I have been working on this post for quite sometime now and finally it is complete. This post will tell you about all the errors that you might receive in iTunes and also simple fixes to them. Note: these are not all the errors that you might across but these are a few more common ones and are very easy to fix, if you come across any other error do let me know I will help you out regarding it.
So here you go:
What is it?
Your firewall or the third party security software on your PC/Mac may be preventing iTunes from completing its task.
Add an exception in the security software or temporarily disable it
This error usually appears when you are trying to restore your iDevice and iTunes warns you with this error, it happens if some other program changes the default packet size of iTunes. This issue is experienced more commonly with Windows PC.
Run the troubleshoot for iTunes, this usually fixes the issue but if it does not then you should delete the recent software that you have installed or contact the manufacturer of the software
What is it?
This error occurs if, access to ports 80 and/or 443 are blocked. Communication to albert.apple.com and/or phobos.apple.com is blocked by a firewall, third-party security software, or other Internet security settings.
Or perhaps the iTunes Store is experiencing extremely high traffic.
Check your firewall settings or try again later.
This error is fairly common among people, this appears when you unplug your iDevice during a restore. If you didn’t do it, Windows [Well the OS X wouldn't do it] may have randomly disabled the USB port [this could happen if the driver malfunctions put of nowhere].
Try to restore again, try changing the USB ports or try restarting your computer.
There may be third-party software installed that modifies your default packet size in Windows by inserting one or more TcpWindowSize entries into your Registry. If your default packet size is set incorrectly it can cause this error.
- Perform USB isolation troubleshooting, including a different USB port directly on the computer.
- Put a USB 2.0 hub between the device and the computer.
- Try a different USB 30-pin dock connector cable.
- Connect your computer directly to your internet source, bypassing any routers, hubs or switches. You may need to restart your computer and modem to get online.
- Try to restore from another good computer.
- If you find an ASR error 1000 in the iPhone, iPad or iPod updater log file, that is an error decompressing and transferring the IPSW file that is downloaded during the restore. This error is frequently caused by third-party security software interference, a poor quality Internet connection resulting in bad IPSW download, or a conflict on the USB bus.
This occurs when the media library on the device is corrupt and cannot be modified or updated.
Updating to the latest version of iTunes and then restoring should resolve this issue.
If not uninstall iTunes and remove your iTunes Librar.itdb file, then Reinstall iTunes.
The full text of this error is: “iTunes could not sync to the iPhone ‘[iPhone name]‘ because an unknown error occurred (-19)”. This error can occur when you attempt to update an iPhone 3G to a later version of the software and iTunes attempts to back up iPhone while it is syncing.
- Uncheck “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected” from the iTunes Summary tab.
- Eject iphone.
- Reconnect iphone.
- Select Update.
This happens when iTunes is unable to detect a phone in the recovery mode.
Unplug your device if plugged in then, turn it off and while holding the Home Button plug your device into the computer. [You will lose all unsaved data]
This error is often related to USB timing.
Try changing USB ports, uninstalling and reinstalling USB ports and other available USB troubleshooting steps (troubleshooting USB connections, device not recognized properly, computer won’t recognize a FireWire or USB device). If you use a dock bypass it and connect directly to the USB 30-pin dock-connector cable. If the issue persists on a known-good computer then the device might be needing service.
If the issue is not resolved by USB isolation troubleshooting, and another computer is not available, try these steps:
- Connect the device to iTunes, confirm that the device is in Recovery Mode. If it’s not in Recovery Mode, put it into it.
- Restore and wait for error 1604
- When prompted, click OK
- Close and re-open iTunes while iPhone remains connected
- iPhone should now be recognized in Recovery Mode again
- Try to restore again
If these steps also do no good then try restoring using a different good USB cable, computer and network connection.
So that’s it folks these were the most common errors which you might come across in iTunes. I hope this was useful and helpful to you.
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