Stuck at Update Requested iOS 10

The last few months have been busy ones, with beta after beta being seeded for iOS 10 culminating in, at long last, the public release. iOS 10 is a big release, packed with performance improvement and enhancements, bug fixes and features and is also compatible with most iOS devices, with the exception of the older iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 5 and the iPad 2. However, nice as iOS 10 is, the upgrade is not going as smoothly as everyone would want it to.

Image : Stuck at Update Requested iOS 10

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One of the most serious errors is one that is leaving some devices unusable, stuck on the Update Requested screen. This screen was introduced when iOS 8 was released as a way for Apple to try to manage the sheer numbers of people downloading at the same time. Instead of millions of people being able to hit the download button at the same time and clog up the servers, users would be placed into a queue and the downloads would take place gradually. In theory, once you are in the queue, you don’t actually need to do anything because the download should happen automatically.

Fix Stuck on Update Requested Issue in iOS 10 :

There are a couple of things you can do if you do find yourself stuck on the Update Requested screen.

  • If you are still stuck after 10 minutes, restart your iOS device and try again  slide to power off shutdown restart reboot 2
  • If it doesn’t work after that, restart your iOS device again and go to iTunes to update. itunes update iphone

If you try to download iOS 10 [ext link] in the first day or two after it is released, there is a high chance that you will come up against some kind of error, largely because the Apple servers are going to be overwhelmed. There is nothing you can do about this, only try the update through iTunes or wait a few more days before you try updating. This isn’t always a bad thing because, that way, you can see if there are any major problems with iOS 10 before you download it.

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Is this a problem that you have faced with iOS 10 ? How did you get past it or are you still waiting to update to the new firmware ? Share your stories with us in the comments box below.

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