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Update Error: How to Fix iPhone and iPad Unable to Verify


Did you receive error message saying iPhone or iPad is unable to verify update when you attempt to update the  iOS ? Then, do you know why it reports the error message saying “Unable to Verify Update. iOS  failed to verification because you are no longer connected to Internet” on your iPhone or iPad?

Note ” You cannot downgrade to iOS 9.3 from later version like iOS 9.3.2 or iOS 10 since Apple’s verification server for iOS 9.3 has shut down.”

Possible Reasons Why iOS Can’t Verify Update on iPhone / iPad

In a situation such message is displayed that iOS  is unable to verify update on your iPhone or iPad, these are:

1. Your iPhone / iPad is not compatible with the iOS 9.3
iOS 9.3 supported devices include:

iPhone: iPhone 4S ,iPhone 5,iPhone 5C iPhone5s,iPhone SE,iPhone 6,iPhone 6 Plus,iPhone6 S,iPhone6 S Plus
iPad: iPad 2,iPad 3,iPad 4,iPad mini,iPad air,iPad mini 2,iPad Air 2,iPad mini 3,iPad mini 4 , iPad Pro
iPod: the 5th iPad touch and the 6th iPod touch
You may fail to update to iOS 9.3 on your device if it is not compatible with the iOS 9.3.

2. The device is not connected to WiFi

iOS verifying update will fail if your iPhone or iPad is not connected to WiFi.

3. Unknown reasons

The problem might occur due to some unknown reasons or iPad / iPhone corruption.

How to Fix iPhone Unable to Verify Update iOS Error

The compatibility problem when noticed, get the iOS  that is ok with your device and that is able to support it. If it is unable to install iOS  update since your iPhone is not connected to WiFi, you just need to connect it to proper WiFi and perform iOS update and these steps may help to fix the problem:

Step1. Reboot your iPhone or iPad and then tap Settings > General > Software Update to install the iOS update again.

Step2. Refresh your iPhone or iPad if it still show error message that it is unable to verify update iOS.

Step3. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings > click Reset so as to connect your iPhone or iPad to WiFi properly. And then, try to follow the step1 to update iOS again.

reset network settings
Step4. You can click Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > manage storage > select the current iOS device and click Delete Update to delete it.

delete update
Step5. Try to download and install iOS 9.3 again.

Data Recovery after iOS Unable to Verify Update Error

Whenever there is the unable to verify iOS update error on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, there is possibility of unexpected data loss problem. If you lose any data from any type of iOS device after receiving the error message, you can restore data from iTunes backup or iCloud backup if you backed up the device in advance. Or you can rely on data recovery for iPhone to retrieve lost files after iPhone, iPad or iPod touch fails to verify iOS update.

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