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iTunes stuck at "Preparing to update" When Transfer Music: Why and How to Fix

November 29, 2016 11:25 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iTunes Tips
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iTunes stuck at "Preparing to update" when adding music

"I’m trying to add some new songs to my iPhone (iPhone 6s, iOS 10), but my iTunes stuck at "preparing to update". Anyone knows how to get the sync working?"

Why is iTunes stuck inpreparing to update? When you see this error message, you should know that something is wrong in the process as your iOS device is preparing the update file for download and installation. It’s usually the error with Apple servers that is responsible for over-the-air update of iOS devices.

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iTunes stuck on "Preparing to update" error: How to fix

Way 1: Use Tenorshare ReiBoot

When you transfer music or sync, iTunes preparing to update takes forever. Annoying as it is, you cantry the fixes below.

Note: If you are looking for other program to add your favorite music to iPhone, iPad and iPod, Tenorshare iCareFone (previously iPhone Care Pro) would be a good alternative to iTunes. It allows you to transfer music as well as contacts, apps, notes to iOS devices without iTunes restriction. Plus, the file transfer function is totally free of charge.

Way 2: Try Tenorshare TunesCare

Besides, you can also try Tenorshare TunesCare.With the help of Tenorshare TunesCare, you can solve all iTunes syncing problems for iPhone, iPad and iPod by fixing corrupted iTunes library.

If your iTunes still stuck at “Preparing to update” and you cannot sync or transfer data to iPhone, iPad or iPod,here’s your last resort: Put your device in DFU mode and connected it to iTunes.WheniTunes detects your device in recovery mode,click on restore. Let iTunes download the firmware itself and restore.

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