iPadOS Updates Not Installing: iPad Repair Tactics

iPadOS Updates Not Installing

Many of us have faced this issue: Sometimes, an app on your iPad doesn't update, or the software gets stuck during download. Here, we'll discuss why this happens and how to fix it. First, let's look at why your iPad might be having trouble updating. 

One reason could be a poor internet connection. Another possibility is that there's not enough storage space on your device. 

Additionally, software glitches or conflicts with other apps can also cause update problems. Now, let's explore some simple tips for resolving these issues. By following these steps, you can get your iPad back to updating smoothly in no time!

Note: These solutions work for an iPad running iPadOS 13 or iOS 12.

Reasons for iPad Update Issues

Often, if the software on your iPad won't update, it's because of an authentication problem. The Apple App Store might struggle to recognize you. 

Alternatively, your iPad could be downloading another update or app at the same time, causing your app to wait. Occasionally, the iPad might simply forget about the app.

Ways to Repair an iPad That Doesn't Update

These methods have been proven to resolve software update problems on the iPad:

  1. Turn off and then turn on the iPad. This is the first thing to try when fixing most issues. Restarting can solve many technical problems, like failed or stalled software updates.
  2. Remove the app that won't update, then download it again. If an app doesn't update, delete it and get it again. Only do this if the app doesn't save important information, like notes or drawings. 

Note: After the download finishes, you might have to log in to the app.

  1. Attempt downloading a different application. If the iPad becomes stuck during authentication, it cannot reconnect to the App Store, halting all downloads. To resolve this, download a fresh application to initiate authentication. Select a complimentary application and install it. Subsequently, check if the problematic application or update resumes downloading.
  2. Attempt signing out of your Apple ID, then sign back in. If downloading an app doesn't work, try signing out and then back in. Go to Settings, tap your name, and choose Sign Out. Follow the prompts to sign out. Afterward, go back to Settings, tap Sign In, and enter your Apple ID and password to sign in again.
  3. Try resetting the Wi-Fi router. Your iPad can't fetch updates if the router isn't correctly linked to the internet. Routers manage many devices and come with a built-in firewall, which can confuse. Switch off the router, wait a minute, then switch it back on. Once all the lights are back on, connect your iPad to the Wi-Fi network and check if the download starts when you tap the app.
  4. This process is entirely distinct from overhauling your iPad. It won't wipe everything. It eliminates network configurations, keyboard dictionary, arrangement of the Home screen, location and privacy configurations, and Apple Pay cards. 

Important: Before resetting the device settings, back up your iPad.