It's very likely to stuck on "Verifying Update" screen when downloading new iOS, including the latest iOS 11.1/11. Read to learn how to fix it.
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When download 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. But it may stuck on this window for endless hours if you try to update to a new release just like iOS 11.1/11 when it is just debuted for millions of Apple users are trying to download the new iOS at the same time.
If you are hesitating on updating to the latest iOS 11 on your iDevice, please read on our Help Page: Should I Upgrade to iOS 11. Meanwhile, we will prepare you quick fixes to solve iMessage/Message Issue After iOS 10/11 Update as well as a detailed guide to help you retrieve lost but valuable data on iPhone after upgrading to iOS 11/10.
Fortunately, fixing iOS 11.1/11/10.3.3/10 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.
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 iOS 11.1/11/10.3.3/10: upgrade with iTunes on your PC or Mac.
That's how to fix iPhone/iPad/iPod touch stuck on Verifying Update screen, and if you have any other fixes please share with us in the comment section. For more iOS update problems please refer to: The Most Common iOS 11 Update Problems and Solutions.