Waited with baited breath, finally Apple iOS 10 update was released with the great improvements in Notification Center, QuickType, Design, etc. Following the rollout, a number of iUsers began to install via Setting >> General >> Software Update.
However, things didn't turn out as they expected and many users complained about iOS 11/10 frozen in the update process. So what should you do if your iPhone freezes up or gets stuck during/after iOS 10/9/8 update?
Don't worry! In the following, I'll tell you 4 tricks on how to unfreeze iPhone stuck on iOS 11/10/9 update. You can also use these tricks if your iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode (red iTunes logo)/reboot loop during updating to a new iOS version and if your iPhone is working fine and suddenly it freezes.
As we all know, restarting your iPhone seems to be an omnipotent trick to solve most minor problems on the first try. Indeed, it also applies to the situation here. And the following are what you need to do.
Keep pressing the Home (Volume Down button for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus) and the Power button simultaneously until the Apple logo comes back on again. Then release both buttons and your iPhone should boot up successfully and work normally. Generally speaking, restarting your iPhone will solve the freezing issue and complete the iOS 10/9/8 update.
There's also an effective way to reboot your iPhone with Tenorshare ReiBoot, a third-party tool totally for free, especially when your iPhone Home/Volume Down or Power button is broken. Tenorshare ReiBoot and Tenorshare ReiBoot (Mac) enables you to fix iOS freeze, iPhone crashed during iOS 10/9 update, Recovery Mode stuck, DFU stuck, red iTunes logo stuck, etc. with one single click. No need to restore with iTunes, no data loss.
First connect your iPhone to PC and launch the free iPhone reboot tool. Then Tenorshare ReiBoot will automatically detect the condition of your iPhone. You can either click "Enter Recovery Mode", "Exit Recovery Mode" or use both according to the detecting result to reboot your iPhone.
During iOS update, you have to put iPhone into recovery mode, which may cause a restart-loop or iPhone gets stuck on red iTunes logo, especially when not done properly. In that case, you have no choice but to restore your iPhone. And the detailed steps are as below.
Note: If you fail to restore iPhone, try to get iPhone into recovery mode again. Still doesn't work? This could mean that your iOS system is damaged.Then you will have to put iPhone into DFU mode before you can restore iPhone.
Note: Generally speaking, your iPhone will stay in Recovery mode if it freezes up and iTunes can automatically recognize it. If not, you can hold on the Power button till the Apple logo appears (don't let go of it) and then press Home button (Volume Down button for iPhone 7/7 Plus); namely, hold both buttons simultaneously, till the screen goes black. After that, release Power button and keep pressing Home (Volume Down button for iPhone 7/7 Plus) button until iTunes recognizes it in Recovery mode.
Once it's restored, you'll have to go through the setup process for iOS 10 or iOS 9.3.5/9.3.4/9 update again. But this guarantees that your frozen or crashed iPhone 7/7Plus/SE/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4S is fixed.
Unfortunately all methods above can't fix iphone freeze during update? I'm afraid you have to repair the iOS operating system to get your frozen iPhone back to normal. Tenorshare iCareFone (iPhone Care Pro) and Tenorshare iCareFone for Mac (iPhone Care Pro) can easily fix missing or corrupted system-related files by reinstalling the iOS firmware and get your iOS device normally. .