iOS 11, iOS 11.2 Software Update Failed on iPhone, iPad: Here’s fix

Apple rolled out new iOS for upcoming smart iPhone and Existing iPhone and iPad compatible with iOS 11. And it’s not final Apple may surprise all iOS users with amazing new features anytime by serially releasing new iOS versions are iOS 11.2/ iOS 11.1.2/ iOS 11.1.1/ iOS 11.0.1/11.0.2/iOS 11.0.3/iOS 11.1 or iOS 11.x. And not every time you got update iOS successfully on the first attempt. Sometimes you will get software update failed An error occurred downloading iOS 11 in a popup with Close and Settings options. Mostly, While we are trying to update iOS over-the-air (OTA).

Screen stuck and won’t go to the iOS installing screen (Black screen with Apple logo).

software update Failed iOS 11

iOS 11 install on iPhone, iPad process is same like we used in the past for iOS 10 or earlier on iPhone 8/ 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone SE/ 5S.

1 Software Update Failed iOS 11 or iOS 11.x and later See the Below Screen: “Stuck on Unable to Verify Update“: iOS 11.2 Failed Verification because you are no longer connected to the internet. After I have a proper high-speed internet connection.

Solutions that fixed iOS 11 software update failed on iPhone, iPad

1st: Restart or Hard Reboot and Try again

Apple ID authentication required (using different Apple ID for iCloud and App Store or any other reasons). But authentication login box not appearing on screen. To re-fit it, Restart or  Reboot required.

To Restart: Press & hold Sleep/ Wake until apple logo on screen,

To Force Restart Or Hard Reboot: [Worked on 95% Cases]

iPhone 8 Plus/8 Plus/iPhone X:

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

To Start iPhone, Again press Side button until startup apple logo on the screen. iPhone 7/7: Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button until you see the white apple logo o the screen. iPhone 6S and Earlier: Sleep/Wake + Home button until you see the apple logo on iPhone.

2nd: Try after some time or try again at the same time

Maybe It’s a temporary problem because of Apple service down in your region. 

Check Apple service in your region.

Are you developer: Check System Status

Some of the regions may affect the heavy load on the server due to millions of update request in short duration just after the release time or announcement. (Bypass this problem by choosing alternate techniques for update iOS 11 using iTunes)

Popup message appears with settings and Close button.

Select “Close” button to exit from the screen and re-try.

3rd: Update using iTunes, Download iOS 11 and Update

Get latest (Last) version of ipsw file,

Save on your local drive for clean install after backup iPhone.

#1: Open iTunes on Mac or PC.

#2: Connect iPhone via lightening cable to iTunes on Mac or PC.

#3: Go to iPhone summary tab and Find Restore iPhone button. Press Alt/ Option key from Keyboard + Restore iPhone button from Mac.

For Windows Shift Key and Press Restore iPhone button.

#4: Wait for the complete installation setup, Next to the installation restore old backup for overwriting default settings and Data files.

4th: Free up space on iOS 11

Save installation file on iPhone first then update over the air. Depends on require new space on iDevice you can take below actions,

  • Clear Documents and Data for the specific app
  • Delete unwanted and unused iOS app, Press and hold on an app icon until jiggle, Tap on the cross mark to delete the app.
  • Delete large video file or Photos. (Must delete all Media file from recently delete folder)
  • Find relevant settings for Optimize storage under Photos & Camera.

Above are the essential troubleshooting tips for iOS 11 software update Failed over the Air (Using WiFi – OTP). Don’t miss to share your experience with us by folioing tips give here.