Top 10 Tips for Solving iOS 12 Download Stuck Problem

By Abby Poole to iOS Tips, iOS 12 Update | Last Updated on Dec 10, 2018

Trying to update to iOS 12 but iOS 12 download gets stuck on iPhone iPad? And the bulk of your effort is spent understanding why you can't download iOS 12, 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 12 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 12" on iPhone (X/8/7/6S/SE/5S) iPad (iPad Pro), and get stuck iOS 12 download process unstuck.

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Why You Can't Download iOS 12 on iPhone iPad?

iOS 12 download stuck error is one of the most common iOS 12 update problems. There're many reasons why the iOS 12 stuck in downloading on iPhone iPad. Below are the possible reasons that can help better understand how to solve iOS 12 fails to download issue.

Your iPhone iPad are not compatible with iOS 12.
Your Wi-Fi connection is not good enough.
You don't have enough free storage for iOS 12 app download.
Bug that leads to iOS 12 beta software download stuck error.
Other factors that make you can't download iOS 12 on iPhone iPad or iPod Touch.

How to Solve iOS 12 Download Stuck Problem

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1. Check if iOS 12 is available on your device

Not every model has the luck to download and update to iOS 12. If you can't download iOS 12, the first thing you should do is to check if your iDevice is compatible with iOS 12. The following models can upgrade to iOS 12 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 12. Follow to free up storage on iOS 12 to solve iOS 12 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 12. There are some tips you'd better know to improve iPhone battery life. iOS 12 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 12 smoothly if the Wi-Fi speed is slow. Find some tips to boost your Wi-Fi signal.

5. Delete iOS 12 profile and re-download iOS 12

Step 1. Navigate to Settings > General on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Step 2. Scroll down, tap on Profile, then select the iOS 12 profile to delete.
Step 3. Scroll to the bottom and tap Delete Profile and remove iOS 12 profile.
Step 4. Restart your iPhone iPad and download iOS 12 to iPhone iPad or iPod Touch again.

Other Tips to Fix iOS 12 Download Stuck Issue

If you still can't download iOS 12 on iPhone iPad, try the following iPad iPhone tips or download iOS 12 beta software to your device via iTunes. Hopefully these solutions to iOS 12 download hanging up issue work for you. Comment below if you still can't download iOS 12 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 12" 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 12. Know more tips to speed up iOS 12 on iPhone iPad.
4. Sign out, turn off wifi, reboot iPhone iPad, and connect to wifi, sign in and re-download iOS 12 to see if "iOS 12 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 12.

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5. Download iOS 12 manually to iPhone iPad through iTunes

When downloading iOS 12 software, some users receive "Software Update Failed" error. Try to download the iOS 12 restore image on Mac/PC and update your iPhone iPad to iOS 12 via iTunes if you won't download iOS 12 successfully on iPhone iPad.

1. Go to Apple developer page, sign in with your Apple ID and password, and download the iOS 12.
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 12 restore image you downloaded for iPhone iPad and click Open.
6. Your iPhone iPad will reboot after installing iOS 12. In this way, iOS 12 download stuck on iPhone iPad problem can be fixed.

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