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iOS 16/15 Software Update Failed, How to Fix?

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2022-09-22 / Update for  iOS 10

Trying to upgrade to the latest iOS 16/15 but get the error messages "An error occurred downloading iOS 10" after agreeing to the update Terms and Conditions? Users faced quite a few problems with the iOS update such as getting the "Software Update failed" error iOS update stuck.

"I can not update to iOS 15? I tried serveral times with the same result. It looks to download, and then says it is 'preparing' for a while, and then gets the message "Software Update Failed An error occurred downloading iOS 16". Anyone know how to resolve this? "

Software Update Failed has always happened year after year alongside the iOS update affecting all iPhone, iPad models. Apple has yet to give any explanation for the error but it would seem sensible to assume that the Apple servers simply can't handle the level of traffic.

How to Fix Software Update Failed Error When Update to iOS 16/15?

Below we will show you 5 options to deal with the Software Update Failed error when upgrade to iOS 16/15 on iPhone, iPad Over the Air.

1. Restart your device and try again

When you get the message "An error occurred downloading iOS 10", close the message and reboot your iPhone or iPad. Waiting for a few minutes and then tap on "Download and Install" again.

2. Reboot WiFi router and reset iPhone, iPad network settings

Reboot your iOS device and your WiFi router and make sure your internet connection is working well. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Reset >Reset Network Settings to reset the network settings. Waiting for a few minutes and then tap on "Download and Install" again.

3. Update iOS 16/15 with iTunes

If you update iOS 16/15 on iPhone, iPad Over the Air, try to update it with iTunes which would be more stable.

4. Wait for a few hours

As we said before, Apple servers simply can't handle the level of traffic. So wait for a few hours or several days and it will be much smoother to download iOS 16/15 over the air.

5. Update iOS 16/15 with Tenorshare Reiboot

Tenorshare ReiBoot is an all-in-one iOS system care tool that you can use to update iOS 16/15. This is especially helpful when your iPhone or iPad gets stuck and become unresponsive during the update.

Run Tenorshare ReiBoot and connect your device with the computer. Select "Start" on the main interface.

Select a recovery mode. There are two repair mode: Standard Repair and Deep Repair. Choose the left one and click Next to go on.

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Click "Browse" to choose a path in your computer to save the firmware file and click "Next" button to download the firmware package to your computer.

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Now the repair process will start and your iPhone will enter recovery mode. Please do not do anything with your device. After the repairing process, your iPhone will automatically restart and you already update to latest iOS now.

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So if you failed to upgrade to newest iOS 16/15, try methods above and see if your problem can be solved.