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How to Fix Verification Failed: There was an error connecting to the Apple ID Server Error

The “Verification Failed: There was an error connecting to the Apple ID Server” error is a very common issue for iOS users when they set up a new iPhone or install an update on their iPhone/ iPad. Especially, even the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus users get this trouble when setting their device for the first time. In most cases, there are some methods to fix this quickly. So if you are the same difficulty on your iPhone/iPad, here is how you can fix it.

Methods To Fix Verification Failed: There was an error connecting to the Apple ID Server Error

You can try these four steps before contacting to Apple service for this error, since they will only instruct you the same thing:

  1. Restart your iPhone or iPad
  2. Restart your Wi-Fi Router and Modem
  3. Try connecting to another Wi-Fi Network
  4. Update Your device through iTunes

In many cases, restarting your iPhone and the router or modem don’t work, but now and then it can solve the issue. If not, you should try using cellular connection to finish setup or find the update.

Also read: 5 methods to fix Error 23 when restoring your iPhone/iPad

Try Connecting to Another Wi-Fi Network

Some people said that when setting up their new iPhone 8/ 8 Plus and there was the Apple ID Server error, they could fix the issue by connecting it to a different Wi-Fi network to completing the setup. The process just took a few minutes and was an easy fix. The troublesome network comes from a TP Link router. Moreover, there are many threads that suggest disabling/enabling all kinds of settings to make the iPhone work with TP Link routers. However, this is not the only cause of the error.

Update With iTunes

Some iOS users couldn’t install the iOS 11.0.2 update with their home Wi-Fi network. When they check for the update, the Verification Failed: There was an error connecting to the Apple ID Server error appears again.

Trying another Wi-Fi network didn’t work that time, and even turning airplane mode on and off to find the update over LTE did not work as well. If you are in this case, you should plug into iTunes to install the iOS 11.0.2 update. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to install iOS updates through iTunes.