Why & How to Fix iOS 14 Update Not Showing Up

If you are an iOS user you might have faced this difficulty that whenever you get to know about the new update of iOS you get excited to try the new features and everything that the update offers.

But, when you go to your iOS device setting to update your device you find out that the update is not showing up or else you will see a message stating “Your device is Updated to date”.

This problem is faced by most iOS users nowadays. However, one thing is clear that you cannot see the iOS 14 update until it is officially released but you can use the public beta version of the update.

But even after the official release of the iOS 14 version most of the users cannot see the update option on their iOS devices.

Reasons Why iOS 14 Update Not Showing Up?

Well, there can be multiple reasons for the iOS 14 update not showing up but the two very common reasons which we found out are:

  • As we all know the craze of any iOS update, as soon as the update is officially released everyone tried to download it and as the result, millions of people try to download the update at the same time. Although, iOS devices are designed well to handle that pressure sometimes website goes down because of a few technical issues no matter what. This is very normal.
  • Other than that there are a few more reasons for the iOS 14 update not showing up this may include the nonproper working of your devices such as not proper network connection, If you have installed a beta version in your iOS device, or any kind of errors.

How to Fix iOS 14 Update Not Showing Up?

Mentioned below are a few troubleshooting steps which everyone can perform if the iOS 14 update is not showing up on your Apple device:

Fix 1: Check Apple Servers

First of all, you should check the apple app server to make sure the iOS 14 update shows up. As we all know that due to heavy traffic on the Apple server because of the new launch of the update some people are not able to update their iOS devices.

As the update does not show up. You can check the Apple server on https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/ if you find out there is heavy traffic on the server wait for some time and then try updating your iOS device.

Fix 2: Check Apple iPhone Compatibility

The first thing you should check is if your iPhone is compatible with the latest iOS 14 version. Keep in mind that Apple has rolled out this update only for a chosen few iPhone models as we list below, and if yours does not happen to be one of them, it means the iOS 14 update is not available for your device.

  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

In that case, you really cannot do anything except for getting a new iPhone for yourself.

Fix 3: Restart Your iPhone 

The other basic thing you should try on your iPhone is to reboot your iPhone. Many times rebooting a device fixes many minor glitches on the device and you should give it a go, too.

Fix 4: Reset Network Settings 

Since updating to iOS 14 requires you to use your network connection, you must make sure your connection settings are properly configured. If you are not sure about it, your best bet is to reset all the network settings to the defaults.

Fix 5: Remove the Beta Profile

If you are still using the beta profile on your iPhone to try out the beta versions of iOS, you will need to get rid of it before you can update to iOS 14.

 Fix 6: Force Restart Your Device

 You can try to restart your device but it does not work. In this case, you will have to force restart to refresh your device. A reboot will help to fix many minor glitches on the device like the iOS 14 update not showing up in error.

* Force restart iPhone 8 and later & iPad with Face ID:

Quickly press and release the Volume Up button > Quickly press and release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

* Force restart iPhone 7/7 Plus:

Press and hold the Power button and Volume Down button together > Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears.

* Force restart iPhone 6s, SE and earlier & iPad with Home button:

Hold down the Home button and the Power button at the same time > Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears.

Fix 7: Check the Network Condition

The software update requires a stable network connection. You may see the iOS 14 update not showing up because of the leggy Internet. You can turn on/off the Airplane Mode to refresh the Internet connection.

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Besides, network configuration issues may also be the cause. You can reset the network settings to figure it out: Go to Settings > tap General > tap Reset > tap Reset Network Settings. Then you should re-enter the passcode to join the Wi-Fi.

Fix 8: Remove Beta Profile

If you have iOS 14 beta installed on your device, you should delete the beta profile. Otherwise, you will not receive the official software update.

  1. Go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device
  2. Tap iOS Beta Software Profile > Tap Remove Profile > Enter your passcode if asked and tap
  3. Restart your device and go to the Settings app to have a check to see if the problem is

That’s all for how to fix the iOS 14 update not showing up on iPhone and iPad. Millions of people would try to update their device once Apple rolls out the software, you may wait for a few days to get a smooth update.

You can troubleshoot the problems with the phone itself that prevent you from receiving the software update.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to force download IOS 14 update?

Well in most cases the update is automatically downloaded for your iPhone but if your phone Is not automatically updated you can force update your phone. You just have to go to SETTINGS on your phone.

After that choose the GENERAL option then get to SOFTWARE UPDATE. Your phone will start updating.

Why does it take longer than usual time to update sometimes?

Sometimes the internet connection you use to update your phone may not be working properly or the size of the update is more than it usually is, that is why it takes more time.

There is one more reason for the slow downloading of the update that is, maybe you do not have enough storage space in your iPhone while you are trying to update it.

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