Fix iPhone Error 4013 and 4014: An Unknown Error Occurred (4013)

How to Fix iPhone Error 4013 and 4014: Apple, being the topmost brands in mobile and computing devices has a great reputation in the market. Popularity of iPhone and other Apple devices is reaching to new heights. With iPhone 7 about to be released in the month of September, Apple will certainly mark its spot again in the world of mobiles. Though iPhone is the topmost brand, but we must also accept the fact that errors are inevitable and Apple is no different. Recently, many people reported to face an error code 4013/4014 while upgrading their phone through iTunes. So in this article, we are going to provide some methods to fix iPhone Error 4013 and 4014.

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When you try to upgrade your phone through iTunes by connecting your phone to your laptop, you may get an error code 4013 or 4014. A dialogue box pops up and states “The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (4013)“. This error usually occurs due to hardware issues such as faulty port or some issues with wire. So we will go through some of the methods and fix iPhone Error 4013 and 4014.

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HOW TO FIX iPHONE ERROR 4013 AND 4014: AN UNKNOWN ERROR OCCURRED (4013)

In this section, we have given a step by step guide to fix iPhone Error 4013 and 4014. You can  go through each one of them in a sequential manner. In case of any issues, feel free to reach out to us via comments or contact form.

METHOD 1: CHANGE USB PORT

As discussed above, iPhone error 4013 and 4014 are mainly associated with hardware issues. So first of all, you must change the USB port to which you have connected your iPhone. Try some other USB port and check if the error codes 4013 and 4014 still persist. Apart from changing USB port, you can also change the cable that you are using and check for the upgrade thereafter.

METHOD 2: CHARGE iPHONE’s BATTERY

If your iPhone or iPad is low on battery, then it can also cause error code 4013 and 4014 to occur. Just charge your device for 15-25 minutes and then try to upgrade. It is possible that you won’t get the error codes 4013 and 4014 now. However, if your devices have enough battery, just switch on to the next method.

METHOD 3: FIX ERROR 4013/4014 THROUGH RECOVERY MODE

Follow the steps given below to fix iPhone error 4013 and 4014. make your you follow each and every step carefully.

  • Connect your iPhone to computer. Open iTunes.
  • Make sure you take proper backup of your iPhone.
  • Now disconnect the phone and quit iTunes.
  • Now press and hold power buttons together until the screen goes black. This will bring your iPhone in recovery mode.
  • Now open iTunes on PC and connect iPhone.
  • Here iTunes will detect that an iPhone has been connected in recovery mode.
  • Now follow the instructions and restore your device. Please note that this will erase all your data (but you have the backup that you took in second step).
  • This will surely fix iPhone error 4013 and 4014.

So these were the few methods to fix iPhone error 4013 and 4014. Hope you liked this article on How to fix iPhone Error 4013 and 4014. In case of any issues while going through the steps mentioned above, feel free to ask us via comments.

Akhil Prajapati