iTunes Error 2006

iTunes Error 2006

iTunes Error 2006


The iTunes 2006 error is the error messages we received mainly when we try to restore or update our iDevice with iTunes. With the arrival of the new iOS 12 and the iPhone XS (Max) / XR, more and more people are trying to use iTunes to back up and restore their iPhone data or to update their new iOS. As for the user in the questions above, the process of restoring or updating your iOS device would stop abruptly, then a window containing the message “An unknown error occurred (2006)” appeared.

iTunes Error 2006

Symptoms of iTunes Error 2006

  • “Error 2006” appears and blocks the active program window.
  • Your PC crashes frequently with Error 2006 when running the same program.
  • “Itunes Error 2006” is displayed.
  • Windows is slow and reacts slowly to the mouse or keyboard.
  • Your computer “hangs” periodically for a few seconds at a time.

Causes of iTunes Error 2006

  • Download corrupted or incomplete installation of iTunes software.
  • Corruption in the Windows registry following a recent software change related to iTunes (installation or uninstallation).
  • Virus or malicious program that has corrupted Windows system files or program files associated with iTunes.

Another program has maliciously or incorrectly deleted files related to iTunes. Runtime errors such as “Error 2006” may be due to a variety of factors. It is therefore important to solve each possible cause to prevent it from happening again.

How to Fix iTunes Error 2006 in 5 Ways?

Method 1. Restart your iDevice

iTunes error 2001 is highly likely to occur when the connection between computer and your iDevice is interrupted during the restore or update process. In this case, though you can give a try to plug it out and reconnect it to your computer, you can first try to restart it before doing so, which is both safe and efficient way.

Method 2. Update iTunes to the Latest Version

If you are using an old version of iTunes, there is more possibility for you to encounter this kind of iTunes error.

Download the latest version of iTunes, then launch it on your computer and connect your iDevice to the computer. Then check whether this error still occurs.

Method 3. Try Another USB Cable

If your USB cable is an old one, it can be the reason why you get a poor connection between your iOS device and computer, and this error would occur. The old or long cables could have been, the greater impedance of the longer cord combined with low quality.

Firstly, you can have a check – see if the cable connection at your iDevice or computer has come loose or unplugged. Then you can try another USB cable. Connect your iPhone to the computer via the original USB cable came with your iDevice.

Method 4. Check your USB connections

This error can be related to the poor connection between your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and computer. Here’s how to check your USB connection, USB cable, USB port, or computer:

  • Disconnect your iDevice, then reconnect it. Disconnect all other USB devices from your computer, besides your keyboard and mouse. Then, reconnect your iOS device.
  • Plug your iPhone directly into one of the computer’s USB ports. Try to switch to another USB port or try to connect your iDevice to a different computer.
  • Shut down your security software on your computer, restart your computer to check whether the problem is still there.

Method 5. Hard Reset Your iPhone

If the USB connection has nothing to do with this error, you can try to reset your iPhone to fix it. Make sure you have backup your iPhone before hard resetting your iPhone. Follow the detailed steps to know how to achieve it.

Step 1: Turn off your iPhone > Launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Press and hold the Power button and Home(iPhone 6/6s and earlier models)/Volume down button(iPhone 7/7 Plus) to reset your iPhone. Press Volume Up, then Volume Down, press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo(iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR). Then all your iPhone data shall be removed.

Step 3: Connect your iPhone with computer > Restore your iPhone from iTunes.