I’ll explain how to resolve any iPad or iPad Pro update issues in this article. You may be unable to iPad Pro Won’t Update for a variety of reasons, ranging from insufficient storage space to inadequate Internet connectivity. I’ll describe how to resolve these potential causes of this issue so that you can isolate the one impacting your device.
Apple publishes iPadOS and iOS upgrades on a regular basis to ensure the security and efficiency of its iPad devices. It is critical that you upgrade your iPad, as each iPadOS version closes security gaps in your system.
Generally, the updating process is straightforward. You can upgrade your iPad or iPad Pro wirelessly (which is how the majority of people do) or via your computer. If you enable this option, your iPad will likewise update automatically.
Why your iPad won’t update to the latest version of iPadOS, and how to troubleshoot it
If this is happening to you, there are a few plausible explanations. However, do not despair; I will explain how to work your way through the troubleshooting instructions below to ascertain why you are unable to update.
Is your connection poor?
Apple requires that you have an active Internet connection in order to download the updates. Due to a bad Internet connection, your iPad updates may be delayed. Are you receiving error messages similar to the following:
- “Unable to do an update check. “An error occurred when performing a software update check.”
- “Update was unable to be installed. A network connection is required for software updates.”
When you open Safari and navigate to a website (such as google.com), does the website load properly? If you are able to view the website, this shows that your Internet connection is not working properly or is insecure. If this is the case, downloading the update may potentially take an extended period of time. If the download is taking an excessive amount of time or you receive an error message similar to the ones above, I recommend the following:
- Make use of a dependable Wi-Fi network. Additionally, restart your wireless router/modem.
- Restart your iPad or iPad Pro if necessary. After that, attempt to update.
- Airplane Mode should be enabled, waited for a few seconds, and then turned off.
- If you are using a VPN or a proxy server, disconnect them and retry. They can occasionally cause download troubles.
- Connect your iPad to a different Wi-Fi network and update your iPad using this network. For instance, I believe you could visit a friend’s house or another location and connect your iPad to the Wi-Fi there.
Remove and try again
If your iPad continues to refuse to upgrade to the current version, I believe the second thing you should do is to delete the update file and then retry. This is simple to accomplish:
- Navigate to Settings > General > iPad Storage on your iPad.
- You’ll see a list of available applications. The update will also be included. Locate and tap it.
- Delete the modification.
- Restart your iPad if necessary.
- Re-update your iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
Remove your SIM card
According to different reports, certain Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad devices may fail the verification and installation process. Additionally, numerous customers who had this issue have indicated to me that removing and reinserting the SIM card resolved the issue for them. You may attempt this as it is a simple procedure. Additionally, if your iPad is a Wi-Fi model, it will lack a SIM card. I strongly advise you to read the following article: Remove or swap your iPad’s SIM card. Essentially, power down your iPad. Remove the SIM card and re-insert it. Restart your iPad and then attempt the update once more.
Update your iPad with your Mac or PC using Finder or iTunes
If you continue to have issues with the update, you can use your computer to update your iPad. This is also straightforward.
- Launch Finder (on a Mac running macOS Catalina or later) or iTunes (if you have a PC or a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier).
- Utilize your USB cord to connect your iPad to your PC.
- Locate your iPad in Finder or iTunes.
- To check for updates, click Check for Updates and then follow the on-screen instructions.
An unknown error occurred?
You may receive an error notice that reads, “The iPad was unable to be updated.” Unknown error (4000)”. This error message may appear when attempting to update your iPad via your computer. If you notice this, take the following actions:
- Disable the passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID on your iPad or iPad Pro. To do so, navigate to Settings > Face ID & Passcode, Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, or Settings > Passcode.
- Then change the setting for Auto-Lock to Never. Select Never under Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock.
- After completing these two steps, connect your iPad to your computer, launch iTunes or Finder, and attempt to update your iPad once more.