How To Solve Issues Involving Apple iPhone Restoration Process


24.10.2011

How To Solve Issues Involving Apple iPhone Restoration Process

Although having an iPhone is probably one of the best pieces of business you ever done there are a few down flows. And because this is by far a perfect smartphone there are moments when a restoration of the system needs to be done. And I think most of you who have done it realized how hard it is to do a process that among other things also erases the entire data of your phone.

And in addition to that after completing a part of the process on your computer there is the need to check the iPhone and iTunes (most of you recognize it as the default iPhone program management) for different connection issues that could some way influence your iPhone state.

1st of all let’s talk about some system requirements needed by both the iPhone device and the computer you plan making the restoration on. In order to fully complete the process there is the need of having on the computer the latest operating system supported with all the updates and the latest version of iTunes. Also keep in mind that connectivity is made through USB 2.0 ports. When it comes to different operating systems with whom the iPhone is compatible they start with Windows XP and higher versions of the Microsoft product and also coming from Apple there is the Mac OS X version 10.5.8 and higher. There is the risk of freezes and also some other problems if the requirements are not respected. This could be a serious problem when trying to accomplish a restoration process. In order to be sure of all things before connecting your iPhone device to your computer please check that it meets the minimum requirements. If this is an issue, try to upgrade it or if this is not possible just make the restoration process on another computer that has the minimum requirements.

If all of the requirements are respected let’s see about some other issues that could be created by USB ports and connections. There are some cases where the USB cable is faulty or showing exposed wires. If this is the issue known there is also the risk for your iPhone device to go in and out of the connection in the restoration process. There is also the risk of having an overload port. In general the reason for this is having multiple connected USB devices. If this is the case the solving of the problem is very easy. Just disconnect some devices in order to have a smooth restoration. And although you may be tempted to take away the mouse and keyboard this are needed to make the required process for iPhone restoration. Returning to our problem, having too many devices on one USB port could create in most cases connection problems. That is the main reason why Apple also recommends connecting your iPhone directly to your computer instead of creating the link via a USB hub.

But let’s not forget about some security settings that need to be respected. There are some cases where restarting the computer and also restarting the restore process could be just the solution you need. Furthermore if this doesn’t work the problem could involve your security programs. I am speaking here about the firewall, anti-virus or Internet filtering software. One of these protecting programs could also prevent the iTunes connection from working perfectly and seeing the Apple servers. The most common thing that it does is that of blocking iTunes from connecting to Apple servers. This could be solved with a proper connection. If you don’t know how to do this, just make a search in the manual. The solution should be listed somewhere in there. We can’t provide a specific one because it depends on many factors reaching from computer operating system to iTunes version and etc. What we can offer is a temporarily solution that stands in the temporarily disabling the security program. This is not a permanent and advised one just because all those security measures are put there for a reason.

Last but not least there are some tips and warning that are needed to be taken in consideration. If none of the mentioned above issues don’t apply to your case make a quick visit to a local Genius Bar. This is just because most probably your iPhone device requires more special in look. And be sure to do this if you feel your device needs servicing and repair. But what happens if there is no local Apple store near your living or working place. Well, there is always the option to contact the Apple support. And I strongly recommend doing so because in general disassembling and also attempting to fix the iPhone yourself could create a multitude of problems. That is the main reason I don’t recommend such a process. There is also the risk of violating the valid limited or extended warranty.

That being said I hope you never need this tutorial. And even if you need it don’t get scared, solutions are for all kinds of problems when it comes to Apple devices and not only.

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