How to Fix iTunes Error 34 with 6 Methods

Finding solutions to iTunes error 34? We will give you 6 easy tips to fix this unknown error in this guide, learn more now.

By iMobie | Posted: Aug. 14, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 15, 2018
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Q: I downloaded iOS 12 today and received an iTunes error (-34) when trying to sync my iPhone. Now, none of my music or movies will sync to my phone. I receive a message saying that my music cannot be located. Please help!

iTunes error 34 often appears when you update, restore or sync your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, just like the user above. When this unknown error occurs, you will be told that there is a hardware issue on your computer which will stop you from syncing or restoring your iDevice with iTunes. The error 34 might be caused by many reasons, for instance, your iDevice has no enough space, USB cable is damaged or the iTunes version has outdated and so on.

There’s no need to feel frustrating when you meet this unknown error. In this post, we will give you some easy tips to address it. Now follow us to get rid of iTunes error 34.

Easy Tips to Fix iTunes Error 34

Tip 1. Free Up More Space for Your Device

It’s possible that the storage space on your device is inadequate. To solve this problem, you can go to delete the useless files from your device and see if iTunes works properly.

Tip 2. Quit iTunes and Reopen it

When this unknown iTunes error occurs, you can try to quit your iTunes and reopen it to see if it works properly.

Tip 3. Check Your USB Cable

You should make sure the USB cable is not damaged or loose. If it is damaged, you can replace it with another one to have a try.

Tip 4. Upgrade iTunes to the Latest Version

iTunes being out of date is one of the reasons that might cause errors. So if your iTunes is not the newest one, just upgrade it, and see if the unknown error 34 still exists.

Tip 5. Check Your Computer’s Security Software

Sometimes the unknown error 34 can be caused by security software. Therefore, you can turn the security software off for a while and try to use iTunes again.

Tip 6. Setting Your iDevice to the Recovery Mode

If iTunes fails to recognize your iDevice and stop you from restoring because of error 34, you can try to manually put your iDevice in recovery mode to have a try.

Step 1. Disconnect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with USB, and keep your USB cable connecting with your computer.

Step 2. Turn off your iDevice.

Step 3. Press the Home button and re-connect your iPhone with the USB cable.

Step 4. Continue to press the Home button until the “ Connect to the iTunes” appears on the screen.

If the “ Connect to the iTunes” does not appear on the screen, you can try the steps above again.

When you get into the Recovery Mode, you have to restore the entire device, and the files stored in your iDevice will be erased. But if you have already synced your iDevice to iTunes, you can restore your iDevice from iTunes.

The Bottom Line

With the 6 tips above, you can fix iTunes error 34 easily. If you have any other question about them or have different and possible solutions, please leave your questions in the comments.


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