iOS 11 Update Stuck at Update Requested? How to Fix It

“I have been trying to update my iOS but I keep getting a message that says, “failed verification because you are no longer connected to the internet.” My device is connected to a Wi-Fi network and I even tried using phone data to no avail. Can anyone help?”

Updating your device to the latest iOS can have its own unique challenges. One of the most common ones is a failure to verify the update itself and as such you are unable to install it. There are various reasons why you may be getting this error and while some may be network related, not all are. In this article, we are going to be looking at some solutions to this all too common iOS update error.

4 Solutions to Fix iOS Update Stuck at Update Requested

1. Perform a Hard Reset

A hard reset is one of the simplest solutions you can apply and that works to solve just about any iOS related issue. To perform a hard reset, hold down the Sleep/Wake and the Home button or the Volume button (for iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus) until you see the Apple Logo appear on the screen.

Perform a Hard Reset

2. Reset Your Network Settings

One of the ways to fix a network problem is to reset your network settings. But before you do so, please note that this action will reset all your Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular settings, VPN and APN settings.

That said, here’s how to reset your network settings.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your device and then tap “General.”

Step 2: Under General tap “Reset” and then choose “Reset Network Settings.”

Step 3: Now re-connect to your Wi-Fi networks and then try again.

Reset your Network Settings

3. Fix Your iOS System Using a Third-Party Tool

If you don’t want to update via iTunes and none of the other solutions work, your system may be experiencing some issues that you may need to address before you can go forward. To do so, you can use iMyFone iOS System Recovery to get your device working normally again. The program is useful in fixing a device that is stuck in recovery mode, DFU mode, on the Apple Logo or the black/white screen. It is quite easy to use and is highly effective in fixing all software issues that can cause your device to fail to install the update.

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The following is a simple step by step process to help you use this solution to fix the issue causing the error.

Step 1: Begin by installing iMyFone iOS System Recovery to your computer. Launch the program and you should see three different modes for fixing the device. Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables before selecting any mode.

interface of iMyFone iOS system recovery

Step 2: Once the device is connected, select “Standard Mode” and the program will ask you to put the device in DFU mode. To begin, click ‘Start” and a countdown will commence. The instructions on how to put your device in DFU mode will be displayed on the screen. If you are unable to put your device in DFU mode, you can attempt to put it in Recovery mode. The instructions to do that will also be available on the screen.

 enter DFU mode under Standard mode

Step 3: Once the device is in DFU or recovery mode, you need to download the latest firmware before the device can be fixed. The program has already detected the device and the firmware it needs. Simply click “Download” to download the firmware.

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Step 4: Once the download is complete, the program will begin fixing the device immediately. Once the process is complete, the device will restart in normal mode.

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If the Standard Mode fails to work, you should try the Advanced Mode. You should, however, know that while the Advanced Mode is highly effective, all the data on your device will be completed. The following is how to make use of the Advanced Mode.

Step 1: Launch the program and then connect your device using USB cables. On the main window, select the “Advanced Mode” to begin.

iMyFone iOS system recovery

From there the steps are the same as the Standard Mode. Your device should be fixed in no time.

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4. Update Via iTunes

You could also try updating your iOS via iTunes. The following is a simple step by step guide on how to do it.

Step 1: To begin with, ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes. If you don’t take a moment to update it. Once it’s updated, launch iTunes.

Step 2: Connect your device and then select it when it appears in iTunes. Click “Summary” and then click “Check for Update.”

Step 3: Click “Download and Update.” Enter your passcode when prompted.

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