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Is iOS 14 Stuck on Update Requested on iPhone? How to Fix It

ios 14 stuck on update requested on iphone

As iOS 14 has officially hit iPhones, some users are facing an error called ‘Update Requested’ while downloading and installing the software update. If you too are facing the same issue, don’t worry. This is a common problem people face after the release of a new update, especially when numerous users are trying their hands on it at once. If you are caught up with the same error, let me show you how to fix it.

  1. Check Wi-Fi or Network Connection
  2. Try Restarting your iPhone
  3. Hard Reset your iPhone
  4. Reset Network Settings
  5. Delete the Downloaded Software Update
  6. Update it Through iTunes or Finder on Mac

1. Check Wi-Fi or Network Connection

You can not update your iPhone over the cellular data network. You will need a Wi-Fi connection. If the Wi-Fi connectivity on your iPhone is low, you might experience an error while downloading the updates.

Also, check your Wi-Fi network’s stability by surfing the internet in a browser on your iPhone. If you’re able to browse web pages speedily and flawlessly, the error should be occurring due to some other reason.

If not, you probably need to look for another Wi-Fi with faster network speed.

2. Try Restarting your iPhone

As silly as it may sound, it gets the job done for most network-related errors. You can try updating to iOS 14 after restarting your device. To do so, long-press the side and volume buttons together until you get the “slide to power off” message on the screen. Swipe right on the message then let it switch off. Press and hold the side button to switch it on and check if you can download the update.

3. Hard Reset your iPhone

This option can either resolve the error and start downloading the update or reset the whole update process to default in the Software Update settings – Download and Install.

The hard reset process differs in each iPhone; however, it’s easy and can solve the software update error.

4. Reset Network Settings

The process will forget all the Wi-Fi connections and delete VPN configurations and Bluetooth settings. But it won’t delete your iPhone data like apps, files, photos, etc. To reset network settings.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to General settings.
  3. Scroll down and select settings tap on general and then tap reset on iphone
  4. Tap Reset Network Settings.
  5. Enter your passcode if asked, then tap Reset Network Settings.reset network settings on iphone

Once reset, set up your W-Fi connection again and try downloading the update again.

5. Delete the Downloaded Software Update

This is helpful when the iOS 14 update is already downloaded but can not be installed. In this case, you can delete the downloaded software update from your iPhone settings.

Launch the Settings app → General → iPhone Storage → tap on iOS 14 and tap Delete Update.

open settings tap on general and then tap on iphone storage
delete downloaded software update on iphone

After deleting the update, try downloading and installing it again, and you should be able to get the job done.

6. Update it Through iTunes or Finder on Mac

After none of the hacks worked, the ultimate way you can opt to update your iPhone to the latest iOS 14 is through iTunes or Finder on Mac or Windows PC.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac using the USB to Lightning cable.
  2. Launch Finder or iTunes and click on your iPhone.
  3. Click Check for on device name from left sidebar select general and then click on check for update in finder on mac
  4. Select Download and on download and update to update iphone using mac finder

The update will be downloaded and installed on your iPhone.

Signing Off 

These were all the possible ways to unstuck the iPhone from the pending software update in the settings app. As it’s expected, we hope one of the ways mentioned above would have helped you to fix the error and update your iPhone to iOS 14. If so, then which is it? Tell us in the comment section below. Unable to install iOS 14 updates on iPhone? Here are some useful tips to fix the issue.

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