How to Fix “Unable to Verify Update” Error When Installing iOS 11

Today, Apple officially released iOS 11 to the public. This is a piece of exciting news for users who are expecting to install iOS 11 to enjoy its refreshed features. Usually, users can smoothly install an iOS update on their iPhone and iPad.

However, during installing, some users may encounter the common iOS 11 updating issues, such as iPhone stuck in recovery mode, not enough storage for iOS 11 updating and so on. Another common problem is that you get a message saying “Unable to Verify Update. iOS 11 failed verification because you are no longer connected to Internet”. Once this problem occurs, you can’t successfully finish upgrading process, which is annoying. To fix it, we provide you with 6 basic tips.

How to fix unable to verify update during installing iOS 11
How to fix unable to verify update during installing iOS 11

Also read: Unable to check for update when installing iOS 11. How to fix it?

How to Fix Unable to Verify Update When Installing iOS 11

1. Make sure network connection is stable

If you face the error that unable to verify update when installing iOS 11, firstly you should check your network connection and make sure it is stable. If you connect to Internet via WiFi, you can disable WiFi and change to cellular data, then see whether update verification is successful.

2. Close Settings app and re-launch

According to feedback of some Apple users, they solve the problem by simply closing Settings app and then reopening it.

  • Step 1. Double click the Home button to see your open apps.
  • Step 2. Find Settings app and swipe up to close it.
  • Step 3. Then, wait a few minutes, tap Settings app to reopen it and try to download the new update again.

3. Delete the update and then re-download

Sometimes a corrupt update may lead to this verifying issue. You can remove the software update on your iPhone and see whether it fix the problem.

Step 1. Go to Settings > General > Storage&iCloud Usage

Step 2. Tap Manage Storage > Software Update > Delete Update

How to fix unable to verify update when installing iOS 11
How to fix unable to verify update when installing iOS 11

Step 3. Connect iPhone to WiFi and head to Settings app to re-download the update.

4. Restart or force restart your iPhone

If deleting the update doesn’t work, you can restart or force restart your iPhone.

To restart iPhone: long press Sleep or Wake button, slide to Power Off and then press Sleep/Wake button until you see Apple logo.

How to fix unable to verify update when installing iOS 11 - restart iPhone
How to fix unable to verify update when installing iOS 11 – restart iPhone

Or force restart your iPhone by following the below steps:

  • On iPhone 6s and earlier: long press both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
  • On iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: hold both the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

5. Reset network settings

It is possible that there is something wrong with your network settings. You can simply reset network settings to troubleshoot issue. Proceed to Settings > General > Reset , and tap Reset Network Settings.

Fix unable to verify update during installing iOS 11 - reset network settings
Fix unable to verify update during installing iOS 11 – reset network settings

6. Update iPhone using iTunes

If all methods don’t fix “unable to verify update” error when installing iOS 11, you can update your iPhone using iTunes. Just follow the below steps.

  • Step 1. Open iTunes and connect your device to computer
  • Step 2. Select your device, click Summary > Check for Update.
  • Step 3. Click Download and Update. Enter your password if promoted.

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