iTunes invalid response

Are you getting an error “invalid response” while using your iTunes?

Looking for the best solution where you can fix the iTunes error?

If yes then you are not alone with this problem. There are several other iPhone users who are looking for the best way to get away from such iTunes error. For that you have to read the below post completely.


How ‘Invalid Response’ Error comes?

Generally when iPhone users try to connect their devices to iTunes then it does not connect and usually shows the below error:

This problem is faced by many users as they are already reporting it. They are bit confused why this error is showing because in latest iPhone models like iPhone 7 also, this error is showing. This is a terrible situation because you don’t have any idea what is going on?

However after deep research, it was found that the problem arises due to old version of iOS installed in the devices and those computers which have old versions of iTunes app. Read iOS 10.3.1 Update- Apple’s New Version Released with Bug Fixes and Security Improvements. Even after updating to the latest iOS version, the issue continues. In that situation, what to do and what not, nothing goes on mind.

But one thing which is good for all iPhone users’ getting this error is there is a fix for it. The iTunes error can be solved easily by following some of the useful methods. In this blog, you will come to know about the best ways to fix iTunes “invalid response” error.

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Practical scenario

Updated iPhone 7 to iOS 11 and now iTunes is saying “iTunes could not connect to the iPhone because an invalid response was received from the device”. The MacBook I’m using is running Lion and iTunes 12.2.2. HELP!


How to fix “invalid response” error in iTunes?

Well, there are some best ways which can help you completely to get rid of such iTunes error. Not necessary to follow all the steps but go through them until you get the solution.

Method 1: Update your iPhone to latest iOS versions

The issue can be due to old version installed on your device. If the fact is so than you should immediately update your iPhone to the latest iOS version. To do that, just follow the below steps:

Step 1: Click on Settings of your iPhone to get to the control panel

Step 2: Now click on general and access the general settings panel

Step 3: Find the option software update. Now click on the software update panel to update your device to the latest iOS version


Method 2: Update iTunes App to the current version

One more reason why you are getting iTunes error is your iTunes app is not updated. You should install the latest version of iTunes. For that you should first launch iTunes on your PC, then click on iTunes menu and select the option ‘check for updates’. It will then check the new version if present and you will get the option to download and install it.

Method 3: Try different USB cable/port

Before going for any other solution, check your USB port or cable is fine or not. It may be due to damaged USB port that the issue occurs. So it is very important to check your USB cable which connect your iPhone and if it is damaged then replace it new one.

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Method 4: Ensure your iPhone is not locked

It is also one of the essential tips to remember. If you are getting iTunes error then make sure your iPhone is not locked or password protected. You should always keep it unlock when you are connecting iTunes on it.

Method 5: Reset iPhone network settings

If your iPhone network setting is not correct then also there is a chance of such error to occur. So it’s better to reset your devices network properly.  For that you have to go to ‘settings’ and after that go to General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. After resetting the network, try to connect once again.

Method 6: Uninstall iTunes and again reinstall

Well, this is also an effective way by which your iTunes error can be solved. Uninstall your iTunes and again install it. But before uninstalling, you should backup your iTunes completely.

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Method 7: Reboot your PC and iPhone

Whenever you face some problem on iPhone or PC, restart is the best option to fix any such issues. When the above methods don’t work for you then try to reboot your phone and PC both. After that, again connect iTunes to your device.

Alternative way to fix iTunes ‘Invalid Response’ error

There is an alternative method to fix iTunes error. Though all the above mentioned methods are useful but in case they don’t work, you can download iOS System Recovery. This is a one stop solution to fix iTunes problem. In fact it is helpful in repairing other errors as well.

This software provides preview option where you can view iTunes backup file and also easy to operate. It is helpful in repairing iTunes sync problems and one of the best way to solve any situation.

Steps to fix iTunes “Invalid Response” error

Step 1: Select the Repair iOS System feature

Select “iOS System Recovery” from Dr.Fone main window and after that connect your device with your computer via USB cable. When it detects then hit on ‘Start’ button to continue.

Step 2: Download and Choose Firmware

Now you have you first download the firmware on your device which Dr.Fone automatically search for the latest versions. Hit on ‘Download’ option and then wait.

Step 3: Repair your iOS to its normal position

After download is completed, it will automatically begin to repair the device so that the device can come back to its normal level. In Few minutes, it will indicate that device is restarting to its normal mode. This complete process only takes 10 minutes to repair.


The Bottom Line

Well, the issue that you have come across is a serious issue and it is important to solve it. I hope the methods that you have come across in this blog will help you to fix iTunes error ‘invalid response’. Even the alternative method is a great help to overcome the issue. Therefore it is strongly recommended to follow every method carefully and fix iTunes error easily.

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