How To Fix “Cannot Connect To Apple Server” While Trying To Update IOS

POSTED BY Sherjeel, UPDATED ON August 23rd, 2022

Cannot Connect to Apple Server

Apple’s iOS might be the best mobile operating system but, it surely isn’t easy to fix all those errors while updating. If you are facing an error: “Cannot Connect to Apple Server” while trying to update iOS, then there is nothing to worry about. Here’s step by step guide on how to fix ‘cannot connect to Apple server’ error while trying to update iOS:

 

Reasons

1. Do you have a working internet connection?

2. Did you ever edit your host file for purposes of downgrading firmware via SHSH blobs stored with Cydia’s servers?

3. Did you add this to the end of your host file:

#74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com  (For MAC Users)

74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com  (For Windows Users)

 

Solution

1. Check your internet connection and make sure that you have it up and running an internet connection.

2. If you have edited your host by any method, then restore your hosts file if you have backed it up  or edit your host file again and remove the lines shown below:

#74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com  (For MAC Users)

74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com  (For Windows Users)

The path of the host file is given below:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

(Note: Copy the hosts file on the desktop then edit it and once you are done copy it from the desktop to the ‘etc’ folder again)

 

Conclusion

You should be able to update and restore without the error. After you do, you can just make a copy of that host file for future downgrading purposes. Still, having problems? You can just comment below and we will try to resolve your problem.

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