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"iPhone 7/8/Xr/Xs Stuck on Verifying Update iOS 13"

By MiniCreo, on September 2, 2019, in Fix My iPhone |


Q: What to do if my iPhone 7 is stuck on "Verifying Update"?


Apple has reminded me of iOS update for several day and I decided to give the new iOS a try on my iPhone 7. However, it has been stuck on the "Verifying Update" screen for couple hours. Now what should I do next? Can I quit this update by rebooting my iPhone 7 or should I reset it to factory? Any help would be appreciated.


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OTA Updates (Over-the-Air Updates, also known as wireless updates) is default method for iPhone software update in replace of iTunes back to iOS 4. To enable OTA Updates on your iPhone or iPad, go into Settings > General > Software Update and download and install the latest iOS software on-device, without the need for iTunes.

But it's always disappointing if your iPhone update not went smoothly. As the iOS 13 software updates requires sufficient storage space, stable network connection and other certain conditions, is some rare cases, you may realize that your iPhone 7 isn't updating as it gets stuck on verifying update issue. In this article, we'll show you 5 Methods To Fix iPhone 7 Stuck on Verifying iOS 13 Update Issue.

iPhone 7/8/Xr/Xs Stuck on Verifying Update iOS 13
iPhone 7/8/Xr/Xs Stuck on Verifying Update iOS 13

Table of Content:

Fix 1: Ensure enough free storage for iOS 13 update

By far there is no solid proof showing how much space iOS 13 will take, but we can make rough estimate. An iOS update software pack usually takes around 1GB-2GB, and it varies based on the device you're trying to install that update. Additionally, you need double size for temporarily storing the unpack iOS 13 install file, which means it requires 3-5GB free space available to install iOS 13 on your iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, etc.

General Tips for Freeing Up Space on iPhone:
  • Try Storage Optimizing Recommendations: Open Settings app > General > iPhone Storage > Take a look at the recommendations, and enable proper settings to save space.
  • Check iPhone Storage Hogs: Scroll down in iPhone Storage panel, find which apps use most of storage. Uninstall / redownload the ones you still need.
  • Enable 'Offload Unused Apps': Offload unused apps is a great space saving feature in iOS 13 that deletes the unused apps from your iPhone.
  • Clear Messages and Attachments: Open Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Scroll down to find Messages option > Enable Messages on iCloud, Auto Delete Old Conversations, Review Large Attachments.
  • Clear Safari browser cache on iPhone: To clear Safari's browser cache, open up the Settings app and tap Safari. Scroll down and click Clear History and Website Data.

Fix 2: Try turn off Wifi connection and turn back on

The purpose of verifying iOS update is to check availability of software, and this procedure requires the Internet connection, preferable via WIFI. The time it takes to download the update varies according to the size of the update and your Internet speed. So when you have run into the iPhone stuck on Verifying Update error, try to disconnect/reconnect WIFI to troubleshot network problems.

Turn Off/On Wifi To Fix iPhone 7 Stuck on Verifying iOS 13 Update
Turn Off/On Wifi To Fix iPhone Stuck on Verifying Update

Fix 3: Check If iOS 13 Update Is Working via Apple Server Status

The current iPhone and iOS software depend heavily upon remote cloud service. From your Apple ID account information, to the music, movies, and apps on iTunes Store, so does the iOS 13 software download. As the huge number of iOS 13 update in its early adoption, in some cases Apple server may go down for a short of time, during which you'll cannot pass the iOS 13 Verifying Update (Learn How To Fix "Unable to Check for Update. An error occurred while checking for a software update."). Go have a check on current Apple Server Status via this page.

Check If iOS 13 Update Is Working
Check If iOS 13 Update Is Working

Fix 4: Use An Expert iOS System Recovery Software

Usually an iOS 13 update will go smoothly and won't take too much time to finish. However, if you found you're in endless Apple loops, or the progress bar never moves forward, and your iPhone 7/8/Xs/Xr stuck on Verifying Update, probably you need dedicated iOS System Recovery software to conquer this task.

Unable To Verify iOS 13 Update
Unable To Verify iOS 13 Update

Fix My iPhone offers quick and instant solution to fix your iOS 13 Unable To Verifying Update Issue without losing a single byte of your iOS data, no matter your iPhone 7 is in recovery mode, white Apple logo, black screen, looping on start. etc. Follow steps below to learn how to fix iPhone 7 stuck on verifying iOS 13 update Free Download.

  1. 1
    Step 1:

    Open Fix My iPhone and connect your iPhone 7 to your Mac computer (Learn How To Transfer Music from iPhone 7 To Mac):

    How To Fix iPhone 7 Stuck on Verifying iOS 13 Update Issue Step 1
    How To Fix iPhone 7 Stuck on Verifying iOS 13 Update Issue Step 1
  2. 2
    Step 2:

    Choose Instant iOS Fix (Restore iPhone 7 to factory settings without losing iOS data) or Power iOS Fix (Force reset iPhone without iTunes):

    How To Fix iPhone 7 Stuck on Verifying iOS 13 Update Issue Step 2
    How To Fix iPhone 7 Stuck on Verifying iOS 13 Update Issue Step 2
  3. 3
    Step 3:

    Before troubleshooting your problematic iPhone 7, verify the device model, iOS version and firmware version is correct.

    How To Fix iPhone 7 Stuck on Verifying iOS 13 Update Issue Step 3
    How To Fix iPhone 7 Stuck on Verifying iOS 13 Update Issue Step 3
  4. 4
    Step 4:

    Click Download to start getting latest iOS 13 firmware for your iPhone 7 > Continue to install it on your iPhone 7, when it finished, you'll see your iPhone 7 get back to normal stage.

    How To Fix iPhone 7 Stuck on Verifying iOS 13 Update Issue Step 4
    How To Fix iPhone 7 Stuck on Verifying iOS 13 Update Issue Step 4

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