Error during iOS update: "Update could not be checked"

When installing a new iOS version, it is particularly annoying when the error message "Update could not be verified“Pops up on the iPhone display. In this guide I will show you how the installation of iOS updates works and how you fix the error in the iOS update in advance. Do you have a tip or a comment on the topic? Then please leave a comment.

Update could not be checked - The iOS update error is annoying, but it can be fixed. So you still get the latest operating system on the Apple iPhone.

Update could not be checked - The iOS update error is annoying, but it can be fixed. So you still get the latest operating system on the Apple iPhone.

iPhone error message: Update could not be verified

The error when updating iOS or upgrading to a new version is usually displayed in a small, central window on the iPhone display. The complete error message is: iOS (version number) could not be checked because there is no longer a connection to the Internet. Then the two options follow To repeat and Remember later. If repeating fails and you get back into the error loop at a later point in time, then the following procedure can be the solution to your problem. 

Solve iOS problem: delete update and download again

Usually waiting for the problem to resolve itself does not help. Therefore, you should take action yourself and delete the iOS update without further ado. This is not a problem before the installation - afterwards you simply download it again and then install the new version of the mobile Apple operating system. And this is how it works:

  1. Calls the Settings of the iPhone
  2. Choose in point General the subitem iPhone storage
  3. In the list that is loaded at the bottom, you type Update an
  4. Select the new update and type Delete update an
  5. Now repeat the download via Settings -> General -> software update
Once the update has been deleted, you can download it again. Shown here using the example of iOS 13.5.

Once the update has been deleted, you can download it again. Shown here using the example of iOS 13.5.

Alternative: Update the iPhone operating system via iTunes / Finder

In some cases it can happen that either the procedure described above does not help or the item "Update" does not appear in the list of the memory allocation of the smartphone. In this case, it is advisable to connect the iPhone to an Apple Mac or Windows PC and, depending on the operating system there, update iOS using iTunes or Finder. That is also the official one Support document on the subject of Apple so recommended.

Mac errors: Recovery server could not be reached

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1 comment

  1. Jorg Geiger says:

    Great suggestion. What I want to add is that Recovery Tool Fix Recovery, dr.fone and other professional repair software can solve this type of problem quickly.

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