“Press Home to Upgrade” Issue on iPhone iPad

Want to get ways to solve press home to upgrade problem? Check this guide to fix this issue on iPhone/iPad in iOS 13/12/11 with ease.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 22, 2020

When we upgrade our iPhone/iPad/iPod to the new iOS version (For now, the newest one – iOS 13 was released.), there sometimes occur various problems and issues, even after upgrading, such as iPhone iPad not charging, iPhone/iPad stuck in recovery mode, iPhone iPad data lost/disappeared, and the one above – press home to upgrade problem, etc.

In this tutorial, we will focus on the issue “press home to upgrade”, and provide you with several practical methods to fix it on iPhone/iPad in iOS 13/12/11. Read on and check them now.

How to Fix “Press Home to Upgrade” Issue on iPhone/iPad

This problem is annoying because its message tells you to press the Home button to start upgrading, but when you really do it as it says, the device has no response at all and is stuck there. To fix it, do as the following methods one by one.

Solution 1. Restart your iPhone iPad. Take restarting action for like 4-5 times, it will show up the passcode entering screen finally sometimes, according to some users.

Solution 2. Try press Home button on iPhone, and click Try Again on iTunes. If nothing happens, then try disconnecting from the computer iPhone.

Solution 3. If they both do not work for iPhone stuck press home to upgrade the screen, you need to try recovery mode to fix it and set up the device again.

  1. Make sure iTunes is the latest version.
  2. If iTunes is already open, close it. Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes again.
  3. Once your device is connected, force restarts it with these steps:
  • On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time. Don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding both buttons until you see the Recovery Mode screen.
  • On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 8: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding both buttons until you see the Recovery Mode screen.
  • On an iPhone 11/Xs or Xr/X: Press the Volume Up button, then quickly press the Volume Down button and then press and hold the Side button till the iPhone reboots and you see the iTunes recovery screen on the iPhone.

4. When you see the option to Restore or Update, choose Update. iTunes will try to reinstall iOS without erasing your data. Wait for iTunes downloading the software for your device. If the download takes more than 15 minutes and your device exits recovery mode, let the download finish, then repeat these steps.

How to Fix “Press Home to Upgrade”

How to Fix “Press Home to Upgrade”

Bonus Tip 1: Using AnyFix to Solve iPhone iPad “press home to upgrade” Issue

Usually, the above  3 solutions can solve the iPhone iPad stuck in recovery mode loop. But some iOS devices users reported they were failed to get out of this issue. So, in this section, we highly recommend you to use AnyFix to fix the loop problem. AnyFix, as a professional iOS system issue fixer, provides a one-stop solution to fix many iOS / iPadOS / tvOS / iTunes troubles in a few minutes without any risks at all.  The following steps will lead to an efficient way to fix this problem with your ease.

Step 1.  Download AnyFix and launch it on your computer > Connect your iOS device to the computer > Choose the System Repair.

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Using AnyFix to Get out of Press Home to Upgrade

Using AnyFix to Get out of Press Home to Upgrade

Step 2. Here you need to choose the 50+ iPhone Problems > Click on the Start Now to go on the fix.

Fix the Press Home to Upgrade via AnyFix

Fix the Press Home to Upgrade via AnyFix

Step 3. In this step, you need to choose a repair mode. Generally, we recommend you to the first one – Standard Repair to start the repair.

To Get out of Press Home to Upgrade Issue via AnyFix

To Get out of Press Home to Upgrade Issue via AnyFix

Step 4. Put your iOS device into Recovery Mode > AnyFix will download a firmware file on your computer > After it finished, you can click on the Fix Now to continue.

How to Fix the Press Home to Upgrade via AnyFix

How to Fix the Press Home to Upgrade via AnyFix

Step 5. You may have to wait for a while. Once AnyFix finished the issue-solve journey, you can get a fine iOS device from scratch.

Successfully Fix Press Home to Upgrade iPhone via AnyFix

Successfully Fix Press Home to Upgrade iPhone via AnyFix

Well,  now you can use your iPhone/iPad as usual. AnyFix is a troubleshoot maker on which committees to solve any iOS issues at ease. Not only an iOS system problem, but it also provides a one-stop solution to fix iTunes issues. Like getting out of iTunes errors while using iTunes, downgrade or upgrade iOS system, etc. Why not give it a try?

Bonus Tip 2: How to Fix iPhone iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode Loop

For the fourth way above, or other occasions, such as factory reset and wrong operation during jailbreak, there is a possibility that your iPhone/iPad stuck in recovery mode. For this problem, we will tell you how to fix it in the following.

To fix this recovery mode loop issue, you can try PhoneRescue. More than mobile data recovery, PhoneRescue for iOS also serves as the best iOS problem repair tool. It is capable of solving stuck in recovery Mode, black screen, Apple logo, and so on. So why not give it a try now before talking about the detailed steps.

Step 1. Run it on your computer > Connect the device to it > Choose iOS Repair Tool options at its homepage.

Fix iPhone iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode

Fix iPhone iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode

Step 2. Choose Standard Mode, and do as its instruction to get your iPhone iPad out of recovery mode.

The Bottom Line

With these three ways, you can totally figure out the issue of press home to upgrade. If you have any questions about it, you can leave your words in the comments below.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.