iOS 16 Unable to Verify Update Error on iPhone: Here’s 7 Fixes

Last Updated on Oct 7, 2022

Your iPhone is not getting an update and seeing Unable to verify update iOS no longer connected to the internet on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Sometimes during the process of updating the iOS system, it may hang up on anyone’s screen, and it usually does up on the page of verifying updates. It may be harassing because of this slow process and hanging the system. For getting rid of this, you may follow these easy steps and solve your problem.

Why is my iPhone stuck on Verifying update? at the same time, the iPhone is installing a New iOS software update. At this stage, most of the iOS users beware about what should do if my iPhone is stopped installation in between and goes dead. But don’t be afraid this is not a critical situation for you and your iPhone. we can do anything and restart the process after a long wait. To terminate the process and try again with the below solutions for my iPhone Showing Verifying update under Software Update. After locking my iPhone, Verifying update also came on the lock screen.

Can’t find a new iOS update installation is in progress. Remove the error screen as quickly as possible.

Troubleshooting: Unable to Verify Update Error iOS on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

  • Check your iPhone is connected with reliable internet [WiFi only]. Open Safari and Search for something.
  • Make sure you are using your Home WiFi network, because, business or public WiFi blocked apple server request that prevents download big Apple Software update. and internet service provider can serve the good Internet connectivity in the service area.
  • Check the Apple Server Status page, you have to wait until your server gets normal or up. For Other Countries, Check Apple System Status.

Solution 1: Free Up iPhone Storage

New iOS installation required enough storage to successfully install without any error like this. sometimes downloaded old iOS files unable to Download and install on your iPhone/iPad. So your iDevice goes in a loop and you have been waiting for a long time. Force close the Settings app or Soft Restart your iPhone to open the fresh settings app.

Go to the Settings > General > iPhone Storage > ON this page, you can see available storage space on your device, after downloading the software file, I suggest to all iOS users, install time at least 1 gig space required to overcome install time error. that’s why,

For example, you have a 128GB iPhone and install time-space only 0.5 gigs space, so I request you delete unwanted large videos, photos, screenshots that are no longer needed. Or you can take a copy of that videos and pictures to other iOS devices or Mac machines via Apple Airdrop. After this, delete pictures, videos and try to install the software update again.

in case, Unable to verify update Error persists, go to the next solution will help you to get rid of the troublesome situation.

Solution 2: Make Sure Date & Time is Correct

While using the iPhone or iPad, keeping the Date & Time up to date is necessary. Meaning, the date and time should match your region otherwise some features will stop working like this. Therefore, it’s better to enable Set Automatically settings.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Select Date & Time.
  4. Toggle Set Automatically On.
  5. Restart the device as we have shown below and again try to update the iPhone.

Solution 3: Hard Reboot | Restart

Hard Reboot is not just turn on and turn off the device. This process is actually doing reboot iOS from the root folder in the whole file system. After that some processes will start again, Like Background apps, Auto fix internal iOS glitches. Till now invention in Apple iPhone design made big changes inside buttons,

You have to use different Side buttons combination on the home button and without the home button iPhone model. Identify which phone you have and try to hard reboot your iPhone.

  • iPhone 13, 12, 11/Pro/11 Pro Max/ iPhone XS/ XS Max/ XR/iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus [iPad Pro]: Quickly Press and Release Volume up and Down button one by one, After that only Press and Hold the Side/Power button until you see the Apple logo on the screen. After that only press, the side/power button until the iPhone screen shows the startup apple logo on the screen.
  • iPhone 6S and Earlier [iPad]: Press & Hold Sleep/Wake + Home button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
  • iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus: Sleep/Wake + Volume down button, until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Solution 4: Reset Network Settings [10 out of 7 usesrs got Fix]

Your WiFi is disconnecting automatically while checking for the update or verifying your device on the apple server. Sometimes, Your WiFi is automatically joining another network on poor signal connectivity. Reset network settings option on the Phone is the ideal solution to fix all types of connectivity issues at any time.

Reset network settings options on the Phone will clean all your connected Wi-Fi networks (either auto-join house Wi-Fi, your office/business wi-fi password, etc.) and all paired Bluetooth devices connection. After that, you have to pair WiFi manually using a WiFi password. Remember your WiFi network password before Erase it.

Head to Settings app > Tap General > Scroll the screen Click Reset > Tap Reset Network Settings. > Enter Your passcode that you type to unlock the phone screen,

Next, a pop-up asks you – let’s what happens after reset network settings – this will delete all network settings, returning them to factory settings.

Final Tap Reset Network Settings. That’s it. now after this, go back to settings app> General and Software update. again follow the install process. I hope, this is found helpful. if still error occurred, go with the next solution.

Solution 5: Delete Old Update and Re-Download [Video guide]

In case your iPhone has attempted to download an incorrect update and it stuck in between, you should delete that update before downloading the new one.

  1. Navigate to the Settings app. Tap on General, general-option-on-iphone-settings
  2. and open the iPhone Storage option.check-downloaded-ios-update-files
  3. Locate iOS 16 Update, tap on itdelete-ios-15-software-update-on-iphone
  4. Now Delete that incomplete update from your iPhone.

Download the new update as usual.

Go to Settings App – Tap General – Click Software update – wait for a while – Click Download and install. Now sit back, wait for the update file download, after file download completion, Click on Install Now and follow the on-screen instructions.

What Do I Do if My iPhone Stuck while Updating to iOS 16

Solution 6: Reset All Settings

This will restore all the customized settings to the default, but won’t delete any personal data like Photos, Videos, and other media.

Steps for iOS 15, iOS 16 and later

  1. Go to the “Settings” app
  2. Tap “General
  3. Find and open tap “Transfer or Reset iPhone”
  4. Tap “Reset
  5. Lastly, tap on “Reset All Settings”
  6. For security reasons, you will be asked to enter the iPhone Passcode.
  7. Tap Confirm Reset All Settings.
  8. After that iPhone will reboot.

For iOS 14 and Earlier Version

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Hit the General option.
  3. Select Reset.
  4. Tap Reset All Settings.
  5. Enter iPhone Passcode.
  6. Confirm Reset.

Solution 7: Update Using Finder/iTunes

Remove the downloaded update as we have mentioned in solution 5 and then update iPhone using Finder or iTunes.

  1. Use Finder/iTunes on Mac/PC
  2. Mac OS Catalina user can use Finder on Mac, But the Earlier MacOS users can use iTunes on Mac. Windows users can use the latest version of iTunes. Follow the steps to Update the iPhone using FInder/iTunes.
  3. Open Finder/iTunes on Mac/PC.
  4. Now, Connect your iPhone using a Lightning cable with Mac/PC.
  5. Unlock the Device and Tap on the Pair option to successfully use a device on Mac/PC.
  6. Now your iPhone will show on Finder Sidebar on Mac. and iTunes users can see the iPhone icon on iTunes top sidebar.
  7. Click on the device to Get the Device summary page, a Summary page is the same looks on Finder & iTunes.Check For Update iPhone Using Finder on MacOS Catalina
  8. Now See the Update iPhone option on the Device Summary page. Keep your iPhone connected with Mac/PC. Also, check your Mac/PC has proper internet connectivity.

WiFi not working on iPhone.

Video Guide to update iOS 16 on your iPhone

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