Stuck at ‘Update Requested’ while trying to install iOS 12 OTA update on your iPhone or iPad? Here are a few solutions to fix the annoying issue, and install the update.
Firstly, you’re not alone, it’s common for users to face such issues while updating to a new iOS version on the day of release. After all, there are millions of people who are attempting to perform an update at the same time as you and this puts a lot of stress on Apple servers.
To better handle this surge in traffic on their servers during software updates, Apple introduced a new feature in earlier versions of iOS. When you go to the software update page in your iPhone and attempt to download the iOS 12 OTA update, you will get an “Update requested…” message. After some time, the iOS 12 OTA software update should start getting downloaded. However, in some cases, you’ll be stuck with the message and the download will not start.
How to Fix iOS 12 OTA Update Stuck at ‘Update Requested’
Here are some methods that you can try to fix the issue if you’re stuck at ‘Update Requested’ while installing the iOS 12 OTA update:
#1. Restart your iPhone or iPad
If the iOS 12 update is stuck at “Update requested…” for a very long time (more than say 15 mins), like all tech problems, there is no harm in starting off by restarting your iPhone or iPad to see it helps.
Once restarted, you can launch the Settings app, navigate to General > Software and try to ‘Download and Install’ the iOS 12 software update again.
#2. Perform a Hard Reset
If the simple restart doesn’t help, and you get stuck again at ‘Update requested’ then perform a hard reset on your iPhone by holding down the Power and Home buttons together until you see the Apple logo on your screen.
Once restarted, you can launch the Settings app, navigate to General > Software and try to ‘Download and
#3. Update via iTunes
If none of the above solutions work, then you can go with the traditional method of updating your device to iOS 11 using iTunes. Simply plug in your device to your computer, launch iTunes and click on the Update button in the Summary tab to begin the update process.
#4. Retry after Some Time
I would recommend waiting for a day to install the update or at least not immediately after iOS 12 is released on Monday. There is usually a flood of users downloading a major iOS software update, which can significantly slow down the download of the software update and at times has also caused major issues. So be patient and download the iOS 12 software update after the floor of requests has slowed down. It also gives you enough time to find out if there is a major issue with the update.
These are some solutions that you can try to get past the “Update requested…” message and start the iOS 12 download.
Were you able to download the iOS 12 OTA update without any issues? Let us know in the comments below.