iOS 17.1 “Preparing update…” how long does it last?

Have you recently updated your iPhone to iOS 17 or 17.1, only to find it stuck on the "Preparing update" status? If you're wondering how long this process will last, you're not alone. Fortunately, we have some insights to share based on a recent video transcript.

According to the transcript, the duration of this "Preparing update" status can vary. It may not take just one or two minutes, or even five minutes. The length of time it takes seems to depend on your specific iPhone model. So, patience is key.

During the update process, you may notice a progress line, indicating that the update is progressing. However, it may not move forward at a rapid pace. In such cases, it's important to stay calm and not interrupt the update.

To alleviate any concerns, you can connect your iPhone to a power source while the update is underway. This will ensure that your device has enough battery to complete the update successfully.

If you find yourself facing this issue, the video transcript also suggests reaching out in the comments section to share your experience. You can provide details regarding any additional problems you encounter, such as being unable to close your phone or use other apps while the update is in progress.

Remember, software updates are crucial for maintaining the performance and security of your device. Although it can be frustrating when the update process takes longer than expected, it's vital to exercise patience and allow your iPhone to complete the update at its own pace.

Stay tuned for future updates and be sure to keep an eye on Apple's official channels for any specific guidance or announcements regarding this issue.

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