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Methods to Fix iPhone Stuck in Verifying Update

Posted by Aimee , Dec 04, 2020

"The iPhone 6 Plus screen freezes in 'Verifying Update' when updating iOS 12.4.9. I tried all the methods, but the update gets stuck every time. I can only cancel the update by restarting. There must be something wrong. How can I update the iPhone now?"
When updating iOS, a pop-up window will display "Verifying update...". Generally, the update can be verified in a few seconds or minutes. It depends on the Wi-Fi connection, update file size, and other factors. The extreme case is that no matter how long you wait, the phone screen is always frozen in the verification update. If you do not actively eliminate this iOS error, your phone will not be able to complete the update. This article will provide some feasible solutions for iOS devices stuck in verifying update.

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What does "Verifying Update" mean on iPhone

Verifying Update can ensure that the authorization is used for a specific device, and does not allow the iOS version on one device to be copied to another device. This will make it impossible for an attacker to tamper with the device or change the system software. This verification process is generally short-lived. If it takes more than 15 minutes, it is necessary to repair it.

Verifying Update

How to avoid iPhone stuck in verifying update

Do the following to avoid this error as much as possible:
1. Fully charge the iPhone.
2. Avoid interruption in the iOS update process.
3. Use Wi-Fi to update and ensure network stability.
4. Check the size of the update file. Then check if the phone has enough space to update.

Solutions to fix iPhone stuck verifying update

If the iPhone is already in the process of verifying the update, you can use these remedies.
1. When the software update crashes, the update will be frozen. A hard reset can end the update and then force the device to restart.
iPhone X and above models:
Press and hold the "Volume Up" button, and then press and hold the "Volume Down" button. Long press the "Side" button until the Apple logo appears on the phone screen.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 7:
Press and hold the "Power" and "Volume Down" buttons simultaneously. Release them when you see the Apple logo.
iPhone 6 and older models:
Press and hold the "Power" and "Home" buttons until the Apple logo appears.

Hard Reset

2. Update the iPhone again after deleting the old iOS update.
The iPhone stuck in verifying the update error may be a problem with the downloaded firmware package.
- After hard restarting your iDevice, go to "Settings".
- Tap "General", and then tap "iPhone Storage".
- Click the "iOS update" item, and then click "Delete Update".
- After deleting the iOS update, go to "Settings" again.
- Tap "Software Update" from the "General" item to download iOS again.
The iOS upgrade delete operation cannot be undeleted.
3. Use cellular data for verification.
When you are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot and the iPhone update cannot be verified, it is worth trying to use cellular data for verification.
- Swipe up from the bottom of the phone screen and tap the Wi-Fi icon to disable it. Then click on the cellular data icon.
- Perform the iOS software update operation again.
4. Updating the iPhone through iTunes is another way.
- Install the latest version of iTunes on your PC or Mac.
- Run iTunes and connect the iPhone to the computer. Then click on the device.
- Tap "Summary", then click "Check for Updates".
- Click "Download and Update" to start the iOS device update.

Updating the iPhone

5. If you have available iTunes backup files, you can use iTunes to restore the iPhone.
- Use a USB cable to connect the iPhone to a computer with iTunes.
- Launch iTunes and click the device button on the left.
- Select "Restore iPhone" in "Summary".
- This will take some time.
Tip: Data that is not backed up on the iPhone will be lost.
6. Repair and upgrade iOS through iOS system tools.
RecoveryTool Fix Recovery can fix various iOS system errors, such as stuck in the extraction software, phone contacts say maybe, and unable to exit safe mode. The more important point is that you can also upgrade your iOS device without losing data during the repair process.
- Install this system repair software on the computer, and then launch it.
- Click "More tools", and then tap "iOS System Recovery".

iOS System Recovery

- Connect the iPhone to the computer via a USB cable, and then click the "Start" button.


- Download the firmware package after confirming the model information. Wait for the program to complete the repair.

Download the Firmware Package

At this point, the iPhone has skipped the issue of stuck verifying the upgrade and successfully completed the iOS upgrade without losing data.

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