Part one: What if I can’t update my iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to iOS 12.1.4?
Quick fix: You can put your iOS device in recovery mode, then restore it with iTunes.
- Make sure that you’re using the latest version of iTunes.
- If iTunes is already open, close it. Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes. If you don’t have a computer, borrow one from a friend or go to an Apple Retail Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider for help.
- While your device is connected, force restart it with these steps, but don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo, wait until the connect to iTunes screen appears:
- On an iPad Pro 11-inch or iPad Pro 12.9-inch: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Press and hold the Top button until your device begins to restart. Continue holding the Top button until your device goes into Recovery Mode.
- On iPhone 8 and later: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until you see the connect to iTunes screen.
- On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the Side and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see connect to iTunes screen.
- On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold both the Home and the Top (or Side) buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the connect to iTunes screen.
- When you see the option to Restore or Update, choose Update. iTunes will try to reinstall iOS without erasing your data. Wait while iTunes downloads the software for your device.
- After the Update or Restore completes, set up your device.
Note: If you can’t update or restore your device with recovery mode, or you can’t use recovery mode because of broken buttons, contact Apple Support.
Part two: How to get lost files back after an iOS 12.1.4 upgrade?
iOS 12.1.4 has rolled out better enhancements and it makes your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive, and more delightful. Though, these updates are impeccably remarkable, you may also encounter data loss abruptly. That gets worse, especially when you need them urgently. If you’re suffering from it, here we strongly recommend you with iFonebox. Click here to see the instructions to restore missing data.