Why Can’t I Download iOS 14 on iPhone iPad?

Why can’t I download iOS 14? Why won’t my iPhone update to the latest iOS? Read this guide to get the causes and also the quick tips to fix the cannot download iOS 14 on iPhone iPad problem.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Nov. 03, 2020

iOS 14 just come out with new features and some improvements. And the newest version of iOS 14 is available to the public. Like many other users, you just can’t wait to download and install iOS 14 on your iPhone or iPad to try the new features. However, updating does not run smoothly as you expected. You just cannot download iOS 14 or unable to install iOS 14. Why you can’t download iOS 14 and how to fix this annoying issue? This guide will give you the answer.

Why Can’t I Download iOS 14?

  • Your iPhone or iPad may not in the new iOS supported devices list.
  • You haven’t deleted the iOS beta version.
  • The Wi-Fi network is not stable.
  • Not enough space on your device to download iOS 14
  • Your iDevice is out of power.
  • Apple’s service is overloaded.

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How to Fix Can’t Download iOS 14 on iPhone/iPad

Tip 1. Restart or Reboot Your Device

Try this method first if you meet the can’t download iOS 14 issue on iPhone iPad.

Restart your iDevice: Press and hold on the power button > Drag slide to power off > Open your device again after a few seconds.

Reboot your iDevice: Press and hold on the power button and the Home button until the Apple logo appears.

Tip 2. Delete Beta Version

They cannot download iOS 14 issue may happen if the beta version is still on the device. If so, just go to the Settings app to remove it.

Step 1. Open Settings app > Tap General > Scroll down and tap on Profile.

Step 2. Tap iOS Beta Software Profile > Delete Profile.

Step 3. Reboot your device > Go to download iOS.

Delete Beta Version

Delete Beta Version

Your device cannot download iOS 14 when the Wi-Fi network is poor. So make sure that your iPhone or iPad has an active Wi-Fi network connection.

Tip 4. Free Up Space on Your iPhone or iPad

The unable to install iOS 14 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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Tip 5. Keep Device Will Charged

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.

Tip 6. Wait for Few Hours

There may be so many users trying to update iOS 14 at the same time, and cause Apple service 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.

Tip 7. Update iOS 14 via iTunes

“Can’t download iOS 14 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.

How to Update the Latest iOS Version with Ease

Whenever you want to update to the latest iOS version, AnyFix – iOS System Recovery can help you. You can not only get the update but also choose one as you wish. Besides, it is capable of downgrade iOS version if you don’t like the updated one. What’s more, AnyFix can save your life from 130+ iOS/iPadOS/tvOS problems like iPhone stuck on the Apple logo, and also 200+ iTunes errors like iTunes error 14 when downloading new iOS 14. And you can follow the steps below to update iOS 14 as you need.

Step 1. First, get the latest version of AnyFix on your computer. Open it and you will see its 5 function panels. Choose and click Upgrade/Downgrade iOS.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Choose Upgrade/Downgrade iOS

Choose Upgrade/Downgrade iOS

Step 2. Choose 1 click to upgrade iOS/iPadOS and Start Now.

Choose Upgrade iOS

Choose Upgrade iOS

Step 3. All the supported firmware package which is higher than the current one for the device will be displayed on the page. Get the version you want to be downloaded and head to Upgrade button.

Choose an iOS version and Upgrade

Choose an iOS version and Upgrade

Step 4. AnyFix will start upgrading the device. Once it’s completed, you will see the Upgrade Completed page.

The Bottom Line

That’s all for why can’t I download iOS 14 and why won’t my iPhone update to iOS 14 and the quick fixes. If you have any problem, just leave a comment and we will help you out soon.

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.