iTunes Error Codes – Causes and Solutions

iTunes is a media player. It is used for downloading and playing music and video files on desktop or laptop computers. It is also used to manage the content on iPhone, iPod and iPad.

itunes iTunes Error Codes – Causes and Solutions

Here is the list of iTunes error codes and we will discuss about those error codes viz. cause of the error and meanwhile how to resolve the error.

iTunes error 42110

Cause

If iTunes error 42110 is displayed we can be definite that it is due to some registry problem with the computer.

Solution

It can be repaired by using the registry cleaner. We have to open the registry cleaner and have to scan the computer and then just have to click the fix button.

iTunes error 13019

13019 iTunes Error Codes – Causes and Solutions

 

Cause

This happens due to syncing of music.

Solution

To solve this, we have to go to control panel from start menu and have to open User Accounts and we have to open a new account by following the instructions. Once this new account is created, we have to log off from the start menu and have to log in to the newly created user account.

iTunes error 1015

1015 iTunes Error Codes – Causes and Solutions

Cause

It is generally a downgrade error and it means that the iPhone has an iPad baseband.

Solution

We just have to restore the iPhone with a custom firmware made with Pwnage Tool or Sn0wbreeze.

iTunes error 3150

Cause

It generally happens when the Windows user is trying to download podcasts from the Apple iTunes store. This is caused due to router or static internet IP address.

Solution

iTunes error 1611

1611 iTunes Error Codes – Causes and Solutions

Cause

It generally happens due to hardware issue. Out of date or wrongly configured software or proxy may cause this problem.

Solution

We have to update the software’s and have to configure the proxy correctly to solve this error.

iTunes error 9

9 iTunes Error Codes – Causes and Solutions

Cause

This happens when the device unexpectedly drops off the USB bus and communications stops.

Solution

This can be resolved by using a different USB dock connector cable or trying on another USB port or restoring on another computer.

iTunes error 4450

4450 iTunes Error Codes – Causes and Solutions

Cause

Irregularity in iTunes functionality

Solution

To solve this we have to repair the iTunes. Go to control panel -> add/remove program and have to select iTunes and then click on repair. This will resolve this problem.

iTunes error 7

7 iTunes Error Codes – Causes and Solutions

Cause

iTunes is not working properly

Solution

To resolve this problem we just have to uninstall iTunes, QuickTime, Bonjour, Apple mobile device support and Apple software updates.

iTunes error 28

Cause

This is a hardware error. This is basically due to the fact that iTunes is getting no response from the main iPhone board. Trying repeatedly may get it restored but it might eventually lead to an underlying hardware issue.

Solution

So the best fix for this is to return the iPhone for warranty replacement.

iTunes error 20

Cause

It occurs when security software of iTunes interferes with restore and update process.

Solution

To remove this error code while firmware upgrade, we have to open iTunes and have to hold the “Home” and “Power” for 10 seconds till the iPhone is not synchronised. Then once the screen stops the signs of battery life, we need to delete the “Power” but have to keep the “Home” for a few more seconds. Once the iPhone gets detected by the iTunes, firmware change can be done.

iTunes error 1013

Cause

It happens due to the presence of redirect line (74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com) added to  the /etc/hosts file.

Solution

 To resolve this we have to navigate to “Applications” folder. From there we have to go to “Utilities” folder and launch “Terminal”. Then type “sudo nano/etc/hosts” and click on return. Then we have to enter the password. Use the down arrow key to find “gs.apple.com” entries.  Then  save the file by pressing control + O. Then we have to exit the nano editor and then restore the device.

iTunes error 14

Cause

It occurs when there is problem  in communicating through USB.

Solution

To resolve this we have to perform USB isolation. To do this, put a USB 2.0 hub between device and the computer. We can also use different USB 30 pin dock connector cable. We can also connect the computer to the internet source, bypassing the hubs, switches and routers. Then we have to restart the computer and modem to be online. We can also restore from another computer or network.

iTunes error 609

Cause

It happens due to unavailability of Atwork album.

Solution

 To resolve this we just have to shut down all the applications that we have opened. After that restarting the computer will resolve this problem.

iTunes error 2

Cause

This is a very frequently occurring error and occurs when “Apple Application Support” is not found as it is required to run iTunes.

Solution

The best way to overcome this is disabling the third party security or firewall software. We might also uninstall the third party security or firewall software to overcome this problem.

iTunes error 3259

Cause

It occurs due to improper setting of the firewall.

Solution

We have to turn off the firewall software to check for the removal of the error.  If the error goes away then we have to add setting in the firewall for the proper working of iTunes. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences->Security option->Firewall. If the firewall settings are locked, enter password to unlock it and then navigate to advanced button and click on iTunes icon and then set it to “allow incoming connections”.

iTunes error 5002

Cause

It occurs when iTunes is either upgraded to new version or when some vital changes are made in the software.

Solution

To resolve this we have to login to administrator account and have to locate the iTunes music folder and select it. Then we have to set the permission for the owner, Group and others and have to save the applied changes and have to close the window.

iTunes error 9808

Cause

It happens when it tries to connect to iTune store.

Solution

 To resolve this we have to update to the latest version of iTunes and we also have to make sure that the OS is up to date.

iTunes error 50

Cause

This is a time out error.

Solution

To resolve this we have to perform USB isolation. To do this, put a USB 2.0 hub between device and the computer. We can also use different USB 30 pin dock connector cable. We can also connect the computer to the internet source, bypassing the hubs, switches and routers. Then we have to restart the computer and modem to be online. We can also restore from another computer or network.

iTunes error 21

Cause

This occurs when security software interferes with the restore and update process.

Solution

To resolve this either we have to update the security software or we have to configure the security software.

iTunes error 11222

Cause

It is due to quick time upgradation problem.

Solution

To resolve this we have to run the Perfect optimizer and have to click on repair al button to scan the pc. Then again we have to click on the same button. Thus this error will be removed.

iTunes error 8008

Cause

It is because of presence of corrupted files in the download folder of iTune.

Solution

To resolve this we have to open the iTunes folder in our system and have to navigate to Downloads. In downloads, we have to delete all the folders with the extension .tmp.

iTunes error 13010

Cause

This is due to presence of corrupted genius.itdb file in iTunes Library.

Solution

To resolve this we have to remove the itunes library genius.itdb from the iTunes folder and then we just have to relaunch iTunes.

I hope the above information proves helpful for you to the handle the iTunes error codes and resolving them successfully.

This article was last updated on October 10th, 2012 in Help

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