How to Fix Cannot Update iPad to iOS 12/12.1

The most recent Apple's version of mobile OS, that is, iOS 12 for iPad specifically focuses to deliver a more faster as well as responsive along with very delightful OS to all its iOS devices. To enjoy very smooth device experience along with the amazing new features, users wish to update their iPads to the latest iOS 12. However, for unknown reasons, many of the iPad users are not able to download the latest iOS 12 and are dealing with "iPad failed to update iOS 12. In the below article, we have discussed some best ways to deal with the "why can't I download iOS 12" issue

Part 1: Why iPad Won't Update to iOS 12/12.1

Before we get to the solutions of the "iOS 12 update stuck iPad" issue, we will first discuss the exact reasons for the same issue. We will be able to fins the exact solution if we get to know the exact reason.

  • Your iPad might not be among one of the devices supporting the iOS 12
  • Not enough space is available on your iPad for downloading the iOS 12.
  • Your iPad's Wi-Fi connection is very slow or isn't stable
  • iOS 12 beta version is still running on your iPad
  • The service of Apple is overloaded
  • Your iPad has ran out of power

Part 2: How to Fix iPad Update stuck iOS 12/12.1

Now that we have discussed all the possible reasons, it is now easy for you to find an appropriate solution for "iOS 12 unable to check for update iPad" issue.

Way 1: Restart iPad

By simply restarting your iPad, many issues are solved instantly. For whatsoever reason, the smaller issues get solved with a simple restart. Try restarting your iPad and check if you can update to iOS12 after restart. Follow below steps to restart your iPad.

Step 1: Long press the Side button till the time you see until the slider to turn off your iPad.

Step 2: Now simply drag the slider so as to turn off your iPad. Now long press the Side button again till the Apple logo is displayed on your iPad's screen.

Way 2: Delete iOS 12 Beta Version

If restarting your iPad doesn't solve the "cannot update iPad to iOS 12 download" issue, then may be the previous iOS 12 beta version is still present in your iPad. Obviously, you will get a download error is your iPad still has iOS 12 beta version in it. To solve this "cannot update iPad to iOS 12" issue, simply delete all the beta files and try to download the iOS 12 version again on your iPad. Follow below simple steps.

Step 1: Navigate to Settings on your iPad >> General >> and select option Profile by scroll down.

Step 2: On the profile page, click on iOS Beta Software Profile and click the button Delete Profile. This will delete the iOS 12 beta profile. Now simply reboot your iPad and try downloading the iOS 12.

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Way 3: Check Wi-Fi Connection

Another reason for your "cannot update iPad to iOS 12" issue is an unstable Wi-Fi network connection. To download the iOS 12, a strong Wi-Fi connection is very important. So, ensure that a strong Wi-Fi connection is present on your iPad.

Way 4: Check iPad Storage Space

Another reason for "cannot update iPad to iOS 12 software" problem can be insufficient space on your iPad. For this problem to solve, check if your iPad is running out of space and doesn't have available space so as to store the files of update. Generally, around 750–800 MB of space is required. Follow below steps to check you iPad's available space.

Step 1: On your iPad, navigate to Settings >> General >> Storage & iCloud Usage.

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Step 2: Now simply the available space of your iPad at the screen's top. If you are running out of space, delete few files to make some room for the update.

Way 5: Wait for Hours

It might happen that you are trying to update your iPad to the latest version of iOS very often and not giving sufficient time for your iPad to update it properly. You need to have patience and give proper amount of time for the update process to complete. So have patience fellas.

Way 6: Update iPad via iTunes

If you yet cannot update your iPad to iOS 12 with above mentioned ways, try to manually update your iPad using iTunes. Follow below steps to update your iPad using iTunes.

Step 1: Install the most recent iTunes version on your PC and connect your iPad to your PC via a USB cable.

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Step 2: Launch iTunes and choose your iPad. Click on Summary, and then tap on option Check for Update. Tap the button Click Download and Update.

Way 7: Fix iPad Cannot Update Without Data Loss

If above methods fail to give you success and do not help you to update your iPad, you will require an efficient tool to proceed further. Tenorshare ReiBoot is one such tool that will help you out. The software can solve all stuck issues of iPads without data loss. This tool resolves the issue in just a single click. Follow below steps to solve the issue.

Step 1: Click the option "Fix All iOS Stuck" appearing on the main screen once you are done with installing and running the software. Connect your iPad to the PC.

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Step 2: Select option "Fix Now". Install the latest firmware package by selecting "Download." This will start the process of package installation.

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Step 3: Select option "Start Repair" to start the recovery process of iPad once the download is done.

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The Bottom Line

In the above we have discussed the best ways to solve the "cannot update iPad to iOS 12 upgrade" issue in simple ways. We highly recommend Tenorshare ReiBoot to update your iPad without data loss. Hope we helped to solve your problem. Share your feedback in below comments.

/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPad Follow @Jenefey Aaron