iOS 12 Update Not Connected to Internet? Here Are 5 Tips

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Since the Apple Company has finally rolled out the new update – iOS 12. Not surprisingly, people are getting the installation off the ground. However, we cannot neglect the expected problems each time with the new update. Here's another one – iOS 12 update not connected to internet. That is to say, there are users who have discovered an error that says, "Unable to verify Update, iOS 12 failed verification because you are no longer connected to the internet". We are going to talk about this topic and cover the solutions regarding it. Keep reading if you are also stuck with the same issue.

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6 Tips to Fix iOS 12 Update Not Connected to Internet

1. Switch to Another Wi-Fi

This could sound really basic, but when iOS 12 update is not connected to internet, you need to try with another Wi-Fi connection. Make sure to switch to a Wi-Fi more active than this and start updating the device.


2. Force Restart iPhone

Whenever you're stuck with any issue regarding your device, we suggest you to always try forcing restart as a basic troubleshooting and so in the case of iOS 12 update not connected to internet. The steps varies with different models and you can check them out below.

Hold down the 'Power' and the 'Home' buttons simultaneously and keep doing this for roughly 10 seconds. Now, when you see the Apple logo on the screen, release the buttons. These were the steps for iPhone 6 and the versions below it. For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the process is almost same but you will have to press the 'Volume Down' button instead of 'Home' button.

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If you own an iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X, make sure to press and release the 'Volume Up' button quickly. Now press and release the 'Volume Down' button. After this, press the 'Power' button until you see the Apple logo coming on the screen.

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3. Delete the Update and Re-download iOS 12 Firmware

Another tip to try when the error, "iOS 12 failed verification because you are no longer connected to the internet" pops up is to deleted the iOS 12 firmware from your device and then re-download it. If you've no idea, here are the steps that need to be followed.

  • Go to 'Settings' and tap 'General'.
  • Open 'Storage & iCloud Usage' and tap 'Manage Storage' afterwards.
  • Look for iOS update from the list you can now see. Tap on it followed by 'Delete Update'.
  • Confirm the actions and then re-download it by heading to 'Settings' > 'General' > 'Software Update'.

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Note: if your device is running on iOS 11 and later, simply go to 'Settings' > 'General' > 'iPhone Storage' to delete the update.

4. Reset Network Settings

If there's still no progress and the latest update does not get connected to internet, all you need to try a resetting to your network settings. Using this method, all of your network settings like Wi-Fi passwords, VPN passwords etc. will be deleted to make you enable for a fresh start. Here are the steps.

  • On your device, open 'Settings' and go to 'General'.
  • Look for the 'Reset' option and tap on it.
  • Now, tap 'Reset Network Settings' and confirm your actions.

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5. Use a Tool to Install iOS 12 Firmware without Data Loss

When nothing works and you still get iOS 12 update not connected to internet problem, then you can try a third-party tool to bypass the error and update to iOS 12. Considering this purpose, we would like to recommend you iMyFone iOS System Recovery. This tool is basically a system repair tool which has high potential to repair any kind of iOS issues. It will also help you installing the latest firmware without any data loss. Moreover, you'll get minor iOS software glitches fixed without data loss. Here are the steps on how to use it.

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Step 1 – Download iMyFone iOS System Recovery from the official webpage and install it. Now launch it and make sure to connect your iOS device. Next, you need to select 'Standard Mode' from the modes on the screen.

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Step 2 – When you choose the mode, click on the 'Start' button and then follow the steps showing on the screen and put your device in DFU mode or Recovery mode.

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Step 3 – When your device will be in DFU mode, the program will detect it positively and you will then have to download the latest firmware for your device. Just hit on 'Download' button and leave the rest on the program.

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Step 4 – Lastly, click on 'Start To Fix' button which will start the fixing process and install the iOS 12 firmware on your iPhone.

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