Common Problems that occur When upgrading To iOS 11 – How To Fix Them

Few days back, a post was published on this blog, titled HOW to upgrade your iPhone and iPad to iOS 11 and there are so many people who can’t wait to try official iOS 11, because of the awesome features that it comes with.

Considering that the journey to a new iOS is not always that smooth and effortless – the update may get failed, your precious data may get lost, your iPhone may equally brick etc.

Maybe as you are about to upgrade your iPhone or iPad, i will suggest that you should prepare yourself for the unexpected as those problems cannot be avoided, but there are methods to fix them.

To help you out, here in this post i have outlined the most common iOS 11 update problems you may meet and also offers the quick and practical solutions to each of them.


1. Software Update Failed:
“Software Update Failed” is a common problem for every iOS update. You can choose “Close” option and try again, or wait for a few hours. This problem always happens when installing new iOS version over the air. If a computer is available, you can try to update your iPhone via iTunes.

2. Verifying Update Issue:
Generally, it will take a few minutes to finish the verifying procedure. But your device may get stuck on this verifying screen for endless hours.

How to fix?
✔ Make sure your iOS Device has an active Wi-Fi connection or data connection
✔ Lock your iOS Device and then wake it again, repeat for 5-10 times.
✔ Hard reset your device.
✔ Restore your iOS Device with iTunes.


1. iPhone/iPad Gets Bricked:
First try hard reset your device. If it does not work, you have to restore your iPhone iPad via iTunes or try DFU Mode.

2. Lag & Random Reboots:
Factory reset is the solution.
Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to make it.

3. iPhone/iPad Data Disappeared:
This is a very common problem users encounter after updating to new iOS version. If you have backed up your iPhone or iPad in advance, you can restore your device with iTunes and iCloud backup. If you have no backup, you can try data recovery tool like “PhoneRescue” to help you get back the lost data from device directly.

SEE ALSO… Features Of iPhone X Android wished they had

Above are some of the problems and how you can fix them if you encounter when updating your Apple device to latest iOS 11.
Credit Bishop Paul

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