iTunes error is the most common problem iOS users could face with when using iTunes. iTunes error 3 usually appears when users try to install iTunes or restore iTunes backup. Following this guide to fix your iTunes error 3 problem. We have listed some troubleshooting steps to help you to escape from the plight.
During the iTunes program installation and iTunes restoration, iTunes error 3 message can appear. It shows that iTunes has encountered a problem and needs to close and you are unable to use iTunes or restore your iPhone. Why would this appear and what should we do to solve this problem? Please keep reading and check the details.
iTunes error 3 is more likely a hardware issue, and it is similar to iTunes error 1, but the causes are various from OS error to hardware issue. There are many reasons why iTunes error 3 appears, below are four of the most common reasons:
There are five methods that can fix iTunes error 3. Please try these troubleshooting steps one by one.
Method 1. Turn iPhone into DFU Mode
Reboot your PC/Mac and iPhone, and connect iPhone to computer. Turn off your iPhone. Hold the power button and home button at the same time for about 10 seconds. Release the power button and keep holding the home button till iTunes notification pop up. Click on update/restore to begin the process in DFU mode.
Method 2. Update iTunes
Updating your iTunes to the latest version. Open up the options menu and check if your iTunes is the latest version. If not, please update it to the latest version. Please keep internet connection active during the updating process. After the updating process is finished, restart iTunes and try to restore again.
Method 3. Reset Network
Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Setting to reset iPhone network. Then try to restore iPhone with iTunes one more time.
Method 4. Check USB Port
Make sure that your USB cable, computer and network are reliable. Then try twice more to restore your iOS device.
Method 5. Close Third-Party Security Software
If you are running a third-party security software on your computer, close it. It can interfere with USB cable data transfer. Close the third-party security software and restart iTunes, try to restore your iPhone one more time.
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