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      • #2299128 Reply
        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        (There’s no specific forum for iPadOS… so I guess this currently remains the best fit.)

        I *always* recommend updating iOS/iPadOS devices via iTunes rather than OTA (Over The Air via Wi-Fi). Even when using the very clunky Windows version of iTunes (and *never* via the MS Store version of iTunes… too many tears).

        This is primarily because using iTunes on a PC/Mac allows the update to download and expand on the PC/Mac rather than on the iOS/iPadOS device itself… which often has too little space left for the unpacking.

        So… I tried so many times to update my iPad (Gen 6) to iPadOS 14.0.1 when it became available (as shown by a notification icon). Yet my iPad has loads of free space:

        iPad-6-free-space

        Even though I updated as advised to the latest version of iTunes (12.10.9.3 currently), the iPasOS update failed consistently within iTunes at ‘Step 2 of 5’. I swapped out all my (genuine Apple) USB-to-Lightning cables in turn, all to no avail. On my iPad it just showed that an error occurred *every* time:

        iPad-6-error-installing

        Within iTunes it showed an ‘Error 4000’ occurred *every* single time.

        I tried every single one of the potential solutions recommended automatically by the failed installation (updating, rebooting, cable swapping, weird incantations… OK, perhaps not the last)… and by my own Googling (this is now a verb, right?) about the specific error code (for example).

        Finally I got the update to install… by using an OTA update via Wi-Fi and I’m still at a loss to explain why a Wi-Fi OTA update worked when a direct USB-to-Lightning cable connection didn’t.

        Hope this helps others if they run into the same thing…

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      • #2299136 Reply
        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        BTW… I know that the ‘standard’ download to be applied via iTunes is *very* much larger than the OTA equivalent… but I have bucketloads of free storage space on both newly-rebooted Windows and iPadOS device… so free space should not have been a problem.

        IMO error messages could at least have tried to narrow the issue down rather than a generic Apple ‘Throw hands in the air, I can’t cope!” effort. Not helpful.

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      • #2299138 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Was your iPad unlocked when you started the update via iTunes ? It should be unlocked.

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      • #2299142 Reply
        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        (There’s no specific forum for iPadOS… so I guess this currently remains the best fit.)

        The iOS forum states it is for iPads, so this is the correct specific location!

        ios-forum

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      • #2299152 Reply
        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        Was your iPad unlocked when you started the update via iTunes ? It should be unlocked.

        Yes it was. In fact, it’s the first thing it asks for.

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      • #2299155 Reply
        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        (There’s no specific forum for iPadOS… so I guess this currently remains the best fit.)

        The iOS forum states it is for iPads, so this is the correct specific location!

        ios-forum

        Apologies for trying to recognise that iPadOS is now different from ‘iOS’, whilst it wasn’t before.

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      • #2299226 Reply
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        Possibly the update file was corrupted and needed to be re-downloaded?

        Nathan Parker

      • #2299319 Reply
        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        Possibly the update file was corrupted and needed to be re-downloaded?

        It downloaded fine, unpacked fine and went through the self-check with Apple fine too (which I assume is just a hash check). It was just the installation that failed abruptly each time, even though I restarted PC once, iTunes twice and iPad several times before giving up via iTunes and carrying out the OTA update.

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      • #2299388 Reply
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        That is strange.

        Nathan Parker

      • #2299397 Reply
        Vincenzo
        AskWoody Lounger

        I have for years always updated my iPhone through iTunes. Seemed like it should be more reliable. But the last 2 times iTunes gave me such a hard time, errors different than yours, that I just did the OTA update. I figured 99.9% of the world probably does it that way any way, so what the heck.

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      • #2299401 Reply
        Myst
        AskWoody Plus

        OTA is our choice for updating the Apple devices. Have auto update off and when a new iOS comes out it’s a wait and see what the experts recommend. Then go for it. It’s a simple process. Hope it stays that way and I don’t have to eat my words. 🧐

        Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

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        • #2299466 Reply
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          Same here, I ONLY use iTunes when backing up Mrs Microfix’s iPhone 6 prior to an OTA update, nothing else. Bearing in mind, not all iThing users have computers so, it’s in the interest of apple to provide reliable OTA updates. And the zero-point-zero-x release updates on OTA are usually smaller than the iTunes ipsw image, hence quicker.

          Win8.1 Pro | Linux Hybrids | Win7 Pro O/L | WinXP O/L
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      • #2299443 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Since iTunes no longer handles upgrades/updates on my Macs, I have been doing backups and updates on iPhone and iPad with Finder. It works the same way iTunes used to work and I have had no problems. Much less churning of the “i” equipment.

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