Top 10 Tips for Solving iOS 17 Download Stuck Problem

By Rico Rodriguez to iOS Tips, iOS 17 Update | Last Updated on Dec 10, 2023

Trying to update to iOS 17 but iOS 17 download gets stuck on iPhone iPad? And the bulk of your effort is spent understanding why you can't download iOS 17, as well as searching for possible solutions to surivive from iOS download stuck error, but in vain. Luckily, your search will end here. We've found a series of examples about iOS 17 installation package fail to download problems and tested possible solutions and selected top 10 workable tips and tricks. Follow our tips for solving "can't download iOS 17" on iPhone (X/8/7/6S/SE/5S) iPad (iPad Pro), and get stuck iOS 17 download process unstuck.

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Why You Can't Download iOS 17 on iPhone iPad?

iOS 17 download stuck error is one of the most common iOS 17 Update problems. There're many reasons why the iOS 17 stuck in downloading on iPhone iPad. Below are the possible reasons that can help better understand how to solve iOS 17 fails to download issue.

Your iPhone iPad are not compatible with iOS 17.
Your Wi-Fi connection is not good enough.
You don't have enough free storage for iOS 17 app download.
Bug that leads to iOS 17 beta software download stuck error.
Other factors that make you can't download iOS 17 on iPhone iPad or iPod Touch.

How to Solve iOS 17 Download Stuck Problem

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1. Check if iOS 17 is available on your device

Not every model has the luck to download and update to iOS 17. If you can't download iOS 17, the first thing you should do is to check if your iDevice is compatible with iOS 17. The following models can upgrade to iOS 17 or later.

iPhone: iPhone X, iPhone 8/Plus, iPhone 7/Plus, iPhone 6s/Plus, iPhone 6/Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s.
iPod: iPod Touch (6th generation).
iPad: 10.9-inch iPad, 22.9-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Mini 4/3/2.

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2. Check available storage space

Go to settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage to get info about storage on your iDevice. Make sure you have at least 4GB of free space on iPhone iPad before you download iOS 17. Follow to free up storage on iOS 17 to solve iOS 17 downloading error caused by insufficient space.

3. Your iDevice should be at least 60% charged

Make sure that your iDevice is at least 60% charged before you download iOS 17. There are some tips you'd better know to improve iPhone battery life. iOS 17 download and update stuck problems may be difficult to deal with for some, so you are suggested to connect your device to power source.

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4. Check Wi-Fi connection

If you don't have good Wi-Fi connection on your iPhone iPad. You won't download iOS 17 smoothly if the Wi-Fi speed is slow. Find some tips to boost your Wi-Fi signal.

5. Delete iOS 17 profile and re-download iOS 17

Step 1. Navigate to Settings > General on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Step 2. Scroll down, tap on Profile, then select the iOS 17 profile to delete.
Step 3. Scroll to the bottom and tap Delete Profile and remove iOS 17 profile.
Step 4. Restart your iPhone iPad and download iOS 17 to iPhone iPad or iPod Touch again.

Other Tips to Fix iOS 17 Download Stuck Issue

If you still can't download iOS 17 on iPhone iPad, try the following iPad iPhone tips or download iOS 17 beta software to your device via iTunes. Hopefully these solutions to iOS 17 download hanging up issue work for you. Comment below if you still can't download iOS 17 on iPhone iPad or have other iOS download or update errors, we'll do our best to help you out.

1. Restart your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. A simple restart always solves odd issues, including iOS .1/11.2/11.3 download stuck error.
2. Reset settings on your device. Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset All Settings.
3. Another possible solution to "can't download iOS 17" error is to change the Date & Time on iPhone iPad. You can try the above tricks if you can't download apps on iPhone iPad updated to iOS 17. Know more tips to speed up iOS 17 on iPhone iPad.
4. Sign out, turn off wifi, reboot iPhone iPad, and connect to wifi, sign in and re-download iOS 17 to see if "iOS 17 failed to download" error is fixed.
5. Close any background apps and delete any promatic apps if necessary as they may interfere with the downloading of iOS 17.

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5. Download iOS 17 manually to iPhone iPad through iTunes

When downloading iOS 17 software, some users receive "Software Update Failed" error. Try to download the iOS 17 restore image on Mac/PC and update your iPhone iPad to iOS 17 via iTunes if you won't download iOS 17 successfully on iPhone iPad.

1. Go to Apple developer page, sign in with your Apple ID and password, and download the iOS 17.
2. Open iTunes and connect your iPhone iPad with the latest version of iTunes.
3. Select your device when it is connected, and click the Summery tab.
4. On Mac, hold the Option key and click the Check for Update button. On PC, hold the Alt key and check for update.
5. Select the iOS 17 restore image you downloaded for iPhone iPad and click Open.
6. Your iPhone iPad will reboot after installing iOS 17. In this way, iOS 17 download stuck on iPhone iPad problem can be fixed.

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