iPhone Completely Locked Up during an Update: How to Fix

How to fix iPhone completely locked up after ios upgrade

“Help! My iPhone 6 has locked up when i update an os software, and the progress bar appears to be about 70% finished but it won’t go the rest of the way across the screen.
It’s been this way for two hour. Any suggestions?”

– Apple discussion

To make iPhone or iPad better, many users often upgrade the new iOS, OS software or ordinary app on their iPhone/iPad, sometimes there are something wrong happen, such as iPhone/iPad completely locked up during an update or stuck at “slide to upgrade”. No one wants to see these, but actually no one can stop it, so we find out 3 ways to fix it:


The first thing you need to do is reset your iPhone/iPad when it locked up during update, which is turn off your iDevices and then turn it on. And believe that almost all the iOS users know how to reset an iPhone/iPad: just press and hold both the home and the sleep/wake buttons simultaneously for at least 10 seconds. If you find Apple logo screen appears on the iPhone/iPad, it proves that the hard reset works.


If your iPhone/iPad still lockup after reset or won’t get past the Apple screen, you need to restore your iPhone. Now connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer, launch the newest iTunes, Click on the button if it appears as usual, then click on “Summary” >> “Restore”. If iTunes cannot recognize your iPhone, you’ll need to put it in recovery mode first, here we recommend you can use a free reboot tool named Tenorshare Reiboot, which can get your iPhone into recovery mode with only one click.


If unfortunately the reset and restore can’t fix your iPhone/iPad locked up during iOS update, you may need to repair your iOS system, and there is an iPhone Care Pro can easily download firmware to fix your iPhone locked up during new iOS or OS software upgrade because of iOS error. It is ease-to-use and efficient, and definitely can help you!

Only three ways, you can fix iPhone/iPad completely locked up after update, just give it a try! If you still have question with the methods above, you also can read a more detailed article: http://www.tenorshare.com/iphone-data/how-to-fix-frozen-iphone-during-ios-8-update.html

Top 5 Solutions to Fix Wi-Fi Connectivity Problems in iOS 8.1.2

Problem 1: I updated my 5s to 8.1.2 two days ago. Since the update, my Wi-Fi speed has been consistently at about 1/3 of what they were prior to the update. Additionally, my signal strength has severely deteriorated.

Problem 2: I have a Wi-Fi connectivity issue with my 6 plus. Before updating to the 8.1.2 I didn’t have the problem. Now I cannot access Wi-Fi. Anyone can help me?WiFi connectivity problems in iOS 8.1.2

Many people complain that the release of iOS 8.1.2 is really a disaster for them. Because after updating to the latest version they have a Wi-Fi connectivity problem, which include not being able to connect to a Wi-Fi network, dropping connection intermittently and speeds being extremely slow. In order to help those who have the same issue to get out of the trouble, I introduce 5 workable solutions to fix Wi-Fi connectivity problems. Most of them are come up by the heart-hot net friends. If you are faced up with the problem please take a few minutes to read it. Hope to help you well. The details are as follows:

Solution 1: Get the Network Settings reset

reset network settings on iPhone

This is a most common way to solve network connectivity issues. So you should have a try with it firstly. To reset network settings, open the Settings app and navigate to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset Network Settings.

Solution 2: Disable Wi-Fi Networking Services

disable wifi network service

Please choose according to the following order:
Settings >Privacy > Location Services > System Services, and then disable the Wi-Fi Networking services
Note: This only relates to your location being used for Wi-Fi Networking, so it doesn’t disable Wi-Fi entirely.

Solution 3: Set Custom DNS

set custom dns

Sometimes your ISPs DNS servers may have a problem. In this case you can switch the ISPs DNS to Google DNS or OpenDNS. You can refer to this guide: How to Change DNS on iPhone/iPad

Solution 4: Restore and Setup as New iPhone/iPad

If the solutions above don’t work you can restore your iPhone/iPad with iTunes. This way can get rid of possibly problematic customizations and settings on your device. Here is a guide for you: How to Restore Your iPhone/iPad with iTunes


Solution 5: Downgrade iOS 8.1.2 to iOS 8.1.1

This is the last life-saving straw to keep you out of the trouble. If you can’t think of another option to deal with the problem you’d better to continue with this method. Here is how to:
Step 1: First download iOS 8.1.1 firmware file for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Step 2: Connect your iOS device (running under iOS 8.1.2) to computer.

Step 3: Open iTunes from your computer and select your Apple device from the top right corner.

Step 4: Hold the Alt/Option key (Mac) or Shift key (Windows) on your keyboard and choose the check for update option. Actually it was a restore method. So don’t forget to take a backup.

Step 5: Select .ipsw file which is already downloaded. iTunes will show you a message to update your iOS device to iOS 8.1.1.

Step 6: Choose Update option. iTunes should now downgrade your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 8.1.1.

After downgrading, your iOS device will restart. Now you should see “Slide to upgrade”. Just enter the passcode and wait sometimes for the downgrade process to complete.

1. You can only downgrade your iOS device to iOS 8.1.1.
2. Before doing any downgrading process, first back up your iOS device. If you forgot the password to the backup files you can use iPhone Backup Unlocker to recover it.
3. Apple does not recommend downgrading. So it’s your own risk
As I’m concerned, that is the top 5 solutions to fix Wi-Fi connectivity problems on iOS 8.1.2. If you have other better ways or any suggestions to work out the trouble please don’t hesitate to post it under the comment. Thank you!