How to Fix iTunes Error 1671 While Updating or Restoring iPhone or iPad

Are you facing error 1671 on iTunes while updating or restoring your iPhone or iPad? Here are some solutions to fix the issue.


iTunes has been primed to be a highly advanced mobile device management application, media player, media library and radio broadcaster. It is required for several activities like, perfect software update or restoring the iPhone or iPad as new.

At times, while carrying out the usual norms on iTunes, iPhone users encounter error 1671 and hence unable to get the desired work done.

How to Fix iTunes Error 1671

There is more than one reason why the 1671 iTunes error crop up and become a nightmare for iOS users. Let’s find the real cause of this issue and possible solutions of it!

Most Common Causes of Error Code 1671 iTunes

  • Operating system being outdated.
  • Outdated version of iTunes.
  • Invalid Antivirus.
  • Antivirus infected by viruses.
  • Several USB controllers connected to the computer.

Quick Tips

  • Make sure to update iTunes to the latest version.
  • Ensure that the iTunes version is compatible with your iOS device.
  • Must update the antivirus and carry out a system scan.
  • Connect your iOS device to a compatible USB port (USB 2.0 or higher)
  • Make sure your computer has the latest version of operating system.
  • Check the security system of your computer. You will need to update or uninstall the software that’s causing the issue.
  • Unplug unnecessary USB.
  • Change your cable.

How to Fix iTunes Error 1671 While Updating iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Disable Antivirus program on your Mac or PC.

Step #2. Reboot your iOS Device.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Hold on the sleep/wake button at once for about ten seconds.

Step #3. Connect your device to the computer, launch iTunes and try to update again.

Alternative Solution

Step #1. Disable Antivirus program on your Mac or PC.

Step #2. Allow the update to download to iTunes.

Step #3. Restore your device in recovery mode. (Put your iPhone in DFU Mode by to do so, Connect your device to your computer →  Force restart your iPhone by holding on sleep/wake button at once for about ten seconds → The recovery mode screen will appear on your device → If you see the option to Restore or Update, select Update.)

Update iPhone in Recovey Mode in iTunes

How to Troubleshoot Error 1671 While Restoring iDevice on iTunes

Step #1. First off, turn off antivirus program on your computer.

Step #2. Up next, you need to search for your “Host” file on your computer.

On windows, head over to “My Computer” → C:/ DRIVE.

Step 3. Up next, move to Windows → System 32 → drivers → etc and search the “Hosts” file. Once you have got it, then drag it to your desktop.

Drag Hosts File to Desktop in Windows

On your Mac

Step #3. You have to use finder to search your “hosts” file and then drag it to your desktop. Now, in the Finders menu bar, you need to select Go → Go To Folder.

Click on Go to Folder on Mac

Step #4. Up next in the box, you will have to type the following location and press Enter.


Go to Hosts File on Mac

Step #5. The Finder window will appear and the host file will be selected. Drag the file to your desktop.

Locate hosts file on Mac

Step #6. Launch the iTunes your computer and try to restore your device. After the process is completed, you have to put the host file into the folder.

That’s it!

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