6 Fixes to iTunes Error 3600

Keep getting iTunes error 3600 while trying to restore or update iPhone with iTunes? Read on this guide to learn 6 simple methods to fix the iPhone error 3600 without effort.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Nov. 16, 2021

I tried restoring my iPhone X with iTunes and the phone isn’t working again. Any time I switch the phone on it displays connect to iTunes. I connected it to iTunes to restore the phone but it keep showing iTunes error 3600. Please how do I fix this problem?

AnyFix – Fix iTunes Error 3600 Quickly

Free download AnyFix to 1-click fix 200+ iTunes errors with a few clicks, including iTunes error 3600.

Some users complain that they meet with this iTunes error 3600. Then what is iTunes error 3600? Why did it happen? And how to solve it? You may want to figure these questions out. iTunes error 3600 also called iPhone error 3600. It also happens with the message “The iPhone cloud not be restored. An unknown error occurred in 3600”.

If you are also getting iTunes error 3600 on your iPhone, worry not, the following methods will help you fix the error 3600 effortlessly and quickly.

What iTunes Error 3600 Is and Why It Happens

iTunes Error 3600 is a common issue that occurs when performing different iTunes tasks or operations. It is normally caused by network settings or system crashes. Here we give you some common causes of this error:

  • Upgrading or downgrading iOS versions
  • Outdated iTunes versions
  • Incompatible devices
  • Jailbreaking iOS device
  • Restore your iOS device from iCloud or iTunes
iTunes Error 3600

iTunes Error 3600

One-click Fix iTunes Error 3600

To help you fix this error quickly, we introduce the full-way iTunes system repairer to you first. AnyFix – iOS System Recovery is a professional tool that is capable of fixing 130+ iOS system problems and 200+ iTunes errors in a quick and easy way, including iTunes error 3600. You don’t need any professional skills to use this tool. It’s quite user-friendly.

Besides, it can fix other iTunes errors like iPhone won’t update on iTunes, iTunes installer error, iTunes error 9006, iTunes won’t recognize iPhone, etc. Check some of the main features of AnyFix below, and you will know better about this software.

AnyFix – Fix iTunes Error 3600 Easily

  • Fix iTunes Error 3600 with only 4 clicks.
  • No need to reset iPhone or iTunes system settings.
  • Scan your device system and find the problem in a few seconds.
  • No viruses and erase of data on your iPhone, 100% clean & safe.

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Let’s check the detailed steps to fix the iTunes error.

Step 1. Download and install AnyFix on your Windows PC or Mac computer. Choose the iTunes Repair option to continue.

Choose iTunes Repair

Choose iTunes Repair

Step 2. After clicking the iTunes Repair, choose iTunes Installation/Download/Update Errors and click Fix Now to continue.

Choose iTunes Installation/Download/Update Errors and Click Fix Now

Choose iTunes Installation/Download/Update Errors and Click Fix Now

Step 3. Then, the analyzing process will begin. After finishing the analyzing process, please click Fix Now to complete the fix.

Click Fix Now to Start Repairing

Click Fix Now to Start Repairing

Step 4. After finishing the repairing process, you will see the Repair Completed interface below. Then, you can click the Open iTunes button to check if the problem is resolved. If not, you can choose Deep Repair mode to fix this problem. To go back to the main interface of AnyFix, please click the Go Back button.

Repair Completed

Repair Completed

Other Methods You Can Try

The method above is the fastest and the most comprehensive way to fix the iTunes error 3600 problem. However, if you don’t want to download any application, you may try some common fixes below.

1. Update iTunes

If you haven’t updated your iTunes to the latest version, then it may cause the iTunes error code 3600. Just open iTunes on your computer and check if there is a new version. If so, simply update it.

  • For Mac users: Open the App Store on your Mac OS X > Switch to Updates.
  • For Windows users: Go to Start button > All Programs > Windows Update.

2. Restart Both iPhone and Computer

This simple but crucial method really solves plenty of iOS problems.

  • iPhone 11/Xs/Xr/X: Press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears > Drag the slider to turn your iPhone X completely off > Press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.
  • iPhone 8 or earlier: Press and hold the Top (or Side) button until the slider appears > Drag the slider to turn your device completely off > Press and hold the Top (or Side) button again until you see the Apple logo.

3. Check USB Cable and Port

Check if your USB cable is damaged. Sometimes, this could be caused by a bad connection or compatibility with the cables. If so, turn off all other devices from USB ports and change the USB port as well.

4. Turn off Anti-virus and Firewall

The anti-virus and firewall on your computer can restrict iTunes when restoring, updating an iOS device. So, just turn them off until you completed the restoring or updating job.

5. Reset Network Settings

iTunes error of 3600 can be caused by network connection problems. Reset Network Settings is simply a way to get everything about the network back to the original factory settings. And it is a good way to solve many network-related issues with your device.

Go to Settings on your iPhone > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Selectively Restore iPhone/iPad without iTunes

Since restoring with iTunes has so many instabilities, and sometimes even causes data loss unintentionally, many iPhone iPad users prefer to use another way to restore their device – PhoneRescue for iOS. PhoneRescue for iOS has been trusted by millions of iPhone iPad iPod users to restore from iTunes or iCloud backup.

Unlike traditional iTunes or iCloud restoring way, it will not require you to erase anything on your device, there’s no data wipe or replace risk. It enables you to preview the iTunes backup data details so that you can choose the right backup to restore. Also, to make the restoring job more flexible and accurate, it allows you to selectively restore the files you wanted most, no blind restore.

PhoneRescue offers users 3 different restoring modes: from iPhone (without backup), from iTunes backup, and from iCloud backup. If you fail to restore wanted files from your iTunes/iCloud backup, you still have a possibility to get them back by restoring them from iPhone directly. Now, let’s check how to selectively restore iPhone/iPad without iTunes (here we take restoring from iTunes backup for an example).

Step 1. Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer (or you can directly click the Download button below) > Open it.

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

Choose Recover from Backup

Choose Recover from Backup

Step 3. Choose the backup containing the data you want to recover and click Right Arrow> Check the files categories and click on the OK button to start the scan process.

Select the Type of Data and Click OK

Select the Type of Data and Click OK

Step 4. Preview and select the data you want to restore > Click the Recover to Device button to restore them to the corresponding app on your iPhone or click the Recover to Computer button to store them on your computer for a backup.

Preview Data and Click Recover

Preview Data and Click Recover

The Bottom Line

With the above 6 tips, you may have fixed the iPhone error 3600 successfully. Just as you can see from above, to restore the iPhone from iTunes, you have a better choice now. Just download the Free Trial Version of AnyFix to fix the iTunes error 3600 or download PhoneRescue for iOS to restore data now.

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

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