If your iPhone is stuck on verifying update, here are several methods to try, each backed by different sources:
1. Lock and Wake Your iPhone
2. Hard Reset Your iPhone
You can force reboot your iPhone to fix minor software glitches. The method varies depending on your iPhone model:
- iPhone SE, 6s, or older: Press and hold the power button and Home button simultaneously until the Apple logo appears.
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press and hold the power button and the volume down button until the Apple logo appears.
- iPhone 8, iPhone X, and newer: Press the volume up button, then the volume down button, then hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.
3. Enable and Disable Airplane Mode
4. Delete iOS Update and Download Again
If the update verification fails due to issues with the installation, delete and reinstall the update. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage, select the software update, and tap on Delete Update. Then, reinstall the update via Settings > General > Software Update.
5. Reset Network Settings
If network configuration errors are causing the issue, reset your network settings. Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Enter your passcode and confirm the reset. Your device will restart automatically.
6. DFU Restore Your iPhone
For deeper software issues, perform a DFU (Device Firmware Update) restore. This process erases and reloads all the code on your iPhone. However, this should be a last resort as it can lead to data loss.
These steps offer a range of solutions for different causes of an iPhone being stuck on verifying update. Begin with simpler fixes like locking and waking your iPhone or performing a hard reset, and progress to more complex solutions if needed. Remember to back up your data before attempting a DFU restore to prevent data loss. If these solutions don’t resolve the issue, contacting Apple Support would be the next step.
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