How to Fix Verification Failed Error on iPhone and iPad

The other day, I wanted to backup my iPhone to iCloud, but couldn’t do this. I made several attempts to sign in to my Apple ID but failed. When I did some primary research, I came to know that there was an error connecting to the Apple ID Server. Moreover, the issue has been there since iOS 9, as many iOS users have faced verification failed error; this issue prevents users from connecting to the Apple ID server.The issue still continues to trouble many iPhone and iPad users. If you belong to this brigade, you can follow this guide to fix verification failed error connecting to Apple ID server on iPhone in iOS 11.

This Apple ID Verification failure error also stops users from backing up their devices to iCloud. But not to worry! There are some possible solutions to troubleshoot verification failed error that stops you from connecting to Apple ID server.

How to Fix Verification Failed Error on iPhone and iPad

How to Fix Verification Failed Error Connecting to Apple ID Server Issue on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11/10

Make sure that you have connected it to a Wi-Fi network.


You should begin with the basic solution, and restarting your iPhone or iPad is one of the primary solutions for this server error. After iPhone 6s, Apple has changed the procedure to restart their iPhones. We have created dedicated guides to reboot iPhones. Moreover, many users face an error of iPhone keeps restarting during the process. You can also find a guide to fix this error.

Reset WiFi Router or Modem

The strong Wi-Fi network is a primary condition to fix Apple ID server connection failed error. While it is easy to restart your Wi-Fi, you need to go through the manual to reset Wi-Fi router or modem.

Use Another Wi-Fi Network or Switch to Cellular Data

As mentioned above, your Wi-Fi network should be strong enough to sign into Apple ID. And when verification failed, you can blame your poor Wi-Fi network. For a change, you can switch to your cellular data. Alternatively, if you are using cellular data, change to a Wi-Fi network. When both fail to provide any solution, you should change the Wi-Fi network and try to fix the error.

Update your iOS device with iTunes

If you have not enabled Find My iPhone option on your device, you can update your iOS device with iTunes.

Step #1: Connect your iOS device to your Mac or Windows PC via lightning cable.

Step #2: iTunes will quickly appear or you can launch iTunes by clicking on the icon from the desktop.

Step #3: Next, click on the iOS device icon in iTunes window. (Jump to this post if iTunes doesn’t recognize your device.)

Step #4: By default, you will land on the Summary page; click on Check for Update.

Now update your device to the latest software version.

Sign Out from Apple ID and Sign IN Back Again

Step #1: Launch Settings on your iOS device.

Launch Settings App on iPhone

Step #2: Tap on iTunes & App Store.

Tap on iTunes and App Store on iPhone and iPad

Step #3: Now, tap on your Apple ID.

Tap on Apple ID on iPhone and iPad

Step #4: Next, tap on Sign Out.

Log Out from iTunes and App Store on iPhone and iPad

Step #5: Enter Apple ID and Password to Sign IN once again. (Check this guide if you have forgotten Apple ID Password or Apple ID is disabled).

Reset Network Settings

If nothing works, then you try resetting your network setting by going to Settings → GeneralResetReset Network settings. Don’t worry your data will not be erased. Only Wi-Fi passwords, preferred networks, and VPN settings will be deleted.

Tap on Reset Network Settings and Confirm

Hopefully, above solutions should fix the verification failed error on your device, and you should be able to log in to your Apple ID successfully.

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