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How to Fix iPhone Error 9006 – Tutorial

Written by Hassan Abbas

When you try to update or restore your iPhone using iTunes then you might come across an error. One of the errors that you might encounter is actually the iTunes error 9006. This means that iTunes can’t connect to the Apple servers because of one or more reasons. Below we recommend troubleshooting steps that you need to do for this particular problem. In this article, we are going to talk about How to Fix iPhone Error 9006 – Tutorial. Let’s begin!

Fix iTunes Error 9006

Check your Internet connection

If your Internet service is down then this error message will mostly pop-up.  In order to make sure that this is not what’s causing the problem, you should first make sure that your computer can get online.

Reboot your phone and computer

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There are instances when the problem can fixed through refreshing the software of your phone and computer. by Do a reboot to refresh both systems.

Troubleshoot the computer security software | iPhone error 9006

The security software could be interfering along with your computer’s connection with iTunes. Just try to temporarily disable the security software or you can also uninstall it from the computer.

You should also perform these simple steps:

  • Make sure that the date, time, and time zone are all set correctly on your computer.
  • Keep in mind that log in using an administrator account, not a guest account.
  • Also make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes as well.
  • Update macOS or Windows as well.
  • Also update your security software.

Reset the TCP/IP (for Windows 10 systems)

This will mostly resolve Internet connection related problems.

At the command prompt, you need to run the following commands in the listed order:

  • Type netsh winsock reset and click Enter.
  • Then type netsh int ip reset and tap Enter.
  • Type ipconfig /release and click Enter.
  • Then type ipconfig /renew and tap Enter.
  • Type ipconfig /flushdns and click Enter.

Check if the issue still occurs or not.

Make sure that the firewall didn’t Block iTunes

  • Click the Windows key on your keyboard. If your keyboard does not have a Windows key, click the Control (Ctrl) and then Escape (Esc) keys.
  • Press the magnifying icon or search field. In the search field, you have to enter firewall.cpl.
  • Tap firewall.cpl in the search results. Then the Windows Firewall window opens.
  • Click “Allow an app or feature via Windows Firewall” (Windows 10 and 8) or “Allow a program or feature via Windows Firewall” (Windows 7), then tap“Change settings.”
  • Make sure that you select the iTunes for both private and public networks and that you select Bonjour for private networks only.
  • If iTunes or Bonjour isn’t listed, tap “Allow another app” (Windows 10 and 8) or “Allow another program” (Windows 7). And if iTunes isn’t listed, then tap Browse and then go to the iTunes program, which is in C:\Program Files\iTunes\. If Bonjour isn’t listed, then click Browse and then go to mDNSResponder, which is in C:\Program Files\Bonjour\.
  • After selecting one of the programs, you have to click Open.
  • Tap Add in the Add an app window (Windows 10 and 8) or Add in the Add a Program window (Windows 7).
  • In the Allowed apps (Windows 10 and 8) or Allowed Programs (Windows 7) window, you need to tap OK.
  • Then close the Windows Firewall window.

Other steps that you need to perform

  • You have to make sure ports 80 and 443 are allowed on your network
  • Make sure that communication to or is not blocked by a firewall or other Internet security settings as well.
  • Discard the .ipsw file, open iTunes, and also attempt to download the update again. See the steps under Advanced Steps > Rename, move, or also delete the iOS software file (.ipsw) below for file locations.
  • Now restore your device while connected to a different network.
  • Then restore using a different computer.


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Also See: How To Enable a Disabled iPhone

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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