The Apple iPad error 3194 usually occurs on your iOS device when a connection to Apple's signature verification server can not be established. This occurs mainly on jailbroken devices, but can also occur on devices with unsigned or expired firmware, often during an iOS upgrade or upgrade, or even some restores . To resolve this problem, you must follow the troubleshooting steps listed below.
Sometimes, iTunes can not connect to the Apple Software Update Server. This is when error 3194 appears. These servers are responsible for enabling iOS when attempting to upgrade or restore your device. Most of the time, this error appears when something is wrong with your iOS. For example, if at some point you used a jailbreak utility to modify your iPhone / iPad / iPod, this adjustment could have changed the host files. This action may block the Apple server. Initially, this will have no impact on your device. But the error may appear later when you try to restore your iPhone or try to update it.
Step 1: Update iTunes
Updating your iTunes should be the first step to resolve this error. It is possible that an older version of iTunes is the reason why the connection is blocked. So you have to update it with the latest version and see if your problem is solved. If your problem persists, go to the next step.
Step 2: Edit Your Hosts File
The hosts file determines how your computer connects to the Internet. Thus, any interruption of the connection may be due to a defective Hosts file. Try to change it.
- Quit iTunes
- Locate your Hosts file:
- If you are a Windows user, go to C: \ Windows \ system32 \ drivers \ etc \ hosts
- If you are using a Mac, launch the terminal, type sudo nano / private / etc / hosts and press Enter.
- Any prompt requesting a password, you must enter your login password to continue.
- In the Hosts file, type 188.8.131.52 gs.apple.com at the very bottom and save the file.
- Connect your iOS device to the PC via USB and open iTunes.
- Put your iOS device into DFU mode by first turning it off, then simultaneously pressing the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds. Then release the power button while holding down the Home button until iTunes displays a message that it is in recovery mode.
- Restore your iOS device using iTunes.
When the restore process is complete, be sure to completely remove the gs.apple.com entry from the Hosts file. This will prevent future recurrence of the problem.
Step 3: Check Your Network Or Security Software
- Due to a connection problem, error 3194 may occur due to a network error.
- Make sure your Internet connection is working.
- Temporarily disable your anti-virus or other security software you use. Since they can block some of the important features.
- Restart your modem and your computer.