How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Verifying Update When Upgrading to iOS 12.1/12/11/10

It’s very likely to stuck on “Verifying Update” screen when downloading new iOS, including the latest iOS 12.1/12/11/10. Read on to learn some potential methods to fix it.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Sep. 17, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 01, 2018
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If you are hesitating on whether updating to the latest iOS 12 update, you can read: should I update to iOS 12. Meanwhile, we prepared some common iOS 12 problems you may meet as well as some potential solutions.

When downloading a new iOS on your iPhone/iPad over the air (directly in Settings), you will see “Verifying Update…” screen. Generally, it takes few minutes to finish the verifying procedure, and you will be able to download the iOS update.

iOS 12 Unable to Verify Update

iPhone iPad Stuck on Verifying Update

But some people may accidentally stuck on this window for endless hours while updating to iOS 12 or iOS 12.1. This may be easily fixed itself after some minutes cause the new update is just debuted for millions of Apple users, so there are so many people are trying to download the new iOS 12.1 or iOS 12, and the server may be busy, overload or down.

Surely, this issue may be accident, and there are some other methods you can have a try to get out of this iPhone verifying update problem. Now follow us to have a try.

Part 1. Preparations

Fortunately, fixing iOS 12.1/12/11 stuck on verifying update issue on iPhone or iPad is not a hard job for almost all cases. Before we start, be sure of the following:

With all that said, we will show you some quick solutions worth trying in the following part.

Part 2. Fix iOS 11/12/12.1 Stuck on Verifying Update

Solution 1. Lock and wake your iDevice using power button

Solution 2. Do a hard reset or hard reboot

Solution 3. Restore with iTunes

Solution 4. Update with iTunes

If the above solutions not working, you can try an alternative way to upgrade to new iOS update: upgrade with iTunes on your PC or Mac.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.