What Happens If You Unplug iPhone During Update?

If I unplug my iPhone while it's updating software, will it restore the old software? Or is this a bad idea?

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Myra· Answered on Apr 29, 2024

Unplugging your iPhone while it's updating software can cause damage to the device and may interrupt the update process, resulting in errors or the device becoming unresponsive.

Here are some possible consequences of unplugging your iPhone during an update:

  • Update Failure: Unplugging your iPhone during an update can lead to the update failing to complete. This can result in your device being stuck in a loop or becoming unresponsive.
  • Software Corruption: Interrupting the update process may cause software corruption on your iPhone, leading to system errors, glitches, or instability.
  • Bricking: In some cases, unplugging your iPhone during an update can result in a "bricked" device, meaning it becomes inoperable and requires professional repair.

Thus, when you use iTunes to update your software, keep the devices connected and do not use your iPhone during the update. As said above, software update interrupts may cause data loss. It is suggested to back up your iPhone to computer before iOS update.

The most effective and easy-to-use tool is EaseUS MobiMover, which can transfer all kinds of data, including photos, videos, messages, audio files, etc., between your iPhone and your computer or laptop. Moreover, if you have lots of photos on your devices, it will transfer pictures without losing the original quality.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable.

Step 2. Launch EaseUS MobiMover. Choose Phone to PC, select the data you want to back up, and click Transfer.

Step 3. Then, all the selected data types will be transferred to your computer.

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