The news that the new iOS has been released diverges very staggeringly. And probably, having learned about the next release of iOS, you immediately want to get all the latest features on your iPhone. But you are faced with the fact that the iPhone shows you the sad message: “The latest software is installed.” The fact is that updates are not always available immediately to all users, and there are a number of restrictions associated with requesting updates to Apple servers.

In this article we will understand what it means to request for iOS updates, what types they come in, and what difficulties you may encounter.

What Does Update Requested Mean and iOS Types of Exist Updates?

In a situation if your iPhone does not want to be updated, you should pay attention to the type of release version of the new software. There are 3 main types of releases in which iOS update requests can be rejected due to a mismatch:

  • Public version, which is intended for all iOS-users;
  • Version for Developers. These updates can only be installed by users whose iPhone or iPad is associated with an Apple ID of a registered developer. This is the most unstable release;
  • Version for Beta-Testing. Everyone can get these updates, but you need to register with the Apple Beta Program.

All that is required of you is to make sure, that the status of your account matches the release version. If everything is OK, then there should not be a problem with the request.

What Does iOS Update Request Means?

Read more: What to Do if iPhone Stuck on Verifying Update?

Below is another list of reasons why the iPhone may refuse to updates.

iPhone Update Problems

Updating the OS on iPhone wirelessly may fail for the following reasons:

  • Compatibility of the new version of iOS with old iPhone models;
  • There is not enough space on the device to store data;
  • Downloading the update takes a lot of time;
  • Unable to connect to the update server;
  • Installing the update cannot complete.


In conclusion, I want to note that there are situations when a long “Check for Updates” can also indicate that Apple servers are busy, as well as a low Internet connection speed. Be patient and try to repeat your request after a while.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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