Seeing iTunes error 3194? Don’t panic! This error usually throws up when you are either updating or restoring your iPhone/iPad. If you are here to find out how to fix iTunes error 3194, you won’t be disappointed. This post is all about fixing iTunes error 3194.
Meanwhile, if you are wondering what caused this error in the first place, we hate to tell you that when you jailbreak your iPhone/iPad, it modifies host files. This blocks your device from apple server. And the tweaks that you install on jailbroken iPhones trigger this error.
This is one of the possible reasons why you could be seeing iTunes error 3194. But if your device isn’t jailbroken and you are still seeing this error, we suggest you to still go ahead and give these solutions a try.
Fix iTunes Error 3194 When Updating or Restoring iPhone / iPad
Fixing this error requires you to follow a few steps diligently.
1. Open iTunes. Open host file with administrative rights. In a Mac, you’ll find the hosts file here: /etc/hosts and for windows: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.
2. Copy 18.104.22.168 GS.APPLE.COM and paste in the last line of the host file.
3. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer. Open iTunes.
4. Switch off iPhone by holding sleep/wake button
5. Now, you should enter DFU mode (DFU mode is when you have a completely black screen on the device) by pressing Home and Power buttons together for about 10 seconds. Release only the Power button.
6. Hold on to pressing the Home button continuously until you see “your device is now in recovery mode” in iTunes.
7. Update iOS with restore features in iTunes. After iOS restore, flush DNS cache by restarting iTunes.
8. Head back to the host file. Remove the last line that you had earlier entered.
This should fix iTunes error 3194. If this doesn’t fix the problem, try solution 2.