I can't update my iPhone to the latest iOS 11. When upgrading my iPhone 7 Plus to iOS 11, an iTunes error message appears, stating "This iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (3194)." Anybody has met this error? Any suggestion? Thanks in advance.
The iTunes error 3194 always shows up when you are trying to restore or update software iOS 11 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This will stop you the restoring or updating process. If so, please don't worry, you can find out the solutions to fix iTunes error 3194 or iPhone error 3194 in this post.
Method 1. Remove or Disable Anti-virus Software on Your Mac/PC Computer
At times, the anti-virus software running on your computer can also cause iTunes error 3194 while restoring your iOS device. To get rid of this issue, please remove or disable your anti-virus on your computer, then launch iTunes again to restore or update your iPhone, iPad or iPod, seeing if this error is fixed.
Method 2. Check Internet Connectivity to Avoid iTunes Error 3194
Sometimes the VPN settings in office or university does not allow the connection with validation server. If so, this will also lead to an iTunes error. So to get rid of this problem, you can try to restore or update your iDevice using other networks without proxy settings.
Method 3. Upgrade iTunes to Resolve iTunes Error 3194
If you are using an old or outdated iTunes version, which does not support your device, you may also have iTunes or iPhone error 3194 issue. If so, please try to update iTunes to the latest version to get rid of iTunes error 3194.
You can directly download the latest iTunes version on your computer, or launch iTunes and go to "Help" > "Check for Updates" to get the latest iTunes version on iTunes main interface.
If you have tried all above solutions but the error 3194 of iTunes still shows up, there should be some software problem on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If so, please use the all-in-one and professional recovery tool - iOS System Recovery to detect your iDevice's system problem and fix them all at once.
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Instructions to fix iTunes error 3194 without data lost:
Step 1. Please download the right version of the program on your computer by clicking the above download icon, and launch it after installation. Then link your iPhone to computer with a USB cable and go to "More tool" > "iOS System Recovery" of the program.
Step 2. This software will automatically detect your iPhone and display the likely problems of your phone, like Error 3194, Error 27, Screenshot Not Working, Stuck at Apple logo, Recovery mode and etc. Please hit "Start" button to go on.
Step 3. Now please check your iPhone information as requested. If the the information is right, just click "Repair" button to start fixing iTunes Error 3194 issue. If not, just select the correct one and then click the "Repair" icon to begin repairing.
And the program will download the latest firmware version of your device to fix the iOS system issue after detecting the current iOS version. Before soon, the iPhone error 3194 will be fixed successfully.