How to Fix iTunes Error 29 with Ease

Summary

Encountered iTunes error 29? If you did, please read this article, it shows you why iTunes error 29 occurs and how to fix it.

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July. 19, 2017

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Q: While I am updating my iPhone 6s to iOS 10.3, a message pops out, saying "iPhone could not restored. An unknown error occurred (29)". I have tried to reboot my iPhone several times, and it is not helpful. Anybody has a fix? Thanks.

iTunes Error 29

iTunes Error 29

iPhone users may always encounter iTunes errors and iTunes error 29 is just one of them. Changes in hardware, anti-virus applications, both of them would cause iTunes error 29. If you are encountering iTunes error 29, don't fret, iTunes error 29 is not that hard to fix. Following are several solutions.

Method 1. Fix iTunes Error 29 without Data Loss (Easy & Fast)

As mentioned above, both software and hardware could cause iTunes error 29. If you are encountering iTunes error 29 caused by software, PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery could help you fix it with great ease and you don't even have to try other methods.

PhoneRescue is developed for recovering phone data for both Android and iOS users, and PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery aims to recover data for iOS users. Besides recovering data, it also can be used to fix iTunes errors by restoring iOS system, including iTunes error 29. More surprising thing is after restoring iOS system, there wouldn't be any data loss and your device would be equipped with the newest version of iOS system. Let's now take a look on how to use PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery to restore iOS system.

Step 1. Free download PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery (choose Download for iOS) to your computer then launch it. Connect your iPhone to computer.

Step 2. Select iOS Repair Tools, then click the arrow button to continue.

How to Fix iTunes Error 29 by Restoring iOS System via PhoneRescue - Step 2

How to Fix iTunes Error 29 by Restoring iOS System via PhoneRescue - Step 2

Step 3. Currently, iOS repair function provides two repair modes, they are Standard Mode and Advanced Mode respectively. Advanced Mode could restore your iOS system without data loss. So, please select Advanced Mode.

How to Fix iTunes Error 29 by Restoring iOS System via PhoneRescue - Step 3

How to Fix iTunes Error 29 by Restoring iOS System via PhoneRescue - Step 3

Step 4. Confirm your device info and select Download, after downloading, PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery would automatically start restoring iOS devices. iTunes error 29 is now solved.

Method 2. Fix iTunes Error 29 by Factory Reset (Data Loss)

Factory resetting could solve most of the iTunes error 29 cases, however, it would erase all the contents on your iOS device. Please don't try this before you backed up everything on your iOS device.

Here is how to factory reset an iOS device.

Go to Settings > General > Reset, click on Erase All Content and Settings.

Method 3. Fix iTunes Error 29 by Keeping Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware Application Up to Date (Complicated)

Anti-virus and anti-malware applications could protect our data, however, as time goes by, those applications could become outdated and cause iTunes error 29.

Updating those applications is easy. All you need to do is to go to Apple Store and do reinstallation. However, that could be troublesome for users who own multiple anti-virus/anti-malware applications.

Method 4. Fix iTunes Error 29 by Updating iTunes on Computer (Time Consuming)

Besides outdated anti-virus and anti-malware applications, outdated iTunes on your computer could also cause iTunes error 29.

Here is how to update the Apple operating system.

On Mac:

Open iTunes, from the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose iTunes > Check for Updates, then just follow the instructions, you are able to have the latest version of iTunes.

On PC:

Open iTunes, from the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, choose Help > Check for Updates, then follow the prompts, you can download the latest version of iTunes.

Please note that using iTunes to restore iOS system could also cause data loss.

Method 5. Fix iTunes Error 29 by Reinstalling the Battery (Risky)

Battery issues may also cause iTunes error 29. Below are ways to reinstall battery, we recommend you try this method under the supervision of a specialist.

What you will need are two screwdrivers, a suction cup and a plastic pull tool.

Step 1. Hold the Power button to power off your iOS device, then remove the two screws on the left and right side of the charging port.

Step 2. Use the suction cup to lift the screen a little bit, remove the screws that lock the battery connector to the battery retaining bracket.

Step 3. Use a plastic pull tool to lift the connector, wait a few seconds, now put everything back.

The Bottom Line

That's all for five ways to fix iTunes error 29, we hope now you have already fixed iTunes error 29. If you find this guide helpful, please do give this guide a like or share it to help more people. By the way, besides fixing iTunes error 29 by restoring iOS system, PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery could also help you recover lost data like contacts, messages. If you happened to lose data on your iOS devices, why don't you download PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery and have a try?

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