Fix ios 9 Update Stuck At ‘Slide To Upgrade’ Screen

Have you updated your device to iOS 9 and it gets stuck at the ‘Slide to Upgrade’ Screen? Don’t worry several users like you are facing this issue so don’t get worried if you too are facing the same issue on your device then this tutorial gives you the perfect solution to fix this issue.

Many of the Apple users have updated their device with iOS 9 and they have found that their iOS devices like iPhone, iPad or iPod touch freezes at the “Slide to upgrade”” screen which make them completely unable to do anything on their device. Users have complained that iOS 9 has glitches on both iPod and iPhone, it shows that your update is complete and installed but get stuck at a white screen that says “Slide to upgrade” screen.


Solution To Fix iOS 9 “Slide To Upgrade” Screen Issue?

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Apple has now published a fix for “Slide to upgrade” screen issue. To fix this Apple has released iOS 9.0.1 and added one more step to get consumer’s iPhone unfrozen. Below mentioned is the solution:

If you have already updated your device to iOS 9 then you need to update it again to iOS 9.0.1 and to do this follow these steps:

  • Connect your iOS device to your PC, then check that is your iTunes is open or not.
  • Select your device that you can see by clicking on the device’s icon in the upper left corner of the iTunes windows.
  • Once your device is connected press and holds Sleep/Wake and Home buttons together until you see the Connect to iTunes screen or Apple logo on the screen.
  • Then choose update.
  • Once the restore is done, complete all the onscreen steps to set up your device.

If you are facing this problem before iOS 9.0.1 was available and set up your device as new then follow these steps to restore from your previously maintained backup.

  1. Update your device to iOS 9.0.1.
  2. Then go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings. This will erase all content that is currently available in your device
  3. After that set up your device.
  4. When it asks to restore from a backup you can select either iCloud or iTunes and then restore your previous backup data.

But most of the time it is not that possible to maintain the up-to-date backup of your iPhone/iPad data to iTunes or iCloud before getting stuck with any issue like ‘Slide to Upgrade’. So, in that case, you need to restore your data with reliable data recovery software and for that you can go with the professional recommended tool that is iOS Device Recovery software as it is the best tool to backup all data from device which includes music, notes, message, photos along with other data that you have on your iOS device. With this help of this recovery tool, you can very easily retrieve lost data from iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch etc. this tool will make a backup file of your data on your system hard drive. Moreover, this software is the best backup tool for iOS data on your PC.

It is well compatible with iOS 8.4/iOS 9, Windows 10, iPhone 6s (Plus)/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS and iPad, iPod Touch. It can directly recover Reminder, Call History, Contacts, Message, Facebook Messengers, Notes, Calendar, WhatsApp History, and Safari Bookmark.

Steps to Recover Deleted Data From iOS Device (iPhone/iPad/iPod)

Step 1: Connect iOS Device with Computer

At first, there is a need to launch dr.fone toolkit on your computer. Now use the USB cable that comes with your iOS device so that you can connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, to your computer. Now click on “Data Recovery” and select “Recover from iOS Device” option.

Tips: Before you run dr.fone, you should to download the latest version of iTunes. In order to avoid the automatically sync, don’t launch iTunes when dr.fone toolkit is running. It is suggested that you disable the automatical syncing in iTunes beforehand. For this, you have to launch iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.

Step 2: Scan Your Device for Lost Data on It

Now simply click the “Start Scan” button to start this program scan your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to scan for lost or deleted data. The scanning process may last a few minutes, most probably, depending on the amount of data on your device. During the scanning process, if you notice that the data you are looking for is present there, then you can click the “Pause” button in order to stop the process.

Step 3: Preview the Scanned Data

The scan will take some time. Once it’s finish, you can see a scan result that appears by the program. The lost and previous data on your device displays in categories. In order to filter out the deleted data on your iOS device, there is a need to swipe the option “Only display the deleted items” to ON. By clicking the file type in the left side, you can preview the found data. You can then see there is a search box on the top right of the window. There, you can search for a specific file by typing a keyword in the search box.

Step 4: Recover Data from Your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

When you find the data you are looking for, you just have to put the check mark in front of the box to select them. And then, click the “Recover” button at the bottom right of the window. By default, the recovered data will be saved to your computer. As for text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, when you click Recover, a pop-up will ask you to “Recover to Computer” or “Recover to Device”. If you want to put these messages back to your iOS device, click “Recover to Device”.



While using iPhone or iPad with version 9.2, if you ever stuck at “Slide To Upgrade” screen then do not worry at all. Just simply follow the fixing solution mentioned in this post and get rid of this error forever. These steps are easy to apply and the error can be fixed definitely. Or  due to this error, if you ever lose your data from your iDevice then you can follow the recovery steps mentioned above.

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How To Fix iOS 9 Update Stuck At ‘Slide To Upgrade’ Screen issue on Windows/Mac
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If you have upgraded to iOS 9 and stuck on "Slide to Upgrade" Screen issue then try the solution mentioned here to fix this issue.
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