iPhone 12 / Pro / Max stuck on Verifying Update? Fix

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A couple of iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max users have reported that their devices got stuck on ‘Verifying Update’ after they’ve downloaded and installed the new iOS 14.4.2 update. It’s not really an error and sometimes it just takes a little longer for Apple servers to verify the firmware that was installed on a certain device bearing a specific Apple ID. But there are also times when the iPhone cannot move on from this. While you may still be able to use your iPhone 12 even if it’s stuck on verifying update, you won’t be able to use the new firmware. That’s why it’s important to address this problem as soon as it starts bugging you.

In this article, I will walk you through step by step on how to troubleshoote your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max that cannot successfully install the iOS 14.4.2 update. There are a few factors we need to consider to get this issue fixed. So, if you find your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max stuck on verifying update, continue reading as this article Will help you resolve your issue.

See also: iPhone Slow After iOS 14 Update?

Troubleshooting an iPhone 12 that’s stuck on ‘Verifying Update’

You have to remember that in order for you to successfully install an update and for your iPhone to get verified after an update, your iPhone must be connected to a WiFi network with internet connection. But connectivity is just one of the factors. It is also possible that the problem is due to a minor firmware issue that’s why you need to be through in your troubleshooting. With that being said, here’s what you should do about this problem…

iPhone 12 stuck on verifying update? Make sure your iPhone is connected to the Internet

First off, you have to check your device if it’s connected to a network. I’m sure it was connected as you were able to download the update but the connection may have failed or got interrupted. That could be the reason why it is stuck on verifying update.

To make sure your iPHone 12 has connectivity, disable the WiFi service first.
After a few seconds, enable WiFi again until it shows it’s connected.
To confirm if you have an internet connection, launch Safari or any web browser and browse some sites.
After making sure that your iPhone 12 has a stable internet connection, try to see if it can verify the newly downloaded update.

iPhone 12 Pro stuck on verifying update? Perform a Forced Restart

There is a possibility that this problem is caused by a minor firmware issue that’s why it’s a good idea to refresh your iPhone’s memory by performing the forced restart. None of your files will be deleted but this trick is pretty effective against firmware-related issues. Please follow these steps:

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then the Volume Down button.
  2. The moment you release the volume down button, press and hold the Side or Power button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
  3. After the reboot, launch Settings, go to General and then Software Update.

If your iPhone 12 is still stuck on ‘Verifying Update’, then try the next solution.

iPhone 12 Pro Max stuck on verifying update? Delete the update and download it again

After the first two procedures and your iphone 12 is still stuck on verifying update, then it’s possible that the updated got corrupted while it was being downloaded. That could happen when the connection gets interrupted while your iPhone is downloading the new firmware. The best thing you can do to rule it out, is to delete the update and then have your device re-download it.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Navigate to General and tap iPhone Storage.
  3. Find the iOS update and tap on it.
  4. Tap Delete to remove it from your iPhone.
  5. Go back to the Software Update page and then download the update once again.

As far as this issue is concerned, this is the best way to fix it. However, if for some reason your iPhone 12 is still stuck on ‘verifying update’ even after doing the previous solutions, then the only option left for you to do to update your iPhone 12 is to use a Mac or PC to download the update through iTunes and install it on your iPhone.

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