iPhone error 9 (iTunes Restore & Update) – How to Fix
I was trying to restore my iPhone 6 Plus, but error 9 popped up in iTunes. I don’t know what’s wrong. At first it seemed like everything was fine. But then the program showed the ill-fated error “nine”. I’m not very bright about these things, so I could use some help.
When restoring some iPhone/iPad models in iTunes, error 9 may occur. In particular, the problem is quite common with iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 Plus. According to Apple developers, the error with this code is often caused by an unstable USB connection between the device and the PC/Mac.
Other causes may include:
- PC security features blocking access to Apple’s servers;
- incorrect network connection settings;
- illegally hacked iPhone/iPad.
So how can you get rid of error 9 in iTunes and restore your device? Try to do the following:
- check the connection between your device and your computer;
- use a different cable, if available;
- connect your iPhone/iPad to a different port on your computer;
close any virtualization applications (such as Parallels and VMWare)
- that could potentially interfere with the recovery process in iTunes;
- disconnect any other USB-connected devices from your computer;
- connect headphones or a headset to your iPhone/iPad before you start the recovery;
- warm up your device before recovery (for the most risky ones);
- reset the “Lockdown” folder on your device via PC/Mac;
- disable all Windows security software, including system software;
- reset your network connection settings.
Extremely unpleasant iTunes error – and we hope you managed to get rid of it.