Fix “Unable to Verify Update” issue when updating to iOS 16

If you are trying to update your iPhone to iOS 16 and getting an “Unable to Verify Update” error, here are a few fixes that you can try to get the software update.

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Unable to Verify Update issue

This is a common issue that can happen when updating to a new iOS software update. The issue could be due to network stability issues, low storage, or just something else. Here are a few fixes that you can try to resolve this problem:

  • Try restarting your iPhone. You can do this by pressing and holding the side button + volume button (on iPhones with Face ID) or the side button (on iPhones with Touch ID), and dragging the slider to turn off your iPhone. Press and hold the side button to start it again.
  • Check if your iPhone has sufficient free storage. You can check by going to Settings > General > Storage. Try to offload or uninstall some apps and games before attempting to download the software update again.
  • It may be possible that the update did not download properly before and may be causing issues. You can delete it by going to Settings > General Storage, and deleting the previous iOS 16 update.
  • Check your network settings or switch to a different Wi-Fi network. Also, check if you are using a custom DNS and if that may be causing issues. You can also reset your network by going to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset > Reset > Reset Network.
  • The last resort is to connect your iPhone to a Mac or Windows PC and update via Finder or iTunes, respectively. You may have to put your iPhone in recovery mode or DFU mode before connecting to your computer.

Did you run into this “Unable to Verify Update” issue? Let us know if any of the above suggestions helped in fixing the issue on your iPhone.

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