Fix: iPhone Stuck on Verifying Update When Upgrading to iOS 13/12/11
It’s very likely to stick on “Verifying Update” screen when downloading new iOS, including the latest iOS 13/12/11/10. Read on to learn some potential methods to fix it.
By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Sep. 17, 2018,Last Updated: Aug. 12, 2019
When downloading a new iOS on your iPhone/iPad over the air (directly in Settings), you will see “Verifying Update…” screen. Generally, it takes a few minutes to finish the verifying procedure, and you will be able to download the iOS update. But some people may accidentally be stuck on this window for endless hours while updating to iOS 13 (beta), or iOS 12.4.
iPhone iPad Stuck on Verifying Update
This iOS update error 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 13 (beta) or iOS 12.4, 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.
Fortunately, fixing iOS 13/12/11 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:
Keep your iPhone fully 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.
Part 2. Fix iOS 11/12/13 Stuck on Verifying Update
Solution 1. Lock and Wake Your iDevice
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. Hard Reset Your iPhone/iPad
Do a hard reset of the iOS device can fix many common iPhone iPad issues in the new iOS version. Here is how to perform a hard reset:
If you are using iPhone 7 or earlier:
Press and hold the theLock/Wake button on the right side of your iPhone.
Press and hold down the Volume Down button on the left side while keeping the Lock/Wake button pressed.
Keep holding both the buttons until the screen turns black and then switches back on to display the Apple Logo.
Wait for a couple of seconds until your iPhone boots up completely and displays the Lock screen.
If you are using iPhone 8 or later:
Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
Press and hold the Side button (Sleep/Wake button) until you see the Apple logo.
Hard Reset iPhone 8 or Later
Solution 3. Delete iOS Update File and Download it Again
This method works for plenty of iOS users to fix the iPhone iPad stuck on verifying update issue. Simply deleting the iOS update file from your iDevice and downloading the update file again.
Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Choose the iOS update >Tap on the Delete Update option.
Go to Settings > General > Choose Software Update option to download the latest version of iOS.
Delete iOS Update File and Download it Again
Solution 4. Restore with iTunes
It is worth mentioning that restoring with iTunes will erase all the existing data on your device. If you have kept lots of important files on your device, or have made no available backup of your device, then this method is not recommended.
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 Summary tab and choose Restore iPhone…
Choose the backup you need, and click Restore.
Restore iPhone with iTunes
Solution 5. Update with iTunes
If the above solutions not working, you can update manually using iTunes on a computer that you trust. Here’s how to update your device with iTunes:
Connect your device to your computer > Open iTunes and select your device. Make sure that you have the lastest iTunes version on your computer.
Click Summary, then click “Check for Update”.
Click Download and Update. If asked, enter your passcode.
Update iPhone/iPad with iTunes
Solution 6: Put iPhone into DFU Mode
DFU mode is the last solution for the iDevice to troubleshoot some iOS update issues. DFU mode can help you get your iPhone iPad or iPod touch back into working order, putting them into a state where it can still communicate with iTunes on your computer.
Plug in your iPhone into your Mac or PC > Make sure that iTunes is running.
Turn off your iPhone if it isn’t already > Press and hold the side button (On/Off) of your iPhone for 3 seconds.
While still holding down the side button, press and hold down the volume down button on the left side of your iPhone.
Continue to hold both buttons down for 10 seconds.
Release only the side button (On/Off) but continue holding down the volume down button until you see the screen has stayed black.