Some iPhone and iPad users do not get excited when a new update comes out, but instead, they just do not want their device to be updated. One of the primary reasons for this reluctance is that a few iPad users have faced this issue where their device get stuck while updating. These users then discuss this issue within their circle and the news spread which leads to many users expecting the same, worse result.
Matter of fact, these are rare instances, and everyone should update their device if an update is available. Leaving the updates on pending is one foolish decision as it invites more issues within the device.
Additionally, you do not have to be worried If you get stuck on updates as you can troubleshoot that issue too. Here are some of the troubleshooting techniques that you can apply in this scenario.
Restarting the device whenever in trouble has become a cliché just because it works. However, a simple restart isn’t effective when the issue is major like this one. Although, if restarting doesn’t work, you can try force restarting your iPad. Simultaneously press the sleep/wake and power button for a few seconds until the Apple logo appears on the screen. Once the force restart is finished, try updating the iPad again. It will likely be successful, but if it is not, move on to the next step.
Plug into a Wall Outlet:
Your iPad must have more than 50% battery if you are going to update it. Sometimes, your iPad gets stuck on an update even if the battery is around 70-80%. So, what you can do about it is to put your iPad on charging before updating it. It doesn’t make much sense, but it has worked for many people. Plugged in or not, all that matter is that your iPad doesn’t get stuck on updates. Try this method; if it works, great, if not, move on to the next method.
Delete the Update and Reinstall:
If you have downloaded the update but the iPad gets stuck while you are installing it then it may be due to the corrupt update. It has been the case for many users and it is nothing to be worried about. In fact, addressing it is as simple as it could get. Here are the steps that you need to follow:
1. Go to the Settings on your iPad.
2. Tap on the option General.
3. Next, hit the option iPad Storage.
4. Locate iOS (version you are updating to) in the list and tap on it. Now tap on the option Delete Update and confirm your action by tapping the option Delete.
5. Restart your device and head back to the Settings. Now download and install the update again. You won’t face any issue this time around.
Change the Wi-Fi Connection:
Possibly, your internet connection could be the reason why this problem is happening. If you have manually adjusted the Wi-Fi settings then it is possible that you could have made some mistakes that may be blocking the update to complete smoothly. In this case, just change the internet connection and see it pays off for you.
Recovery Mode or the DFU Mode:
If the iPad is stuck on the update for a long time (by long it means for an hour or so) then you can try the recovery mode or the DFU mode. First and foremost, you need to ensure that you do it right. Execution of recovery mode is comparatively easy, but the DFU mode is a bit tricky one. Executing the DFU wrongly can severe consequences and it can even make your iPad dead. So, just read the instructions for both the process properly before opting for these methods.
It is better to leave it for the engineer if you are unable to comprehend the methods for both the recovery and the DFU modes. Also, if your iPad is under warranty then the best move is to take it to an authorized store so they can assist you thoroughly. Do not do anything that you aren’t sure about as it could lead to many problems even after the update is completed.