Software Update Failed iOS 15.7.1

For the devices that don’t support iOS 16.1, Apple recently released iOS 15.7.1 Update for them. This new update landed mainly to fix the Face ID breaking issue and it included many important security fixes. Since the update is considered a security update, most users install it and many are stuck with the iOS 15.7.1 software update failed issue.

Many users ask if I should update to IOS 15.7.1, so our answer is yes, you need to download and install iOS 15.7.1 because it focuses on security fixes. However, Apple has not added any new features with the iOS 15.7.1 update. But still, it would be better to keep your iPhone updated with the latest version.

While installing this new update, many iOS geeks also face “Unable to install update. An error occurred installing iOS 15.7.1”, “Updated requested iOS 15.7.1 is stuck” or “iOS 15.7 .1 update failed”. However, here we have the method to solve this problem.

How to fix software update failed ios 15.7.1

Method 1: Uninstall and Reinstall

The first solution we recommend to users is to delete the already downloaded file of iOS 15.7.1 and try downloading again. It will help to solve the problem as it worked for many users. To do this, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > IOS 15.7.1 File > Uninstall Update > Confirm > Restart the device and go to Settings -> General -> Software Update and restart iOS 15.7.1.

Method 2: Check the Internet Connection

While downloading a new update, make sure your iPhone is connected to a stable and fast internet to download and install the latest iOS 15.7.1 update. If you are facing software update failed iOS 15.7.1 issue then try switching networks and see the result.

Method 3: Check for Storage

If you are low on storage space on your iPhone to store iOS 15.7.1 data files, then you may get stuck with iOS 15.7.1 software update failed error on your iPhone. Therefore, you need to make sure that your iPhone has enough space to store iOS 15.7.1 data.

Method 4: Restart your iPhone

If you still have the same iOS 15.7.1 software update issue after trying the above methods, you can restart your iPhone to fix the problem and install the new update. You can go to Settings > General > Shut Down to reboot the device or use the power and volume up buttons to reboot the iPhone.


Deleting iOS 15.7.1 downloaded files, restarting iPhone and re-downloading and installing iOS 15.7.1 to fix iOS 15.7.1 software update failed issue. I hope this method works for you. Do you know of another method? Don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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