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iOS Update Error 1671: What To Do When It Appears

iTunes Error 1671: What To Do When It Appears

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The iTunes Error 1671 can occur during any iOS update or restore, and it’s not always easy to fix. It can lead to iPhone or iPad data loss, so be sure you know how to proceed before continuing. If you need any help to restore the iOS Update Error 1671, contact Apple Support or SalvageData experts and guarantee your data protection.

What is the iTunes error 1671?

iTunes Error 1671 is an iOS software update error on iPhones and iPads. This means that there was a problem downloading the software for the update or restore. The error 1671 may also pop up if there’s an issue with your computer’s connection to Apple servers or your iPhone.

How to fix iTunes error 1671

There are a few different ways to fix iTunes Error 1671 without data loss. 

Wait for the download to finish

If you see the error 1671, it means that your computer is still downloading the software. Wait for the download to finish and try again. 

Check your computer’s connection

Make sure that your computer is connected to the internet and try again. 

Check your iPhone connection

If you’re using a USB cable to connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer, make sure that the cable is not damaged and that your device is connected correctly. 

Restart your computer and your iPhone/iPad

Sometimes, all you need to do is restart your computer and your iPhone and try again. 

Perform a hard reset of your iPhone/iPad

This can restore your iPhone functions without causing data loss. 

To restart your iPhone X, 11, 12, or 13:

Press and hold either the volume button or the side button until the power-off slider appears and drag it. Wait 30 seconds until the iPhone turns off.

To restart your iPhone X, 11, 12, or 13

Source: Apple Support

To restart your iPhone SE (2nd or 3rd generation), 8, 7, or 6

Press and hold the side button until the power-off slider appears and drag it. Wait 30 seconds until the iPhone turns off.

To restart your iPhone SE (2nd or 3rd generation), 8, 7, or 6

Source: Apple Support

Update the iTunes

Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer, iPhone, and iPad. 

Delete the lockdown folder 

The lockdown folder may prevent iTunes from communicating with Apple servers. To delete the lockdown folder, follow these steps:

Go to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Lockdown\. 

Right-click on the “Lockdown” folder and select Delete.

Try updating or restoring your iPhone.

Try the DFU mode

If any of the above works, you can also try putting your iPhone into DFU mode and then restoring it. 

DFU mode stands for Device Firmware Update mode, and it’s a special mode that you can put your iPhone into where it can communicate with iTunes without loading the iOS operating system.

To put your iPhone into DFU mode, follow these steps:

Plug your iPhone or iPad into your computer and let iTunes open on it.

Press quickly the volume up then the volume down buttons, and press and hold the power button.

Try the DFU mode

Source: Apple Support

Release the power button once your iPhone screen goes black. Then press and hold the volume down and power button simultaneously for five seconds.

Then release the power button while keeping the volume down button.

Release the button as soon as a message for Recovery Mode pops on the screen. And then you can restore your iPhone from there.

TL; DR: Fixing the iTunes Error 1671 on both iPhone and iPad can be tricky. However, there are a few quick and easy steps you can take to make sure it’s not a hardware issue. And those solutions will not cause data loss. At any moment you can contact Apple support for further help or SalvageData experts for iPhone data recovery service.

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