Do you know how long does it take to update iOS 14?

Apple has released iOS 14 and it is now ready for iDevice users to download. In comparison to earlier iOS versions, iOS 14 has several new features, including widgets on the home screen, condensed calls, picture-in-picture, and a brand-new translation app, among others. Furthermore, the new iOS version focuses more on the applications that are important in our everyday lives.

It is also a fact that a lot of iDevice users have been wondering how long it would take for the iOS 14 beta update to become accessible for their devices. In this article, we will see how long it takes to download the iOS 14 software up to date.

How much time does it take to update to iOS 14?

The time taken to update to iOS 14 will differ from one individual to the next. This is due to the fact that each person has a unique connection to the internet, device settings, and computer software. If the internet connection is weak, you may have a lengthier download duration. You may also need to download multiple updates, due to which the update to iOS 14 may take longer than usual. If the internet speed is insufficient to fulfill the downloading criteria, the device will be kept offline until the service provider delivers you an upgrade.

To sum it up, it can be said that in most cases, updating the iPhone/iPad to a new iOS version takes around 30 minutes; however, the exact time depends on the internet speed and iPad/iPhone storage. There may be some issues with the upgrading process if it takes a long time to download an iOS version or if it gets stuck in the middle of the iOS 14 upgrade process.

Moreover, each iPhone will take a varied amount of time based on the situation. Still, as a point of comparison, we’ll show you how long the latest iOS 14.3 upgrade takes. When I click the Download link, it estimates how much time is left and displays a progress bar. The Install Now button will appear when iOS 14.3 has been downloaded. Usually, it has been reported to take almost 15 minutes to complete the download.

iDevice users report that from the time they clicked Install Now until the iPhone restarted, it took another 13 minutes to complete the upgrade, which includes setup. This means the entire iOS upgrade took a total of 28 minutes to complete.

How to solve the issue of the update to iOS 14 taking too long?

It would be dreadful if iOS 14 took 8 hours or longer time to upgrade. If the device update has been stuck for a long time, it is quite probable that something went awry during the update to iOS 14 processes. You might attempt these techniques to resolve the issue-

Check free space on your iDevice

It is possible that the iPhone became stuck during the installation of iOS 14 since you may not have enough free space to load such a large upgrade. The iOS 14 upgrade needs a minimum of 3GB of iPad/iPhone storage space, but if you do not have that much, you may either pause the download for the time being or delete some less critical data and applications to free up some space for smooth installation. Hence, whenever you update your iOS, make sure you know how much storage you have left.

  1. Go over to the “Settings” app on iPhone.
  2. Next, click on “iPhone Storage” and tap on “General.”
  3. To make space for the upgrade, you may unload applications and even transfer the complete library to iCloud.
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Force restart

It is usual for iDevice users to face a glitch while upgrading. If the iOS 14 is stuck on downloading an update, it might be a difficult thing to achieve, but you can start by Force Restarting the iOS device to see if it works. Learn to force restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in the steps below-

  1. If you are an iPhone 8 or newer series user, tap and press the Volume Up and Volume Down keys at the same time. Keep holding the Power Key down until the Apple Logo appears on the screen, then release it.
  2. For iPhone 7/7Plus, you need to hold down the Power and Volume Down keys simultaneously until the Apple logo appears.
  3. Press the Home and Sleep buttons for a minimum of 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo on the iPhone 6s, 6s+, SE(2016) or iPad. After restarting the iPhone, you may attempt updating the iOS again.

Once it comes to setting the iPhone for a software update, you should ensure that you have a reliable Wi-Fi signal and that cellular data is disabled. At the same time, the battery must be fully charged or the USB cable must be attached.

Therefore, the factors due to which update to iOS 14 might be taking too long-

  • Internet connection is inconsistent, if not completely unavailable.
  • The USB cable connection is weak or broken.
  • Other items are being downloaded, while downloading the iOS update files
  • Unidentified issues with the system.

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