Top 30 iOS 11 Update Problems You Might Encounter

After the official release of iOS 11, thousands of Apple enthusiasts the world over are upgrading their devices to this new version. While most of the users have good things to say about it, there are also plenty of users who are facing iOS 11 update problems. It is quite obvious to face various kinds of issues regarding the updating process of any iOS version. In this post, we will make you familiar with various update issues you might encounter with iOS 11 and how to fix them.

Part 1: Top 30 iOS 11 Update Problems and Solutions

To make things easier for you, we have listed some of the most common issues (with their easy fixes) that are faced by users while installing iOS 11.

1. Software Update Failed

This is one of the most common issues that users face while upgrading their devices to iOS 11. There could be plenty of reasons for getting this error. Firstly, check whether your device is compatible with iOS 11 or not (for instance, you can’t upgrade iPhone 5 to iOS 11).

ios 11 software update failed

Chances are that Apple’s server could be busy as well. Make sure you have a stable internet connection and try upgrading your iOS version once again.

2. Device stuck while downloading iOS 11

Even after having a stable internet connection, chances are that your device can simply get stuck while downloading iOS 11 updates. In order to fix this issue, you need to manually delete the iOS 11 profile on your system and download it once again from Apple Development Center. To do this, visit your phone’s Settings > General > Profile and choose to delete the iOS 11 update profile manually.

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3. Can’t verify update

This is one of the most common iOS 11 update problems, which is recently being faced by lots of users. In this, even after downloading the new update, the screen becomes frozen on the “Verifying Update” prompt. In order to fix this issue, you need to force restart your phone. Afterward, simply delete the existing profile and download it from Apple Development Center again.

iOS 11 verifying update

4. Overheating of device

This is one of those iOS 11 update problems that can be occurred in any device. While installing the new update, you might get a prompt like this, stating that it can’t proceed because of device overheating. Sadly, there is no quick fix here. You need to wait for a while for your device to cool down. You can choose to reset it or turn it off as well and try downloading the update again, once it is cooled.

iphone overheat

5. Unable to verify update

While installing iOS 11, chances are that you might get a prompt like this, stating that it is not able to verify update. You can always tap on the “Retry” button to give it another try. If you are still not able to fix it, then try to force restart your device. Re-downloading of the iOS 11 update can also fix this issue.

unable to verify update

6. Device stuck on Apple logo

After installing iOS 11, you might see that your device has been stuck at the apple logo. An unstable iOS version can cause this problem. To fix this, you can choose to force restart your device. If it won’t work, then try to put your device into recovery mode and take the assistance of iTunes to restore it. Read more about how to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo after iOS 11 update.

stuck on apple logo

7. Insufficient space for download

If you don’t have enough free space on your iOS device while installing iOS 11, then you might receive this error. It has an easy fix. You can always tap on the “Allow App Deletion” button and manually delete some data. Also, you can cancel the download and free up space on your iPhone for iOS 11 installation.

insufficient storage for ios 11 download

8. Low battery issue (fast drainage)

Needless to say, if your phone is not charged at least 60% then it might halt the installation in the middle. Even after installing iOS 11, some users complain that it drains the battery of their device rapidly. Firstly, make sure that your phone is charged enough before you begin iOS 11 installation. If the battery is rapidly draining, then simply restart your phone to fix this issue.

ios 11 battery issue

9. Problems with network and cellular data

It is also one of the commonly encountered iOS 11 update problems. After installing iOS 11 on your device, you might find it hard to get network on your phone or encounter problems related to cellular data. To fix this, go to Settings > Cellular and ensure that the Cellular data option is enabled. Also, you can restart your device or simply take out your phone’s SIM card and insert it back.

iphone network problem

10. The phone doesn’t turn on after update

This is one of the rare scenarios, but it can happen to anyone after installing an unstable version of iOS 11. If iPhone is not turning on, try to put it in recovery mode and restore it from iTunes. Also, you can force restart it or perform a factory setting. Though, while doing so, you might end up losing your device’s data.

