How to Fix Unable to Verify Update Error for iOS 11

“Hi, I am trying to update my device to iOS 11 but I keep getting the error message that “iOS 11 has failed verification because you are no longer connected to the internet.” I have tried using data as well as Wi-Fi but I keep getting the same message. Is anyone else suffering from this problem? How can I fix it?”

The above scenario is all too common with iPhone users trying to update their devices. While it may seem impossible to fix, there are several solutions you can try. Some of them we’ve outlined in this article. But before we move on to more sophisticated solutions, it is important to ensure that you are indeed connected to the internet. A simple way to check is to open a web page in Safari. If it loads successfully and yet you can’t verify the update, then try the following solutions.

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Shut Down the Settings App

The first solution to try in this case is to shut down the Settings App. To do this double tap the home button and swipe the Settings app to slide it out of view. Now go to Settings > General > Software Update to try again.

Shut Down the Settings App

Force Restart the iPhone

If the update still remains problematic, you can try to force restart the device. To force restart an iPhone, hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home Buttons (Volume Button for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus) until you see the Apple Logo on the device’s screen.

Force Restart the iPhone

Try Updating the Device using Another Network

You can also try to connect to another Wi-Fi network just to be sure that your connection isn’t the problem. Make sure that the connection you are using is a home network since company networks may block or filter connections to the Apple Servers.

Try Updating the Device using Another Network

Reset your Network Settings

You can also try to reset your network settings. But you will need to reenter all your Wi-Fi passwords after resetting the network settings. To do this, simply go to Settings > Reset > Reset Network Settings and then Tap “Reset” in the dialogue box that appears.

Reset your Network Settings

Once the reset is complete, rejoin your Wi-Fi network and try the update again.

Remove and Download the iOS Update Again

It is also quite likely that the update is corrupt and as such you will need to remove it before you can download it again. To do this go to Settings > Storage & iCloud Usage and tap “Manage Storage.” Scroll down to find “Software Update” and select it to delete it.

Remove and Download the iOS Update Again

Try installing the update again to see if you encounter any problems.

Try Using Third-Party Software to Fix the Device

If you try all the above solutions to no avail, it is quite possible that your iOS system is experiencing some fundamental issues and as such needs to be repaired. To do that, you need the services of a third-party iOS software designed to fix any problems your device’s system is experiencing whether you are aware of any such problems or not. The best solution is iMyFone iOS System Recovery that is designed to make it easy for you to get your device back in working order in a matter of minutes. Some of the features that make this the ideal solution include the following.

Key Features:

  • It is quite easy to use.
  • It can be used to fix just about any issue you may be facing including a device that is stuck in recovery mode, on the Apple Logo, stuck in DFU mode or one that simply won’t function as expected.

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Here’s how to make use of the “Fix iOS System” solution.

Step 1: Begin by downloading the program to your computer. Launch it and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. From the main window, you should see three different recovery modes. In this case, we will choose “Standard Mode” since it is only an update issue.

interface of iMyFone iOS system recovery

Step 2: The program will request you to put your device in DFU or recovery mode before the device can be fixed. To do this, click “Start” and countdown will begin. Now on the device, press the Sleep/Wake and Home (Volume for iPhone 7) buttons together for 8-10 seconds. Release the Sleep/Wake button but keep holding the Home button for another 5 seconds.

 enter DFU mode under Standard mode

If the device fails to go into DFU mode, try putting it in recovery mode. Again, hold the Sleep/Wake and home (Volume) buttons down. Keep holding even after you see the Apple Logo. Only release them when you see the “Connect to iTunes” icon on your device.

 enter Recovery mode under Standard mode

Step 3: Once the device is in DFU or recovery mode, you will need to download the latest firmware. Click on “Download” to do this.

download firmware

Step 4: Once the download is complete, the program will begin fixing the device immediately. The whole process shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Your device will restart in normal mode.

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