Why won’t my iPhone update to the latest iOS or iPadOS? Read this guide to get the causes and also the quick tips to fix the cannot download iOS 16/iPadOS 16 on iPhone iPad problem.
iOS 16 will be rolled out in mid-September, coming out with new features and some improvements. And the newest version of iOS 16 is available to the public. Like many other users, you just can’t wait to download and install iOS 16 on your iPhone or iPad to try the new features. However, updating does not run smoothly as you expected. You just cannot download iOS 16 or are unable to install iOS 16. Why you can’t download iOS 16 and how to fix this annoying issue? This guide will give you the answer.
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Here you can follow the steps below to update iOS or iPadOS:
Step 1. First, get the latest version of AnyFix on your computer. Launch the software and choose Upgrade/Downgrade iOS.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone with computer > Choose 1 click to upgrade iOS/iPadOS and Start Now.
Step 3. AnyFix will detect and show you the newly iOS 16 beta, iOS 14.7.1, etc. according to your iOS version now, which is higher than the current one. Get the version you want to be downloaded and head to Upgrade button.
Step 4. AnyFix will start upgrading the device. Once it’s completed, you will see the Upgrade Completed page.
Try this method first if you meet the can’t download iOS 16 issue on iPhone iPad.
Restart your iDevice: Press and hold on to the power button > Drag slide to power off > Open your device again after a few seconds.
Reboot your iDevice: Press and hold on to the power button and the Home button until the Apple logo appears.
They cannot download iOS 16 may happen if the beta version is still on the device. If so, just go to the Settings app to remove it.
Your device cannot download iOS 16 when the Wi-Fi network is poor. So make sure that your iPhone or iPad has an active Wi-Fi network connection.
The unable to install iOS 16 issue will happen when there is no enough space on iPhone iPad. You can delete some useless apps, old messages, unwanted photos, or songs to free up space. Just back up your device in advance in case you delete some important items accidentally.
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Make sure your iDevice is at least 50% charged, or you can just connect it to a power source. Then your iPhone or iPad will not drain out during the update process.
There may be so many users trying to update iOS 16 at the same time, and cause Apple service to overloaded. You can try to download after a few hours or a few days, it will be much smoother to make it over the air.
The “Can’t download iOS 16 on iPhone iPad” issue often happens to users who try to update over the air. You can try to update your device via iTunes on Windows or upgrade with Finder on your Mac instead.
That’s all for why can’t you download and install iOS 16 and why won’t my iPhone update to iOS 16 and the quick fixes. If you have any problems, just leave a comment and we will help you out soon.
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