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11. Reboot loop

There are times when even after successfully installing the new version of iOS 11, iPhone keeps rebooting. To break this rebooting loop, you need to force restart your phone. It can be done by pressing Home + Power key (for iPhone 6 and older generations) and Volume Down + Power key (for iPhone 7/7Plus) for at least 10 seconds at the same time.

iphone reboot loop

12. iOS 11 Update bricks iPhone

Even though this is the worst case scenario, plenty of users are facing these kinds of iOS 11 update problems. You should consider this seriously and make added measures to resolve it. Try to force restart your phone or put it into recovery mode. Also, you can take the assistance of iTunes to restore it. Though, if you don’t wish to lose your data, then use dr.fone - iOS System Recovery to resolve this issue. It provides a one-click solution to most of the iOS 11 update problems.

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13. Wifi not working

After upgrading your device to iOS 11, chances are that its Wifi can simply stop working. Before making any changes on your device, make sure that the Wifi router and device are working. Afterward, you can go to your network settings and forget the respective network. Detect it and provide the credentials once again to reset the Wifi network.

iphone wifi not working on ios 11

If none of the solutions seem to work, then you might need to reset the network settings on your device. To do this, go to your phone’s Settings > General > Reset and choose to reset the network settings. This will restart your device with default network settings.

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14. AirPods won’t connect

It might seem a little surprising, but lots of users have this complain after the iOS 11 update. Firstly, you need to ensure that your AirPods are paired to your device. You can also turn off the Bluetooth on your device and turn it back again to recheck it. If this won’t work, then you need to reset the connection. Go to Bluetooth settings and tap on the “i” icon. From here, you need to tap on the “Forget This Device” option. Confirm your choice and reset your AirPods after a while.

airpods won't connect

15. Touch screen not working

It has been observed that after upgrading an iOS device to a new version, its touch screen can become unresponsive for a while. Mostly, it can be fixed by simply restarting your device. Though, you need to clean your device and make sure that it is not dirt or dust that is causing this iOS 11 update problem. If nothing else seems to work, then you need to restore your device.

touch screen not working

To do this, you need to put your iOS device into recovery mode and connect it to iTunes. Afterward, select your device, go to its “Summary” section, and choose to Restore it.

16. Touch ID is not responsive

Besides the touch screen, chances are that the Touch ID on your device might seem to malfunction as well. Most of the times, it can be fixed by turning off/on the feature of “iTunes & App Store” for Touch ID. Visit your phone’s Settings > Touch ID and provide your password to proceed. Now, turn off the feature of “iTunes & App Store” here and switch off your device. Switch it on again and turn these features on.

touch id not responsive

If your device won’t work even after following this technique, then you might need to restore it to fix this iOS 11 issue.

17. The iMessage feature is not working

Sometimes, it has been observed that after performing the iOS 11 update, the iMessage doesn’t work. Chances are that the feature could be simply turned off. To check, go to your phone’s Settings > Message and make sure that the feature of “iMessage” is turned on. You can also turn it off and on again as well. Additionally, make sure that there is no network issue with your device.

imessage not working

18. Can’t connect to the App Store

If you can’t connect to the App Store from your iOS device, make sure that you have a stable internet connection. Turn on the feature of accessing the App Store when using the mobile data. In addition to that, there could be a slight glitch related to the date and time on your device. To resolve this, go to its Settings > General > Date & Time > and turn on the feature of “Set Automatically”.

can't connect to app store

19. Can’t download apps from the App Store

Even after connecting to the App Store, there are times when users are not able to download the app. Mostly, this problem occurs after an iOS 11 update. Make sure that you have a stable network and that there is enough free space on your device. Additionally, you can go to Settings > General > Usage to check that there is no waiting app. If nothing seems to work, then chances are that you need to reset your Apple ID.

can't download apps

Go to Settings > iCloud/iTunes & App Store > Apple ID and choose to Sign Out from your account. Once it is done, restart your device and sign-in again using your credentials to fix this iOS 11 update problem.

