How to Fix iTunes Error 2006

When the restore/update process suddenly stops with an iTunes error 2006 showing up, what we can do to solve it? This article can give you answers directly. Keep reading and get 5 useful methods to solve the iTunes error 2006.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Sep. 25, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 25, 2019

Q: iTunes downloaded the new update and it tried to install it on my iPod touch, but it won’t, and when I try to recover it I get “unknown error 2006” anyone have any suggestions??? Thanks.

— A User from MacRumors Forums

iTunes Error 2006

iTunes Error 2006

iTunes error 2006 is the error messages we would receive mostly when we try to restore or update our iDevice with iTunes. With the arriving of new iOS 12 and iPhone XS(Max)/XR, more and more people would try to use iTunes to backup and restore their iPhone data or update to new iOS. Like the user in the above questions, the process of restoring or updating your iOS device would suddenly end, then a window with the message saying “An unknown error occurred (2006)” popped up.

In this case, is there a way to help you get out of this error and continue the restore/ update process? Fortunately, this article can render you several solutions on how to fix iTunes error 2006. Check it out now and give a try!

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How to Fix iTunes Error 2006 in 5 Ways

Method 1. Restart your iDevice

iTunes error 2001 is highly likely to occur when the connection between computer and your iDevice is interrupted during the restore or update process. In this case, though you can give a try to plug it out and reconnect it to your computer, you can first try to restart it before doing so, which is both safe and efficient way.

Method 2. Update iTunes to the Latest Version

If you are using an old version of iTunes, there is more possibility for you to encounter this kind of iTunes error.

Download the latest version of iTunes, then launch it on your computer and connect your iDevice to the computer. Then check whether this error still occurs.

Method 3. Try Another USB Cable

If your USB cable is an old one, it can be the reason why you get a poor connection between your iOS device and computer, and this error would occur. The old or long cables could have been, the greater impedance of the longer cord combined with low quality.

Firstly, you can have a check – see if the cable connection at your iDevice or computer has come loose or unplugged. Then you can try another USB cable. Connect your iPhone to the computer via the original USB cable came with your iDevice.

Method 4. Check your USB connections

This error can be related to the poor connection between your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and computer. Here’s how to check your USB connection, USB cable, USB port, or computer:

Method 5. Hard Reset Your iPhone

If the USB connection has nothing to do with this error, you can try to reset your iPhone to fix it. Make sure you have backup your iPhone before hard resetting your iPhone. Follow the detailed steps to know how to achieve it.

Step 1Turn off your iPhone > Launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2Press and hold the Power button and Home(iPhone 6/6s and earlier models)/Volume down button(iPhone 7/7 Plus) to reset your iPhone.

Press Volume Up, then Volume Down, press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo(iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR). Then all your iPhone data shall be removed.

Fix iTunes Error 2006 - Hard Reset Your iPhone

Fix iTunes Error 2006 – Hard Reset Your iPhone

Step 3Connect your iPhone with computer > Restore your iPhone from iTunes.

The Bottom Line

Here are the 5 solutions to fix iTunes error 2006. Hope these methods can help you get away from the troublesome iTunes error. If you have other useful methods can solve this tricky problem about iTunes error, we’d like to hear it in the comments below!

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.