iOS 14 Estimating Time Remaining on iPhone 12, XR, 11 Pro Max, XS Max/XS/X/8/7/6S/6/SE/5S: Here’s fix

Last Updated on Oct 20, 2020

Apple iOS 14 and its sub-version iOS 14 available to download and install on the compatible device. Some of the user-facing error (Stuck on Update Requested, Verifying, Stuck on “Estimating Time Remaining” etc) while attempting to update, or attempting to download the latest iOS and install the iOS update. That’s why Unable to download the 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 a 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, the Apple server receives a vast spike and update requests in the parallel queue. After confirming the terms and Conditions agree then Your OTA (over-the-air) iOS updates stuck at the update requested.

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It’s a common problem on the day of release. iOS 14 compatible Device: Apple iPhone 12, Pro Max,11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS Max, XS, XR,X, 88 Plus, 77 Plus6S6S Plus.

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 14) released with the latest features.

Solution 1: Is Update Requested Page is Time Consuming?

Yes, You are updating your iPhone and iPad with fill up Gigabytes of Data, And Apple is serving the update service in free without data loss. Honestly, I am speaking that, it will take time Because Your Device is Preparing for the Update in this stage. According to my experience, it will take time 15 to 25 Minutes max, Approximately. If you are waiting still after the over-limit duration that follows the other troubleshooting steps given in this article.

  1. Most of the Case People don’t know the Device updation process will be handled only on a WiFi connection. Any if it has not proper connectivity then you should wait longer. If you agree with the WiFi is okay then follow the next point.
  2. Not Enough Space [Required At least 5GBs of Free Storage], Let’s Quickly check in to, Settings app > General > About > Available. if you have then followed the next point. [Free Up Storage on iPhone]
  3. Stuck Something with a Software bug. Try hard Reboot. [Solution 2 in this article] and After turned on, Try Again.
  4. Manually update Using iTunes or Finder on Mac/PC [Solution 4 in this Article]
  5. Wait it out. [Because of Busy Apple Server after Sudden announcement and Under Maintenance that we can check in your Browser].
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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 the Side Button until you see the Black Screen on iPhone. To Start the iPhone, Again press the 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 the 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 the software update

  • Step #1. Open up the 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 14 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.
  • Make sure your device connected to the fast Wi-Fi connection. Due to the high demand to download major iOS update, mostly slow wi-fi users often gets stuck updated requested error.
  • You should wait for 3 days or more after the available latest update or move with your iPhone to access a faster wi-fi network.

Full Latest Video Fix iOS 14 Update Problems: iOS 14 stuck on update requested

Full Guide Video on How to Upgrade Your iPhone to iOS 14

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

In your Region, Apple Server is too busy and Overloaded. try to install a new software update using iTunes on Mac/PC. Here are the simple steps to install New Software Update iOS 14 on iPhone.

  1. Open iTunes on Mac/PC.
  2. Connect your iPhone to Mac/PC using an 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 the 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: Wi-Fi not Working or Slow Internet Speed

Disable or Enable WiFi on iPhone from the Settings App or with the Control center (Swipe up finger on Screen and Tap on WiFi icon). Or Go to the Settings > Tap Wi-Fi > Turn Wi-Fi toggle ON/Green.

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 #6. 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 #7: iOS 14 Software Update Failed

Anyhow, Download not started and irritating the things that are happening on install iOS 14 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,

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Sit back and enjoy it! It will faster than the OTA update, and without any error, we can install iOS 14 or later iOS versions.

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