iTunes error 3600 [iPad/iPhone Error 3600 on restore] – Here’s fix

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Find the solution for the iTunes error 3600 when restore or Downgrade iOS in to iPhone or iPad using iTunes on Mac (MacOS Mojave, High Sierra, EI Capitan) or PC (Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7). Also restore and installation process stuck in this mode.

This post helps you to fix iTunes error 3600 on Restoring the iOS on iPhone, iPad on Windows or Mac. Are you in a problem with current iOS version and decided to restore latest iOS or old iOS by downgrading current iOS to previous one. iTunes gives the error if not able to restore or downgrade/ Upgrade iOS in the form of the error code. If you are getting 3600 error, that means your iPhone or iPad doesn’t support next version or old version of iOS (iOS 12, iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8).

iPhone models: iTunes error 3600 on iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6/6S, iPhone 5S.

Have you double checked and everything is fine with the new version of iOS. Then follow the steps below that help to fix or bypass the error 3600 in iTunes and install iOS successfully.

Helpful steps to resolve the iTunes error 3600 for iPhone restore or Downgrade

1 iTunes error 3600 on iPhone and iPad restore or Upgrade iOS

#1. Understand the Error and follow the steps: More Info

iTunes will learn what is the causes that creating the problem on setup iPhone with iTunes. Find More Info button near the ok in Error message popup.

Most Common suggestion for the error code 3600 in iTunes is: Apple Doesn’t support the iOS version that you are installing on iPhone or iPad.

#2. Check for Update iTunes

Check and Use the only latest version of iTunes on your Mac or PC while restore, Update or downgrade iOS.

On Mac: Open App store > Find iTunes update is available or not

On PC: Open iTunes > Help Menu > Check for Updates.

In case of iTunes update is available, then install the latest version of iTunes.

#3. Update Mac or Windows System

Check if any update is available for Mac or Windows system. The old version of System OS may be blocking incoming connection or Port.

#4. Restart

Turn off your Mac or PC and restart. At the same time also switch off your iOS device and try again on the same machine.

Also, use iTunes on another system.

#5. Check the Other Settings

Anti-virus software: Disable antivirus for the time of setup with iPhone

Firewall: Disable Firewall on windows

Also, usually this error code on iTunes appeared for the cases of,

  • Jailbreaking iOS device
  • Restore from iCloud or iTunes
  • Disconnected or interrupted update or restore

Hope this article help to fix iTunes error 3600 on iPhone and iPad. Share your other problems in the comment box below.

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