iPhone Stuck on Verifying Update to New iOS? How to Fix

“I tried to install iOS 11 on my iPhone 7 (32G) Over The Air, this morning and it has been stuck on Verifying Update for several hours. During this time, I can’t do anything with my phone. Is there any way to get this off or will it eventually go away and finish installing?” – One iPhone 7 users asked today.

iOS 11 stuck on verifying update while installing
iOS 11 stuck on verifying update while installing

iOS 11 is available to download now on September 19th, 2017 after 10 betas and the GM version. This big update brings so many wonderful features like screen recording and files app. However, due to the heavy traffic on Apple’s server these days, you may get some issues while installing this iOS 11 final version update, just like when you install the iOS 10.3.3. And below we’ll talk about “iOS 11 Verifying Update error”.

Related: An Error Occurred Installing iOS 11 Update

Why You Got This iOS 11 Verifying Update Error on iPhone iPad?

Actually, Verifying is just one of steps to install the new iOS update and it means that your device is now contacting with Apple Server. And this step may takes seconds or minutes. If anything goes wrong on your the device, wifi and Apple server, the iOS 11 update will stuck on the “Verifying Update…” or “Unable to Install Update” error.

When iOS 11 is available to download, so many iOS users are installing the new software via OTA or using iTunes. You are just one of them waiting to get your device verified by Apple server. And how long you will wait depends on the server status, the WiFi connection, the network speed and so on.

4 Tips to Fix iOS 11 Update Stuck on Verifying Update on Your iPhone iPad?

Normally the verifying update error message may resolve itself on some devices, but sometimes it may take you hours or even the whole day till the process ends. Now, follow us to get 4 potential fixes to iOS update stuck on verifying update issue on your iPhone or iPad.

Before you start, you need to connect your iPhone to a steady Wi-Fi network and ensure you have enough storage space to install iOS update. Unable to connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi? If you can’t connect your device to WiFi, you can read our tutorial how to Fix iPhone Wi-Fi Problems. After the preparation, read the below tips.

1. Lock and unlock your iPhone screen for 5+ times

The first method to get off iPhone verifying update issue is simple but proved to be effective by many people. All you need do is just press the power button to lock your device and then wake it up. Repeat this for at least 5 times till you see a progress bar.

2. Hard reboot your device

If the power button trick does not work for you, force restart your iPhone and try to install iOS update again. To force reboot your device:

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

After rebooting your device, go to Settings > General > Software Update and choose Install Now.

3. Restore your iPhone with iTunes

If you have backed up your device with iTunes before updating, you can restore your device from iTunes backup. If not, make an iTunes backup for your device, then restore from that backup.

4. Update your iPhone to iOS software with iTunes

This verifying error occurred when you choose to update wirelessly. If none of above ways works, you can try to update your device with iTunes from your computer. This update way could be more stable and safe.

  • Install the latest iTunes on your computer and launch iTunes.
  • Plug in your device and click the device icon.
  • Click on Summary tab and choose Update.
  • Follow the on screen steps to update your iPhone.
Update iPhone to iOS 10.3.2 with iTunes
How to Fix iOS 11/iOS 10.3.3 Verifying Update Issue – Update iPhone Using iTunes

This iPhone verifying update issue is one of common iOS update problem, and the cause of this issue vary from people to people, from iOS to iOS. If these tips didn’t solve your verifying issue, you can post it on the comment section for help.

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