How to Easily Fix iTunes Error 2005 with 5 Solutions

Are you failed to restore your iOS device and get the error 2005 message? Please refer to this post, which offers you several practical solutions to help you fix iTunes error 2005.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Apr. 24, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 25, 2018
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Have you ever encounter such an iTunes error 2005 when you try to restore your iOS device via iTunes? If so, keep reading you’ll find a solution later in this article to help you fix iTunes error 2005.

The iTunes Error 2005 usually occurs when you attempt to restore your iOS device. It is indeed an annoying problem. For why it happens, the reasons are varied. For example, some problems with the computer, the USB cable and USB port connection, the version of iTunes and even some hardware or software failures on your iOS device etc. Top solutions will be listed to help you figure it out.

Also Read: 2017 Best 3 iTunes Alternatives Review >

How to Fix iTunes Error 2005

Solution 1. Reconnect your iOS device

Unplug and plug your iOS device to check if it works. Sometimes, a simple reconnect operation is all you need to get the problem solved!

Solution 2. Restart iTunes

Make sure you are running the latest version of iTunes. Then try to restart iTunes to see if the error will be fixed.

Solution 3. Check the USB connections

Check your USB cable, USB port to see whether they are working normally or not. Try using a different USB cable and another USB port of your computer.

Solution 4. Reboot computer

Try rebooting your computer or using a different computer directly. This is a very simple way but sometimes it works.

Solution 5. Check your third-party security software

Security software created by companies other than Apple, which can prevent iTunes from connecting to Apple servers or to devices. So if you have installed security software and encounter this annoying error, you might need to temporarily remove security software to have a try.

Bonus Tip: How to Restore iPhone without iTunes

Just like above, when you try to restore your iOS device via iTunes, you may encounter iTunes error 2005or some other errors. Thus, why not choose another way to restore your iPhone iPad? To recover lost data or restore iPhone, you have more choice now than ever before. PhoneRescue for iOS is recognized as the #1 iTunes alternative for iOS users to restore iPhone iPad from iTunes/iCloud backup and supports selectively restoring photos, messages, contacts and more other iOS file types.

3 highlights make PhoneRescue to be more popular than traditional iTunes recovery way:

Now, let’s check its detailed restore steps (here we take Recover from iTunes Backup for an example).

Step 1 Download PhoneRescue for iOS and install it on your computer.

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable > Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode and click on Right Arrow to continue.

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Data Erasing – Step 2

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Data Erasing – Step 2

Step 3 Choose the backup contains the data you want to restore and click Right Arrow > Select the files categories and click on OK button to start the scan process.

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Data Erasing – Step 3

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Data Erasing – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and select data you want to restore > Then click Recover to Device or Recover to Computer button on the bottom right as you need.

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Data Erasing – Step 4

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Data Erasing – Step 4

To recover files from iPhone directly or iCloud backup, simply refer to:
How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone with/without Backup >

The Bottom Line

Solutions for fixing iTunes error 2005 are summed up above in this guide, hope one of them can work for you. At last, do not forget to have a try on PhoneRescue for iOS to restore your iPhone with a smart way.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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