Top 3 Common iTunes Errors and How to Fix

As Apple Products are getting more and more popular, IOS users gradually used to using iTunes to sync data and update iPhone. However, various iTunes errors will be inevitably encountered in daily use. In this article we will tell you how to fix top 3 common iTunes errors in efficient ways.

Actually, the easiest way for you to fix all iTunes errors is to use Tenorshare TunesCare. Only in 3 steps, you can fix all common iTunes errors completely.
Step 1: Download and install TunesCare on any useful computer. Then connect your devices to the PC.
Step 2: Now you can see the highlighted “Fix All iTunes issues”, then click “Repair iTunes” to download repair driver for iTunes.

Tunescare
Step 3: Here TunesCare will repair iTunes driver in several minutes. After that, your iTunes is successfully repaired.

Top 1: iTunes error 3194

iTunes error 3194 regularly occurs during an IOS downgrade, upgrade or even some restores. In most situations, its due to iTunes cannot communicate with Apple’s software update server. So if you are getting iTunes error 3194 when you restore iPhone, the first thing you should is to check the hosts file.

iTunes error 3194
Step 1: Check your hosts file. For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, to navigate to C: /Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts. For Mac OS X, to locate the hosts file on/etc/hosts.

hosts files
Step 2: Open the hosts file, add the following lines to the bottom of the hosts file and confirm the inputting. 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com
Step 3: Here to connect your iPhone to PC and launch iTunes, and then shut down IOS device by holding the Power button.
Step 4: Keep pressing the Power and Home button about 10 seconds, and then release Power button but hold onto the home button. After a while, your device is putted into recovery mode.
Step 5: Use the restore feature in iTunes to update IOS device. In most case, the iTunes error 3194 won’t pop up again and you can freely use iTunes as usual.

Top 2: iTunes error 9

iTunes error 9 is usually shows up during updating or restoring iPhone with iTunes. When this error occurs, you can see a “Connecting iTunes” image on your IOS devices. You can try the following ways to bypass this error.

itunes error 9
Step 1: Check USB port and connector. When you receive the iTunes error 9 messages, the first solution come to your mind is you should check the USB port and connector. It is easily caused by a faulty connector.
Step 2: Check iTunes and USB driver. You should download the latest iTunes, and check and update iTunes driver.

Step 3: Try another computer. You can reboot your PC and check whether this error shows up again. If yes, you can try the same update or upgrading process on another computer.
Step 4: Firewall, security and anti-virus. In this case, you should try your check whether iTunes be marked as malicious software. After that, you can use iTunes normally.

Top 3: iTunes error 1002

iTunes error 1002 is most common when you trying to downgrade. Below is the solution for you to fix iTunes error 1002.
Step 1: Put your iPhone in DFU. (Here is a quick guide to enter your iPhone into DFU mode).
Step 2: Use Redsn0w to create a custom IPSW file of the iOS you are trying to install.

Step 3: Navigate to /etc/ (on Mac) or C:/Windows/system32/drivers/etc/ (on Win) and open the“hosts” file in Notepad (Administrator Mode for Windows). Add the following line to the bottom of the file: 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com
Step 4: Now, save the file and then try restoring the iPhone to the custom IPSW file created.
Step 5: If the hosts file edit method doesn’t work, you can try using TinyUmbrella. When trying to restore, open TinyUmbrella and then click on Start TSS Server. And then try restore.

If you have any trouble about following the guide above to fix iTunes errors, welcome to leave your issues on our website comment sections.

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