Quick Fix: iTunes Error 1647

Your iTunes suddenly pops up error 1647 you’ve never seen before when you want iOS update or restore, no worries, this post will tell you why it happens and how to fix iTunes error 1647 in 5 methods.

By Christian Chus | Posted on: Sep. 26, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 26, 2018
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Q: Whatever is happening is keeping me from updating both iPod and iTunes. I really need some help. I’ve missed 2 updates for iPod and 1 for iTunes. Here’s the message: Error 1647! Unable to create install drivers instance. Return code: 2147312566. Any easy solutions? Can I continue to run my current (old) versions of the iPod updater and iTunes?

–Andrew Pena from Apple Community

This user who comes from Apple Community encountered the problem of iTunes error 1647 when she tried to update her iPod and iTunes. It seems like a common problem that happens to many iOS users. If you are one of them, you must want to seek easy solutions eagerly as Andrew Pena did. But at first, it’s essential to figure out why iTunes error happens, and then we can find specific ways to solve this problem. In short, it’s usually associated with the USB issues or security software that especially come from third-party manufacturers. Therefore, there are 5 solutions aiming at the problem of USB connection and security software.

How to Fix iTunes Error 1647 with 5 Solutions

Solution 1: Restart Your iDevice and Your Computer

The first solution may be the simplest one, however, many glitches and errors can be solved by it . Have a try.

Fix iTunes Error 1647 - Restart iPhone

Fix iTunes Error 1647 – Restart iPhone

Solution 2: Change the USB Cable and USB Port

Aim at the first cause, you’d better change your USB cable to check if there is something wrong with your cable. Or you are using a third-party USB cable, try an Apple one. As for the USB port, try other ports on your computer except for keyboard.

Fix iTunes Error 1647 - Change the USB Cable and Port

Fix iTunes Error 1647 – Change the USB Cable and Port

Solution 3: Unplug Other Unnecessary Devices

Disconnect other unnecessary devices in case they influence the communication between your iDevice and the computer.

Solution 4: Close Virtualization Apps

Just like the second solution, the virtualization sometimes has negative effects on the connection between your device and the computer. So you’d better close it if it’s running.

Solution 5: Check Your Third- Party Security Software

On account of the second reason, try updating your security software, turning off or even uninstalling it step by step to check if iTunes error 1647 disappears.

Fix iTunes Error 1647 - Check Security Software

Fix iTunes Error 1647 – Check Security Software

Bonus Tip: Restore iOS Device without iTunes

If you have tried all the methods above and iTunes error 1664 still appears, you may try an iTunes alternative to restore your iOS data. Here is PhoneRescue for iOS highly recommended. Using it, you don’t have to worry about iTunes errors and other risks, such as data erasing. It makes it much easier to restore your iOS device with iTunes backup. It’s so easy-to-operate that you can restore your data within 3 clicks. Besides, you can also restore from device directly and iCloud backup. So download it and have a try.

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Step 1Install it and connect your iOS device to the computer. As the interface below appears, click Recover from iTunes Backup and Next.

Fix iTunes Error 1647 - Restore from iTunes Backup without iTunes - Step 1

Fix iTunes Error 1647 – Restore from iTunes Backup without iTunes – Step 1

Step 2Choose an appropriate iTunes backup and types of data you want to restore.

Fix iTunes Error 1647 - Restore from iTunes Backup without iTunes - Step 2

Fix iTunes Error 1647 – Restore from iTunes Backup without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3Select items you want to restore > Choose recover to device or to computer.

Fix iTunes Error 1647 - Restore from iTunes Backup without iTunes - Step 3

Fix iTunes Error 1647 – Restore from iTunes Backup without iTunes – Step 3

The Bottom Line

Have known about the information of iTunes error 1647, including its causes and methods, you have no reason to be afraid of it. We’ll appreciate your comments if you have further question about iTunes error 1647 and its solutions.

Christian Chus

Member of iMobie team. A typical Gemini. Addicted to Apple and music stuff. Always like solving issues related to iOS & Android.