6 Ways to Fix iPhone Stuck on iOS 15 “Verifying Update” Error

Updated to iPhone File Recovery Tips by Verbanic on May 13, 2022

"Why is my iPhone update not verifying? It keeps saying verifying update. How long should iPhone say verifying update? It seems the iPhone just stuck there"

iOS 15 verifying update error must the be top issue when people update their iPhones, like iPhone 8 to iOS 15. When you face the issue, you must calm down, figure out the right way to fix it. In the following, suggestions and details for how to fi iOS 15 verifying update errors are introduced. Check the details.

Quick Navigation
Part 1. Must Do Lists while Updating iPhone to iOS 15
Part 2. 6 Ways for How to Fix iOS 15 Update Stuck on Verifying Update
Part 3. How to Recover Data Lost While Updating to iOS 15

Part 1. Must Do Lists while Updating iPhone to iOS 15

There is a lot of preparation work before we get the iPhone update to iOS 5 if you want to make the process smooth. Have you done it? If not, check whether it is the factor that causes the iOS 5 verifying update error.

If any of the above-mentioned top 3 preparations you haven’t done, then you should follow the following 6 ways to fix iPhone stuck on verifying update first, then do the prepare work, and update to iOS 15 again.

Part 2. 6 Ways for How to Fix iPhone Stuck on iOS 15 Verifying Update

Method 1. Lock & Wake Up iPhone

It might solve the problem of the iPhone being stuck on verifying update by locking and waking up it again. You can try 2 or 3 times continuously. Just press the Sleep/Wake up button first, then press the Home button and unlock it. Though you have done nothing to change anything on your iPhone, it sometimes resumes the update.

Method 2. Hard Reset iPhone

Sometimes the iOS 15 has finished. However, it shows "verifying update" on the interface. in this case, you should make it to show the real status by hard reset your iPhone. Yes, hard resetting iPhone functions like restarting iPhone. If you have a problem with your PC, you always restart it, right? It’s the same logic.

Method 3. Put iPhone into DFU Mode

DFU Mode is a status you can use to fix the iOS 15 verifying update issues. Generally, the iPhone will be recovered from DFU mode.

1. Though it operates on iPhone, you still need iTunes for help. Connect your iPhone with iTunes via its original digital cable. After then, launch iTunes.

2. Turn the iPhone off (press the Sleep/Wakte button at the top of the iPhone) if it isn’t off already.

3. Hold and press the Home button as well as the Sleep/Wake button for 10 seconds. When it turns off, let go of the Sleep/Wake button.

4. Keep holding the Home button unless you see an iTunes message "Your iPhone is been detected in recovery mode".

5. It doesn’t mean you put the iPhone in DFU mode, then it will solve the verifying update error for iOS 15. Next, you need to make a choice:

Method 4. Download iOS 15 Update Again

If you have tried method 1 to method 3, getting your iPhone out of the stuck, but still failed to update to iOS 15, then you can download iOS 15 again for the update.

1. Delete the iOS download first by tap Settings > General > iPhone Storage. Find the iOS update in the list, tap it to get the Delete Update option.

2. Tap Settings > General > Software Update to download the update again. Please remember to check the to-do lists in part 1, making sure you have done the prepare work.

Method 5. Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

In Method 3 we have mentioned that you can restore your iPhone with iTunes backup to make it work again. Yet, restoring is always a great option than no choice.

After you connecting iPhone with your iTunes, if you can see your iPhone detected on iTunes, then you click "Restore Backup" directly. If not, you need to learn how to put iPhone into DFU mode as Method 3 before the "Restore" feature is available.

Method 6. Update iPhone to iOS 15 via iTunes

I mentioned in the first place that updating the iPhone to iOS 15 via iTunes could be the best way. Why? The network on a computer is more stable than on iPhone Wi-Fi connection and the storage on the computer is far more enough for the download package download which mostly causes errors in iOS updating on iPhone.

After you enter DFU mode in Method 3 or you can see your iPhone detected by iTunes, then you can try this method.

1. Go to Apple's official site to get the latest iTunes version installed on your computer.

2. Connect your iPhone with your computer via a digital cable.

3. Launch iTunes > Check for Update.

Part 3. How to Recover Data Lost While Updating to iOS 15

Some people said they haven’t backed up iPhone before upgrading to iOS 15 and there are some important files lost due to the update errors. In this case, you must use iPhone data recovery software for help. Only with professional data recovery software, you can retrieve files as you needed.

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