Troubleshooting Common Issues During iOS Update on Mac
Updating your iOS device can be a nerve-wracking experience. It could take a while to download and install, which means there’s ample opportunity for something to go wrong. In this guide, we’ll go over some common issues you might face when updating your iOS device on a Mac. We’ll also provide troubleshooting tips so you can resolve these issues and get your device updated.
1. Slow download speed.
If your iOS update download is taking too long, try to pause and resume the download. To do this, click the pause icon on the download bar in the App Store, then click the icon again to resume. If that fails, try resetting your network settings in System Preferences. This will reset your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings, so you’ll need to reconnect to your networks afterward.
2. Unable to install the iOS update.
If you’re having trouble installing the iOS update after it’s downloaded, make sure you have enough storage space on your device. If you don’t, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and clear out some space. You should also plug your device into a power source and ensure your Wi-Fi connection is stable. If all else fails, you can try updating your device via iTunes on your Mac.
3. Stuck on the Apple logo screen.
If your iOS device gets stuck on the Apple logo screen during the update, try restarting your device. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you see the “slide to power off” message. Then, slide the switch to power off your device. Wait for a few seconds before holding the Sleep/Wake button again to restart your device.
4. Unable to connect to Wi-Fi during the update.
If you’re having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi during the iOS update, restart your device and your Wi-Fi router. If that fails, try resetting your network settings in System Preferences. Alternatively, try updating your iOS device via iTunes on your Mac.
5. Update failed, error message displayed.
If you see an error message during the iOS update, don’t panic! Sometimes, errors occur during the update process, and you’ll need to troubleshoot them. The first thing you should do is restart your device and try the update again. If that doesn’t work, try updating your iOS device via iTunes on your Mac. You should also check to see if your device is eligible for the update. Sometimes, older devices are not compatible with the latest iOS version.
If you’re still stuck, try putting your device into Recovery Mode and using iTunes to update it. To do this, connect your device to your Mac and open iTunes. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button until the device enters Recovery Mode. You should see the iTunes logo on your device’s screen. Follow the instructions on iTunes to update your device.
Updating your iOS device on a Mac doesn’t have to be stressful. By following these troubleshooting tips, you can ensure a smooth and successful update.