I can't Restore my iPhone because of iTunes Error 11
Any of the serious issues you face on your iOS device can be fixed by simply plugging in the device to a computer with iTunes and restore it. this method is effective because it will clear all the data and the user settings as well as the bugs causing the issue. You might lose all of your data in the process but it is a highly effective solution.
This is why it can be so many problems when the process supposed to fix everything that doesn't quite go as planned. Sometimes the iTunes error 11 can interfere with the restore process, meaning you are unable to restore the device and hence can't fix your original problem.
In this article we are going to take a critical look at the iTunes error 11 and even provide you with a few solutions that can help.
- Part 1: What is the iTunes Error 11?
- Part 2: How to Fix the iTunes Error 11
- Part 3: The Best Way to Fix your iTunes Error 11 Problem
The iTunes error 11 often occurs when you try to restore your device and like most other iTunes errors it will display a message in iTunes saying that an unknown error occurred and iPhone or iPad could not be restored. Like other errors, this one is also an indicator that there is a problem with the USB cable you are using, you are using an outdated version of iTunes or the firmware you have downloaded is corrupt on incompatible.
Because a lot of times the errors that occur in iTunes could be as a result of hardware errors, Apple recommends the following solutions.
1. Update iTunes
Ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer. If it is not, download the latest version and then try again.
2. Update the Computer
Sometimes the drivers on your computer could be outdated, causing these errors to occur. So, take a moment to check that your computer is up to date and get the latest updates for drivers that may be outdated.
3. Unplug any extra USB devices
If you have more than one USB device connected to the computer, your computer may be having trouble communicating with all of them. Unplug the unnecessary ones and they try again.
4. Restart the Computer
Sometimes a simple reboot of your system could fix everything. In fact, reboot both the computer and the device and see if this solves the problem.
If none of the above work, it may be time to take more drastic measures and employ a third party tool to help you fix your device of the problem that necessitated you restore the device. The best tool to use in this case is Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS).
- Fix with various iOS system issues like recovery mode, white Apple logo, black screen, blue screen, looping on start, etc.
- Only fix your iOS to normal, no data loss at all.
- Supports iPhone X / 8 (Plus)/ iPhone 7(Plus)/ iPhone6s(Plus), iPhone SE and the latest iOS 13 fully!
- Work for all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Let's see how easy it is to use Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) to fix iTunes error 11. But before we do that, you should know that there will be minor changes to the device once it is fixed. If your device was jail broken, it will be updated to a non-jailbroken status and if it was unlocked, it will be re-locked after this process.
That said, go ahead and download a copy of Dr.Fone on to your computer, install the program and then follow these very simple steps to fix error 11 iTunes.
Video Tutorial: How to Fix your iTunes Error 11 Problem at Home
Step 1: Launch the program and click on the option of “System Repair” from Dr.Fone interface. Then connect the device to the computer using a good USB device and click on "Standard Mode" or "Advanced Mode" to continue.
Step 2: Before Dr.Fone can begin fixing the problem iTunes error 11, you need to download the firmware to your device. Dr.Fone has already taken care of finding the software for you. All you have to do is click "Start" and wait a few moments for the firmware to be downloaded.
Step 3: You can click on "Fix Now" to start the fixing process after the firmware is downloaded.
Step 4: This entire process will take no more than 10 minutes and your device will restart in normal mode immediately after.
While the iTunes error 11 may be a rare occurrence, it still helps to have a solution for when it happens. As a matter of fact, Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) will fix the issues that can cause you to want to restore the device in iTunes in the first place. The program is even more effective because in the course of fixing your device, the latest version of iOS firmware will be installed on your device. Try it today and let us know how it works out for you.
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