How to fix iPhone XS Max/XS That Won’t Update Apps and iOS: Fixed

Your iPhone XS Max/ iPhone XS not updating pending Apps update from the App Store. It’s really hard to identify the problems behind it. Here are the most helpful and working troubleshooting tips that we must follow to short out a problem without waste time. iOS and Apps Update has required sometimes it’s necessary to do. But if you failed and causing issues, Then you are at the right place. Just follow my guide and do your job.

Normally when you are unable to update the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max then the problem is quite big, it can be caused due to the malware that attacked your iPhone. While surfing on un-trusted websites, we give the entry to malware in our device, and lastly, it ruins the whole system. That’s why we suggest you visit only trusted sites and only download the applications from the App Store or else you will be stuck in such controversies.

Nevertheless, without wasting much time we will directly fix the iPhone XS Max Won’t update and iPhone XS Won’t update.

Now We Will See How to fix iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max won’t update,

Fix 1: WiFi is Required

Apple set for all Apple device is that: Wi-Fi must turn on, Apps Won’t download on Wi-Fi and you have a cellular data only on other devices, check out How to update and Download iOS and Apps Using personal hotspot.

Slow Wi-Fi getting stuck downloading process: in this situation, your App or iOS updating job is really time-consuming and longer then you expect.

You don’t have a good internet connection, then Wait and Start after check WiFi internet speed using best Internet Speed test apps for iPhone.


Fix 2: Check Available Free Storage

Download installation file from the internet to the local device required enough space. So apple Gives the option for quickly release large space at once. That’s offload apps or Enable Photo library under iPhone storage options.

Go to the Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Offload Unused Apps. And iCloud Photos in a single tap.

offload Unused apps on iPhone for install Apps Update and iOS Update on iPhone XS Max XS and XR
offload Unused apps on iPhone for install Apps Update and iOS Update on iPhone XS Max XS and XR

Fix 3: Update iOS Using iTunes

There are some situations where you are unable to update the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS such as,

  • The screen is displaying Connect to iTunes.
  • iTunes is unable to identify your iPhone, or sometimes it says your iPhone is in recovery mode.
  • The iPhone screen stuck on Apple logo with zero progress on the progress bar.

Step #1: Firstly, update the iTunes in your PC or Mac.

Step #2: Connect the iPhone to PC and then only launch “iTunes”.

Step #3: Next, you need to force reboot the iPhone, but one thing keep in mind that you don’t have to release the buttons until connect to iTunes screen displays. Even don’t release the buttons on Apple logo.

Now force restart the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max,

Step #4: Press and release the Volume Up button.

Step #5: Press and release the Volume Down button.

Step #6: Hold the Power button until you see the screen showing connect to iTunes in your iPhone.

Step #7: You will see two options in the iTunes on your computer, Restore and Update. Select “Update”.

Step #8: Meanwhile iTunes will reinstall the iOS software in your iPhone without removing the data stored in iPhone. In case if it takes over 15 minutes or your iPhone exits that connect to iTunes display, then you have to follow the same above steps 3-7.

Step #9: Once the updating of the device gets completed you can set up your iPhone as usual by following on-screen instructions.


Fix 4: Stop Multiple Apps Update at Once

On iPhone/iPad, App Store has an option to update all the apps at once. So People are intestinally and accidentally updating all the apps at once. But it’s wrong; you need to wait too much for the open app.

  • You can stop the app from updating on App Store.
  • Or Using 3D Touch: Touch and Hold on App icon from home screen, Select Prioritize Download. (the Requested app will download fist at that moment)
Proritize Download on iPhone XS max iPhone XS and iPhone XR
Proritize Download on iPhone XS max iPhone XS and iPhone XR

Fix 5: Push and Restart The App Download

Stop all the app updates at once and so might be your App icon looks like that is stuck on downloading process.


Fix 6: After Update App, App Didn’t Show Changes

Force close app after update from the app store. Swipe finger from top to up and lift up a finger when you see all the apps in apps switcher screen. Now, Swipe up the particular app to Force close app from background.

Apple Marking with a Blue dot in front of the app name of your iPhone’s home screen if the app is not opened after update at least one time. After that Blue dot will be gone.

So if the above solution doesn’t help you out then you can contact for Apple Support to reliable guidance on iPhone XS Max/XS That Won’t Update Apps and iOS.

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