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Preparing to Update iOS 16.3? Here’s How to Fix Common Issues

Preparing to Update iOS 16.3

 The latest iOS 16.3 update is here with new physical security key, advance data protection, emergency SOS, and more useful features. Sadly some geeks are experiencing iOS 16.3 preparing update issue. While downloading iOS 16.3, it may be possible that you stuck at preparing to update issue.

If you’re experiencing issues with your iPhone or iPad getting stuck on the “iOS 16.3 Preparing Update” screen while trying to install the latest version of iOS, you’re not alone. This problem can be caused by a number of factors, including a slow internet connection, insufficient storage space, or a software glitch. However, we have found some working methods to get rid of this issue as soon as possible.

 How To Fix iOS 16.3 Stuck On Preparing Update

1.      Restart Your Device

The first step you should try is restarting your device. This can often fix minor software glitches that may be causing the problem. To restart your device, press and hold the power button until the “slide to power off” slider appears. Then, slide the slider to turn off your device. Once it’s turned off, press and hold the power button again until you see the Apple logo.

  • On an iPhone 8 or later: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button, press and quickly release the Volume Down button, then press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • On an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus: Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Side button at the same time until the Apple logo appears.
  • On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold the Home button and the Top (or Side) button at the same time until the Apple logo appears

2.      Check Your Internet Connection

Another common cause of the “Preparing to Update” error is a poor internet connection. Make sure you have a strong and stable connection before attempting to update your device. You can check your connection by opening a website in Safari or by trying to stream a video. If you’re having trouble connecting, try resetting your router or moving closer to your Wi-Fi source.

3.      Free Up Space on Your Device

If your device doesn’t have enough free space, it may not be able to download and install the update. You can check how much space you have available by going to Settings > General > iPhone Storage. If you’re running low on space, you can try deleting some apps or photos to free up some space.

4.      Try updating through iTunes

If you’re still having trouble getting your device to update, you can try using iTunes to update it instead. To do this, connect your device to your computer, open iTunes, and click on the “Check for Update” button. If an update is available, it will be downloaded and installed on your device.


In this article, we have discussed several steps to fix the “iOS 16.3 Stuck on Preparing to Update” error. We hope that one of these methods has helped you successfully update your device. If you continue to have trouble, contact Apple support for further assistance.

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Devendra Chande

Devendra is a full-time writer at ConsideringaApple and he is fond of new things in the tech world. He loves to read novels and write poems. This adventure-seeking guy is a hodophile who has an aim to explore all the beautiful mountains, oceans, cultures, traditions, and foods this world has to offer. Since the release of the first iPhone, he believes in Jobs' vision and praises every Apple product.

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