Unable to Check for Update Error on iOS 14 Beta: How to Fix?

After a couple of weeks or so and releasing the iOS 14 Developer Beta, Apple has recently released iOS 14 Public Beta for all the interested iOS users from the iPhone 6s series to all the iPhone 11 series along with iPhone SE lineup and iPod touch (7th gen). So, users can now easily download and install the iOS 14 Public Beta build on their devices by enrolling in the Apple Beta Software Program. Since it’s the second public beta, there are still plenty of issues or bugs available in it. Meanwhile, some of the users are getting unable to check for the update error on iOS 14 Beta. If you’re also one of them, check this guide.

So, to be very specific, users are getting the particular error notice that says “Unable to Check for Update. An error occurred while checking for a software update.” So, users are suggested by the system to try again or cancel the process. Now, the said error message only appears whenever users are going to check for iOS 14 Public Beta 2 update. So, those already have installed the iOS 14 Public Beta 1 or have enrolled for the Apple iOS 14 beta program, can easily install the latest beta builds via OTA update.

Unfortunately, that’s not happening to all of the users and some of them are finding it difficult to upgrade the iOS 14 Public Beta (2nd build). This is most probably occurring due to the server related issue which isn’t connecting or up while users are searching for the latest update. Meanwhile, users should also check for the device storage & internet connectivity, sign into the valid Apple ID, connect to iTunes, enough battery level, etc. Still, not getting the unable to update, let’s get into it.

Unable to Check for Update Error on iOS 14 Beta: How to Fix?

Unable to Check for Update Error on iOS 14 Beta: How to Fix?

Apple has already announced that due to the beta build if anyone is having an issue with the software update or can’t verify the update or even if the update doesn’t complete then users should follow some of the possible & common steps. So, without further ado, check the methods below.


1. Check for Server Status

Yes! We’re talking about checking the Apple System Status here that may be down or have too much load at a specific period of time due to the maximum number of active users or any maintenance service, etc. If in case, there is any service that is getting too much load or down, you can easily find on the list. However, for a brand like Apple, the chances of server downtime or outages are quite rare.

So, once you check the official service status page and find that everything is up & running well then you should restart your device and check for the software update again via the Settings > General > Tap on Software Update. If you want, you can also enable the Automatic Updates On. That’s a pretty common task because most of the times, rebooting the system can fix the issue completely.

2. Check Your Internet Connection

Most of the time during the checking for a software update, users may experience multiple issues like can’t able to download the update, can’t verify the update, and more. So, it can also possible that your internet connectivity isn’t stable or active or even the download/upload speed is very low. If you also feel the same then you should always double-check the internet connection at first.

This method will apply for both the Mobile Data and Wi-Fi users. Either you can restart your device and check for the issue or you can try checking the internet connectivity on your device. If you find that the internet is running well on other devices then you can also try changing the Mobile Data mode from 4G to 3G or Wi-Fi password and check again. Alternatively, you can simply use another SIM or Wi-Fi network to update your device.

3. Use iTunes to Check for Update

  • Simply connect your iPhone to the PC using the lightning cable.
  • Launch the iTunes app on the computer.
  • Once the iPhone gets connected, you can see the Check for Update option.
  • Click on it and make sure your PC is also connected to the internet.
  • If there is any software update available, it will be downloaded and you will be asked to install it on your device via iTunes.

4. Use Mac to Check for Update

  • Just connect your iPhone to the Mac using the lightning cable.
  • Open Finder > Click to select your connected iPhone.
  • Now, under the General section, you will find the Software version.
  • Here you will need to click on the Check for Update button.
  • It will search for an update and if available, simply download and install it on your iPhone using Mac. It may ask you to put a passcode to confirm.

5. Force Restart Your iPhone

  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button > Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  • Then press and hold the Power button until your iPhone reboots (Apple logo appears).
  • That’s easy. You should try it.

6. Reset Network Settings

  • Head over to the Settings menu.
  • Tap on General > Scroll down and tap on Reset.
  • Now, Tap on Reset Network Settings.
  • It may prompt you to confirm by entering the passcode.
  • Simply proceed and wait for the system to reset the network settings to default.
  • Once done, soft restart your iPhone and set the network credentials.
  • Finally, check for the software update again.

7. Remove and Download the Update

If you still can’t get the update on your iOS, then check the following steps.

  1. Go to Settings > Tap on General.
  2. Go to Storage > Find the update in the list of apps.
  3. Select the faulty update > Tap on Delete Update.
  4. Once done, head over to the Settings menu > General > Software Update.
  5. You will need to download and install the latest update again.

That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this troubleshooting guide pretty helpful and fixed the iOS 14 Public Beta 2 update related issue completely. For further queries, you can comment below.

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