Stuck at Slide to Upgrade Screen on iOS 10 Fix

iOS 10 has really kept us waiting for a long time, and the hype built around it has been tremendous just like any other major iOS release. Thankfully, the wait is over and Apple has finally released iOS 10 download for the public . However, the transition is not so smooth for many users and seems like the waiting period for them is getting longer and longer.

Image : Slide to Setup Stuck on iOS Install

Slide to Upgrade Screen

When iOS 10 was released on 7th September, a lot of users were awaiting it and hence, it was natural that millions of people around the world rushed to download iOS 10 update the instant it was released. Well, the Apple servers just couldn’t handle so much of traffic all at a time and therefore many users had to face different update errors. Some users were complaining about the Software Update failed error, while many users reported that their update got stuck at the Update Requested screen.

What Causes Slide to Upgrade Stuck Problem ?

When iOS 9 was released last year, it received a similarly tremendously high number of downloads and the Apple servers choked. However, the condition this year was better, though people have reportedly been experiencing a new error while updating. The new error is being discussed on Apple Support Communities. Reportedly, the users are not being able to move ahead of the Slide to Upgrade screen while trying to download the iOS 10 update. madisonkandrotas, a member of the Apple Support Communities, stated:

after update phone says “slide to upgrade” but won’t allow it

This error has been experienced only by a small number of people so far, judging by the number of replies and views on the communities thread. The only solution out of this bug seems to be to perform a restore of the device from an iTunes backup. A new support document has been published by Apple and provides instructions to deal with the error.

How to Fix the Slide to Upgrade Screen Bug :

  1. Plug in your iOS device to your computer and launch iTunes.
  2. Now select your device. In case your device is not listed, perform a force restart by holding down the Sleep | Wake and Home button for 10 seconds, until the Apple logo appears. dfu iphone 6 plus ios 9iphone 6 plus apple logo 640x
  3. In case you had made an iTunes backup before updating your iOS device to iOS 10, then restore from that backup. If you haven’t made a backup, then backup your iOS device in iTunes and then Restore Backupitunes restore backup

Remember that an iCloud backup will not help here. You need to backup your iOS device with iTunes and you then need to restore from that backup.




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