How to Fix iOS 9 Software Update Failed Error

How to Fix iOS 9 Software Update Failed, Apple released iOS 9 IPSW to public today and soon it was clear that this is the biggest iOS release ever. With people going crazy on social media about how amazing the new iOS 9 is but some are there whose excitement turned into a download error. We are talking about the iOS 9 Software Update failed – An error occurred downloading iOS 9, which many are facing while trying download update their iOS devices to iOS 9.


The error message pops up right after you tap on download and install or sometimes it is shown at the very end of the download process which can be very annoying because we lost a lot of time waiting for the download to finish and the data of our internet connection. No further information is provided on the device as to why the download was interrupted or the reason it could not download anymore.

Our speculations points to the fact that this is the initial download time, Millions of iOS devices owners are crawling the Apple servers for the OTA which can cause time outs because of a busy server. This problem is not new we have seen this error during the launch of iOS 8 as well as iOS 7 but the problem doesn’t ends here. For some people the error remains even after the initial update rush, eliminating their chances of iOS 9 Update. This that case you can try one of the following solutions.

How to Fix iOS 9 Software Update Failed Error

  1. Do remember that their is no official fix for this error, but our email subscribers has confirmed that the following solutions worked for many of them.
  2. Restart your iOS Device and your WiFi Router. Restart your Modem as well if your router doesn’t have one inbuilt.
  3. On your iOS device go to SettingsGeneralResetReset Network Settings and Reboot again.
  4. If the problem persists, just wait for 20-30 minutes and try again. Your request may go through this time on the busy Apple Servers.
  5. If that also fail, go ahead and Update to iOS 9 via iTunes. I personally don’t like OTA updates anyway, connect your iOS device to your mac or pc and load up iTunes, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed. iTunes will automatically prompt you for iOS 9 but if it doesn’t select your device summery on the left pan and click on Update.
  6. One more way is to download the iOS 9 IPSW for your device and installing it manually. This is the way i just installed iOS 9 on my iPhone 6 Plus without any error. For this head over to our tutorial – How to Get iOS 9.

These tips should difenitely solve your iOS 9 Download problem if not leave us a comment below, we will do our best to solve your problem. Apart from that iOS 9 Update is done, whats next? Yes iOS 9 jailbreak. We will cover iOS 9 , iOS 9 problems with solutions, Security issues with fixes and iOS 9 Jailbreak on this blog, be sure to Subscribe to us via Email for updates.

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