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"Unable To Install iOS 14.7 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7"

Author Tasnia Salinas By Tasnia Salinas, Updated on July 20, 2021, in iOS 14.7 Problems | SOLVED

iOS 14.7 Won't Install - An error occurred installing iOS 14.7?


I am trying to install iOS 14.7 on an iPhone Xr, and also my iPhone 8. When choosing to verify iOS 14.7 update, and error pops up - "Unable To Install iOS 14.7 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7". If it's caused by incapable device or just an iOS 14.7 update issue?


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Unable To Install iOS 14.7 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7

There are several ways to update an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the latest iOS 14.7. But the update requires basic requirements and certain conditions ( How to Free Up Space on iPhone or iPad iOS 14). If you see such an error message - "Unable To Install iOS 14.7 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7" - while trying to update your device, consider our curated iOS 14.7 Problems and Troubleshooting Tips to have a quick solution.

Unable To Install iOS 14.7 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7
An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7

UPDATE 1 - What's New In iOS 14.7 (July 20, 2021): Apple today released iOS 14.7 to the public, which includes MagSafe Battery Pack support, ability to combine Apple Card accounts, and more new features. iOS 14.7 update also fixed a set of software problems, including iOS 14.7 Won't Install, iOS 14.7 AirPods/Move To iOS Not Working, Cannot Connect To App Store, iPhone No Service, Fix My Speaker and a patch of security issues caused by iPhone Caches, etc.

iOS 14.7 Major Issues and Bug Fixes:
  • iOS 14.7 fixed an issue where the Share playlist menu option missing in Apple Music.
  • iOS 14.7 fixed an issue where Dolby Atmos and Apple Music lossless audio playback may unexpectedly stop.
  • iOS 14.7 fixed an issue where the Battery service message that may have disappeared after reboot on some iPhone 11 models is restored.
  • iOS 14.7 fixed Fixes an issue where Braille displays could show invalid information while composing Mail messages.
iOS 14.7 What's New:
  • MagSafe Battery Pack support for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
  • Apple Card Family adds the option to combine credit limits and share one co-owned account with an existing Apple Card user.
  • Home app adds the ability to manage timers on HomePod.
  • Air quality information is now available in Weather and Maps for Canada, France, Italy, Netherlands, South Korea, and Spain.
  • Podcasts library allows you to choose to see all shows or only followed shows.

Table of Content:

Part 1: Check If Your iPhone or iPad is iOS 14.7 Compatible

With every iOS update, Apple will drop support on relatively old devices. In comparison to the iOS 13 release last year, iOS 14 is no longer compatible with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus ( How To Fix iPhone X Error 4013). Good news is, if you have an iPhone SE, you can still keep it up to date with the latest iOS 14. If you constantly see this iOS 14.7 Update Error Message - "Unable To Install iOS 14.7 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7", give a check on if your iPhone/iPad devices are supported by the current iOS 14 ( Why Unable To Activate Touch ID on This Phone ).

iOS 14 Compatible Devices
iPhones
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod touch (7th generation)
iPads
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2
iPods
Pro Tips:
  • It's a common sense that by upgrading to the latest iOS software, say iOS 14.7, you'll have the latest features, security updates, and bug fixes. But you should also keep in mind that not all features are available on all devices (Accidentally Deleted iMessage Conversation). Therefore, don't go hurry to update an old device to the latest iOS version unless you have series trouble with the current software.

Part 2: An Error Occurred While in Half Way? - Delete IPSW File and Try Again

As you know, the iOS 14.7 software updates only take place in certain circumstances. And to have a smooth iOS 14 update, it requires enough free available storage space on your iPhone, stable network connection for wireless iOS 14 updates, and also good status of your iPhone battery for initialing the update. Whichever part is getting out of track, you may get this error message saying: Unable to Check/Verify/Install/Download for Update, An error occurred while checking for a software update.

Unable To Install iOS 14 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14
An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14

For whatever the reason iOS 14.7 update is interupted or hang in half way, you need to remove the incomplete iOS 14.7 software update file (in .ipsw format) and relaunch the iOS update again ( How To Fix iTunes Error 50). To remove and download the iOS update again:

How To Remove and Download iOS 14.7 Update Software Again
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    Step 1:

    Open Settings app on your iPhone > General > Tap [Device name] Storage:

    How To Remove and Download iOS 14.7 Update Software Again
    How To Remove iOS 14.7 Update Software
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    Step 2:

    You'll see the list of apps installed on your iPhone > Select the iOS 14.7 update software:

    How To Remove and Download iOS 14.7 Update Software Again
    How To Remove iOS 14.7 Update Software
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    Step 3:

    Tap the iOS update, then tap Delete Update > Return to Settings > General > Software Update and download the latest iOS 14.7 update:

    How To Remove and Download iOS 14.7 Update Software Again
    How To Remove iOS 14.7 Update Software

Check Network Connection If You Use Wireless Update

Apple issues iOS 14.7 update over the air by default. In regards of solving "Unable To Install iOS 14.7 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7" issue, so as to have quick and smooth iOS 14 update wirelessly, it's suggested to cancel other downloading tasks, and use a fast Wi-fi network if available ( Learn Why My iPhone 6s Wi-fi is Not Working).

Somehow even your network works fine, you may still get an error message saying Unable To Update To iOS 14.7. If so, give a try with another Wifi Network or, you can update your iPhone to iOS 14.7 via iTunes ( Learn How To Transfer Music from iPhone To iTunes).

Unable To Install iOS 14.7 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7
An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7

iOS 14.7 Install Stuck with Apple Logo and Black Screen

The final step of installing iOS 14.7 updates is to restart your device. While this is also a common scene that such an iOS 14.7 update errors occur - "Unable To Install iOS 14 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7". When you installing iOS 14 update, it may be OK is the progress bar is moving slowly since the update time depends on the size of iOS software (and also the number of files on your iPhone, iPad).

Unable To Install iOS 14.7 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7
An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7

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    Fix Unable To Install iOS 14.7 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7
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    Fix Unable To Install iOS 14.7 Update - An Error Occurred Installing iOS 14.7
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