Okay, so this morning I have downloaded finish the update and when I wanted to install the new update, my iPhone asked me to plug into iTunes. Then after I came home from lunch with my family, I tried to plug it in. I restored my phone but the error code 3194 pops up. I tried using the host file method but I don’t have “188.8.131.52 gs.apple.com” at the bottom of the file. And I tried tiny umbrella, it says my device is not plugged in. Can anyone with experience in this help me? Your help is greatly appreciated and.
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How to Solve the Problem “iPhone Asked to Plug into iTunes”?
If you ever experienced or searched on google, you should know that it is indeed the recovery mode screen – An arrow pointing to iTunes logo. It is largely related to jailbreak or update/restore. And the most common situation where you might suffer this is after iPhone, iPad, iPod updating to a new iOS.
Recovery Mode is a failsafe in iBoot that is used to reflash the device with a new OS, whether the currently installed one is somehow damaged or the device is undergoing an upgrade via iTunes. This is the explaination from theiphonewiki.
Exit Recovery Mode Screen with One Click without Jailbreak
If you search google with “how to put iPhone out of recovery mode”, there will be aplenty results. But now, I will introduce you a quite easy and quick way – Using Tenorshare ReiBoot, a total freeware provided by Tenorshare. You can use it to put iOS into or out of recovery mode with one click from the main interface button as below.
The operation is too easy to say unnecessary words here. Just download and install it onto your computer. Windows and Mac has different package, download ReiBoot for Mac here.
Compared to manually entering/exiting iPhone Recovery Mode, Tenorshare has the following listed outstanding features.
Outstanding Features of Tenorshare ReiBoot
- You don’t need to jailbreak your device.
- Easy with one click, not complicated with 3-4 steps.
- You can make it without Home and Power button, so it is especially helpful when Home or Power is broken.