[iPhone Error 4013] How To Fix iTunes Restore & iPhone Update Error 4013

Author Spencer Mcfadden By Spencer Mcfadden, on December 26, 2019, in iPhone Problems

Summary: [Solved iPhone 6/7/8/Xr/11 Error 4013] Failed to restore or update your iPhone 6/7/8/Xr/11 with iTunes and got an iTunes/iPhone Error 4013? Read this article to learn how to fix iPhone/iTunes Restore Error 4013. Get Fix My iPhone Free >

Similar as Windows PC, an iPhone also needs software restoring progress to fix kinds of iPhone glitches, and keep up date to the latest iOS version. Usually you can use Apple OTA method to restore or update an iPhone. Also many users prefer using iTunes on Windows PC, Mac OS X Mojave, or the Finder app on macOS Catalina to restore or update an iPhone 6/7/8/Xr/11. By doing so, you will erase everything on your iPhone, and install the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, or iPod software (iMessages Not Working on iPod Touch) on this device.

How To Fix iPhone/iTunes Restore Update Error 4013
How To Fix iPhone/iTunes Restore Update Error 4013

Think everything is going smoothly? Bet not. If your iPhone 6/7/8/X/Xr/11 disconnects from the computer during an iTunes update or restore, or if your computer couldn't tell your device to restore, you might see this iPhone/iTunes Error 4013 message: The iPhone [device name] could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (4013). In this article, we'll show you what is iPhone/iTunes Error 4013, What may cause iPhone Error 4013, and how to solve iPhone Error 4013 problem. Read on to find a quick answer.

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Part 1: What Is/Cause iPhone Update/iTunes Restore Error 4013

An iPhone Error 4013, which also refers to iTunes Error 4013, usually occurs when you try to update or restore an iOS device, such as your iPhone 6, iPhone X, iPhone 7, iPad and iPod touch. The main reason of iPhone/iTunes Restore Error 4013 is for the interruption of communicating your iPhone device via iTunes. Possible causes of iPhone/iTunes Restore Error 4013 is defeated USB cable/port, Fireware/Security software preventing iTunes from accessing Apple servers (for downloading iOS update firmware) or man-made iPhone disconnection accident.

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What Is iPhone Update/iTunes Restore Error 4013
What Is iPhone Update/iTunes Restore Error 4013

Common Reasons That May Cause iPhone/iTunes Error 4013:

  • iPhone Error 4013 Cause 1 Third-party security software or in-built firewall system on your computer are preventing the access to the Apple servers, which makes iTunes cannot download iOS update firmware.
  • iPhone Error 4013 Cause 2 Network settings are corrupted, or blocked from Apple servers. This will prevent downloading iOS updates or iPhone firmware so as to stop the iPhone/iTunes restore process.
  • iPhone Error 4013 Cause 3 Network configuration data on a computer was previously used for hacking or jailbreaking other iPhone 6/7/8/Xr/X and was corrupted.

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Part 2: How To Fix iPhone Update/iTunes Restore Error 4013

STo fix this iPhone Update/iTunes Restore Error 4013 is somewhat like learning in garage. You have to get habituated to fiddle with your iPhone 6/7/8/Xr/11, your Lightning USB Cable, and iTunes software on your computer and everything seemingly related. If nothing works on your trying, then give a try with the following method to fix your iPhone Update/iTunes Restore Error 4013 problem (Error 4005, Error 4013, Error 9).

How-To Steps To Fix iPhone Update/iTunes Restore Error 4013:
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    Method 1:

    Force Restart iPhone 6/7/8/X/Xr/11 (Error 4013): Keep the iTunes software up to date > Force restart your iPhone 6/7/8/X/Xr/11 > Connect your iPhone to a computer using an Apple certificated USB cable > When you see the option to update or restore, click Update instead of Restore.

    Force Restart To Fix iPhone/iTunes Error 4013
    Fix 1 - Force Restart To Fix iPhone/iTunes Error 4013
  2. 2
    Method 2:

    Check Firewall or Security Settings (Error 4013): Check the firewall or security software settings on your computer. If you cannot determine which software may prevent the connection between the iTunes and your iPhone, then temporarily disable all of them and quit all irrelevant programs running background.

    Turn Off Firewall To Fix iPhone/iTunes Error 4013
    Fix 2 - Check Firewall or Security Settings
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    Method 3:

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    How To Fix iPhone/iTunes Error 4013
    Fix 3 - Use iOS System Recovery Software

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The Bottom Line

In most cases, you may fix this iPhone/iTunes Error 4013 by trying our suggestions above. If you still cannot walk through this iPhone 6 Problem, give a try to restart your computer, restore your iPhone 6/7/8/Xr/11 using another USB cable or computer. Have more similar iPhone/iTunes Errors, like iPhone Error 9, iPhone Error 4005 but have no idea how to fix, feel free to drop a line to us and we are happy to help.


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