Question
Hello, when updating my iPhone 6 to iOS 11 on iTunes, I encountered an iTunes unknown error 2001 while restoring the device. Since then my iPhone doesn鈥檛 booth beyond the Apple logo, and when I connect back to iTunes, the error 2001 will reappear. What can I do to solve iTunes error 2001? -- Jennifer Moore

The above complaint was posted by an iTunes user who got frustrated over iTunes error 2001 which usually appears when updating or restoring her device. When researching on this common iTunes error, we found out that 鈥榠Tunes error 2001鈥 is a menace that鈥檚 troubling many iTunes users.

Hence, we shall be discussing the reasons why you鈥檙e seeing this error and the most helpful ways to fix iTunes error 2001 on Windows PC or Mac.

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Fixes for iTunes/iPhone Restore Error 2001

The following tips may fix iTunes error 2001, and we鈥檝e listed and discussed them based on their efficiency in fixing iTunes errors.

1. Use iTunes Repair Tool to Fix Error 2001 and Any iTunes Errors hot

It鈥檚 good to share the best solution first so that we鈥檒l save you the misery of trying other solutions to fix iTunes error 2001. The best solution is iMyFone TunesFix. This new and selling software was specifically developed by iMyFone to fix all iTunes related issues and errors including error 2001.

TunesFix can repair, clean and fix all iTunes issues and errors, clean iTunes data to release space and improve iTunes performance. It鈥檚 truly your best bet in fixing all other iTunes problems.

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  • Perform a deep or quick clean for iTunes to remove caches, cookies, used update files or junk files which are the causes of iTunes issues.

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Steps to Fix iTunes Error 2001 via TunesFix

Step 1: Open TunesFix and it will automatically detect your iTunes and its necessary components.

Step 2: When you are in the home interface, choose 鈥Fix Other iTunes Problems鈥.

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Step 3: Click 鈥Repair鈥 to remove iTunes error 2001 and other iTunes errors.

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2. Fix Error 2001 just by Correcting USB Connection

Using a different lightning cable can help correct iTunes error 2001, 4005, 4013, or 4014 because the error may be coming because of poor connection between iPhone and iTunes. How can you correct wrong USB connection?

  1. Always use Apple鈥檚 original lightning cable to ensure a stable connection between iPhone and iTunes via PC.
  2. Clean your iPhone charging port to remove any accumulated dirt.
  3. Switch to a different USB port on your computer.

3. Completely Uninstall iTunes and Install its Latest Version

By removing iTunes and its related components from your PC and reinstalling it back, you can solve the iTunes error 2001.

Step 1: Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features.
Step 2: Enter 鈥淎pple鈥 in the search bar and hit Enter. It will show you iTunes and its 5 related software.
Step 3: Uninstall iTunes and Apple software in the following order by clicking on it and choose 鈥淯ninstall鈥.

  1. iTunes
  2. Apple Software Update
  3. Apple Mobile Device Support
  4. Bonjour
  5. Apple Application Support 32-bit
  6. Apple Application Support 64-bit

Note: Don鈥檛 uninstall these components in a different order or only uninstall some of them. Or it might have unintended effects. Restart your computer and reinstall the iTunes here.

Tips: Since manually uninstalling iTunes has huge risk of damaging your computer, you can also try iMyFone TunesFix's "Full Uninstall" feature, which helps to uninstall iTunes and its related software in the right order without any risk.

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4. iTunes Error 2001 Fix with Hard Reset

Hard resetting (force restarting) an iPhone doesn鈥檛 erase your precious data, it only makes a frozen iPhone come back to its normal state.

Here are the steps to hard reset your iPhone:

  • For iPhone X, 8 Plus, 8 and 7 Plus: Press the 鈥淰olume Up鈥 button and quickly release it. Press 鈥淰olume Down鈥 button and quickly release it. Press and hold the 鈥淪ide鈥 button until you see the Apple logo.
  • For iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus: Press and hold the 鈥淗ome鈥 button and the 鈥淪leep/Wake鈥 button until Apple logo appears.
  • For iPhone SE, 5s, 5c, 4s, 3GS: Press and hold the 鈥淧ower鈥 button and the 鈥淗ome鈥 button until your iPhone reboots.
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5. Change Battery to Troubleshoot iTunes Error 2001

A disconnected iPhone battery has caused iTunes unknown error 2001 as many users have reported. The best way to tackle such issues is to visit an Apple store and ask a technician to fix your disconnected iPhone battery.

The Causes of iTunes Restore Error 2001

There are a few causes of iTunes error 2001, and we鈥檝e made a list of these possible causes in the following bullet points.

  • There is a higher possibility of experiencing 鈥渋Tunes error 2001鈥 if your iTunes is outdated.
  • iPhone users with fake iPhone USB cable experience iTunes error 2001 when connecting their device to PC for an update.
  • A software glitch can cause iTunes error 2001 especially when iPhone is jailbroken.

However, all these possible causes listed above are speculations because they鈥檙e not factual. Giving the fact that we don鈥檛 actually know the major cause of error 2001 in iTunes, we shall be giving you some tips that have worked for most iTunes users.