How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Verifying Update When Update to iOS 14

If your iPhone stuck on the “Verifying Update” screen when downloading new iOS, including the latest iOS 14, read on to learn some potential methods to fix it.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Sep. 21, 2020

iOS 14 has been rolled out this September and there are many people who want to or have updated to the iOS 14 version. When downloading a new iOS on your iPhone/iPad over the air (directly in Settings), you will see the “Verifying Update…” screen. Generally, it takes a 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 be stuck on this window for endless hours while updating to a new iOS system. 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 who are trying to download the new iOS 14, and the server may be busy, overload, or down.

Surely, this issue may be an 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.

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Fortunately, fixing 14 tuck 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:

  • Keep your iPhone full charged
  • Make sure your iDevice has an active Wi-Fi connection
  • Make sure your iDevice has enough available storage space to install the new update
  • Do Not restore your iDevice unless you have a complete backup

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

Solution 1. Lock and wake your iDevice using the power button

  • Simply press the Power button on the side or top to lock your iDevice.
  • Then wake it again.
  • Repeat to lock and wake your iDevice several times.
  • You may need to repeat for 5-10 times.

Solution 2. Do a hard reset or hard reboot

  • Simply hold the “Home” button and the “Sleep/Wake” button at the same time.
  • Keep holding until the screen turns off and then release buttons once Apple Logo appears.
  • Once your iPhone has rebooted, go to Settings > General > About and make sure that the iPhone is running on the new iOS. If not, repeat the update process.

Solution 3. Restore with iTunes

  • This Is Important: Make sure you have a complete backup on the computer.
  • Launch iTunes and connect your iDevice to the computer. Click the Device button.
  • Click on the Summary tab and choose Restore iPhone…
  • Choose the backup you need, and click Restore.

Solution 4. Update iOS 14 with iTunes

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

Update to iOS 14 with Finder on Mac

Update to iOS 14 with Finder on Mac

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Solution 5. Getting out of Verifying Update via AnyFix

Verifying Update issue is quite normal while updating an old iPhone to the newest version of iOS. Some iPhone users are frustrating about why this could happen. It’s no big deal. This issue is one kind of a stuck problem on the iPhone. Sometimes because of the iPhone not suitable for the newest version of iOS the iPhone would have stuck on the verifying update issue. sometimes it’s just due to the iOS system bugs. If all the solutions failed to solve the problem, you can try AnyFix – iOS System Recovery.

  • It supports to downgrade or update the iOS system without efforts.
  • It provides 1-click solution to get rid of 130+ system issues for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch/Apple TV.
  • It also can fix 200+ iTunes errors without any data loss.

As a professional system/iTunes issue troubleshooter, AnyFix can solve most iOS system and iTunes problems without any efforts. The following steps will lead an easy way to fix iPhone stuck on the verifying update issue without data loss.

Step 1. Download AnyFix – iOS System Recovery and run it on your computer > connect your iPhone to the computer and then choose the Upgrade/Downgrade iOS.

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How to upgrade or downgrade ios version via AnyFix

Upgrade or Downgrade iOS Version-1

Step 2. Choose the 1 click to update iOS/iPadOS > Tap on  Start Now  to go on.

How to upgrade or downgrade ios version via AnyFix

Upgrade or Downgrade iOS Version-2

Step 3. Choose the suitable iOS system file to download > Click on the Upgrade to update the iPhone.

Select, Download, and Upgrade iPhone Firmware Version

Select, Download, and Upgrade iPhone Firmware Version

Step 4. Minutes later, you can see this page on this on your computer screen.

iOS system upgrade finished

Upgrade Completed

Joy Taylor

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