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How to Fix iPhone Unable to Verify Update

Some iPhone users complain that they’re unable to verify update. So, in this tutorial, practical tips will be given to help you deal with the issue.

by Micky |Feb 10,2019..

iOS 12.1.3 is available now for iPhone users with its new features and patches for discovered bugs.

However, the latest iOS 12 update is also complained by many users. Some mentioned they’re prompted that iPhone is unable to verify update.

Are you also facing this annoying problem and have no idea how to fix it? Don’t worry, because, in the following tutorial, I will give several practical tips on it.

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Method 1 Quit Settings App

Before using more complex solutions, first, try quitting “Settings” App and restart it.

1.       Double-tap on the home button.

2.       Find “Settings” App.

3.       Swipe it up to shut it down.

4.       Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Software Update” to see whether it works now.

Tips: For iPhone X users, they should swipe up from the gesture area, long press the App until “-“ emerges and swipe the App away. Also, they can tap on the icon to close the App.

Method 2 Ensure There Is Enough Storage Left

The latest iOS 12.1.3 requires a 300 MB storage. In this case, if your iPhone has not enough storage left, the update can fail you.

So, in the first place, check whether there is enough storage on the device if you’re unable to verify update iPhone.

Go to “Settings” > “General” and check “Available” tag. If the storage left is less than 300 MB, try finding some third-party program like IOTransfer to clean the device and delete extra cookies and cache files.

Method 3 Reset Network Settings

Some people respond after resetting network settings, the problem is easily fixed. You might as well try this way but remember to memorize the WiFi passwords for the resetting will wipe out all the history data.

Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” > “Reset Network Settings”. Enter the passcode and confirm the action when prompted.

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Method 4 Remove the Update for Reinstallation

It might be the software that causes the problem of iPhone unable to verify update. If all the methods provided above offers no help, you can try removing the update on your device and reinstall it.

For iPhone 8 and Earlier:

Go to “General” > “Storage & iCloud Usage” > “Manage Storage”. Find the item “Software Update” and open it. Tap on “Delete Update” and confirm it to proceed.

For iPhone:

Go to “Settings” > “General” > “iPhone Storage” and select “Software Update” to delete it.

After deleting the update, go to “Settings” > “General” > “Software Update” again to install the latest iOS software.

Method 5 Install the Software via iTunes

If you’re unable to verify update or can’t install the update successfully for other reasons, you might as well try iTunes.

1.       Connect your iPhone to PC via a USB cable and launch iTunes in the latest version.

2.       Click on the iPhone icon and click on “Check for Update” under the summary tab. If there is an update found, follow the onscreen guide to proceed.

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Method 6 Force Restart Your iPhone


Sometimes, glitches and errors can be caused by a software bug. In this case, just force restart your iPhone and it could work.

Force Restart An iPhone 6S, SE, or Earlier

1.       Long press the home button and the power button simultaneously.

2.       Hold until the Apple logo appears.

3.       Let go of both buttons to let the device restart.

Force Restart An iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

1.       Press the power button and the volume down button simultaneously.

2.       Wait until the Apple logo appears.

3.       Let go of both buttons to let the phone restart.

Force Restart An iPhone 8 or X

1.       Quickly press and release the volume up button.

2.       Do the same to the volume down button.

3.       Long press the power button until you see the Apple logo.

4.       Wait for the device to restart.

Bottom Line

How to deal with iPhone unable to verify update? In this tutorial, 6 most practical methods are given and hopefully, they will work for you.

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