Error 3194 in iTunes comes, when you are updating or downgrading your iPhone and iPad. Here are the best-fixed solutions on error 3194. Whenever you are restoring or updating iPhone, iPad and iPod touch through iTunes. Here are the fixed – Solved solutions on through different tips applied by several thousand iOS device lovers. So keep applying one by one might one of the tip works for you.
Updated (Jun 7, 2017): Make sure your iTunes updated with the latest version on Mac or PC. Also, Check are restoring latest firmware when you start to restore explained in step 1.
Bypass, While you get error 3194 on Upgrade or Downgrade iOS using iTunes from iOS 7 to 8/ 9, iOS 10 or iOS 10, iOS 11 to iOS 11.x respectively.
Here’s are the solutions on fix error 3194 in iTunes
1. Fix 3194 in DFU mode
Step 1: Close iTunes in your MAC/Windows computer.
Step 2: Open host file (Mac/ Windows),
Type “Terminal” in Spotlight search OR Open finder and Go to Applications/ Utilities and Find Terminal.app.
Once you open terminal on screen and type below command for open host file,
sudo nano /etc/hosts
Now, Move cursor line using keyboard arrow key. Go for next Step Otherwise, Windows 10/ 8/ 7 users can use below path for open & edit host file.
Step 3: Remove entries from end of the host file, contents with gs.apple.com
Or last line Comment line with (#) symbol and single space.
See Example in Picture
# 188.8.131.52 gs.apple.com
Press control + O shortcut keys to save host file. And Control + X to exit the editor.
Step 4: Now connect your iPhone (iPad and iPod touch) with your computer through the lighting cable.
Step 5: Open iTunes. And Connect iPhone to iTunes via lightening cable.
Step 6: Switch off your iPhone by holding sleep/power button.
iPhone 8/ iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X: How to Use DFU Mode on iPhone 8/8 Plus & iPhone X.
iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/6/6 Plus/6S/6S Plus: Start DFU mode by hold, power, and home button together for 10 seconds then release the only power button. Hold home button continuously until iTunes shows message “your device is now in recovery mode” in iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
iPhone 7/ 7 Plus enter in Recovery mode (iPhone 7 DFU Mode), Press and Hold Sleep/ Wake + Volume down button for 10 seconds until you see Apple logo on the screen. After that Release Volume down button and Continue with sleep/ wake button until you see warning pop up on iTunes (PC or Mac).
Step 7: update your iOS with restore features in iTunes and Go back the host file again.
After Restore iOS on iPhone/ iPad or iPod Touch, Flush DNS cache by restarting your iTunes.
Step 8: Remove the last line entered by you from host file (if any), recently.
2. Still getting error 3194, then apply to fix error 3194 in iTunes
Now the same process you have to do in this method, Changes are that you have to add below three lines at last in the host file.
Reason behind displaying error 3194 in iTunes when connecting iPhone
For Sometime jailbreak, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch setup should by modify host file. Then you will block from Apple server (Because of server IP address modification). Some of the jailbreak tweaks triggered error while updating your old iOS or restore iOS process.
Read More: Can’t Update or Restore iPhone using iTunes.
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