iOS 16.0.2 Restore iPhone using Finder on macOS Monterey 2022

Last Updated on Feb 4, 2022

Find the Steps by Step Guide for Install iOS or Restore iPhone using Finder on mac Until now, We used iTunes, But No iTunes on Mac With the Release of macOS Catalina or later all macOS, 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 a New iOS copy or Restore an iOS device Using Finder. This tutorial also covers iOS installation problems, Failed iOS 15 install, Stuck on Update iOS 15, iOS 15 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.

Now getting back to the title, you are looking for how to restore iPhone on mac Without iTunes, isn’t it? For that also macOS Catalina or later macOS is necessary. I guess you have installed the macOS on your Mac and now, see the restoring process of the iPhone in macOS.

Steps for Update or Restore iPhone Using Finder on Mac

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 15 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 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 15 on your iPhone or iPad. Use Options Key From Keyboard + Click on the Restore iPhone button.

Step #9: When pop-up asks you to Browse the 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 pressing 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.

Keep 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 the Host file, and add # in the line of after that reboot your Mac and iPhone.

Also, check you have a working internet connection on your 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 15 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 15.3 beta, congratulations on that! Also, in case you don’t like iOS 15 beta and want to downgrade the iPhone from iOS 15 beta to iOS 14, then we have got you the way out.

Share your Problem with us we are happy to help you if you having issues installing the iOS 15 ipsw files on iPhone, iPad on MacOS Monterey/Catalina using Finder.

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