iPhone Stuck on Update Bar? Fixed!

Q:"So I was updating my iPhone 8, and the update progress bar appears on the screen. The problem is that it has been stuck there for hours without moving an inch. What should I do?" - an iPhone user

iphone stuck on update bar

iPhone needs to be updated from time to time. The updating speed is seldom satisfactory, and what's worse is that your iPhone may get stuck at stages of the update. Among scenarios of this kind, iPhone stuck on update bar is one of the most common and troublesome one. If you are bothered by this problem, check this guide for the most effective solutions.

1. Hard Reboot to Fix iPhone Stuck on Update Bar

A hard reboot can get your iPhone out of the update screen fast, and it can serve as a prerequisite to other solutions below. Though it seems easy, a hard reboot is an effective solution to many a stuck issues, and it can cure the update stuck caused by app crashes easily. Different models of iPhone needs different operations to be hard rebooted, so we have enclosed a guide of hard reboot below.

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iPhone 8 and later versions: Quickly press and release the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons. Hold the Side button until the Apple logo shows up.

iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold both Side and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Release them until the Apple logo shows.

iPhone 6 and older versions: Hold the Top/Side button and the Home button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

2. Ensure WiFi Connection to Fix iPhone Stuck on Update Screen

It should be made clear that update package needs to be downloaded and installed on your iPhone, which makes a reliable and fast WiFi a necessity to the update. If your iPhone gets stuck on in the update bar, restart it by following the solution 1, and go to "Settings" > "WLAN" on your iPhone to check whether you have connected to a good WIFI network. Normally, the device will inform you if the WiFi connection is unstable. In that case, it would be better if you can switch to a better WiFi, so that the update can complete smoothly.

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3. Use iTunes to Fix iPhone Update Stuck on Apple Logo with Loading Bar

Instead of using your phone to update directly, you can use iTunes on your PC or Finder on your Mac tap update. In fact, update from the computer can avoid the problems caused by over-the-air delta transfer. To update iPhone from your computer, just follow the instructions below.

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  • Windows

    Step 1: Download and install the latest version of iTunes on computer;

    Step 2: Connect iPhone to computer and go for "Summary" > "Check for Update";

    Step 3: Tap on "Download and Update" and wait for iTunes' installing iOS software for you.

  • Mac

    Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the Mac and open Finder;

    Step 2: Find your iPhone in Finder's left sidebar under the "Locations", then click on it;

    Step 3: You will now enter the General tab, where you should press the "Check for Update" button. Finally, press the "Download and Update".

4. Fix iPhone Stuck on Update Bar Losslessly

We should not ignore that the problem might be caused by system errors or app bugs. In that case, the easiest and safest solution would be Joyoshare UltFix.

This powerful iOS repair tool is able to fix more than 30 iOS related problems, including iPhone stuck on update bar and iPhone stuck on verifying update. Unlike iTunes, the repairing process will not cause any damage to your personal data. Besides, it's able to put your iPhone into the recovery mode with one-click, and this operation is totally free.

Key Features of Joyoshare UltFix iOS System Recovery:

Repair 30+ iOS issues with no data loss

Enter the recovery mode with one-click free of charge

Support all kinds of iOS devices models and iOS 13

Two modes to handle different problems

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  • Step 1 Launch program and connect iPhone

    joyoshare ultfix connect iphone win

    Get Joyoshare UltFix from the link above connect iPhone to the computer. When you iPhone is recognized by the program, click on the Enter Recovery mode button to usher your phone into the recovery mode. Hit the Start button to proceed.

  • Step 2 Set repair mode on Joyoshare

    standard repair mode

    In this window, tap on the Standard Mode box, so that your iPhone can be repaired without data loss. The advanced mode is designed to fix more severe problems.

  • Step 3 Download and verify the firmware package

    download verify firmware package

    The software will identify your iPhone device info and show it on the screen. Confirm it and continue to download and verify the firmware package by pressing the Download button.

  • Step 4 Repair iPhone stuck on update bar

    fix iphone stuck on update bar

    In order to confirm the Repair operation, press the repair button. The iPhone will then go back to normal a few minutes later.

5. Apple Support

iPhone update can only be successfully installed when the hardware on the device is normally functioning. Therefore, if the previous solutions don't work out, there is a high possibility that your iPhone is experiencing some problems that you cannot fix on your own, e.g. malware. The last and most secure help you can find is Apple Support. Don't hesitate to go to the nearby outlets to find help.


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