Although Apple produces a lot of hardware products, being the producers of some of the best phones and computers in the world today, they prefer being referred to as a software company. The most exciting part about Apple's hardware is its fantastic software which can't be gotten on other products. The iOS software is built for the iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch music players. Their software updates are usually distributed to their devices using Over The Air (OTA)Updates.
So, a massive amount of update is usually rolled out once an updated version of the software has been released. When they begin rolling out software updates, things could end up a little messy, and some users might get errors on their own devices like "Unable to Verify Update." This is, in fact, quite common and it does not mean that the device is faulty or it has some harmful behaviour. This problem can be solved by the users themselves. In this guide, we are going to be talking about how to fix unable to verify update on iPhones.
Before You Resolve Unable To Verify Update Error
You should make sure your iOS device is connected to the internet. WiFi connection might be better, but it should be a 3G or 4G LTE connection. Make sure you verify the internet connectivity is active, you could use an app to check or try loading a web page in Safari on any other web browser. If the web page loads fast enough, then your phone's internet connection is okay. With that, you may proceed with the troubleshooting process.
If your iOS device doesn't have internet connectivity and you see the "Unable to Verify Update" error message then the problem you are facing is from your internet connection.
How to Fix Unable To Verify Update Error for the Regular Updates
If you aren't signed up for pre-testing programs on your iOS device, then the updates which are received on the device are the regular updates which are meant for the general public which are in most cases, bug fixes. If you are faced with the "Unable to Verify Update" error message, the following are troubleshooting steps you should take.
Method 1: Kill The Settings App
Use the task manager app on your iOS device to kill the Settings app. By killing the Settings app, the app will reset and by then the error message will have been cleared. To kill the settings app using task manager, follow the steps below.
- Press the Home button on your device twice and the multitasking window will appear on your screen.
- Locate the Settings window by going either left or right based on the apps you opened before or after it.
- When you find the Settings app window, swipe it upwards to kill the app.
- Now, go to the Settings app and try updating again.
If the problem still persists on your iOS device, proceed to the next method.
Method 2: Clear RAM Memory
The next step you should take after trying the one above is to clear RAM memory on your iOS device. To clear RAm memory, follow the steps below.
- Hold down the Power button of your iPhone until the "Slide to Power" appears on your screen. Do not slide the slider.
- Release the power button and then press and hold down the Home button now for a few seconds.
- After a few seconds, your phone will go back to the home screen and clear the RAM memory in the background and refresh all processes.
Method 3: Reset Your Network Settings
When you reset your network settings, every network password, settings and other preferences will be erased. Follow the steps below to reset network settings.
- Open the Settings app
- Tap on Reset.
- Tap on Reset Network Settings and then tap on Reset.
- When you do this, your iPhone might ask for your password. Enter it into the box displayed and proceed.
Method 4: Delete iOS Update
Sometimes, software updates released by Apple may be faulty or have bugs and as such, they will not be installed because of the mismatch with the iPhone. This case is very rare but it might happen. If you tried the steps above and you are still experiencing the error message then follow the steps below.
- Open the Settings app
- Tap on the "General" option.
- Tap on "Storage & iCloud Usage" and then "Storage". The list might take a while to load.
- When it is done loading, find the "Software Update" and tap on "Delete Update".
- After you have done that, try downloading the software update again.
Method 5: Fix Unable to Verify Update - For Beta Testers
If you have a beta profile on your iOS device, erase the beta profile and try installing the update again. Follow the steps below to delete your beta profile.
- Launch the Settings app.
- Tap on "General."
- Tap on the "Profile Option." and find the Beta Software Profile on your device.
- When you have found it, delete the profile and then reboot your device.
- After the reboot, try updating your iPhone again.
With the 5 methods above, at least one should fix the "Unable to Verify Update" error on your iPhone. If it still doesn't work, then maybe the package or your device is corrupted. If that is the case, update your device using a Mac or Windows PC using iTunes. You could also wait till another package is released by Apple.