The Apple offers two methods to update its iOS device either using iTunes or by OTA (Over-The-Air). Out from these couple of ways, Most of the Users prefers to update their iDevice Via wireless mean by with download IPSW file on Mac/Windows and install it on iPhone, iPad. Over-The-Air Update is hassle-free, just take the latest backup. Whether a native or Public beta update available directly in Settings App and trying to download and install software.
The brand new iOS update downloaded flawlessly but install process time some of the users encounter an error message with a spinning pop-up indicator says iDevice unable to install stuck on Verifying Update. If you’re getting screen freezes with the same problem, don’t worry. In this walkthrough, I’m going to show you how to get rid of iOS 12 Stuck on Verifying Update on iPhone. Useful for all (iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S/ iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6/ 6 Plus, and iPhone SE/5S), iPad (Air, Mini, Pro), iPod touch 6th Gen.
This procedure can take a few minutes or even longer as the Apple Server is connected. Because of when Apple’s new software update debuted and millions of Apple users attempting to download and install their devices at the same time. It is a common issue, and it typically resolves itself in short order.
Before getting started 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 12 Wi-Fi issues Check out Storage Space in iOS 11 – Open up Settings App from the Home screen – Tap General – find and tap iPhone Storage. (if you’ve iOS 10 and earlier go Storage & iCloud Usage)
- Troubleshooting iOS 12 Stuck on Verifying Update: Fix Unable to install iOS 12 unable to verify Update
- Fix #1. Press iPhone/ iPad Power button repeatedly to move next from the verifying update
- Fix #2. Perform Hard Reboot/ hard Reset System
- Fix #3. Restore your device to iTunes and get updated Software
Troubleshooting iOS 12 Stuck on Verifying Update: Fix Unable to install iOS 12 unable to verify Update
If your device is indeed looking stuck on Verifying update screen, meaning waited at least 15 minutes, the iPhone, iPad has a good Wi-Fi connectivity and efficient storage space (not iCloud Storage space) available. Then get started first procedure using the Power button.
You should press the power button, so your device will force to lock the screen, then after waking up the screen again. So repeat the lock and wake up screen several times. Sometimes you may need to repeat press cycles for 5-10 times.
Hope, by doing this your verification process suddenly accelerates, and you’ll get the black screen with Apple logo and loading bar to let the device install the software. Now, this process can take 30 minutes or more depending on the speed of the aircraft and internet speed.
Fix #2. Perform Hard Reboot/ hard Reset System
You can Force reboot the iPhone iPad by pressing and holding Power and home button at the same time until appearing Apple logo. After reboot then tries attempt to reinstall the update as usual Steps for.
The iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X/iPhone 8 Plus/8 Plus Users:
- Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button, then
- Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button, then
- Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.
To Start iPhone, Again press Side button until the startup apple logo on the screen.
For iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus user: Press and hold Sleep/Wake + Volume Down buttons at the same time.
For iPhone 6S and earlier Phone hard reboot – Press Power + Home button simultaneously for 10 seconds.
Now you should Go to Settings App – General – Software Update and tap Install. After tried both workarounds to install update not working for you, then you should install iOS 12 or later use iTunes.
In more, For those users who have broken or stuck power button device then you should try to restore and install new iOS update using iTunes on Mac or Windows.
Fix #3. Restore your device to iTunes and get updated Software
Make sure you have the latest backup on your Mac or computer, then launch iTunes and connect your iDevice to a computer, click the device button.
Next, you’ll have to click on Summary tab and choose to Restore iPhone, in the end, pick the backup you need and click restore.
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