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How to Fix Unable to Check for Update iOS on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

An ideal solution for those Apple users who got an error Unable to Check for Update iOS on iPhone, iPad or iPod during OTA (Over-the-Air) update. To getting current iOS features and smooth running iDevice, then you must have the latest operating system. Typically, the Apple send a notification under the settings app, about a new iOS firmware or bug fixed update. Even though, an update alert badge icon on app comes late than regular. Here I’m giving you how to check out the firmware upgrade on iPhone, iPad, iPod manually.

The iOS 12 compatible with iPhone 5S, SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X and later all iPhones. Here’s iOS 12 supported iPad, iPod. Hope this guide you will able to download and install iOS 12. Easy to enjoy brand new iOS 12 features.

Steps to Check Software Update manually on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

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Step 1. Open up Settings app looks like Gear icon on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

Step 2.  Navigate General.

Step 3. Tap on Software Update (under the About)

iOS 11 your software is up to date Here you can see that the running Apple iDevice Software up to date or not. If your iOS is already updated, then you’ll get a screen as given above ”Your Software is up to date”.

Get fixed iOS 12 Unable to Check for Update iPhone Software

unable to check for update on iPhone using Wi-Fi ovr the air For those iOS users who addressed ‘’Unable to Check for Update iOS on iPhone, iPad’’, however, often tapping on Try again. Let’s follow us each solved troubleshooting until you resolve your issue.

Fix #1. Make Sure Wi-Fi enabled with Good signal strength

Go to Settings App – Tap on Wi-Fi and Turn Wi-Fi Off and then again ON. Wi-Fi is the best remedy to resolve an error. Hence, make sure that your iOS device connected to the high Wi-Fi network. If it’s not okay, please you should try with other Wi-Fi networks to update iOS via OTA (Wirelessly). Here’s fix iPhone WiFi Won’t Work

Fix #2. Restart your iOS device

Get here how to restart the iOS device. After tried reboot even you persist the same issue, then keep continuing next Clue. To Soft Restart: Press Sleep/Wake or Side button until you see the slide to log off on screen.

Force Restart/ Hard Reset or Reboot iPhone X/ iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone 8 Plus users:

  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 the startup Apple logo appears on the screen.

For force restart iPhone 6S and Earlier users: Press Sleep/Wake + Home button

For force restart iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus users: Press Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button Until you see the apple logo on the screen.

Fix #3. Reset Network Settings on the iOS device

Go to Settings App> Tap General > scroll down the screen to Reset > tap on Reset Network Settings. I hope, this would be work nice.

Fix #4. Change your Wi-Fi DNS settings and check again for OTA update.

Change your Wi-Fi DNS settings and check for OTA update iOS 10 iPhone 7 Plus Go to Settings > tap on Wi-Fi > Click on blue arrow icon next to your connected Wi-Fi network > tap on the “DNS field” and enter the DNS servers 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4. (Google’s public DNS) and go back for check update.

That’s it!

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So alternatively, you should use Mac/ PC to update your iOS device via iTunes, instead of OTA (iOS Over-the-Air update).

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