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iOS 13 Update Stuck at ‘Update Requested’ on iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/X/8/7/6S/6/SE/5S: Here’s fix

Unable to download new iOS on your iPhone for OTA update, Download status showing Update requested. And continue appearing this message. This is the usual stage before download starts, but technically apple set this message because of getting little more wait for the device that is requesting for New iOS download under Software update on iPhone, iPad settings app. Why iPhone showing “Update stuck at update requested..” Message or ios update stuck on estimating time remaining? New iOS always release WorldWide at the same time. Apparently, Apple server receives vast spike and update request in the parallel queue. After confirming the terms and Conditions agree then Your OTA (over-the-air) iOS updates stuck at update requested.

It’s a common problem on the day of release. iOS 13 compatible Device: iPhone XS Max, XS, XR,X, 88 Plus, 77 Plus6S6S Plus.


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So can’t download iOS on your iDevice (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch). So here’s what should you do to get rid of phone stuck or in a loop on update requested – Unable to start download iOS.

Reasons to be considered and fix Update Stuck at update requested…, in iOS: iPhone, iPad

Make sure the latest iOS version is (iOS 13) released with the latest features.

Solution #1: Wi-Fi not Working or Slow Internet Speed

Disable or Enable WiFi on iPhone from Settings or Control center (Swipe up finger on Screen and Tap on WiFi icon). Or Go to the Settings > WiFi.

2 WiFi on iPhone settings Disable WiFi and Enable WiFi.

3 Enable Disable WiFi on iPhone in iOS 11 Also, Reset Network Settings, Go to the Settings App on iPhone > General > Reset.

1 Reset Network Settings on iPhone in iOS 11 Under Reset > Tap on Reset Network Settings

Solution #2: Hard Reset Your Apple iPhone

For iPhone 8 Plus/8 Plus/ iPhone X/ XS Max/ XS/ XR users: [You can also watch a video given below]

  1. Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button,
  2. Next, Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button,
  3. After that, only Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on iPhone Screen. To Start the iPhone, Again press Side button until the startup apple logo on the screen.

Force Restart iPhone XS max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR when Face id disabled

  • For iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus users: Press and Hold Sleep/Wake + Volume down button at the same time until appearing Apple logo
  • For Hard Reset (iPhone 6S/6S Plus and Earlier model): Press and Hold Sleep/Wake button and Home button for 20 seconds until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Solution #3. You Should Delete The Software Update

In case of you hard reset your Apple iPhone and unluckily it still gets stuck on Update Requested, then follow my steps to delete software update

  • Step #1. Open up Settings App
  • Step #2. Tap General
  • Step #3. Tap iPhone Storage and next delete the iOS update from your iPhone. hope, on your phone screen, the update will appear on this menu as the version of the software update.

    Delete Downloaded iOS software from iPhone and iPad settings to fix Error
    Delete Downloaded iOS software from iPhone and iPad settings to fix Error
  • Step #4. Tap Software update [iOS 13 Beta..], and then tap Delete Update.

Now go back to open up Settings App -> Tap General -> Tap Software Update and try to download and install the update again.

Solution 4: Do Software Update Using iTunes on Mac and PC

In your Region, Apple Server is too busy and Overloaded. try to install new software update using iTunes on Mac/PC. Here are the simple steps to install New Software Update iOS 13 on iPhone.

  1. Open iTunes on Mac/PC.
  2. Connect your iPhone to Mac/PC using original lightning cable.
  3. Now Unlock the device and Pair iPhone successfully with Mac/PC. So allow trust on the device when the popup appears on the iPhone screen.
  4. Next, click on the iPhone icon on the iTunes window. this will open the iPhone summary page,
  5. On iPhone summary, you will find two buttons for update and restore.
  6. Go with the Update iPhone button. So iTunes will download the latest iOS update first on Mac/PC. after installation will start automatically.
  7. Complete the installation and wait for it.

Solution #5. Perform DFU Restore

  • Some of the reddit users say that iPhone gets stuck on Update Requested, they got solved with performing a DFU restore,
  • in this process, it will erase and reload all the data on your iPhone and update it to the latest version of iOS.
  • if you have no idea how to do that, don’t worry, try out this complete guide to DFU restores to learn how to put your Apple iPhone into DFU mode!

Solution #6: iOS 13 Software Update Failed

Anyhow, Download not started and irritating the things that are happening on install iOS 13 Try alternate installation solution, Install iOS using iTunes on iPhone, iPad. Or Try clean install by Download Latest Firmware for iPhone ipsw, iPad ipsw or iPod Touch ipsw.

Connect your iPhone to iTunes via lightning cable, Put iPhone into DFU mode and Browse .ipsw file and restore iPhone. Also Gettings error on installation,

Sit back and enjoy! It will faster than OTA update, and without any error, we can install iOS 13 or later iOS version.

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