Many users iPhone 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 to 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.
Expert Tip: The best way to fix iPhone Stuck on Updating iCloud setting is to use iOS System Repair Tool.
With the use of iOS System Repair software, you can:
- Efficiently fix iOS system to normal and get rid of iPhone stuck at updating iCloud settings.
- Fix new iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus stuck on updating iCloud settings.
- Also fix iOS 11, 10, 9 stuck on updating iCloud settings.
- Support all iPhone models such as iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6S, 5, 4, etc.
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.
Additional Reading: How To Recover iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Data From iCloud Backup
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 X/8/8 Plus/7/6 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.
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!
Related iCloud Issues:
How long does it take to restore from iCloud?
If your iPhone alert says that your device is being restored or if restores process takes a long time to finish, then at such case, you have to stay connected to Wi-Fi and your device should have enough power sources until the process completes.
The time it takes to restore from iCloud backup depends upon the size of your backup and the speed of your Wi-Fi network. It may take 1 to 2 days. So stay connected to Wi-Fi.
How Do I Restore My iPhone From iCloud?
If you have created iCloud backup on your iPhone then you can easily backup your iPhone from iCloud Backup. Here is the complete tutorial: Restore iPhone From iCloud backup.
Where do I find iCloud settings on my iPhone?
Below follow the steps to find iCloud Settings on your iPhone. Here you can update your iCloud Settings as well.
- Launch the Settings app.
- Tap your Apple ID banner.
- Scroll down and tap a device to view or remove it from your iCloud account.
- Tap Remove from Account.
- Scroll back up and tap Name, Phone Numbers, and Email.
- Tap Password & Security.
- Tap Payment & Shipping.
Ultimate Solution: Use iOS System Repair 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 Repair 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.
Supported iPhone: iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS.
Below download iOS system repair tool and follow the step by step guide how to fix iPhone Stuck on Updating iCloud Settings.
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Steps To Fix iPhone Stuck on Updating iCloud Settings
Note: After using iOS System repair, your device will get updated to the latest iOS version. If you have unlocked iOS device before then it will get locked and if your iOS device has been jailbroken, then it will get updated to non-jailbroken.
Step 1: Connect your iOS device
Launch iOS System Repair software on your computer and select "Repair" from available options.
After this connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch to your computer via USB cable. When it detects then hit on 'Start' button to continue.
Now the software will display the device information, such as device model, system version, etc. Click Next to Continue.
Step 2: Boot your iOS device in DFU mode
If your device is not working properly, then this software will notify you to boot the device in DFU mode.
Here how to boot your iPhone 8, iPhone 7 and iPhone X in DFU mode:
- Switch OFF your iPhone.
- Press and hold both Volume Down and Power button together for 10 seconds.
- After 10 seconds release the Power button, but keep holding the Volume Down button until the device does not get in DFU Mode.
Steps To boot other iDevices in DFU mode:
- Switch OFF your iPhone.
- Press and hold both Home and Power button together for 10 seconds.
- After 10 seconds release the Power button, but keep holding the Home button until the device does not get in DFU Mode.
Step 3: Select and download the firmware
In order to guarantee successful system recovery, please select correct device model and firmware information and then click on Download.
Since the firmware download size is large, it will take some time to complete download.
Step 4: Repair/Fix iOS device to normal status
After download is completed, click on "Fix Now" to begin the repairing process in order to get your iOS device to work normally again.
Once the repairing process gets competes, your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch will restart into normal mode. If your device does not boot normally then you can click on "Try Again" to try the process again.
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.