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5 Ways to Fix iTunes Error 1 When Restoring iPhone/iPad

October 20, 2016 15:23 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iTunes Tips
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"When I connect my iPhone to iTunes, it gets stuck at the iTunes logo. When I try to restore or recover, it goes fine till around 60%. Then it tells me, 'iPhone could not be restored unknown error 1, does anyone know how to fix iTunes error 1?"
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Many users restore their iPhone in order to fix some software problems, and it usually works really well. But sometime they may notice that an error 1 appears and they cannot finish the restoring, this is one of the common iTunes errors. iTunes restore error 1 is an error indicates that there is an issue with the hardware itself. Apple recommends that you perform troubleshooting security software issues and restore your device in a good, working computer. If the problem still exists, you may need to go to the Apple service. But before that, you can always try the solutions recommended in this article to get a free repair of iTunes error 1 by yourself.

Part 1: Common Solutions to Repair iTunes Error 1

Here we have rounded up the some common ways of fixing and repairing iTunes error when restoring as well as upgrading or downgrading your iPhone 7/7Plus/SE/6s/6/5s/5, iPod and iPad.

Solution 1: Update iTunes to the latest version

In many cases, iTunes error 1 occurs due to old iTunes version and you can simply get this error repaired by upgrading your iTunes version. If you don't know whether you have installed the latest version of iTunes, you can check it according to the following steps:

Windows: Choose Help -> Check for Updates
Mac: Choose iTunes -> Check for Updates
After checking, simple download and install any available iTunes updates.

Solution 2: Disconnect other USB devices that connected on your computer

USB devices can sometimes mess up data communication between iTunes and your iPhone, here is what you should do:

Solution 3: Deactivate or uninstall antivirus software or firewall on your computer

Software like antivirus or firewall can protect your computer from the attack of other certain data. However, you need to keep these programs up to date and configure them to protect your computer effectively. If there's a router on the local network, additional security policy applied on the router may block some data required to restore your iPhone.

Part 2: Fix iTunes Error 1 with Free TunesCare

If the common solutions cannot solve your issue, you can consider to use a professional iTunes repair tool like TunesCare to repair coorupted iTunes thus to fix iTunes error 1 with easy steps.

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Part 3: Bypass Error 1 in iTunes with iCareFone

If you still get the problem after trying the methods mentioned, we recommend you to repair your iPhone operating system, just follow the steps below to get your error fixed with iCareFone, an all-in-one iOS system care tool that provides an easy way to get rid of all iOS problems.

Free Trial iCareFone(iPhone Care Pro) Software:
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Free Trial Mac Version
Note: Please do not do anything with your device during the repairing process. After that, your iPhone will restart automatically.

Done! Hope the methods in this post can help you solve your annoying iTunes errors and restore iPhone successfully. If you still have questions in fixing and bypassing the error 1 or other iTunes error, you can leave us a message in the comment section, we'll reply you as soon as possible!

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