Solutions to Fix iTunes Error 14 After Installing iOS 10

The new iOS 10 is set to be released in the fall but the first beta is currently available for download to registered developers. While the iOS 10 does come with a lot of brand new features that most of us cannot wait to try out, those who have tried the first beta have already reported a number of issues.

One of these issues is the error 14 message in iTunes. This article will provide you with a detailed explanation of what this error is as well as a few solutions you can try to fix it.

Part 1: What is iTunes Error 14

Reported by most people who attempted to update to iOS 10, the iTunes Error 14 occurred when users tried to update to the latest operating system while attempting to restore from a backup at the same time.

The problem is that, doing this was initially possible with iOS 9 and other later updates but when users tried the same process with iOS 10, they get this error 14 message.

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Part 2: How to Fix iTunes Error 14

There are a few solutions that you can try of you experience this problem.

Apple recommends that you should ensure that you first install the latest version of Xcode 8 on your Mac before you attempt to install the beta. You can download the latest Xcode 8 from Apple's Developer's website here: or from the Mac App Store. It is important that you have the latest version of Xcode as later versions may cause issues with the port install.Most users have reported that performing a clean restore via Xcode 8 using the Option key worked.

Before attempting to install the iOS 10, perform a backup of your device and then do a restore to the latest public release which is iOS 9.3.2. Once you have done that, don’t restore from the backup just yet. Instead, perform a clean restore using the IPSW file you downloaded from Apple’s Developer Centre. You can then restore the backup after a successful installation of iOS 10.

It is also very likely that the problem could be hardware related. Therefore, check that the USB cable you are using is working properly.

You can even try a different cable to see if this is the problem. Another solution is to avoid using iTunes altogether. You can try to install the Beta directly on your device using a Configuration Profile.

If none of the above work, put your device into DFU mode and then restore it to the iOS 10 using the IPSW file you downloaded.There are a few solutions that you can try if you experience this problem.

Part 3: Fix iTunes Error 14 with iOS System Recovery

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Part 4: Useful Tips on Using iOS 10

Once you are able to download the iOS 10, you should be able to enjoy the new features and upgrades to the fullest. There are however a number of things you should keep in mind if you want to fully enjoy your iOS 10 upgrade and hopefully avoid some of the issues.

Begin by familiarizing yourself with all the different and new features that iOS 10 has brought to your device. You can learn all about these features on Apple’s website. This means that you won’t spend too much time trying to figure out how everything works on your own.

At the same time, ensure that you find out as much as you can about the issues that have been reported as a result of upgrading to iOS 10. This is also just as a precaution.

You should also find out how each of the issues can be fixed so you can be prepared should any of them affect your device.

It is also important that you install the update on one of your devices (not the primary one) to avoid messing with your day-to day activities should the update cause problems

Finally, learn how to downgrade the device back to iOS 9.3.2 just in case you have to.

We hope one of the solutions in Part 2 above help you fix the error 14 and that you are able to install the iOS 10 on to your device. Let us know how you are enjoying the cool new features and if you are experiencing any problems with the new update. 

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