iOS 17.3 won't download on your iPhone? Try this easy 3-step workaround

Apple's iOS 17.3 update brought significant improvements to iPhone security, but some users reportedly run into problems when trying to download the new and improved software.

As spotted by Phone Arena, complaints have been received from both Redditors and members of the Apple community regarding pop-ups in iOS 17.3 that block downloads. Specifically, the popup says: “Unable to check for updates. iOS 17.3 is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.” Affected users will be given the option to “try again” or “remind me later.” You can

Some Reddit users claim that pressing “Retry” or simply restarting their iPhone fixed their iOS 17.3 download issue, but for many users on the forum, the method is Not successful. Redditor ShibamMandal posted his three-step workaround for anyone who encounters this frustrating download issue.

Reddit user chicken_14 was unable to download iOS 17.3 on his iPhone 12 Pro Max (Image credit: Reddit / Chickin_14)

According to ShibamMandal, you need to remove the failed iOS 17.3 update from the list of apps in your iPhone's settings. To do this, go to Settings, then General, then iPhone Storage. The failed iOS 17.3 files should appear in the list of apps or at the bottom of the page. Select and delete.

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