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iOS 14 Stuck On ‘Preparing To Update’: Here’s The Solution

iOS 14 Stuck On Preparing To Update

Since Apple landed the iOS 14 at the WWDC event in June, we have seen many iOS upgrades from Apple to make its iOS system better and smooth. But for users, the installation process of iOS 14 becomes tough as they encounter “preparing to update..” issue while installing iOS 14 update. 

Whenever they try to download the new iOS 14 upgrade, their iPhone stuck at the “Preparing to update….” for a long time. After reading several complaints and solutions, we have come up with the iOS 14 problem solution. 

Why iOS 14 stuck at preparing to update?

  • This error usually occurs because of the problem in existing software or hardware problem. 
  • Due to the Wi-Fi disconnection problem.
  • A glitch in the current iOS version that’s why the file in conflicting with the iOS 14 update.

How To Fix iOS 14 Stuck on Preparing To Update Issue

Solution #1: Check Wi-fi connectivity 

Mostly, this type of error takes place sues the bad connection of the internet on the device. If you encounter this problem while installing iOS 14, we suggest you make sure that you have a stable and decent Wi-Fi network.

So before you update the iOS system, we advance you to check the internet connection by playing video on YouTube or using Safari. Also, you need to make sure that your device’s battery life is more than 50%.

See More: iOS 14 Release Date, New Features, Supported Devices & More

Solution #2: Delete and Download iOS 14 OTA file Again

As we said above, sometimes it happens because of iOS conflict. Hence, here we are suggesting deleting the downloaded iOS 14 OTA file and re-downloading it again. Let’s check the steps.

Step #1: Launch the Settings app and tap on General.

Step #2: Next, tap in iPhone Storage.

Step #3: Scroll down and tap on the iOS 14 update file.

Step #4: Now tap on the Delete Update and then confirm the delete.

Step #5: Restart the phone now and again go to Settings appGeneral Software UpdateDownload and Install.

That’s it!

Those two are the best solution to fix the “preparing to update” problem in the iOS 14 update. I hope it worked for you. For many users, it worked, and they successfully installed the latest iOS 14 update. In case if the above method doesn’t work for you, then you can also reboot or reset your iPhone. If you know any other solution that worked for you, please don’t hesitate to drop in the comment section.

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