An error occurred while downloading iOS 17.3.1 on iPhone, iPad in 2024

If you don’t have the latest update on iOS running on the device then you have to update it with, it’s hence that many new big updates are released with a new iOS version of you know, Many times you had face problem with the message. An error occurred while downloading new iOS 14 on iPhone via Wi-Fi. So don’t be hesitate here is the best solution for this error facing thousands of folks from millions, Due to on Security or Port block issue, when you are connected with OTA(Over the Air) or through iTunes via USB lighting cable.

Note: Before update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch please take backup through iTunes or iCloud.

You need a strong Wi-Fi signal for a big iOS update. Otherwise, use your Mac Or PC and Update Via iTunes.

Why do you have to go for iOS update

After facing an error occurred while downloading the iOS 14 error message,

Security Updates, Apple ID coverage, Message, FaceTime, Purchased Ringtones issue, Batter performance on iPhone, Photos, Instant Hotspot, Camera, Apple Pay Support for the Physical and Online store, and for App crash, and more bug fixed.

Step to Resolve An Error Occurred While Downloading iOS on iPhone, iPad:

On our feedback for the suggestions on how to resolve An Error occurred while downloading iOS 15 are positive. If you also want to short out this problem try below simple steps.

#1 if you are trying to update iOS 15 using iTunes then first disable antivirus protection temporarily because the antivirus will be clock some port for receiving data from the server. After completing the download process, you can enable it for later use.

#2 Keep full changed battery before the iOS update start Because the over Wi-Fi download and setup process will take time depending on your internet connection, So as prerequisite conditions your device seems alert.

1. Reset Network Settings

Some network interruption is occurring on your iOS device, Reset the Network settings: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

2. Try with Cellular or Mobile data plan

You have more enough Cellular Data available for free to use while on update or Download iOS 14. Turn on it on iPhone, Go to the Settings > Cellular > Enable Cellular Data.

3. For Restart or Hard Reboot the Device

In most cases, the hard reboot is an instant fix problem on Download and installing a new iOS 15 update. Let’s Do, Depending on the iPhone model techniques to Hard Reset changed, Go with the below guide.

Press and Hold buttons until you see the Apple logo on Screen,

iPhone 13, 12 (Pro Max), iPhone 11 pro max, Xs Max, Xr, X/ iPhone 8 Plus/8 Plus:

  1. Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button,
  2. Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button,
  3. Press and Hold the Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.

To Start the iPhone, Again press the Side button until the startup apple logo on the screen.

iPhone 6S and Earlier: Sleep/Wake + Home button

iPhone 7/7 Plus: Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

4. Remove Downloaded Old iOS File from iPhone Storage

Re-Download iOS File on your iPhone, and Try to install. Because outdated or corrupted iOS Update file causing the issue of this kind of error. also Removing old or large incompatible file create a problem of Storage space.

  • Open the Settings app on iPhone > General > iPhone Storage > Here’s Manage Storage and Scroll to the screen then Find iOS File and Tap on it to Delete. Once you find it and deleted it, Try again to Download and Install the new iOS update on your iPhone.

5. Use Your Own Private WiFi

Public WiFi internet or Company WiFi doesn’t allow downloading and Update software on any device. For security reasons, Public WiFi providers keep blocked for this type of connection. To Update Your iPhone, recommend trying on your WiFi Network only Either home or Office.

  • Switch to Your Confidential WiFi and Try to Update

6. Try Again & Again or Try Later

Apple Server is Busy! or Down! Most of the case people suffer this kind of issues for a specific region. so you can check the Apple Server status page online on your Browser, and Wait to fix the issues. Check out the below links for Apple Server status in your Region.

Some Related Apple Services is Down in your Country

Apple System Server Status after Resolved

Apple System Server Status after Resolved

  • Here are some important links to check the Apple System Status in your Region,
  • System Status in the US: [Some Services are Down in the United States, Please wait until fix]
  • System Status in Canada:
  • System Status in France:
  • System Status in the UK:
  • System Status in India
  • use your country code after .com/ in the above link to check apple service status In your region.

7. Remove VPN if you are Using on Your iPhone

if VPN is enabled on your iPhone then Turn off the VPN or Delete VPN from your iPhone. For some security reasons, you can’t download an iOS Software update on your Device.

  • Open Settings on iPhone > General > VPN > Turn off  VPN.

8. Update using iTunes or Finder

Connect your iPhone to iTunes via lightning cable on Mac or PC. [macOS ]

Wait for Sync iPhone to iTunes, your iPhone will appear in the Device top tab, Tap on the iPhone icon and Get the iPhone detail in the large summary pane,

Another option is “Check for Update” Click on it.

Now, you can start the update process itself. First, iTunes will download the firmware file of your iOS device model and Start the installation process with no interruption like remove the device from Mac or PC.

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Still getting the same error “An error occurred while downloading iOS 14” on the way or another message when you gone for update iOS on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch wirelessly or through USB.

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Karly Wood

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