If you are an iPhone or iPad user and you are getting an error 3194 while updating or restoring your device, don’t worry. This error code means that iTunes can’t contact the Apple Update server. There are many reasons why this error might occur. In this blog post, we will show you how to fix error 3194 successfully.
Firstly, make sure that you have a stable internet connection. Close all the programs that are using an internet connection in the background. If you are still getting the error code 3194, the next step would be to turn off your antivirus software and your firewall. Click on the antivirus program icon and deactivate real-time protection. Then search for the firewall and deactivate it.
If you are still experiencing the error code 3194, you will have to edit a file in your Windows folder. To find that file, open your C disk and go to Windows system32 drivers ET. The first file in this folder should be called hosts. Before you edit this file, create a backup.
Open the hosts file by doing a double-click. It will open using an editor, and you should see an editor window similar to the one in the video. The lines you are interested in are the ones needed if you try to downgrade or restore your iDevice to a signed IPSW. If these lines exist in your hosts file, delete them. If the lines weren’t existing, paste them.
Just to give you an idea of what the job of these lines is, they are needed if you try to downgrade or restore your iDevice to a signed IPSW. Many variations of these two lines are circulating on the internet. In some cases, these lines might not work. If it worked for you, we would really appreciate a thumbs up. We are curious to know which way worked for you, so let us know in the comments.
If this method doesn’t help you get rid of the error 3194, you should take a look at your router settings or solve the problem very easily by using another PC. We hope this blog post was helpful. Have a nice day!