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Tips to fix iOS 10 installation errors

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    Tips to fix iOS 10 installation errors

    During the installation process, you might receive “an error occurred downloading iOS 10.” These tips will help you fix iOS 10 Software Update Failed error among others. Before heading over to different solutions to fix iOS 10 installation troubles, close the process, go back to Settings and repeat it a couple of times. Still not working? Hopefully, one of the following solutions will help you fix iOS 10 installation errors.

    Wait for a few hours before trying again

    When a new iOS firmware is released to the public, millions of iOS users are trying to download and install it right away. The huge amount of traffic on Apple servers means that it will sometimes fail to keep up with some of the requests. Therefore, it is best to wait for a few hours or days before trying again, as the load on their servers will be reduced.

    Update to iOS 10 using iTunes

    This fix works for many users. If you cannot seem to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 10 using the OTA method, connect your device to your computer. Launch iTunes and start the update process.

    Use iOS 10 IPSW File to Update

    This process is only recommended for iOS users who have had some experience with manually updating devices to the latest OS. You can follow our guide to manually download and update your device to iOS 10. Since you are directly updating with the IPSW files, you are not depending on Apple’s overworked servers to download the firmware file for you.

    Step 1: Go to iOS 10 download page to download the iOS 10 IPSW file for your device. Make sure that you download the correct IPSW file that corresponds to your device model.
    Step 2: Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer and launch iTunes.
    Step 3: Go to the Summary tab of iTunes.
    Step 4: Hold the Shift key in Windows or Alt/Option key on Mac and click the “Restore iPhone” button.
    Step 5: Browse and select the iOS 10 IPSW file downloaded earlier.

    Waiting does the trick too

    If you are not an advanced user, we wouldn’t recommend you to go for the above method. Instead, wait for a few hours or even a day before trying again. Apple sends its new updates to every iOS user on the planet, which means a lot of traffic. This traffic dies down after the initial few hours. Wait for a few hours and try again, and it might work without a problem

    Stuck at “Update requested?” Follow these tips

    Due to the huge spike in traffic, Apple shows you an “Update requested…” message when you try to download and update your device to the latest software. While the download should begin after a while, it also gets stuck on the message and download process never starts. If your iPhone or iPad is also stuck at “Update requested…,” here are some tips to fix the issue.
    1. Ensure connectivity: Go to Settings and make sure that your network connection is working properly. Turn off the connection (WiFi and Mobile Data), and enable it again. Reset your Network Settings by opening Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings
    2. iTunes! Again, as recommended above, whenever you are dealing with some installation issues, try to download the update using iTunes.
    Hard reset

    Finally, if nothing above works, hard resetting is the last resort. Hold down the Power and Home keys simultaneously for a few seconds. You will see the Apple logo on your screen. When your iPhone or iPad starts again, repeat the update process.
    We will be updating this post as more issues come forward to help you fix iOS 10 installation error

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    #1 M0YAL, Sep 14, 2016 at 8:46 AM
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