Q: "Hello! Today I tried to download the iOS 12.1 and my iPhone X got stuck on the verifying update page for several hours. Is there any way to get it off? How will it go away and finish installing? Please help!" - Renny from Apple Discussion
Since the release of the latest iOS 12, most iPhone users tend to download and install it on their iPhones. You may see the Verifying Update message appears on your screen when you decided to update to a new iOS version. In fact, this process may take a few minutes and then you'll be able to download it. However, if the process takes more than 15 minutes and no response, your iPhone may be stuck on this state. You can then follow the 5 possible solutions in this guide to fix iPhone stuck on verifying update screen when updating to iOS 12.
1. Use Power Button Trick
When your iPhone is stuck on verifying update, you can try locking and waking your device repeatedly. You can simply press the Power button on the top or side to lock your iPhone and then wake it again. Repeat to lock and wake your device for 5~10 times.
2. Force Restart Your iPhone
If your iPhone stuck on verify update still exists after trying the method above, you can then try to hard reset your iOS device. This may be the simplest way to solve most iOS related stuck problems on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Here is how to force restart iPhone according on different device models:
1) For iPhone 6s Plus or earlier,
Press and hold the Power button and Home button simultaneously for a few seconds until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
2) For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus,
Press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time. Don't release them until the Apple logo comes out on the screen.
3) For iPhone 8, X and later models,
Press the Volume Up button and quickly release it, then press the Volume Down button and release it fast. Next, press and hold the Power button until the Apple logo displays on the screen.
3. Update iOS via iTunes
Another method to fix iPhone stuck on verifying update is to use iTunes to update your iOS software, which will bypass the verifying update process. But you need to make sure you've synced your device to a computer, so that it will not ask you to trust this computer since it's stuck and may not have any response. If everything is ok, you can follow the quick steps below:
Step 1. Launch the latest version of iTunes on your synced computer and connect your device to it with a USB cord.
Step 2. Once your iPhone is detected by iTunes, hit the device icon and go to the Summary > Check for Update.
Step 3. Confirm Update option to continue. Wait until the installation is finished and your device stuck problem may be solved.
4. Fix iPhone Verifying Update Stuck Problem Without Data Loss
After trying all the aforementioned solutions and the problem is still unsolved, you may consider using a professional iOS system recovery tool such as TunesKit iOS System Recovery. This is by far one of the most efficient ways to fix iPhone stuck problems such as iPhone stuck on verifying update, stuck in recovery mode, stuck on white Apple logo, etc. as well as other iOS related issues like white screen/black screen/red screen/blue screen of death, won't turn on, etc.
Besides, TunesKit iOS System Recovery offers two repair modes, namely, Standard Mode and Advanced Mode, which ensures a very higher successful rate. The first mode allows you solve almost all common iOS problems without data loss while the latter will help fix more serious issue by erasing the data. Furthermore, you can also use it to bypass iTunes errors, freely enter the recovery mode in one click, etc.
Next let's see how to fix iPhone stuck on verifying update screen with the help of TunesKit iOS System Recovery. Before get started, you need to download the program.
Step 1Open TunesKit and connect iPhone to computer
Launch TunesKit iOS System Recovery after finished installation. Use a USB cable to plug your iPhone to the PC or Mac. The program will detect your device. After that, press on the Start button and choose the Standard Mode on the next interface. Click on the Next button to proceed.
Step 2Download and verify firmware package
Now you'd better confirm your device info such as model name, iOS version, etc. Manually change the info if something is wrong. Then click the Download button to let TunesKit start downloading and verifying the iOS firmware package.
Step 3Fix iPhone stuck on verifying update
When the download is completed, you can now click the Repair button and TunesKit program will start unzipping the firmware package and fixing your iOS problems. A few minutes later, your iPhone stuck problem will be solved. If not, you can choose the Advanced Mode to have a try again.
5. Go for Repair Store
The above are all solutions that related to iPhone stuck on verifying update problem you can try them by yourself. However, if any of them works, there might be something wrong with the iPhone hardware. You can take it to the Apple store or other professional repair shop to have a check. Before doing that, make sure you have backed up all your data on the device in case any accident happened during the process.
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