How to Fix: iTunes Error 3600

Keep getting iTunes error 3600 while trying to restore or update iPhone with iTunes? Read on this guide to learn 5 simple methods to fix the iPhone error 3600 without effort.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Sep. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 25, 2019

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?

iTunes Error 3600

iTunes Error 3600

Some users complain that they also meet with this iTunes error 3600. Then what is iTunes error 3600? You may need to figure it out firstly. iTunes error 3600 also called iPhone error 3600. Mostly, it occurs when iOS users try to restore, update or downgrade iPhone/iPad from iTunes. It also happens with the message “The iPhone cloud not be restored. An unknown error occurred 3600“.

If you are also getting iTunes error 3600 on your iPhone, worry not, the following 5 methods will help you fix the error 3600 effortlessly and quickly. Now, let’s check it.

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Part 1. How to Fix: iTunes Error 3600 with 5 Methods

Method 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.

Method 2. Restart Both iPhone and Computer

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

iPhone 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.

Method 3. Check USB Cable and Port

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

Method 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.

Method 5. Reset Network Settings

iTunes error 3600 can be caused by the network connection problems. Reset Network Settings is simply a way to get everything about 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.

Part 2. Selectively Restore iPhone/iPad without iTunes

Since restoring with iTunes has so many instability, and sometimes even causes data loss unintentionally, many iPhone iPad users are prefer to use another way to restore their device – PhoneRescue for iOS. PhoneRescue for iOS has 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 possibility to get them back by restoring 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 iTunes Backup mode and click on Right Arrow to continue.

How to Restore iPhone/iPad without iTunes – Step 2

How to Restore iPhone/iPad without iTunes – Step 2

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

How to Restore iPhone/iPad without iTunes – Step 3

How to Restore iPhone/iPad without iTunes – Step 3

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

How to Restore iPhone/iPad without iTunes – Step 4

How to Restore iPhone/iPad without iTunes – Step 4

If your wanted files are not stored in the iTunes backup you made, the two guides below may be helpful to you.
How to Restore iPhone iPad with iCloud backup >
How to Restore iPhone iPad without Any Backup >

The Bottom Line

With above 5 tips, you may have fixed the iPhone error 3600 successfully. Just as you can see from above, to restore iPhone from iTunes, you have better choice now. Just download Free Trial Version of PhoneRescue for iOS to give it a try now.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.