Most of the people facing problem on different types of iTunes errors, Easy to identify iTunes fetch in the form of code that pre-defined on apple help center and fixing methods in steps. Here I talk to fix iTunes error 17 using the same way recommended by apple but practically I used to resolve error.
Error 17 (Error 3194) is one of the most crucial error among others while we connect iPhone to iTunes for update or restore via Mac.
Steps to fix iTunes error 17: MacOS, PC users
You should try the same steps for other error code or message like,
Error 1639, 3000 – 3020, 3194, 3100 – 3999, this device isn’t eligible for the requested build.
Method 1: Install iTunes latest Version
Check current iTunes version or Update latest version then try again. Can’t able to update, uninstall then install latest downloaded iTunes.
Method 2: Check host file
Steps for Reset host file and add connection between apple Server and Your Mac/ PC
- Go to Applications > Utilities on Mac.
- Click on Terminal and open it.
- Type command like:
sudo nano /private/etc/hosts
- Press return to run command, Type hidden text in password that’s using to unlock Mac screen or account.
- Now, you can see host file on screen. (See screen below)
Enter the line below:
Press control + O to save host file, then press return on ask filename and Control – X to exit from editor.
Restart Mac, check again and try to backup or restore iOS on iPhone using iTunes.
Restore: Clean iOS install or Backup restore.
Backup: Backup on Mac or PC using iTunes.
For Windows Change host file: iTunes error on Windows 10
Method 3: Check internet connection and blocking connection
Trigger which antivirus or firewall blocking connection between iTunes and Apple Server. Put antivirus in disable mode or uninstall it.
My best suggestion is take full backup on iCloud, try another PC to restore new iOS or install update. After that restore iCloud back up using iTunes.
Method 4: Router problem
Does you router make problem sometime as usual? Connect internet connection directly in to port (RJ45). Or reset router (Get online router help).
Method 5: Use OTA Backup, Update or Restore services
Yes, apple gives 5 GB free cloud storage for keep all important data safe automatically. Buy more icloud storage on iPhone/ iPad.
To save iPhone data to iCloud go to the Settings App on iPhone > General > iCloud > Backup > Enable iCloud Backup (Backup Now).
To restore old icloud backup, Finish setup from first installation screen and go with on screen instruction.
Last step bypass iTunes error 17, itself. Hope you enjoying iTunes after fix iTunes error 17 all the time.