Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 9 to the public and all was good, for some time. Users started to face problems while installing the update and were shown a ‘Software Update Failed’ error. This has been fixed now, but was most likely due to Apple’s servers being slammed by millions of update requests. Another error that users are now facing is the iOS 9 update getting stuck at the ‘Slide to Upgrade’ screen.
The Slide to Upgrade screen appears after the OTA update process and the installation of iOS 9. Several users have reported that their iOS devices freeze at the Slide to Upgrade screen and they aren’t able to do anything. This bug is real and Apple has duly responded to it by outlining a fix in a new support document.
This error can be fixed, but you’re going to need a little patience and a backup of your device from before it was updated to iOS 9. An iTunes backup to be more specific. If you do not have an older backup, then it’s time to take your iOS device to Apple Care.
Here’s how to Fix iOS 9 update Stuck at ‘Slide to Upgrade’ Screen:
- Connect your iOS device to a Mac or PC. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes. If your device is not detected, force restart it by holding the Power and Home button for about 10 seconds.
- After the reboot, select your device on iTunes and Restore from a backup that was made prior to the iOS 9 update.
- Select the Backup and click on Restore Backup.
The Restore from an older backup should fix the problem and you can then go ahead with the update. Don’t worry, you’re still on iOS 9, because this method merely fixes the stuck at ‘Slide to Upgrade’ error. After the reboot, you can continue the upgrade process and it will not get stuck again.
Let us know if this helped you! Are you on iOS 9?
Update #1: Apple released iOS 9.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch which fixes the ‘Slide to Upgrade’ bug and other bugs.