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[Solved] iOS 12 Update Stuck on Preparing & Installation

"iOS 12 beta 3 update got stuck on the progress bar. Waited for an hour. Pressed home and it said iPhone will restart once update is done. Then 20 more mins and nothing happened. Then I just reset the phone and it came back on. Scary moment. All is well. Phone is quick"

Obviously, this user is patient and lucky enough to solve iOS 12 update stuck problem finally by just resetting the iPhone. If your iPhone fails to verify the iOS 12 update, won't download iOS 12 or won't complete the iOS 12 installation, you probably won't be willing to spend an hour on waiting. So, this overall guide will do you a favor to solve iOS 12 update stuck issues just in time.

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To make iOS 12 update successful, the first two things you should check is to make sure that the available iPhone storage is larger than the iOS 12 software size to fully download iOS 12 setup, and the WiFi connection is stable and strong enough during the update. Otherwise, iOS 12 update will be stuck on checking for update in the first step.

How to Solve iOS 12 Update Stuck Problems:
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iPhone stuck on update compeleted after iOS 12 update >>

iOS 12 Stuck on Update Requested - Solved

When you tap on the "download" or "update" button, you will see "Update requested…" and then you are able to download the update. However, iPhone stuck on update requested happens occasionally to not allow you to download the iOS update file at all. To fix this, you may try:

Solution 1. Hard Reset Your iPhone
* iPhone 6S and earlier: Press and hold the Home button and the power button at the same time until your iPhone turns off and the Apple logo appears on the screen.
* iPhone 7 & iPhone 8: Simultaneously press and hold the power button and the volume button until your iPhone shut downs and the Apple logo flashes onto the center of the screen.
* iPhone X: Press the volume up button, then the volume down button, then press and hold the side button as your iPhone shuts down and the Apple logo appears.

Solution 2. Reset Your Network Settings
Launch Settings app > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings > reconnect to your WiFi networks and then try again.

Solution 3. Turn On Airplane Mode and Then Turn It Off

iOS 12 Stuck on Update Requested

iPhone Stuck on Verifying iOS 12 Update - Solved

When a new iOS update is launched, there are numbers of users trying to install it which makes Apple servers congested and also iOS 12 verifying update take time. Also, iOS 12 stuck on verifying update because the WiFi connection is weak and there is not enough storage space. So, make sure these two factors are not the real reasons.

iPhone stuck on verifying iOS 12 update is really a small problem that can be tackled easily. You can try these methods:

Solution 1. Press the power on/off button to lock your iPhone when it is stuck on verifying update message. Wait for a few minutes and then unlock your iPhone > visit Settings > hit General to update the software again. You may need to try several times of this till the iPhone verifying update process is completed.

Solution 2. Force restart your iPhone and then update the iOS 12 again.

iPhone Stuck on Verifying Update

iOS 12 Update Stuck on Preparing Update - Solved

When you are getting excited about the release of iOS 12 and eager to download iOS 12 to experience the new features, iOS 12 update stuck on preparing update may cool down your passion and even drive you crazy. Though it's annoying, you have to stay patient and find ways to solve the iOS 12 update stuck problem.

Solution 1. Force Quit Settings App

When iOS 12 update stuck on Preparing Update, there may be something wrong with the Settings app. You can try to force quit the Settings app to solve that. Double tap the Home button and you will see the apps that are running in the background, find the Settings app and swipe it up to force quit it. Then, restart the Settings app for iOS 12 update.

Solution 2. Delete iOS 12 Update

In some occasions, it works well to fix iOS 12 update on Preparing Update by deleting and reinstalling the iOS 12 software. Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud usage > Manage Storage > tap on iOS 12 > Delete Update > Go back to check for update.

Solution 3. Force Restart your iPhone

iOS 12 Update Stuck on Preparing Update

iOS 12 Update Stuck on Apple Logo/Installation - Solved

iPhone update stuck on Apple logo during the iOS 12 installation could be caused by the network problem, server busy or shortage of the iPhone memory. You can easily fix it by following the below guide.

iOS 12 Update Stuck on Apple Logo

Solution 1. Force Restart iPhone

When iOS 12 update stuck on the loading bar only showing you the Apple logo, the first thing you should do is to reboot your iPhone and then restart the iOS 12 update. If you are using iPhone 6S and older, press and hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time for at least 10 seconds, when the Apple logo appears, release both buttons. For iPhone 7 and newer, press and hold the Sleep button and Volume Down buttons on the device for 10 seconds to restart your iPhone.

Solution 2. Put iPhone in Recovery Mode & Update iOS with iTunes

If your iPhone screen is stuck on the Apple logo for several minutes without a progress bar, you can put your iPhone device into the recovery mode to fix the iOS 12 update stuck issue.

Step 1. Please make sure that your iTunes is in the latest version. USB-connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.

Step 2. Once connected, force restart your iPhone.
* On iPhone X/8/8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until you see the connect to iTunes screen.
* On iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold the Side and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see connect to iTunes screen.
* On iPhone 6S and earlier: Press and hold both the Home and the Top (or Side) buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the connect to iTunes screen.

Step 3. When you see the pop-up message in iTunes, choose Update. iTunes then will try to reinstall iOS 12 without erasing your data. Waite while iTunes downloads the iOS 12.

How to Put iPhone in Recovery Mode

Step 4. After the update completes, set up your device.

Notice: Sometimes when you put your iPhone into the recovery mode, you may find that iPhone stuck in recovery mode because of some reasons, and you can refer to this guide to solve iPhone stuck in recovery mode. Besides, it is not 100% safe to use iTunes to update your iPhone iOS with no data loss, so it is better for you to backup iPhone first before iOS 12 update.

iPhone Stuck on Update Compeleted after iOS 12 Update

"My iPhone 5s is stuck on update completed I enter my passcode hit continue select a network and hit next and it says cannot activate phone."

Everything seems perfect during iOS 12 update, but iPhone get stuck on the "Update Completed" screen? It's annoying when the "continue" button does not respond? You may try to hard reboot your iPhone to fix this problem.

Update iPhone to iOS 12 with iTunes to Solve All iOS 12 Update Stuck Problems

Besides downloading iOS 12 on iPhone, you can use iTunes to update iOS 12 without encountering all iOS 12 update stuck problems mentioned above.

Step 1. Free download the latest version of iTunes on your computer. You can get the Windows version from Apple official site as well as Microsoft Store.

Step 2. Install and launch iTunes, then USB connect your iPhone to computer to let iTunes recognize it. iTunes doesn't recognize iPhone? Solve it >>

Step 3. When your iPhone is recognized, click on Summary on the left side bar in iTunes, and then select "Check for updates" and hit "Update" to continue.

Step 4. Wait for the process to be done, and please remember to not disconnect your iPhone before iOS 12 update is completed.

How to Put iPhone in Recovery Mode

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