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Common Thirty iOS 11 Update Problems You May Encounter

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The iPhone X and iPhone 8 are new models, from Apple, containing the most advanced and up to date feature possible. After their release, many enthusiasts around the world have upgraded their smartphone to the latest version. Nevertheless, some problems while updating these devices have come up as well. In this article, we can familiarize you with such iOS 11 update problems that you may have encountered along with their solutions.

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Common thirty iOS 11 updating problems you may come across

We have enlisted some common issues, which are experienced by most users on installing the iOS 11 update.

1.Unsuccessful Software Update

This is a very general issue faced by users while upgrading to iOS 11. A number of reasons can be responsible for receiving this error. At the outset, ensure whether the device is friendly with the iOS 11 version or not.


There are possibilities that the Apple server may be busy too. Ensure that a secure internet connection is available and try the iOS upgrading again.

2.Device stuck while downloading iOS 11

Despite having a steady internet connection, there is a likelihood that the device could just get stuck while the downloading. To fix the issue, you have to manually erase your system's iOS 11 profile and download it again from the Apple Development Center. Just go to ‘Profile' from the General phone Settings and opt to remove the profile manually.

3.Unable to verify update

The issue is one of the very frequent iOS 11 update problems. Even with downloading the new update, the smartphone screen happens to freeze during the ‘Verifying Update' prompt. To solve the issue, you have to force restart the device. Then just erase the on-hand profile and proceed to download it again from Apple Development Center.

4.Overheating of device

The issue is also one of the common iOS 11 update problems. When installing your fresh update, you can get a notification, where the device states its inability to proceed due to device overheating. Unfortunately, you cannot do much except wait till your device cools down naturally. You can opt to turn it off or reset it too and try the update download again after it has cooled.

5.Unable to verify update

While installing you may receive a prompt, stating its inability to verify the iOS 11 update. To fix this, click ‘Retry' to make another shot. If the device is still unresponsive, then re-download or force restart the device as a way out.

6.Device jammed on Apple logo

The Apple logo display is one of the most experienced iOS 11 update problems, caused mostly due to an unreliable iOS version. To solve this, opt to force restart the device, or put the device in recovery mode, if the problem persists, and use iTunes for restoring it, or you should learn more on “How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo“.

7.Scarce space for downloading

This error can be faced due to insufficient space on the iOS device while installing the fresh version and is easily solvable. You can click on ‘Allow App Deletion' and erase some data manually. You can also cancel your download and make space on iPhone for the iOS 11 update.

8.Low battery problem

If the device does not have a minimum of 60% charge, then the installation may be halted in between. After installing the iOS 11 version, a few users have even complained that the battery tends to drain rapidly. First, ensure that the device is charged sufficiently before beginning the iOS 11 installation. You can otherwise restart the device to solve the problem if your battery continues to drain rapidly.

9.Trouble with cellular data and network

This is one of the commonly faced iOS 11 update problems. After the new installation on the device, you may find it difficult to receive any network on the device or meet problems associated with your cellular data. To solve this, visit ‘Cellular' from the Settings and guarantee that your Cellular data feature is enabled. You can also restart the device or extract your device SIM and put it back again.

10.The phone doesn't turn on after update

The issue is one of a rare iOS 11 update problems. If your iPhone isn't turning up, you can use the recovery mode and use iTunes to restore it. You can also force restart the device or carry out a factory setting. Nevertheless, you could lose your data while doing this.

11.Reboot loop

Sometimes, your device may keep rebooting, despite a successful installation. To break the reboot loop, you have to force restart the device. You can simply press the ‘Home' together with the Power key (in iPhone 6 and later generations) and the Volume Down together with the Power key (in iPhone 7 and 7Plus) for no less than 10 seconds simultaneously.

12.Update bricks device

Many users have experienced such types of iOS 11 update problems, which you must consider seriously and use measures to solve it. You can force restart the device or use the recovery mode. You can also use iTunes for restoration. However, we recommend you to use the Dr.fone iOS System Recovery program for zero data loss.

13.Inactive Wi-Fi

After the iOS 11 upgraded, your Wi-Fi can get unresponsive. You must ensure that your Wi-Fi router and iPhone are operational. Subsequently, visit the network settings and opt to forget the existing network. Identify it and supply the credentials afresh for resetting of your Wi-Fi network.

If these solutions are useless, you may have to reset your device network settings. You can visit Reset from the General Settings and opt for network resetting, to restart the device with the default settings.

14.AirPods doesn't connect

A number of users have experienced this as one of the common iOS 11 update problems. Initially, you have to confirm that the AirPods are correctly paired to the device. Also, switch off the Bluetooth option and switch it on, once again. If these are unsuccessful, then you have to reset your connection. Visit the Bluetooth settings and click on the “i” button, and hit on the ‘Forget This Device' preference. Affirm the option and try resetting the AirPods in a while.

