iPhone users often encounter different iTunes errors and one of those is iTunes error 29. It is a common error that usually occurs when you are restoring or updating your iPhone via iTunes. The error prevents the restoration or updating process from completing. Fortunately, there are solutions available.

The Main Reason of Error 29

There could be several reasons why iTunes error 29 occurs. The error can occur due to a malfunctioning iPhone鈥檚 battery, outdated anti-virus, outdated version of iTunes, software bugs, an issue with the operating system, conflict with hardware changes, etc.

How to Fix iTunes Error 29

Here are some solutions for the error:

1. Use iMyFone TunesFix hot

The best way to solve any iTunes-related problem is to use an iTunes repairing software because these softwares allow you to solve the issue automatically without any hassles. iMyFone TunesFix is a recommended choice in this regard. This powerful iTunes repairing tool can fix 100+ iTunes problems automatically. And if for some reason TunesFix cannot find the error, then you can use its manual repair modes one by one until the problem is solved. Apart from repairing iTunes, TunesFix is equipped with many other useful features.

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Key Features:

  • It utilizes safe iTunes repairing process and does not erase any data stored in your iTunes library.
  • Boost iTunes鈥 performance with a single click.
  • Several advanced manual iTunes repairing modes to solve all kinds iTunes issues.
  • Completely uninstall iTunes along with its related components.

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Steps to Fix the Problem:

Step 1: Launch TunesFix on your computer.

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Step 2: TunesFix automatically scans iTunes at launch. Wait for the scanning process to complete. If an issue is detected, then fix it via the Repair button. If no issue is detected, then you will see the home interface of the software.

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Step 3: Select 鈥楩ix Other iTunes Problems鈥 mode from the home interface of TunesFix.

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Step 4: Click on the Repair button displayed on the next screen. iMyFone TunesFix will now start the iTunes repairing process. Internet connection may be required for the process to complete.

2. Other Ways to Fix iTunes Error 29

Following are some other ways to fix iTunes error 29:

1.Replace Battery

As mentioned above, iTunes error 29 may occur if your iPhone has a malfunctioning battery. If you have recently changed your iPhone鈥檚 battery, then it is recommended that you replace it with an original one and then try the restore/update process in iTunes. Chances are that the error 29 will not occur after replacing iPhone鈥檚 battery.

2.Turn Off the Anti-Virus

Sometimes anti-virus programs can prevent iTunes from connecting to Apple servers and performing operations seamlessly. If you have anti-virus software installed on your computer and you are encountering iTunes error 29, then it is recommended that you temporarily turn the anti-virus off and then try to update/restore your iPhone. If the restoration or updating process is successful, then you can turn the anti-virus on afterwards.

3.Restore Without SIM Card

Some users have reported that restoring/updating iPhone without SIM card have solved their iTunes error 29. So, it is worth a try. Simply remove the SIM card from your iPhone, restart the device, and then try the restore/update process again. The problem should be solved now.

4.Update iTunes

If your iTunes is outdated, then it may fail to properly recognize the device or newer hardware characteristics that may lead to error 29. So, it is highly recommended that you update iTunes to the latest version. Follow these instructions:

Step 1: Launch iTunes.
Step 2: Navigate to Help > Check for Updates.
Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions to update iTunes to the latest version.

5.Factory Reset iPhone

If none of the above-mentioned solutions worked, then it is recommended that you reset your iPhone. Follow these instructions:

Step 1: Open Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Navigate to General > Reset and then choose Erase All Content and Settings option to reset your device.
Step 3: After the reset, try the update/restore process again. It should work without any problems.


iTunes error 29 can be really annoying because it prevents your iPhone from updating or restoration. If you are encountering this error, then it is recommended that you first try iMyFone TunesFix to solve the problem because it鈥檚 relatively faster and convenient. If it doesn鈥檛 work, then you can try the other manual solutions.