How to fix iPhone Stuck on Updating iCloud Settings

Many iPhone users got stuck on Updating iCloud Settings when setting up iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 5/5s after they updated their devices iOS 11 or 10 or after restoring backup from iCloud/iTunes.

Some users also reported that they get error message with “Verification Failed”, followed by “Unauthorized” even after they have provided the correct Apple ID password. So, in this post we have provided all possibilities solutions that will help you to fix iPhone stuck on updating iCloud Settings/unauthorized/verification failed easily.

Let me tell you that Apple provide iCloud services that help iPhone users to store their data like music, photos and other data on remote servers for downloading in Mac, Windows and iOS server to share data.

Generally it has been seen that when data gets lost from iPhone then many of them prefer iCloud backups as it restore the data perfectly and that too without any issue. But sometimes something goes wrong and your iPhone does not recover the data properly with the help of iCloud backup. Some iCloud settings get changed and it does not respond properly. Because of this, all your data comes at risk and generally you don’t know the reason.

Just check out the iPhone user real example:

My new phone is stuck on Updating iCloud settings. How do I get out of this?

Just got new 6S phone. Trying to transfer data from old phone. It is stuck on Updating iCloud settings. How do I get out of this?

– Original Post from Official Apple Support Communities

Issues Related to iPhone 6 with iCloud

Sometimes you may have iCloud backup issues and this occurs when:

  • It is unable to backup your data to iCloud
  • Because of incapability to synchronize your data between iPhone and iCloud

How To Fix iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/6/6S/5/5S/4 Stuck on Updating iCloud Settings

Well you can solve the issues with the help of below-mentioned steps:

Always be sure that you have enabled Wi-Fi on your phone

Solution 1: Soft Reset/Force Restart Your iPhone

In order to fix iPhone updating iCloud settings taking forever, then you must soft reset or force restart your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/6s/6/5s device. It will reset the network settings and clear app caches which may help you to fix iPhone won’t stop updating iCloud settings.

Here how to restart iPhone:

Press and hold the side/power button to slide to power off and then turn ON the device by pressing and holding the power button again until and unless you see the Apple logo.

If simple restart doesn’t work, then please force-restart your iPhone.

For iPhone X/8/8 Plus: Press and instantly release Volume Up and Volume Down button in order. Then press and hold wake/sleep (on/off) button to Turn ON the device.

For iPhone 7: Press and hold Wake/Sleep button and Volume Down together for 10 seconds.

For iPhone 6s/6/5s/5: Press and hold Sleep/Wake button and Home button together for 10 seconds.

Additional Reading: [SOLUTION]- How to Fix ‘iPhone Stuck at Apple Logo’ and Recover Data without Backup

Solution 2: Skip iCloud Setup

You can also skip iCloud Setup to fix the issue as you can setup iCloud later whenever you want to.

When updating is done, it will show the screen on your iPhone, press ‘Home to finish the setting up iOS’ > ‘Update completed’ > ‘Sign into iCloud’ > enter the Apple ID and password. But you have to simply skip this iCloud set-up by clicking on “Cancel” and you will directly get in your device without any issue of updating iCloud settings iOS 11/10/9.

Additional Reading: How To Fix iOS 9 Update Stuck At ‘Slide To Upgrade’ Screen issue

Solution 3: Check Network Connection

Sometimes due to bad or weak internet connection, updating iCloud Settings takes longer time or forever.

In such case, you must also check your internet connection. Check your router is ON and make sure that you have good internet connection.

Solution 4: Revisit Apple Server Later

Sometimes, when lots of Apple users visit Apple’s server at the same time, even then also you may encounter with ‘updating iCloud Settings’ forever.

So, it is suggested that you can try again later to set up your iPhone as this is a temporarily issue.

Additional Reading: iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode – Complete Solution

Solution 5: Type the password correctly of wireless network

If you type the wrong password then iPhone 6 will not connect to Wi-Fi network. So be sure that the password is correct. Just follow the settings for that:

  • Tap on settings and then tap on Wi-Fi
  • Switch the preferred wireless network
  • Then select forget this network
  • Select forget and at last reconnect to the preferred wireless connection

Solution 6: Sign out of iCloud and again log in

Be sure that you have selected backup options that you want in iCloud. Just do the following settings on iCloud:

  • Go to settings from home screen
  • Scroll down and select iCloud
  • Be sure that whatever the data are to be backed up should be enabled and if it is not enabled then enable it.

Additional Reading: iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode after Update!

Solution 7: Disable iCloud backup and again enable it

  • Go to settings from home screen
  • Select iCloud and then backup
  • Select iCloud backup and hit on disable backup and wait for few seconds
  • After that select iCloud backup and switch to enable backup
  • At last hit on backup now

Solution 8: Update iCloud settings

When iPhone 6 stuck while updating iCloud settings then it might be due to various reasons. Sometimes it takes long time when your device has lots of photos, videos and documents. So it’s better to go for some other fixes which can help you to get out of the situation.

Additional Reading: iPhone 4 stuck in restore mode after iOS 6 update attempt!

Ultimate Solution: Use iOS System Recovery to Fix iPhone Stuck on Updating iCloud Settings

If you are still stuck at updating iCloud setting on your iPhone, then it is highly recommended that you must try iOS System Recovery tool because this is very powerful software that can easily repair the iOS operating system without any data loss.

This powerful software is designed to repair and fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode, iPhone stuck on updating iCloud settings, iPhone stuck in iTunes logo, Apple logo, white/black/blue screen, etc.

Beside that your iPhone will get updated to latest iOS after system recovery.

Here check out step by step guide how to fix iPhone Stuck on Updating iCloud Settings by using iOS system recovery.


Now you must have got the clear idea that how to fix your stucked iPhone device especially when it get stuck in iCloud settings. So, try the aforementioned solutions and get rid of this issue easily.

[Solved]: iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/6/6S Stuck on Updating iCloud Settings
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Solution to fix iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/6/6S Stuck on Updating iCloud Settings. 1: Soft Reset/Force Restart Your iPhone. 2: Skip iCloud Setup. 3: Check Network Connection. 4: Revisit Apple Server Later. Use iOS System Recovery to Fix iPhone Stuck on Updating iCloud Settings.
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[Solved]: iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/6/6S Stuck on Updating iCloud Settings

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