iTunes error 3194 on Windows 10 PC, Laptop

I discussed here what are the exceptions on update or restore iPhone? What are the causes and how to fix itself by modifying important file saved in windows local drive? Apple reported about this evergreen error mostly popup while we update or restore iPhone using iTunes on Windows system or Mac. Let’s get guide on troubleshoot iTunes error 3194 on Windows 10.

Three main reasons would be software not up-to-date, Connection interrupted or blocked. Let’s check your case and try to troubleshoot each one by one.

Helpful: Same error 3194 on Mac.

Fix iTunes error 3194 on Windows 10

Get rid of iTunes error 3194 on Windows 10 PC or Laptop

Primary solution Needs software update

Try to update your iTunes, check current version or Uninstall/ Reinstall from apple website.

Open iTunes, Go to the top menu Help > about iTunes

To update it, Help > Check for Updates

Check host file in Primary C drive

Here’s the path where hosts file located: type below path in File explorer quick access.


Open host file on windows 10

Hit enter, Choose program for view & Edit file (Recommended “Notepad”).

Open host file on Windows 10 with Notepad

Copy below line and Add in file at last, see image below.

fix iTunes error 3194 by change host file on windows 10

Save hosts file.

Now, try to Update using clean install and Restore iPhone using iTunes.

TCP/IP filtering, Disable security software

  1. Make sure about you system protected with 2017 or Outdated security or antivirus software. Temporary uninstall or disable it.
  2. Check internet connection, working properly as regular.
  3. System is running on Broadband via router, Bypass connection and temp connect internet cable to PC or Laptop.
  4. Restart Windows or Router after Disable security software.

Restore & Update

Anyhow still your system creating problem to connect System server, Change your PC or try on another Windows System.

Other errors 3100 to 3999, 1639 or 3000 – 3020 if you found on PC, Some time it happen due to network configurations & Settings.

Cheer and get fixed iTunes error 3194 on Windows 10/ 8 or 7 by follow step by step above guide.