What is iTunes Error 3600?

There are many types of iTunes error codes come out when your iTunes experience different malfunctions. One of such issue is iTunes Error 3600, which is mostly encountered when iOS users try to restore, update, or downgrade their handheld devices like iPhone,iPad and iPod. So, error 3600 of iTunes is also called “iPhone restore error”. This error has been reported by many users to be the most stressing and hard-to-fix iTunes error.

When Does It Occur?

iTunes error 3600 occurs during any of the following iTunes operations:

  1. Downgrading to an earlier version of iOS.
  2. Upgrading to the latest version.
  3. Restore your iOS device data using iTunes on a Windows computer.
  4. Interrupting your iOS device update or restore process.
  5. Using iTunes on a jailbroken iOS device.

Fix Other iTunes Problems

If you are currently going through that your iphone could not be restored because of iTunes error 3600 happened, this article can offer some solutions with detail steps to help you fix it.

2 Methods to Fix iTunes Error 3600

The following iTunes troubleshoot methods and tips will help you to fix iTunes Error 3600 quickly.

Method #1. Using iMyFone TunesFix

You may have tried many regular methods but it doesn't work. So it is probably caused by iTunes itself. Under this circumstance, you need to give your iTunes a body check and find out what goes wrong then fix it.

iMyFone TunesFix provides free examination to detect the potential problems of iTunes. It is an iTunes repairer tool that can make your iTunes run optimally without any errors or issues when downgrading, upgrading, restoring or updating your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

iMyFone software developers have received numerous accolades from TunesFix users who are now benefiting from an optimally working iTunes after cleaning and repairing their iTunes using TunesFix.There is a feature in Tunesfix called "Repair iTunes could not backup/restore", it especially targets the error code like 3600 and can perfectly fix this issue.

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Key Features:

  • Fix iTunes error 3600 just in one click using iMyFone TunesFix.
  • TunesFix can auto-detect the issue of your iTunes and fix it as appropriate, and be always regarded as an advanced solution to repair iTunes issues.
  • TunesFix is fully compatible with iTunes 12.10.and later versions, and with all versions of Windows.
  • All iTunes errors and issues can be fixed such as another high frequent “Restore Issues” known as Error 3014.
  • TunesFix can clear up iTunes junk files to boost computer performance.

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Steps to fix iTunes Error 3600 using iMyFone TunesFix:

  1. Launch TunesFix, then it will auto-detect your iTunes. If there are any malfunctions are detected, then you can click the repair button and Tunefix will start to repair for you.

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  2. Choose “Fix Other iTunes Problems” and click “Repair” to let TunesFix repair your iTunes error 3600. Please, ensure you have a stable internet connection during the repair process.

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  3. Once done, click “Open iTunes” and your iTunes will update successfully.

Method #2. Turn off Windows Defender Firewall

There are times when Windows Defender Firewall software can restrict iTunes when restoring, updating and restoring an iPhone/iPad or iPod touch. You can temporarily turn off your computer’s Firewall until you’ve complete your iPhone update, restore or downgrade.

  1. Click on the Windows Start button, and select “Settings > Update & Settings > Windows Security > Firewall & network protection.

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  2. Choose a network profile and select “Windows Defender Firewall”.
  3. Switch the settings to Off.

3 Tips You should Notice to Fix Error 3600

Here we warmly notice that if you have tried many complicated methods and the error still is not solved out, it is very likely you miss to update your iTunes or computer, or because you haven't restart your device too long.

Tip #1. Updating Your iTunes

Updating your iTunes software is a good way that you can try to fix iTunes error 3600:

  • On Mac: Launch iTunes and click on the following tabs “iTunes > Check for Updates”. Then install the latest version of iTunes by following the onscreen guide.

  • On Windows: Launch iTunes and click on the following tabs “Help > Check for Updates”. Then install the latest version of iTunes by following the onscreen guide.

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If you can not update iTunes on your computer, iMyFone TunesFix can also help you to fix it.

Tip #2. Updating Your Computer

Updating your computer can help to fix some bugs from the old version and correct them by the latest version:

  • On Mac:To download macOS software updates, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Software Update. Tip: You can also choose Apple menu > About This Mac, then click Software Update.

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  • On Windows: To manage your options and see available updates, select Check for Windows updates. Or select the Start button, and then go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update ..

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Tip #3. Restart Your Computer and iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

It could also be that you’ve not restarted your device for a long while. So, restart your computer and iOS device and try restoring, updating, upgrading or restoring your device again.


We’ve discussed 2 methods plus 3 extra tips that you should be aware of how to fix iTunes error 3600 for your iOS devices. However, some methods might exist the chance of successful recovery but could bring risk to your computer. iMyFone TunesFix,as an iTunes repairing expert tool, fixing iTunes error 3600 safely with one-click operation.

This is a more advanced solution by securing your data,saving your time and without bringing risk to your computer! Therefore, we encourage you to dowanload TunesFix in order to have an fully examination on your iTunes, to find out the reason that really cause error 3600 happen at your device.

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