20. Siri is unavailable

Siri has become an evident part of every iPhone now. If it is not working, then you need to ensure that you have a stable internet connection. You can also turn on Bluetooth and turn it back again to fix Siri not working issues. In addition to that, go to your device’s Settings > General > Siri and turn on the feature of “Hey Siri”. This will make sure that Siri will respond whenever you give the “Hey Siri” command.

siri not working

21. Can’t connect to a Bluetooth device

The Bluetooth and iOS 11 update problems are not new. After every iOS version update, we see users facing the same issue. Luckily, it has an easy fix. Go to Settings > Bluetooth and make sure that the Bluetooth feature is turned on. If you are facing a problem with any particular device, then you can tap on the “i” icon and choose to forget this device as well. If it won’t work, then you can also reset the network settings on your device.

can't connect to bluetooth device

22. Can’t connect to iTunes

While most of the people think it is one of the iOS 11 update problems, it usually happens when you try to connect your device to an older version of iTunes. To resolve this, launch iTunes and check for its updates (under “Help” or the iTunes symbol). After updating your iTunes version, try to reconnect your device. Also, make sure that your lightning cable is genuine and working smoothly.

can't connect to itunes

23. Notification issues

Sometimes, iOS users don’t even observe this problem at first. After using your device for a while, you might realize that it is not giving timely notifications or that the old notifications are still there. We recommend tapping on the “x” button to close all notifications. If it doesn’t close notifications on your device, then you can simply restart it to resolve this issue.

notification issue

24. The device screen won’t slide

After updating the device to iOS 11, you need to slide your phone to restart it and complete the process. Though, among other iOS 11 update problems, this one can also hang your device. If your device won’t slide or has been stuck on the slider mode, then you need to forcefully restart it. You can also put it in the recovery mode, connect it to iTunes and restore it.

device screen won't slide

25. Can’t make or receive calls

If you are not able to receive or make calls on your device after updating it to iOS 11, then you can resolve it by restarting your device or reinserting the SIM card. Furthermore, you need to make sure that the number you are trying to call is not blocked. Also, go to your device’s Settings > Cellular and update the carrier settings to resolve these iOS 11 update problems.

can't make calls

26. Activation Error

After updating your device, chances are that you might get iPhone activation error. To resolve this iOS 11 update issue, you need to contact the network carrier. You can also reinsert your SIM card or simply restart your phone. Ideally, the problem can be easily fixed and you should not take a drastic measure like restoring the device before contacting your carrier.

activation error

27. Safari is not functioning

If the Safari app is not functioning ideally on your device, then you need to ensure that you have a stable internet connection. Additionally, make sure that your App is up to date and that you have enough space on your device. Also, you can go to Settings > Safari and choose to “Clear History and Website Data”. This will resolve these iOS 11 update problems related to Safari.

safari not working

28. Data lost after the update

This might be one of the rare iOS 11 update problems, but it can happen to your device. Therefore, it is highly recommended to take a backup of your device before commencing the process. If you have lost your data, then you can restart your device once or restore the backup. If you have not taken a backup, then refer a third-party recovery tool. For instance, dr.fone - iOS Data Recovery will help you restore your lost data pretty easily.

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29. Can’t find the iOS 11 update

Not every device is compatible with iOS 11. For instance, if you have an iPhone 5 or older generation device, then you won’t be able to get the iOS 11 update. Chances are that the Apple server could also be busy at that time. Also, if you have already updated your device to the Beta version of iOS 11, then you can face this issue as well. In this case, you need to downgrade your device first.

can't find ios 11 update

30. Device malfunctioning post iOS 11 update

There could be plenty of reasons behind this issue. If your device is malfunctioning or running slow after the iOS 11 update, then you need to dig a little deeper. To start with, clear all the cache and unnecessary files from your system. You can also go to its Settings > General > Usage and choose to Manage Storage. After clearing its space, restart your device and check if it is functioning well or not. You can also take the assistance of a third-party tool to resolve this issue.

device malfunction after ios 11 update

Now when you know about some of the most commonly faced problems that occur during iOS 11 upgrading, you can certainly prepare yourself. Make an effort and keep all your resources handy to ensure a smooth transition to iOS 11.

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