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Fix iOS 9 Update Stuck At ‘Slide to Upgrade’ Screen [Updated]

Up to now, most of the Apple users many have updated to iOS 9. With the amount of iOS 9 users growing, problem comes up. After updating, the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch would freeze or get stuck on the 'Slide to Upgrade' screen.Some users have reported that their iOS devices freeze at the Slide to Upgrade screen and they aren't able to do anything.

Apple has now acknowledged the issue and published a fix. For fixing the stuck, Apple has now released iOS 9.0.1 and add now more steps to try and get consumers' iPhone unfrozen. Here's the solution.

If you already updated to iOS 9

You'll need to update to iOS 9.0.1:

  1. Connect your iOS device to a computer. Then make sure that iTunes is open.
  2. While your device is connected, press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons until you see the Connect to iTunes screen.
  3. When asked, choose Update.
  4. Once the restore is done, finish the onscreen steps to set up your device.
If you already resolved this issue by restoring your device

If you had this issue before iOS 9.0.1 was available and you've already set up your device as new, use these steps to restore from your previous backup:

  1. Update your device to iOS 9.0.1.
  2. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings. This will delete any content that's currently on your device.
  3. Then set up your device.
  4. When asked to restore from a backup, select either iCloud or iTunes and follow the steps to restore from your previous backup.

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What it can directly recover from the device includes: Contacts, Message, Notes, Reminder, Call History, Calendar, WhatsApp History, Safari Bookmark, Facebook Messengers.

All parts can be recovered from iTunes/iCloud backup not only contains the above items except Facebook Messenger but also includes Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Voicemail, Voice Memo, App Video, App Photos, App Documents.


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Step 1. Connect iOS Device with Computer

Launch iPhone/iPad Data Recovery Tool on your computer. Use the USB cable to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer. By default, iPhone/iPad Data Recovery Tool wil detect your iOS device automatically and shows you the window for "Recover from iOS Device".

Tips: Before running iPhone/iPad Data Recovery Tool, you're supposed to download the latest version of iTunes. To avoid the automatically sync, don't launch iTunes when running iPhone/iPad Data Recovery Tool. I suggest you disable the automatical syncing in iTunes beforehand: launch iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically".

Step 2. Scan Your Device for Lost Data on It

Simply click the "Start Scan" button to let this program scan your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to scan for deleted or lost data. The scan will take you some time. Once it's completed, you can see a scan result generated by the program. Data both lost and existing on your device are displayed in categories.

Step 3. Recover Data from Your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

When you find the data you need, just put the check mark in front of the box to select them. After 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".

Now, you have successfully recover the lost data to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch when you fix Stuck at "Slide to Upgrade" Freeze.

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