Have you received the warning message of "Verification Failed" while using iCloud? Since Apple's iCloud enables users to backup and restore data on iPhone, iPad and iPod, and share photos, music, videos and etc. among different iDevices, many iOS device users are willing to use iCloud. However, when there is an error connecting to iCloud, how do you fix "Verification Failed" on iCloud?
1. Why "Verification Failed" Occurs on iCloud?
Generally speaking, when iCloud verification fails, you might receive 3 types "Verification Failed" on iCloud as below.
"Verification Failed - The connection to iCloud timed out"
"Verification failed - Could not connect to the server"
"Verification failed - The request timed out"
Here you might have a rough idea about the reason why iCloud fails to verify with different types of "Verification Failed", including:
- Poor network condition: This will make the connection to iCloud timed out due to poor network connection.
- The "iCloud Backup" feature is toggled on in the original device: If you have enabled this feature on your iDevice, then log in on another device, it may also cause verification failed on iCloud.
- iCloud fails to recognize your Apple ID or iCloud ID: A wrong password or incompatible iCloud account with Apple server can also lead to failed verification.
2. When iCloud "Verification Failed" Might Show Up?
There are several situations where you might receive the warning messages of "Verification Failed" from iCloud, including:
- When you set up "Family Sharing" on iCloud.
- When you sign in iCloud on other devices like Mac.
- When you try to recover iCloud backup.
- When you create a backup automatically or manually on iPhone, iPad or iPod.
- When you change a new Apple ID and log in iCloud.
The first way you should try might be to sign out and then sign into iCloud with your Apple ID on your iPhone again. This method is simple but worth trying. To do so, you can:
Step 1. Unlock your iPhone and go to "Settings" > "iCloud", then scroll down to tap "Sign Out" option.
Step 2. On the pop-up window, tap "Sign Out" option to confirm and tap "Delete from My iPhone (iPad)".
Step 3. On the pop-up window of "Apple ID Password", please enter the password and tap "Turn Off" option.
Step 4. After that, you might tap the "iCloud" feature again and enter your Apple ID and passcode to "Sign In" to iCloud again.
See Also: How to Use iCloud Drive on iPhone/iPad
If you are running an outdated iOS version, there might be a chance that Apple reminds you to upgrade your iPhone with the latest iOS version. so please check and get rid of the bug. To do so, you can:
Step 1. Unlock your iPhone, iPad or iPod device.
Step 2. Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Software Update" on your iDevice.
Step 3. If you can see the notification besides "Software Update", there should be a new available update here. Just tap "Download and Install" option to install the latest iOS software on your device and fix verification failed error.
See Also: iPhone Won't Update? Here's How to Fix!
When using iCloud, please make sure you are connecting to an available Wi-Fi network with good condition, or the "Verification Failed" error may also appears due to connection time out.
If the network you are connecting to is in good condition and your device is under good coverage, but iCloud still fails to verification, there might be some network problem on your device. If so, you can reset the network settings on your phone. To do so, you can:
Step 1. Unlock your device, iPhone or iPad.
Step 2. Switch to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Reset Network Settings" on your device.
Step 3. Tap "Reset" button on the pop-up window to confirm your action.
Step 4. Reboot your phone and connect to the Wi-Fi network with good signal, and sign into iCloud with your Apple ID again.