Download and Install Grayed out on iPhone and iPad

Fix iOS 12.4/12/iOS 14/13.5.1 Download and Install Grayed Out on iPhone/iPad

Wants to install a new iOS update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, but you are not alone that facing issue with Download and Install grayed out on iPhone running old iOS version. Find your stage and set the below settings to install the latest iOS version all the time.

Next to the Download iOS complete on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You will get install now button in Settings, Software Update. “Install now grayed out”. Let’s discussed all the things that should I have to do to instantly start Download and install a new iOS version on iPhone, iPad.

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Try this tips on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone X/ iPhone 8 Plus/ iPhone 8/ iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6, iPhone 6 Plus/ iPhone 5S and iPad/ iPod Touch.

Fix Download and Install Grayed Out on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Solution 1: Requirements to Start Download Software Update on iPhone/iPad

  1. Plug your iPhone to USB/lightning cable to my Mac or Power Socket: iPhone/iPad must be charged at least 50% or more. If not enough battery [Check Battery Percentage on iPhone, iPad], then keep your iPhone/iPad connected with Power Source using Original Apple lightning cable – Power Adapter to Charge quickly and start the download as soon as possible.
  2. WiFi issues, WiFi is on but no internet access. I recommend testing with Safari Browser, Open Safari App and Open website to test that the internet is running perfectly on your iPhone. Sometimes Public WiFi and Private companies Restricted from Update your iOS and Mac System while using WiFi. Use Your Personal WiFi or Home WiFi network.
  3. Force Close All Running App: One of Redditers share the experience, He Pushed Youtube Video play and Installation Starts.
  4. Restart Also Works in Most of the Case When Software is Downloaded but Install Now Button is Grayed out.
  5. Use Alternate Method, I Explained in this article at last.

Apple helps to save millions of costs from data usage used in software updates via the cellular network. So apple Disable and grayed out Download and install button on iPhone Settings app while WiFi is turned off and Cellular data option is turned on.

Turn on WiFi to Start Download and install iOS on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch from the control center.

  • Or From the iPhone Settings app. Go to the Settings app > WiFi > Turn on WiFi.
  • Again Check Software Update from Settings, Go to the Settings > General > Software Update.

Tap on Download and install to start the “Downloading process”. And Wait to complete it.

Solution 2: Everything is Fine, iPhone/iPad Screen Stuck on Software Update Screen

Hard Reboot your iPhone, iPad and Try after that. Know your iPhone model and follow the below way to hard reboot your iPhone/iPad.

  • iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS (Max), iPhone 11 (Pro Max), iPhone 8 (Plus): Quickly Press and Release Volume up and Volume down button on your iPhone, Now Only Press and Hold on iPhone Side Power button until your iPhone screen show apple logo after the black screen. Wait for turn on back.
  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus: Press and Hold Volume Up Button and Volume Down button until iPhone screen shows a black screen after apple logo. 
  • iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 6 (Plus): Press and Hold Side Power button and Home button until iPhone screen shows a black screen after apple logo.

Now “Install Now” Grayed out, What Should I have to do?

Your iPhone has not enough battery backup; New iOS software Installation must be required More than 50% battery.

Connect your iPhone to lightning cable and you will get the clickable button for “Install Now”.

  • Install Now Button is Grayed Out
    • First, Hard Reboot your iPhone.
    • Not Enough Space or Re-Download Software after Delete old iOS/iPadOS Update file from Device Storage option. Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Find iOS File > Delete Update
      • Go Back to Settings > General > Software Update > Download Latest Software Update and install.

        Stop or Remove Downloaded iOS 12 Software
        Stop or Remove Downloaded iOS Software

Alternate Method For Update Software Via Cable

macOS Catalina or latest macOS users can use Finder instead of iTunes Because Apple Removed iTunes officially. Earlier macOS and Windows users can use iTunes to update iOS/iPadOS.

Check For Update iPhone Using Finder on MacOS Catalina
Check For Update iPhone Using Finder on macOS
  1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to Mac/PC via USB Cable.
  2. Next, Unlock your Device with Passcode and Allow to Access Apple Device on Mac/PC [Tap on Trust option on iPhone Screen, if Show].
  3. Your Device will appear on Finder Sidebar/At the top on iTunes, click on it and See Device Summary page.
  4. Click on Update iPhone, That’s it.

None of the Techniques work and are you tired from all the help then schedule your appointment and get free assistance with Apple Genious bar. Before that, we can set schedule Appointments at Apple Genious bar or Report in Apple Direclty.

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