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iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus: Error 3194 iTunes (Solution)

iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus: Error 3194 iTunes (Solution)

For those that own the new Apple smartphone, you may have seen the error 3194 iTunes for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus when connecting your device to a computer. Below we’ll explain how you can fix the error problem when connecting to iTunes.

In addition, the instructions below should also help fix other error problems in addition to Error 3194 on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:

  • Error 17
  • Error 1394
  • Error 1639
  • Errors 3000-3020
  • Errors 3100-3999
  • This device isn’t eligible for the requested build


How To Error 3194 iTunes Message For iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus:

  1. Quit iTunes
  2. Open the host file
    • For Mac: Go on this path: /ect/hosts
    • For windows: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
  3. Open the hosts file using the administrate rights.
  4. Copy and paste this code in the Host file at the end: 208.105.171 GS.APPLE.COM
  5. Connect device to your computer
  6. Open iTunes
  7. Turn off your iPhone by holding power button
  8. Then start DFU mode by holding the power and home button at the same time for 10 second
  9. After 10 seconds, release the power button and hold the home button until you see the iTunes message saying “your device in now in recovery mode”
  10. Now update your iPhone or iPad’s iOS to the newest version
  11. Next go back to the host file
  12. Once you’ve updated your iOS, you can Flush DNS cache by restarting iTunes.


If you’re still getting iTunes error 3194 add these three lines

If for some reason you still see the iTunes error 3194 issues on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you may have to add the three lines listed below in the host file.



Once you’ve done this, go ahead and restore your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to see if the iTunes Error 3194 error message go away and fix that cannot restore iPhone problem.


Temporarily Disable Firewall or Security Software

If you can’t get access to the host file for “” and still have the iTunes Error 3194. Another option would be to temporarily disable the anti-virus software or firewall on your computer. Since there’s a good chance that this is what’s stopping iTunes from connecting to Apple’s severs.


Restore or update on another computer

The final suggestion if the methods above don’t work is to update or restore your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus using a different computer.


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