How to Fix iTunes Error 14 with Tenorshare ReiBoot

How to fix iPhone update error 14 when updating to new iOS 14.6? This guide will tell you the simplest way to fix this iTunes error 14 problem.

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The iTunes error 14, so called iPhone error 14, always happens when you are trying to update or restore your iPhone/iPad with iTunes. You may be wondering what the error is and whether there are feasible ways to solve iPhone could not be updated error 14. Read on and you'll find answers in this article.

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Part 1. The Causes of Error 14 iTunes

The error 14 on iTunes usually occurs when you restore or update your iDevice via iTunes. The causes of error 14 can be:

  • Defective USB ports or damaged USB cable. You are recommended to use the original Apple-supplied USB cable, also keep the USB port clean.
  • Security software or firewall. Sometime your iPhone can be recognized as a potential threat to computer if there are running security software or firewall. You can disable these software and try again.
  • Unstable network connection. A stable network is necessary for the operation between iTunes and iOS devices during update or restore.
  • Due to an outdated iOS or iTunes.
  • Jailbreaking iOS devices. If you are using a jailbroken iOS device and trying to restore in iTunes, you are also likely to get error code 14.

Part 2. Fix iPhone Update Error 14 with Tenorshare ReiBoot

We introduce ReiBoot with the feature of Standard Repair, which has high success rate to fix iTunes error 14. If you want to quickly and completely fix this problem, try Standard Repair.

  • Run ReiBoot on your computer, and please connect iPhone to your computer. Click "Start" button.

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  • On this screen, you will see two types of Repair on the bottom. Click "Sandard Repair", which won't cause data loss.

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  • Now, you need to download the firmware package before repairing iTunes error 14.

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  • After downloading the package, click 'Start Standard Repair'.

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  • Once the iOS system is repaired successfully, it will restart and run normally.

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Part 3. 6 Common Ways to Fix iPhone Error 14

Way 1: Check Your USB Connections

When it comes to fix iPad error 14, the first thing is to check your USB connection in following ways:

  • Use the USB cable that came with your device. If you don't have it, try a different Apple USB cable.
  • Switch to a different USB port on your computer. Don't plug into your keyboard.
  • Plug into a different computer.

If you succeed in fixing iTunes restore error 14, it proves that this error caused by your USB connection. But, if none of the above steps didn’t help you fix error code 14 iTunes, try to fix with the following.

Way 2: Restart Your PC/Mac to Fix iTunes Error Code 14

When you encountered iTunes error code 14 when update or restore your iPhone, iPad, reboot your PC/Mac and your iPhone/iPad. Sometimes, simple but crucial measure really solves problem.

Way 3: Delete Downloaded Firmware Files and Update Again

Got iPhone unknown error 14 and when you tried updating again got the message the firmware is corrupted while downloading. In this case, you need to delete the previously downloaded update / upgrade file (iOS firmware file with .ipsw file extension).

  • Close iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC.
  • Delete the ipsw file download previously. The downloaded ipsw file is located at following locations depending upon your computer OS.

    Mac OS X:

    iPhone: ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates

    iPad: ~/Library/iTunes/iPad Software Updates

    Windows Vista, 7, 8,10:

    iPhone: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

    iPad: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPad Software Updates

After that, restart your iTunes and update your device again.

Way 4: Fix iTunes Error 14 with A Hard Reset

iTunes error14 sometimes might be caused by software issue like software crash. This can be resolved by using Hard Reset. Follow the steps to perform a force restart on iPhone.

  • On an iPhone 8 or later: Press and quickly release the Volume Up and Volume Down button. And then press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo.
  • On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Side and Volume Down buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
  • On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold both the Home and the Power/Sleep buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
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Way 5: Uninstall or turn off the security software

If you have security software install on your Mac/PC, you should switch off the security software, and attempt the restore and update again. If the error still persists, uninstall the security software, and then attempt the restore and update again.


We cover up the full ways to fix error code 14 iTunes. Tenorshare ReiBoot is the iOS system repair software to fix to fix iTunes sync or iPhone erros, such as iPhone error 4037 , itunes error 4000

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