itunes error 3194

This iTunes error 3194 happens when you are trying to restore your iPhone and iPad and it is due to the fact that Apple is no longer signing that iOS, and principally goes out if you have saved the SHSHs.

Are you trying to update or restore an iPhone or iPad, you see the iTunes error 3194? Do not worry, this is one of the most common errors on iOS devices and, fortunately, is easily solved in most cases.

There are several reasons that can cause the error 3194 appears when update or restore an iOS device in iTunes. Among these reasons we are:

  • iTunes is unable to connect to the update server and restore Apple ( This fault is usually due to problems with the Internet connection from the computer where you have installed iTunes.
  • The computer you are trying to perform the operation does not have the latest version of iTunes installed.
  • iOS version you want to install is not signed by Apple. This occurs when what we are trying to do is downgrade (go to a previous version of the operating system for the iPhone or iPad is installed).

How to fix iTunes Error 3194 when you restore or update your iPhone iPad


With the new iReb this and we can solve in a very simple way:

Step 1 .- Download iREB.
Step 2 .- Connect the iPhone to your computer and open iReb.
Step 3 .- We click on Online Mode and follow the instructions.

Another way is  to try to end this error is to make sure we have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer. To do this we must open the program and click on the iTunes menu – Check for updates in case you have a Mac or Help – Check for Updates if we use a Windows PC. If the application locates a new version install it and check if the iTunes error 3194 message has disappeared.

In the event that after updating the error still appears, the next thing we check is that touches iTunes can connect seamlessly with the update server. For this we review the following points:

  • File host: some applications modify this file and this can cause the computer can not connect properly with the update server. For review access / etc / host in the case of Mac or C: \ Windows \ System32 \ drivers \ etc \ hosts if Windows and check that there is no entry associated with the URL In case there is eliminated or discussed placing # in front to avoid having effect and prevent iTunes to connect to that server.
    Firewall: if we have some kind of firewall installed on your computer must allow iTunes to connect to the Internet (both incoming and outgoing traffic), so you can make the appropriate checks and downloads against said server.
    Router: If your router has a specific configuration you may be filtering certain types of traffic. If we are connected from any public or similar connection the reason may be this. If we are doing from a private router, we should review the configuration to rule out a possible filtering.

After these checks, iTunes should be able to connect seamlessly to the update server. If the problem persists may be the server that is failing and not be forced to wait for Apple to fix the problem. If after waiting a few hours the difficulty continues, check the best we can do is use another computer or connection where we know that updates have been made or restorations without problems.

Another reason often cause iTunes error 3194 to appear is that the version of iOS being installed in your iPad Mini, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and is not signed by Apple. The Cupertino company does not like to get down version of our devices and therefore a few days after the release of a new version often stop signing earlier versions. If you are trying to install a version that is not recent, it is likely that the error appears for this reason. If so, we must install a newer version and most likely will not have any problem, although it never hurts to make this process in DFU mode to ensure even more that everything will go smoothly.

The following video also explains how the problem is solved. If you need a graphics help on how to follow the steps do not hesitate to take a look. It is in English, but among the indications that we leave in the article and the video images you should have no problem.

If after reviewing all these points still have problems to update or restore an iOS device with iTunes error 3194, the best we can do is check from another computer and Internet connection. If after this the problem persists, we must consult an Apple-authorized service to download more serious problems, although not as usual.



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