15.Inoperative touch screen

After an iOS 11 upgraded, the touch screen sometimes tends to become unresponsive shortly. This can be solved by a device restart. You will also have to clean up the device and check for dust or dirt particles as a reason for this update problem, or ultimately restore the device.


You have to use the recovery mode on your device and link it to the iTunes app. Subsequently, choose the device, and visit its ‘Summary' sector, and opt for its restoration. Learn more about “Touch Screen Not Working”.

16.Unresponsive Touch ID

Apart from touch screens, the Touch ID of the device can also exhibit malfunctioning. Mostly, this can be solved by switching on or off the ‘iTunes & App Store' feature for your Touch ID. Go to ‘Touch ID' on the device Settings and type in your password. Subsequently, switch off ‘iTunes & App Store' and turn off the device. Then turn it up once again and activate these features. You can restore your device as a last resort.

17.Inoperative iMessage

Among other iOS 11 update problems, this is a solvable issue after an update. This could simply be due to the feature being turned off. To confirm, visit ‘Message' from Settings and ensure that ‘iMessage' feature is switched on. Furthermore, check for network issues on the device.

18.App Store non-connectivity

If you have faced this, ensure that to see if you are getting a steady internet connection. Switch on the access to App Store feature while employing the mobile data. Additionally, there may be a minor glitch associated with the time and date on the device. To solve this, visit ‘Date & Time' from the General Settings and switch on the ‘Set Automatically' feature.

19.Inability in downloading apps from App Store

Despite connecting to App Store, sometimes users cannot download any app, which happens mostly after an up-gradation. Ensure a steady network and make enough space on the device. Furthermore, you can visit ‘Usage' from the General Settings to see that no app is kept on waiting. If all fails, you must then reset the Apple ID. Just visit ‘Apple ID' from the ‘iCloud/iTunes & App Store' option, located in Settings and opt to log out from the existing account. Then, restart the device and log in once more through the right credentials.

20.Unavailability of Siri

If Siri is unresponsive, you have to check your internet connection for an examination. Also, you can switch on the Bluetooth feature and switch it back once more. Additionally, visit ‘Siri' from the General Settings and turn up the option of ‘Hey Siri'.

21.Inability in connecting via Bluetooth

A large number of users have faced this as one of the most typical iOS 11 update problems and has a simple solution to it. Visit ‘Bluetooth' form Settings and ensure that Bluetooth is switched on. When you face an issue while connecting to a particular device, just hit the “i” button and opt to forget the device. If this doesn't work, network resetting can be a viable option.

22.Inability in connecting to iTunes

This issue is typically faced when you connect your iPhone to an outdated iTunes version. To solve this, just launch the iTunes app and verify its updates under the iTunes symbol or ‘Help'. After the upgrading, reconnect the device again. Also, ensure that the lightning cable is working smoothly.

23.Notification concerns

Unlike the other iOS 11 update problems, this issue is sometimes overlooked. If your device is not providing timely notifications and has old notifications only, you must tap on the ‘X' icon so as to close them all. In case the problem persists, just restart your device altogether.

24.Inability to slide your device screen

If the device refuses to slide or is stuck on slider mode, you have to force restart it, or use the recovery mode, link it to the iTunes app and then restore it.

25.Incapability receive or make calls

If this issue has been faced by you after an update, you can solve it by restarting the device or reinstating your SIM card. Additionally, ensure that the phone number, which you are attempting to reach, is not already blocked. You can also visit ‘Cellular' from Settings and upgrade the carrier settings.

26.Activation Error

There is a possibility that you may face this as one of your iOS 11 update problems. To solve it, you have to contact your network carrier. Also, you can reinstate the SIM card or restart the phone.

27.Non-functionality of Safari

When Safari is not working properly, you will firstly have to check if the internet connection is stable. Furthermore, ensure that Safari is updated and there is sufficient space on the device. You can also visit ‘Safari' from the settings and opt for ‘Clear History and Website Data', to resolve the issue.

28.Losing data after update

This is among the rare iOS 11 update problems. Hence it is recommended to back up the data on your device before beginning the update. If data has been lost by you, you can then restart the device or restore your back up. In case there is not prior back up, then make use of Dr.fone iOS Data Recovery tool, so as to restore the lost data easily.

29.Inability to locate the update

All devices do not support iOS 11, such as the iPhone 5 or previous generation devices. Also, the Apple server may be busy during that time. Moreover, you can be facing this issue if you already updated the device to a Beta version of iOS 11. In such a case, you have to downgrade the device first.

30.Device malfunctioning after the iOS 11 update

This is among the typical iOS 11 update problems. If the device is running slow or malfunctioning after an update, you have to dig deeper. Initially, erase all your cache and needless files from the system. Visit ‘Usage' from the General Settings and opt to ‘Manage Storage'. Having cleared the space, you must restart the device and ensure its functionality. Also, using dr.fone is a good way to get out of this issue.

Having read these iOS 11 update problems, you can now confidently deal with them. Additionally, you can make use of the Dr.fone toolkit for iOS program as a good way to resolve these issues.

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