and it still gets stuck before it completely installs, trying a soft reset might help. All you need to do is hold down the power button and the volume up button until the “Slide to Power Off” option comes up on your screen.

After your phone has been turned off for a few minutes use the same process to turn it on again and you’ll see an Apple logo on the screen. Once your phone has fully turned on you can try to install the update again.

Bring Your Phone Into The Lab

Remember, not all iPhones are able to run the latest Apple operating system. If you aren’t sure if your phone is ready to update, you can always bring your phone into our iPhone experts.

The Lab is located in the heart of downtown Warsaw at 120 E. Center Street, Suite A. We’re open until 5pm Monday-Friday and until 2pm on Saturday. We love walk-ins and our certified repair technicians are always here to help, so bring in your phone now!

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