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How to Fix iPhone iTunes error 1671?

iTunes is a Software or tool that helps the user to update or restore data from the iPhone device and it is manufactured by Apple Inc. iTunes is very useful and helpful, if we do not have a Macbook and wanted to restore the device. We can do this process easily on a Windows PC and Laptop.

This blog will present the appropriate solutions to fix error 1671 of the iPhone iTunes.

How to Fix iPhone iTunes error 1671?

We can update and restore the data of the iPhone device through iTunes while updating or restoring the data via iTunes. Sometimes, the error 1671 might occur on the screen and this could happen because of a communication error with Apple servers. To fix the iPhone iTunes error 1671, follow the below-stated solutions.

  1. Fix the error 1617 via the Host File.
  2. Utilize the DFU Mode to Fix error 1671.
  3. Factory Reset the iPhone Device.
  4. Contact Apple Support Center.

Let’s elaborate on each solution one by one.

Solution 1: Fix the Error 1617 via the Host File

Follow the below-listed  steps to solve error 1617 via the host file on the pc:

Step 1: Turn off the antivirus software on the Windows/mac.

Step 2: Find the host file in Windows/mac and drag it to the desktop: 

To find the host file in Windows, simply go to “My computer>local disk C> Windows>System 32>drivers>etc”. Here we can find the host file and then drag the host file to the desktop. 

To find the host file on Mac, simply launch the Finder app and then search for the “Host” file. After that, drag the host file to the desktop. Next, open the Finder menu bar and select the “Go to Folder” option. Now, type the /private/etc/hosts in the box that displays on the screen. Pull the host file to the desktop of the Mac. After completing this process, memorize the location of the host file.

Step 3: Navigate to the iTunes app and restore the iPhone device.

Step 4: After completing the restoring process, drag the host to its original place on Windows and Mac.

These steps will resolve the iTunes error 1671 via the host file on the pc.

Solution 2: Utilize the DFU Mode to Fix Error 1671

To utilize the DFU mode, follow the given steps below:

Step 1: Connect the iPhone smartphone to the pc.

Step 2: Hold the power and home buttons simultaneously.

Step 3: After that, leave the power key but resume holding the home button of the device.

Step 4: We get the notification on the pc stating that: “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode and You Must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes”.

Step 5: Leave the home button of the device and select the “OK” option on the pc to restore the iPhone device.

These steps will resolve error 1671 by utilizing the DFU mode.

Solution 3: Factory Reset the iPhone Device

This process will clear all the data from the iPhone device. So make a backup copy of the data before doing this solution. To factory reset, the iPhone device, follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Launch the settings and choose the “General” option.

Step 2: Tap on the “Transfer and reset” option and hit the “Reset” tab.

Step 3: Tap on the “Erase all content and settings” option.

These steps will factory reset the device and resolve the issue of error 1671.

Solution 4: Contact Apple Customer Support

If all the above solutions are not helpful in resolving issue 1671, then we have to contact Apple customer support to fix this issue. 

We have explained possible solutions to resolve error 1671.

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