Q: My phone is stuck on "Verifying update".
"My iPhone is stuck on verifying update for 7 hours! And I can't do anything with my phone, help please! I have an iPhone 6 Plus!"
When you are updating your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as recommended all the time, one of the annoying issue during the process is that your iPhone stuck on "Verifying Update" screen. What's more, you may be not able to switch to another screen when you are experiencing this problem. Usually, it is said that updating your iPhone to the latest software version can fix many kinds of little problem on your iOS device, however, if you stuck on Verifying Update while updating iPhone, how to fix it? Let's find out the solutions to solve iPhone stuck on Verifying Update issue.
Sometimes, your iPhone seems to be stuck on Verifying update screen, but actually it is not. So you need to confirm if your iPhone is really stuck on Verifying update.
Below are some cases that you can refer to:
- Apple server is too busy when a new update is launched, so it might need more time to install the latest software update on your iPhone. Actually, your iPhone may not be stuck on Verifying Update.
- Wi-Fi connection is not stable enough during installing software update, so all you need to do is to make your iPhone connected to a stable Wi-Fi network or cellular data with strong signal. In fact, your iPhone also may not be stuck on Verifying Update.
- Your iPhone has not enough storage space for software update installation, so you need to check if your iPhone has enough storage space for installation before updating.
You can try the easiest way at first to fix the iPhone stuck on Verifying Update problem, that is, simply using the Power button to get rid of the situation and then reinstall the software on your iPhone.
Here is the guide:
Step 1. If your iPhone is stuck on Verifying Update screen, please hold the Power button to lock your iPhone at first.
Step 2. After a few minutes, you might unlock your iPhone. At this moment, your iPhone is supposed to be operated now.
Step 3. Finally, go to Settings > General > Software Update to reinstall the software on your iPhone again.
After trying the above method, if it does not work, you can try to reboot your iPhone to fix iPhone stuck on Verifying Update problem. Just follow the instructions as below to solve the issue step by step.
Here is the guide:
Step 1. Please hold the Power and Home button at the same time to make your iPhone screen turns black, then let go of the two buttons simultaneously.
Step 2. After that, please repress the Power button to bring out the Apple logo on the screen, then release the Power button to go on.
Step 3. Then your iPhone will be rebooted automatically. And you can operate your iPhone and update the latest iOS software on your iPhone again.
You can bypass the iPhone stuck on Verifying Update issue and update your iPhone software with iTunes. However, please note that this will make all data and settings will be erased on your iPhone after restoring iPhone via iTunes. So you are required to create an iTunes backup to restore the backup data onto your iPhone and fix this issue.
Here is the guide:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable and launch iTunes. And please be sure the latest iTunes have installed on your computer.
Step 2. Then you might hit the iPhone icon on the top of iTunes window and then hit the Restore iPhone option on the right panel.
Step 3. Then you might get a pop-up window, just confirm your action to restore your iPhone. Then iTunes will erase all data and settings on your iPhone, and download and install the latest iOS version onto your iPhone.
Worry about data lost while fixing your iPhone? Or have not created a iTunes backup yet? Or just want to fix the iPhone stuck on Verifying Update issue automatically and easily? Then you can totally rely on the powerful third-party tool - iOS System Recovery software.
With this professional program, you can easily fix the iPhone stuck on Verifying Update problem without the worry data lost or data damage. This tool is able to detect the problem of your iPhone and fix it automatically. Best of all, it can help you directly download and install the latest iOS software on your iPhone. In fact, this tool can fix all kinds of system error, such as iPhone stuck on recovery mode, iPhone stuck on Apple logo, iPhone Error 3/6/27/56, iPhone blue/red/black/white screen of death and etc.
You can download the free trial of the software on your computer, and then follow the guide as below to fix your problem.
Here is the guide:
Step 1. Run the installed software on your computer, and connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable. Then switch to "More tool" > "iOS System Recovery" on the main interface.
Step 2. Then the tool will detect your iPhone's problem, and show the possible errors your iPhone has, like iPhone stuck on Verifying Update, iPhone stuck on Apple logo, Recovery mode, iPhone won't update, iPhone Error 3 and etc. Just click the "Start" button to go on.
Step 3. Then you will be asked to confirm your iPhone information. If it is correct, hit the "Repair" button to begin the fixing process. If not, select the right one and hit the "Repair" button to fix your iPhone stuck on verifying update issue.
To fix the problem of your iPhone, the tool will download and install the latest software update on your iPhone after detecting your iPhone's current iOS version.