By Dylan / Last Updated June 24, 2021

iOS update not connected to internet issue

Checking for a software update failed. I have prepared iOS 14.6 on my iPhone XR, but it says failed verification because you are no longer connected to the internet. I’m sure I can use the Internet in Safari, so I want to know why the warning appears and how to update my iPhone now. Thank you in advance.

- Question from Apple Community

Every time Apple release a new iOS version, users are willing to update their system. But usually, a new iOS is easy to have some issue, like iPhone Update Error 4000.

Some people may encounter an Internet connection error note saying "failed verification because you are no longer connected to the internet" when update iOS on iPhone.

Not Connect To Internet

There are a few issues with a new iPhone, If you encounter the issue of can't activate iPhone after iOS update you can go to the link to fix it.

Now in the following sections, you would know what to do if iOS 14,15 update failed for an internet problem?

Section 1. How to fix iOS 14/15 update not connected to Internet issue?

What you can't upgrade iOS? Because there might be 2 reasons: The Internet is not good enough for iOS update or there are wrong settings on iPhone.

Before we get started, please backup the iPhone. Once you encounter some issue making data loss, you can get back your data easily.

Solution 1. Try another network

A network connection is very important. You should not use cellular data or public Wi-Fi to update to iOS 14.4. What’s more, if the Wi-Fi is very slow or not stable, iPhone won’t update and it would report that there is no Internet connection.

You need to try good Wi-Fi. At least it could make you smoothly watching videos.

Solution 2. Reset Network Settings

iPhone settings might be modified by your apps, and some settings could stop you from updating to iOS 14.4. Sometimes you could not even check for updates and see the warning “Unable to Check for Update. An error occurred while checking for a software update.”.

> Steps to reset network settings:

Go to iPhone Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Note: This resetting will erase Wi-Fi passwords and Bluetooth connection. You need to memorize the passwords before that.

Reset Network Setting

Solutions 3. Remove previous iOS update/profile

iOS update should be unique. If you have download previous iOS update before, you need to remove it and then try updating to iOS 14.4 again.

> Steps to remove previous iOS update:

1. Go to iPhone Settings > General > iPhone storage.

2. Find the previous update and delete it.

3. Go to iPhone Settings > Profile Downloaded to update iPhone again.

iPhone Storage

Solution 4. Check iOS system status

When iOS 14.3 update says not connected to internet, except for the possible causes on iPhone, the terminal could let you cannot connect to the server. If there are too many people visiting the server or the engineers are maintaining the server, this issue might appear. You could go to Apple System Status to check it.

Apple System Status

Solutions 5. Force Restart iPhone

If there are system glitches on iPhone and they are not fixed by simple restarting, you could try a hard reset. This solution could totally restart all the iPhone service to make sure the system is ready for any task.

● iPhone 8 or later
1. Press the volume+ button and then quickly release.
2. Press the volume- button and then quickly release.
3. Press the power button for seconds and wait for the Apple logo appearing.
● iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
1. Press both the power button and volume- button for seconds.
2. Wait for the Apple logo appearing.
● iPhone 6s or earlier
1. Press both the power button and the Home button for seconds.
2. Wait for the Apple logo appearing.

Section 2. How to protect iPhone data before iOS updating?

iOS 14.6, 14.7, and iOS 15 beta are worth trying, but iPhone data still need to be taken care of. Fixing the issues might make you lose iPhone data, so you need to use AOMEI MBackupper to save important data like photos, videos, music, contacts, and messages to computer.

  • Select Data: You could preview iPhone data and select only the needed ones.

  • Widely Compatible: AOMEI MBackupper supports all the iPhone including iPhone 12 Pro/11/SE 2020.

> Steps to backup iPhone before update:

Download AOMEI MBackupper for free and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.

Step 1. Select Custom Backup to save all the five kinds of iPhone data.

iPhone Custom Backup

Step 2. Click an icon on the home screen to preview and select iPhone data. Click OK.

Select iPhone Data

Step 3. Click Start Backup to save everything you choose.

Click Start Backup

Conclusion

Updating to iOS 14.5 might let you face all kinds of problems. The above content introduces 5 solutions for you to fix iOS 14 update not connected to Internet issue.

To prevent iOS 14 issues from making you lose iPhone data, you need to use AOMEI MBackupper to save important data to computer.

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