iOS 14/13.7 Restore iPhone using Finder on macOS Big Sur/Catalina [Easy Way]: iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max/X/8/7/6S

Last Updated on Nov 21, 2020

Find the Steps by Step Guide for Install iOS 13 or Restore iPhone using Finder on macOS Catalina Until now, We use iTunes, But No iTunes on Mac With the Release of macOS Catalina, So we must use Finder on Mac to Restore, Update, Backup [Manage Backups] for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Here in this article learn how to install New iOS copy or Restore iOS device Using Finder. This tutorial also covers iOS 13 installation problem, Failed iOS 13 install, Stuck on Update iOS 13, iOS 13 Stuck on Apple Logo on your iPhone XS Max, iPhone Xs, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 6 and iPad.

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Now getting back to the title, you are looking for how to restore iPhone on macOS Catalina, isn’t it? For that also macOS Catalina is necessary. I guess you have installed the macOS Catalina on your Mac and now, see the restoring process of the iPhone in macOS Catalina.

Steps for Update or Restore iPhone Using Finder on macOS Catalina

Video Walkthrough Guide on Restore iOS/iPadOS and Restore Latest Backup

Step #1: Connect iPhone to Mac, using the original Lightning cable.
Step #2: Open the “Finder”.

Check For Update iPhone Using Finder on MacOS Catalina

Check For Update iPhone Using Finder on MacOS Catalina

Step #3: Now, on the left side panel, under Locations, select your iPhone. [Unlock the device with a passcode on iPhone/iPad to allow access on Mac]
Step #4: Click on “Pair” to proceed.
Step #5: On your iPhone, you will be asked to Trust the Computer, tap “Trust”.
Step #6: Type in the Passcode of the iPhone.
Step #7: Next, on Mac, click on “Get Started”.
Step #8: There you can see, Restore and Update, Press Option on Keyboard and click on “Restore iPhone”.

Select ipsw file and start restoring on iPhone iOS 13

Select ipsw file and start restoring on iPhone iOS 13

Update iPhone/iPad: Without Erase your Device, Update iOS to iOS 13 on your iPhone and iPad. Use Option Key from Keyboard + click on the Update iPhone button.

Update iOS to iPhone using Finder on MacOS

Update iOS to iPhone using Finder on MacOS

Or Another Way is to Restore iOS 13 using Clean install: [Skip This if you haven’t any problem in Restore File]

Clean Restore your iPhone using Finder on Mac

Clean Restore your iPhone using Finder on Mac

Restore iPhone/iPad: This Option is for Factory Restore, Clean install New ipsw file of iOS 13 on your iPhone or iPad. Use Options Key From Keyboard + Click on Restore iPhone button.

Step #9: When pop-up asks you to Browse Downloaded ipsw file for iPhone, allow Mac to proceed.

Enter Passcode to Validate and Start install iOS

Enter Passcode to Validate and Start install iOS

After that, your iPhone will reboot and Show Lightning cable with the iTunes logo. So don’t interrupt the installation process by press any switch or close finder. Also, Wait for long.

  • if your iPhone will go from finder during restart time, Wait it will back in your Finder’s Sidebar.

Keeps your iPhone connected until you see the iPhone Lock screen or Welcome screen.


The iPhone Could not be updated. The Server returned an internal error. : Restart your Mac, Open Host file, and add # in the line of after that reboot your Mac and iPhone.

Also, Check you have a working internet connection on iPhone and Mac.

Also, check Apple Server status, Go google for that and find what is the status in your region.

NOTE: For now this is the only way left for us to install iOS 13 betas on iPhone. Hopefully, Apple will consider this lengthy procedure and look forward to resuming the over-the-air install button on Profile. So that we could easily install new updates on the iPhone.

Finally, you have restored iPhone to iOS 13 beta, congratulations for that! Also, in case if you don’t like iOS 13 beta and want to downgrade the iPhone from iOS 13 beta to iOS 12, then we have got you the way out.

Share your Problem with us we are happy to help you if you having issues on install iOS 13 ipsw file on iPhone, iPad on MacOS Catalina using Finder.

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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