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What Do All These iPhone Error Codes Mean

What Do All These iPhone Error Codes Mean

Error codes can be annoying whether they are displayed on the iPhone or the iTunes desktop software while updating, restoring or downgrading iOS on your iPhone. They just pop up and remind you that something goes wrong. What’s more, there are so many different iPhone error codes that sometimes one can not get a quick judgment about the real problem. Have you ever encountered weird iPhone error codes? Wondering what they really mean?

Below is a list of different error codes you might get on your iPhone or iTunes. With our explanation of what they mean, you can sure find the corresponding instructions to resolve them.

Errors: 1, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40, 1000, 1002, 1004, 1011, 1012, 1014, 1667, or 1669

What Do All These iPhone Error Codes Mean

Hardware issues

Sometimes unknown hardware errors concerning either the iPhone or the computer can interfere with the connection between the two of them.

Errors: 2, 4, 6, 9, 1000, 1611, 9006, 9807, or 9844

What Do All These iPhone Error Codes Mean

Security Software Problem

The problem is caused by third-party security software, which is usually created by companies other than Apple. Once they interfere with iTunes while it tries to complete a restore or communicates with Apple’s restore servers, you may receive the error messages.

Errors: 13, 14, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1611, 1643–1650, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 4005, 4013, 4014, 4016

What Do All These iPhone Error Codes Mean

USB Connecting Problem

These errors usually indicate that the USB connection between your iPhone and computer could have been interrupted. Mainly caused by a loose cable or a faulty USB hub.

Errors: 17, 1004, 1013, 1638, 3014, 3194, 3000, 3002, 3004, 3013, 3014, 3015, 3194, or 3200

What Do All These iPhone Error Codes Mean

Networking And Communication Problems

These errors usually indicate that there is a communication problem between iTunes and Apple’s update server, like downloading the new iOS firmware or making a connection with Apple’s servers to verify a restore.

Other Error Codes

iPhone Error 9/4005/4013/4014

The iOS device disconnects during the update or restores process; iTunes couldn’t recognize the device to restore.

iPhone Error 11/16

Not compatible library files.

iPhone Error 53

A device fails the security test; iOS detects non-official components, particularly the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in your device.

iPhone Error 54

A file on your computer or iOS device is locked.

iPhone Error 1015

Outdated or beta software problems. For example, a beta version of iOS or a jail-broken software on your device.

iPhone Error 1600/1601/1602/1603/1604/1611

Jail-broken devices.

iPhone Error 1671

iTunes is downloading the necessary software.

iPhone Error 4014/4016/3194/3004/3194

No server response. (Solution: How to fix iPhone 6 no service)

For other errors solutions, you can ask a question on our ASK FORUMS.

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  • Lance Ward
    03/10/2020 at 5:46 am

    Hello! having trouble updating software via iTunes on 6s Plus stuck in itunes recovery mode. Error 78 prevents iPhone from updating? What is 78?

    • REWA
      03/13/2020 at 6:32 pm

      It may be caused by NAND flash damage.

  • Afridi
    11/16/2019 at 4:49 pm

    error 10

    • REWA
      11/20/2019 at 9:39 am

      Hi Afridi,
      Tell us your phone model please.

    07/20/2019 at 1:26 pm

    I have iPhone 5s, it stuck on iPhone logo and indicates red screen and went off. So I try restore it on iTools but it always stuck at 19%. I change the battery, cable, screen, and the charging flex cable but still no success it stuck at 19% went restoring it.

  • Donna
    07/20/2019 at 3:41 am

    Well I have a new one error -17221 never seen one that’s five digits tried to google it got nothing luckily my phone fixed itself I live in mission, bc so going to the apple store is a pain in the tookas! Has anyone else got this? And what does it mean?

  • Jeff Davis
    11/08/2017 at 11:35 pm

    IPhone 6s crashed during update due to only having 200mb available on it. Now only white screen and black Apple logo. Tried everything except restore. Never backed up to iTunes or iCloud. All I want are photos on phone before restore. Any ideas? Can u get photos off of phone? Cost?

    • REWA
      06/06/2019 at 10:51 am

      Thanks for the inquiry. We can help you to get the data as long as your iPhone does not restored, and CPU, Logic board EEPROM, NAND flash, baseband CPU/ EEPROM IC are not damaged. We have arranged a sale to contact you for the details and prices soon. Please pay attention to check your email. Any questions please feel free to contact sales@rewatechnology.com.

  • 08/25/2017 at 4:51 pm

    ¿Error -1?

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