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How to Fix iPad Error 4013?

iPad error 4013 is one of the common errors that annoy its users. Users generally encounter this error while trying to restore their iPad with iTunes. Once you encounter this error, the restore operation cannot be carried out and thus you can’t use your iPad until you get this issue fixed. Thus, we have stressed upon this error specifically in this article. Those who are experiencing this error on their iPad can refer to this article. Hope, it is going to help you and provide a proper solution. 

Methods to Fix iPad Error 4013 Manually

Generally, the 4013 error is associated with a hardware issue. Still, we have sorted out some of the effective ways that can help you in this aspect. So, let’s talk about them and solve the issue. 

Method 1: Check the USB Connector and Port

A faulty USB cable or port is found to be causing this issue in most of the cases. Thus, make sure that the USB connector or the port isn’t faulty.

  1. To ensure this, connect your iPad to another USB port of your PC via the same USB cable. 
  2. Then launch iTunes on your PC and try to restore your device. 
  3. If the process fails, then change the USB cable and try out the restore process. 
  4. If the iPad restore error 4013 repeats itself, then none of the USB port or connector is faulty. 
  5. Hence you will need to go for some other solution. 

Though it is easy to apply the methods, it is difficult to figure out the actual cause of this error. Thus, you can consult with a tech expert to help you in this regard. 

Method 2: Configuration of iPad

Configuration of iPad

iPad error 4013 can occur due to an incorrect configuration of the iPad. Thus, reset your iPad settings in order to fix system malfunctions by the following steps:

  1. At first, restart the iPad and open the Settings app. 
  2. Navigate to the ‘General Settings’ section and tap the ‘Reset’ button.
  3. Then select the ‘Reset All Settings’ option and wait for the process to complete.

Method 3: Check the Internet Connection

  1. At first turn off the WiFi on both your iPad and computer. 
  2. After a few seconds, turn on the WiFi on your iPad as well as your computer. 
  3. Then launch iTunes on your PC and see whether you can restore your device or not. 
  4. If the process fails, then shift to another network that has good strength. 

Method 4: Enable the DFU Mode

Enable the DFU Mode

DFU Mode is also known as the Recovery Mode that is capable of fixing different iOS problems in no time. 

  1. Connect your iPad to your PC via a USB connector and open iTunes. 
  2. Press and hold the ‘Sleep/Wake’ and ‘Home’ buttons on your iPad until it enters the DFU mode. 
  3. Now release the buttons mentioned above and restore your iPad. 

Method 5: Update iTunes

Update iTunes

  1. Turn on both your iPad and computer and connect them to a wireless connection. 
  2. Now, launch iTunes on your PC and click the ‘iTunes’ menu on the iTunes window. 
  3. iTunes starts checking for the available updates and displays if any updates are pending. 
  4. Then click the ‘Install’ button next to the pending updates to get them on your PC.
  5. After installing the pending updates, see whether it is possible to restore your iPad or not. 

Method 6: Free Up Disk Space 

Free Up Disk Space 

Restoration of iPad with iTunes might fail if there isn’t enough space available on your device. Hence free up some space on your iOS device to check whether you can restore your device or not. 

  1. Turn on your iPad and open the Settings app. 
  2. Click the ‘General’ tab on the Settings window and select the ‘Storage and iCloud usage’ option. 
  3. Tap the ‘Manage Storage’ button and choose an app which you think is taking too much space on your device. 
  4. Tap and hold the app until an ‘Uninstall’ option appears. 
  5. Then, select the ‘Uninstall’ option to remove that app from your device. 
  6. Repeat the same process if it is essential, to uninstall more apps installed on your iPad. 
  7. Now, restore your device and if the process is successful, then you can re-download the uninstalled apps from the App Store. 

Method 7: Perform a Factory Reset

Perform a Factory Reset

It is the last method you can attempt if the above methods fail to fix the iPad error 4013. Note that it is a bit complicated method and can delete all data on your iPad. Thus, it is recommended to backup your device before applying the following steps:

  1. Turn on your iPad and make sure that it is connected to a network.
  2. Go to Settings and tap on ‘iCloud.’
  3.  Move to the ‘Backup’ tab and choose ‘iCloud Backup.’
  4. Tap the ‘Backup Now’ button and wait until the backup is complete. 
  5. Then go back to Settings and select ‘Manage Storage’ to ensure that you have backed up your iPad successfully. 
  6. Now open the Setting app once again and tap the ‘Reset’ button under the ‘General’ tab.
  7. Tap the ‘Erase All Content and Settings’ button and enter the passcode you have set for your device. You don’t have to worry if you haven’t set a passcode for your device beforehand. 
  8. When prompted, enter both your Apple ID and password to start the factory reset. 
  9. When the reset is over, you will come across a welcome screen which you need to swipe. 
  10. Hope, you won’t have any issues in restoring your device now. 

The methods discussed in this article are already tested and fixed iPad error 4013 successfully for a number of users. Therefore, hopefully, you will also find them useful and get rid of your problem without any hassles. For any additional information or queries, shoot your feedback in the comment section below.