Fix iOS 17.3.1 Stuck on Verifying Update Error on iPhone

It seems that your iPhone is stuck on verifying update Error on the software update screen or even stuck on the lock screen with a touch screen unresponsive. This could happen because your device has successfully downloaded the software update but is having trouble installing it on the onboard storage.

We have compiled and thoroughly tested all possible solutions to promptly address any iOS/iPadOS software update (iPhone Stuck on Verifying Update Error), including the latest iOS 17 version. Generally, the iPhone verifying update process can take several hours, which may be attributed to an unstable internet connection, inadequate storage space, or software anomalies.

6 Quick Fixes Repair iPhone/iPad to Get out of Verifying Update Screen

How to Fix Unable to install update or unable to download at this time on iPhone or iPad

Solution #1. Lock and Wake Up Your iPhone (Repeat 5 to 10 Times)

To lock your iPhone screen, press the side button (located on the right side of your device) once. To wake your iPhone, simply tap the screen or press the side button. If you have Face ID enabled, you can wake your iPhone by simply looking at it. I suggest you repeat this for 5-10 times.

i hope this will resolve the iPhone Stuck on the Verifying Update Error screen. if you try this dozens of times, and your screen is unresponsive and won’t let you swipe right to power down to turn off your Phone. Worry not, Perform the next solution which is a hard reboot of your Phone.

Solution #2. Hard Reboot your iPhone with Face ID models

If your iPhone is stuck on the “Verifying Update” screen and you can’t touch the screen to exit, try force restarting your iPhone by following the steps.

Hard Reboot iPhone Step by Step
Hard Reboot iPhone Step-by-Step
  1. Press and Quickly Release volume up button,
  2. NowPress and Quickly Release Volume down button,
  3. Lastly quickly Press and hold the Side/Power button until the iPhone see the Apple logo on the screen.

After the screen goes black turn on using the side/Power button only.

Solution #3. Reset Network Settings to Fix iOS 17 install Error

If you’re having issues (iPhone stuck on Verifying Update with installing process) with your iPhone’s network connections, I think resetting the network settings might just solve the problem.

By resetting your device network settings, you’ll be able to fix any network errors or issues that may be preventing your iPhone from connecting to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth devices, or virtual private network (VPN).

After resetting, you’ll need to reconnect to Wi-Fi networks and re-enable VPN if needed. So, go ahead and reset your network settings to enjoy uninterrupted network connectivity on your iPhone. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Scroll down the screen to tap on Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  1. Hit on Reset.
  2. Now tap on Reset Network Settings.
  3. Enter your Phone’s lock screen passcode if prompted.
  4. Tap on Reset Network Settings again to confirm.

If your network is not able to resolve the stuck verifying update issue, then you may have to perform a reset of all settings.

Solution #4. Delete iOS file and retry the process from scratch

To ensure a successful process, you need to delete the iOS file and start the process again from scratch. It is imperative that you take this action to ensure that the process is successful. By taking this simple action, you’ll be able to avoid any potential issues that may arise during the IOS update process. So, go ahead and delete the file now to experience a seamless and hassle-free process.

  1. Go to Settings App.
  2. Tap General
  3. Now tap on iPhone Storage
open settings app on iPhone go to general and choose iPhone storage
  1. Scroll the screen tap iOS 17 or a related iOS file
  2. Tap Delete Update
  3. Again, tap on Delete Update.
How to delete iOS 17 update on iPhone

Voila! Now go back to the Software update screen, and wait for a while your device will fetch new update from the Apple server. Follow the on-screen step to Download and install iOS.

Solution #5. Get iOS Update Using Finder on Mac Computer

Make sure you have the latest backup on your Mac or computer, if you don’t have recent backup data, then take it first. Then, follow the steps given below.

Step #1. Connect your iPhone to a MacBook or iMac. (use lighting to USB cable- (for iPhone 15 or later models require USB-C to USB-C cord)). Your Device must be unlocked – if it is not, please enter the lock screen passcode. Otherwise, your device will charge but it won’t show up on your Mac screen.

Hint 10 Fixes iPhone not showing up in Finder

Apple iPhone connected to MacBook to get new software Update

Step #2. Now Open Finder, if it open automatically, then ignore this step.

Where is Finder on Mac computer

Step #3. Now, Click on your device name under the Location section in the Finder left sidebar.

Find iPhone in Finder side bar under location section and click on check for update settings on Mac computer

So a window open with information about your connected Phone or iPad, Click on Check for update. Wait for a while, if update is available, Please follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade software on your iOS device.

Solution #6. Update iOS 17 with iTunes (For Windows users)

You have your own home reliable WiFi connection only Because some WiFi networks stopped Apple server requests. Like most of the company disable the Apple server request. To Check WiFi connected to play YouTube video on the Safari browser.

Note that Cellular Data will not help to update software updates on the iPhone/iPad. Otherwise, Reset Network settings and Reconnect your WiFi and try again. To Reset WiFi, Go to the Settings app > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset Network Settings > follow on-screen instructions.

Remove VPN if installed on your iPhone. Apple Security Vernabilities will stop updating your iOS device through VPN Route. Simply Delete the VPN app or Check Under Settings > Next to Personal Hotspot.

A helpful solution is also, update your iPhone using Finder/iTunes on Mac/PC. Follow the next solution for that.

Before getting started with the following guide, you make sure that your iOS device must have an active Wi-Fi connection and have enough Available storage space to install an update.

Get Here – fix iOS 17 Wi-Fi issues. Check out Storage Space in iOS 17 – Open up Settings App from the Home screen – Tap General – find and tap iPhone Storage.

Troubleshooting iOS Stuck on Verifying Update: Fix Unable to install iOS unable to verify Update

Now you should Go to Settings App – GeneralSoftware Update and tap Install. After trying both workarounds to install update not working for you, then you should install iOS or later use iTunes.

In more, For those users who have broken or stuck power button devices then you should try to restore and install a new iOS update using iTunes on Mac or Windows.

Let’s share your response in the comments, what clue through got solved iPhone Stuck on Verifying Update in iOS.

Expect from the mentioned way you also share your idea to get rid of new software installing problems iOS Verifying Update stuck.

  1. Your iPhone has Enough free Storage space to Download a new iOS software file from the Apple server. The yearly software update is big, this update consumes 5 to 6 Gigabytes of storage space to download and install. We can check the updated status under the Settings > General > About > Available. Now, Free up storage after removing the large media file, Delete or Offload app. Go to the
    Settings > General > iPhone/iPad Storage > Read the recommendations and done it yourself.
  2. On your Software update request time, Apple Server must be up. unlikely apple server might down or offline after too many strategies set by apple on millions of requests came on new software update release. We can check it on the apple server status page in your region. This page is updated based on the country. Now Wait for the time until the Apple server goes up and normal.
  3. Delete Beta Profile if installed and Delete Downloaded old software from iPhone/iPad Storage. if the Beta file is installed on your iPhone, So you don’t get a new public iOS version. Also, that’s creating a problem with the update requests. To remove the profile, Go to the Settings app > General > Profile > Tap on iOS Profile and Delete.
  4. Now, Go back to Settings > General > iPhone/iPad Storage > Look after the list of all apps installed on your iPhone/iPad. Here’s a downloaded iOS file, Tap on it and Delete it.

Retry to Get a New Software update.
Hope that your iPhone gets a New Software Update after the Update Requested message.

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