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What Does Update Requested Mean

Alex Scott,  19 January, 2022
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Summary

iOS software update stuck on Update Requested, you can't tap on it the download and install the latest iOS version to your iPhone. Find out the effective way to fix iPhone stuck on Update Requested and then update iPhone to the latest version.

Update Requested iPhone Stuck

Generally, when you want to update iOS system version to the latest one, go to Settings>General>Software Update, if there is one or two available iOS system version, you'll see the download and install button, just tap on the Download and Install button to update iOS system to the latest one. Follow the guide to enter iPhone passcode to install selected iOS version to your iPhone. It's easier when you enabled the auto-update feature of iOS software update on iPhone in advance, your iPhone will update to the latest software version automatically after one night.

Part 1: What Does Update Requested Mean


It's normal but rare when Download and Install button was replaced by iPhone Update Requested. In fact, update request is the first step to update iOS system to the latest version, it's the step to send the request for Apple server to update iOS software.

The update request was hidden and won't appear on iPhone settings when you go to iPhone settings to update software to the latest one. When you see “Update Requested” from iPhone settings and can't locate the available “Download and Install” button from iPhone software update interface, the Apple doesn't feedback the latest update request, iPhone is waiting the Apple server to feedback the update request.

Especially the Update Requested iOS 14/15, iPhone stuck on Update Requested iOS 14/15 and won't download the iOS software to your iPhone.

Part 2: How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Update Requested


iPhone send the update request to Apple server, Apple received the update request and then allow iPhone update iOS software from Apple cloud. Tap on the Download and Install button to download iOS software to your iPhone.

When iOS 15 Update Requested frozen and won't finish over one hour, how to fix iPhone 11 stuck on Update Requested?

Tip 1: Re-back and Retry Later


Maybe the update request is on the way, the Apple server is preparing the new software version. When iPhone stuck on updater requested notice, tap on the back icon on the left top corner. After a moment and go to software update interface one more time to check the Update Requested disappears or not.

Tip 2: Reboot iPhone


After several attempts, iPhone stuck on Update Requested also, hold the power button to turn off iPhone, after a while turn it on. Go to iPhone settings to update iOS software one more time, check that if the Update Requested disappeared from iPhone settings. If iPhone stuck on Update Requested also, turn to the next tip.

Tip 3: Update iPhone from iTunes


In the case that your iPhone not frozen, you can still use it normally, only “Update Requested” doesn't finish and stuck on software update interface. iTunes is another way to update iPhone software:
Plug your iPhone to PC, link iPhone to iTunes by unlocking iPhone and tapping on Trust Computer. Once your iPhone linked to iTunes with success. From Summary interface, tap on Restore iPhone button to update iPhone to the latest software version.

Tip 4: Recovery Mode to Fix Update Requested iPhone Stuck and Frozen


When iPhone frozen on Update Requested, iPhone won't restore with any touches on iPhone screen, you even can't power it off. The recovery mode can link iPhone to iTunes without unlocking iPhone.

Hold the power and the home button(or the volume button without home button) for seconds, release all buttons when “connect to iTunes” logo appears on iPhone, plug iPhone to PC, launch iTunes. When one notice pops, tap on Restore button to fix iPhone stuck on Update Requested. All data on iPhone will be erased, after the restoration process, iPhone will restart automatically, and your iPhone was updated to the latest version.

The only disadvantage is the data loss after the process if you use the recovery mode to fix iPhone stuck on Update Requested interface. If you've backed up iPhone data in advance, just restore from backup to get back lost iPhone data with ease.

Tip 5: EelPhone OSFixit-Fix iPhone Stuck on Update Requested Without Losing Data


It failed to put iPhone into recovery mode when iPhone stuck on Update Requested, or you didn't backup iPhone to iTunes or iCloud in advance, all data in iPhone is important for you. EelPhone OSFixit provides the way to fix iPhone stuck on Update Requested without losing data-the standard mode is the last hope.

When you don't know how to put iPhone into recovery mode, and all data in iPhone is important for you, you need keep all data on iPhone. The standard mode is the effective way to fix iPhone Apple Update Requested. It's one almost automatic way and only clicks during the whole process.


Step 1: First of all, you should download EelPhone OSFixit to PC. There are three available features on OSFixit home interface. The Standard Mode is the first one you should try, the standard mode can fix iPhone stuck on Update Requested without losing data.
Update Requested iPhone Stuck

Step 2: Plug Update Requested iPhone stuck to PC using the original USB cable. Generally, it's automatic to link iPhone to OSFixit when you linked iPhone to PC.
Update Requested iPhone Stuck

Step 3: There are many iOS version you can update your iPhone to, from the list, select one to update or downgrade to. Tap on the Start button to download the select firmware data package.
Update Requested iPhone Stuck

Step 4: When the firmware data package was downloaded and unpacked, tap on Repair Now button to fix iPhone stuck on Update Requested for the last click.
Update Requested iPhone Stuck

Step 5: keep connection when OSFixit is fixing iPhone stuck on Update Requested. iPhone will restart after the process, you should be patient.
Update Requested iPhone Stuck

The standard mode can fix iPhone stuck on Update Requested without losing data. But for serious iPhone system issues, you should turn to advanced mode if the standard mode doesn't work. The advanced mode will also erase all data in iPhone but advanced mode can fix iPhone system issues in high success rate.

Old or new iPhone stuck on Update Requested, you can follow the tips above to fix it. It's better to try the tips which won't erase all data in iPhone at first.


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