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iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted Error

Posted by Aimee , Jan 11, 2019

When you plan to update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS using iTunes, you may encounter an error message saying that "The iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted. Make sure your network settings are correct and your network connection is active, or try again later". So if you are stuck on this error and have no idea how to proceed, you should not miss this article.
Now, please follow us to fix this error.

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Part 1: Fix iPhone/iPad Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted

Solution 1: Check your network connection.
Solution 2: Just quit and restart iTunes to update your iPhone to iOS 12.
Solution 3: If your iPhone software update server could not be contacted all the time, you can also update your device over the air.
- Make sure your iPhone has enough battery left > Connect it to Wi-Fi network.
- Open Settings app > General > Software Update > Tap Download and Install.
- Enter your passcode > Tap Agree on Terms and Conditions > Tap on Agree.
- Choose Install Now > Wait for the update.

Part 2: Fix Software Update Server Error using RecoveryTool

In part 2, we'd like to recommend the best repairing tool, RecoveryTool Fix Recovery, which can be used to solve all kinds of iOS without any data loss. Guidance is listed below.

Step 1: Download and launch this program on your PC, then connect your iPhone to the software. Select "Repair" on the main screen of the software and go on.

Repair

Step 2: Now, select your iDevice on the toolkit interface and tap on "Start".

Start

Step 3: Next, you will be requested to feed in your firmware and iPhone model details correctly. Then click "Download" to proceed.

Download

Step 4: You will now see that the installation process has been initiated successfully.

Fix

Note: The software will start to repair your device after the latest software update is installed.
Sometimes, if your iPhone refuses to reboot after the process is done, please tap on "Try Again" as shown in the picture below.
In conclusion, with ease, simple and secure operation, you can fix software update server error within few minutes, the software is deserved to be your best repairing tool.

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