How to Fix iPad Unable to Verify Update When Installing iOS 12/11

“It looks like my iPad is upgrading to iOS 12 and it is stuck on "verifying update" for 4 hours already. Is this normal? What am I doing wrong? How can I fix it?”

--Apple Community

If you are experiencing the same issue that there is spinning pop-up with saying “Verifying update…”and stuck on the screen for more than 15minite during installing iOS 12/11 on your iPad, then this post can be helpful for you to troubleshoot iOS 12/11 verifying update stuck on iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3/2, iPad mini, iPad 4/3/ 2. Read on and get the solution from it.

Part 1: Why Your iPad Got This iOS 12/11 Verifying Update Error?

I believe you must wonder that why you have got this unable to verify update on iPad issue. Actually, when your device start verifying that means it is now contacting with Apple Server and this process needs to take about 2-3 minutes. If there is anything wrong on your device, WI-FI connect and Apple server during this time, then the iOS update cannot proceed and will stuck on the “Verifying Update…” or “Unable to Install Update” error. Also, as new iOS version officially released, a lot of users rush to updating the iOS via OTA or iTunes, this could led to the network congestion, you have to wait to get your device verified by Apple server.

Part 2: Possible Solutions to Solve iOS 12/11 Unable to Verify Update on iPad

Normally the verifying update issue may resolve itself on some devices, but sometimes it may take too much time to have this process end. In this case, you can follow the potential solutions to fix iOS 12/11 update stuck on verifying update issue on your iPad.

1. Force Restart Your iPad

2. Using Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot)

3. Restore iOS Device with iTunes

1. Force Restart Your iPad

In most cases, hard reset is workable to fix some iOS device issues, like stuck on verifying update, recovery mode, apple logo and etc. To force restart your device:

Press and hold both the Power and Home buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

force restart

After restarting, go to Settings > General > Software Update and choose Install Now.

2. Using Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) to Update to iOS 12/11 without Stuck and Data Loss

If this stuck issue cannot be resolved by simply force restart and you find your iPad still gets stuck on verifying update, then the problem should attribute to the operating system you’ve just installed. In this case, you might as well try out Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) –an iOS system repair tool to fix all kind of iOS stuck issues and update iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to iOS 12/11 without stuck and data loss.

To get started, please download and install Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) to your PC/Mac.

Step 1: Run Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) and connect your iOS device with the computer. Then select “Fix All iOS Stuck” on the main interface.

Step 2: Click “Fix Now(All iOS 11 Stuck)to proceed.

fix now

Step 3: Now click “Download” button to start downloading the firmware package as the repair drive for your iPad.


Step 3: After downloading. Click “Start Repair” to fix your stuck iPhone/iPad/iPod by repairing operating system. After system recovery, your iPad is back to normal with the latest iOS installed.


3. Restore Stuck iPad with iTunes

I hesitate to recommend you restoring iOS device with iTunes is because this way may result in all your data on iPad being erased. But if you have already backed up your data before, then you can get the issue fixed by restoring your iPad with iTunes.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your Mac or PC, then connect your iPad to your computer. Select your iPad when it appears in iTunes.

Step 2: In the Summary panel, click Restore [device]. Then hit Restore again to confirm. After that, iTunes erases your device and installs the latest iOS for you.


Did these methods work for you? Do you know of any other useful ways to fix iPad stuck on verifying update iOS 12/11? Let us know in the comments.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iOS 11 Update Follow @Jerry Cook