5 Best Tips and Tricks to Fix Error 4013 in iPhones
An iPhone is a precious purchase undoubtedly and well worth the price tag it comes with. Even simple problems with it can make anyone anxious. Many iOS users have reported that they have experienced Error 4013 on their iPhones while trying to restore or upgrade via iTunes. Finding the issue quite common and annoying, we have decided to bring you some tips for fixing the iPhone error 4013. So, be sure to try them out, if your device is facing this problem as well.
Why Does the Error 4013 Occur on iPhones?
Before diving straight into the solutions, it would be apt to understand why the error 4013 occurs on iPhones. This error mostly crops up when the device faces issues while being restored or updated.
It could be due to sudden disconnection from iTunes, or if iTunes fails to prompt the device to finish the update or restore process. Though its mainly caused due to Software related issues, it can also happen if the iOS files cannot be written on the device properly.
Solution 1: Install the Latest Version of iTunes
The very first solution that we would recommend you to try out is to install the latest version of iTunes on your computer. More often than not, the problem occurs due to the outdated version of iTunes. So, ensure that it’s updated on your computer.
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To do it, launch iTunes on your computer. Then, click on the Help menu and select Check for Updates. Now, follow the prompts to update iTunes as usual.
Solution 2: Force Restart Your iPhone
Whenever we run into complex or miscellaneous iOS issues, the one trick that we don’t want to miss out on is the force restart aka hard reset. It’s got the knack of fixing a random glitch that tends to sneak in from time to time.
To force restart your iPhone 8 or later: Press and quickly release the volume up button. Then press and release the volume down button. After that, hold down the side button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
To force restart iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press and hold the side button and volume down button at once, until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
To force restart iPhone 6s or earlier: Press and hold the home button and the side button simultaneously.
Once your iPhone has rebooted, try to update/restore. If you don’t face any issues along the way, you are good to go!
Solution 3: Run iTunes as an Administrator (Only for Windows)
This step is only for Windows. Sometimes a simple step such as running iTunes as Administrator can fix this issue. If running iTunes normally doesn’t give it enough privileges to write the iOS on your device, this step can be helpful. Simply find iTunes in Start Menu, right click on it, go to More and click Run as Administrator. If you are not logged in via Admin account, you may be prompted to enter the Admin password.
Solution 4: Try a Different USB Cable
Faulty or uncertified cables are known to create issues while trying to restore or upgrade via Computer. So, if the above 3 steps have been unsuccessful, be sure to try a different cable. Ensure that the new cable is an original or at the least certified (MFA) cable.
Solution 5: Update Your Mac/Windows PC
Outdated OS not only makes a device vulnerable to malicious attacks but also tends to create a lot of unexpected issues. Therefore, if you haven’t updated your Mac or Windows PC for a while, chances are pretty high that the problem could be due to the outdated software. So, update the software on your computer.
On macOS: Navigate to System Preferences > Software Update and then download the latest version of macOS.
On Windows: Start button > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Then, download and install the latest version of Windows.
Contact a Trusted iPhone Repair Centre: If Nothing Works
In most cases, updating iTunes fixes the issue. However, we have noticed several instances where the problem persists even after the software update. If neither of the above steps have done the trick for you, chances are that the problem you are facing is not a software issue and instead a hardware one. Sometimes there are problems with writing the new iOS files on your iPhone at the time of restore or upgrade, which causes this issue.
Known to fix complex software and hardware related issues like this one, Rapid Repair would be glad to help you sort out the problem. Reach out to us to take a close look at the issue and fix your device at the earliest.
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