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Can’t Download and Install iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad? Tips to Fix the Issue

As is always the case every time the new version of iOS is deployed, millions of iPhone and iPad users rushed to switch to the public version Although many users have managed to catch the bandwagon, many of them can not download and install iOS 12 on their iPhone. So, what is holding them back?

Since I missed the bus several times in the past, I know what could be at the heart of the problem. And if you’ve been using iOS for a long time, you may already be aware of the issues. There could be several bad guys behind the secure installation of the latest iOS version. Let’s try some tried and true tips to overcome obstacles!

Could not download iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad? Discover the viable tips

Quick tips:

  • Make sure your iPhone is at least 50% powered and connected to Wi-Fi.
  • If your device does not have enough juice, connect it to a power source and try to update it.
  • If you receive an error message repeatedly even though you have checked all the requirements, it would be worthwhile to wait a few days. There is a good chance that the Apple server is too drunk to allow you to switch to iOS 12 smoothly.

Make sure your W-Fi is up to the task

If the Wi-Fi connection is weak or it is not up to scratch, you may not be able to update your iPhone smoothly. So make sure your iPhone has an appropriate Wi-Fi connection. Follow this troubleshooting guide to solve WiFi problems in iOS 12 on your iPhone.

Download iOS 12 using iTunes

Most of the time, whenever Apple publishes the public version of the new iOS, its server tends to tighten because of massive traffic. Therefore, installing the latest version of iOS through OTA (Over-the-Air Updates) is not a sensible option because it is often blocked.

If the installation of iOS 12 fails repeatedly, it would be best to take the help of iTunes to overcome this obstacle.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer using the USB cable and launch iTunes

Step 2. Now, select the device icon on the top left.

Step 3 Then click Check for updates.

Download iOS 12 using iTunes

Then click Download and update

Then follow the instructions to install the latest version of iOS as usual.

Download and install iOS 12 in recovery mode

If this trick did not work, you will need to download and install iOS 12 in recovery mode. But before trying this trick, make sure you have the last backup of your iPhone.

Step 1. Turn off your iOS device, and then connect it to your computer using the USB cable.

Now put your iPhone in recovery mode. As the process is different on the latest iPhones, follow this quick guide to do it

Step 2. After entering the recovery mode on the device, extract the message to iTunes. Click on Update.

Click Update again for download and install the official version of iOS.

Step 3. Then click Agree accept the general conditions.

Now, let the installation system settle peacefully.

That’s all!

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