After much deliberation, you finally decided to install iOS 16.2 on your iPhone. However, once you start installing iOS 16.2 on your iPhone, you will see a notification that iOS 16.2 is stuck preparing an update. When this happens, it’s really inconvenient. This doesn’t just happen to your device; many other people have also complained about it. It’s a bit disappointing on Apple’s part, but we have a few solutions you can try when you get the iOS 16.2 stuck preparing update notification.
Reasons why your iPhone may be stuck on iOS 16.2 preparing update:
Before you worry, there are a few things to keep in mind that could be the reason why your iOS 16.2 gets stuck preparing for an update. The most typical explanation is a Wi-Fi problem; if you don’t have a good Wi-Fi connection or get disconnected from Wi-Fi during the update, your iOS 16.2 may get stuck while preparing the update. Indeed, some glitch may occur during the download process. Another possibility is that there was an issue in the latest version that caused some files to crash while updating your software to iOS 16.2.
How to Fix “iOS 16.2 Stuck on Preparing Update”.
“Stuck at “preparing update” so I try to update from ios 14.1 to ios 14.6 and after downloading the update I am stuck at “preparing update phase”. I have tried every trick like restarting my phone and reinstalling the update. Any suggestions? Thanks!”
1. Check storage capacity:
you must have enough storage capacity to install the iOS 16.2 update. Go to the settings app > general > about and check the remaining storage space on your device, you need to uninstall a few applications to free up more space for the upcoming update.
2. Download the iOS 16.2 updates again:
If there was an interruption on your part, the update may get stuck and if it still gets stuck on preparing the update, then you can try downloading it again. First you need to delete the previous configuration by going to settings app > general > iPhone storage > iOS 16.2 file > delete installation file. Do not go back to your software update and start the installation process from the beginning.
3. Reboot your device:
Restarting your iPhone when a hurdle comes has now become a thing. But it really works. Rebooting your device will remove most of the bugs that caused the problem during the installation process.
4. Remove Beta Profile:
if you go from the beta version to the official iOS 16.2 public update, you may have certain issues as the beta version is very unstable and can cause certain issues. So it is better if you have uninstalled the beta and then start installing iOS 16.2
5. Remove your VPN:
Remove any VPN software or apps that might compromise your device’s security against Apple’s privacy. Since VPN changes the location of your servers, this may be the reason why your iOS 16.2 is stuck preparing for updates for so long. To be on the safe side, delete the VPN profile and disable it on your iPhone.
6. Apple server is not available:
Because the system is flooded with update requests and your turn is further down the list. As a result, you have to wait longer than usual for the update to be installed. You can also check Apple server status page; if a red mark appears on a page for the service, we have to wait for the Apple service to return to normal.
Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.