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[GUIDE] How to fix errror 1669


Well-known member
Sep 20, 2009
Error 1669 ? Solution 1

Let?s directly begin with the solution. This solution has been reported to work on many devices which have been showing the error 1669. This method uses the DFU restore ? which will allow you to restore your iOS device without any errors. Simply follow the steps below to fix error 1669.

STEP 1: Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer and start iTunes.

STEP 2: Put device in DFU mode. To do that follow the note:

Note: DFU mood process.

1. Hold Power + Home button for 10 seconds.

2. Release Power button but hold Home button for another 5 seconds.

STEP 3: A message will pop up saying your device is in recovery mode and you need to restore it.

Note: On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch it will display an image saying to connect to iTunes.

STEP 4: Click on the restore button in iTunes (this will delete everything on your iOS device so make sure you have a backup).

STEP 5: This step is going to take quite a while, so just sit back and relax.

Note: If you already have an iOS 7/7.0.2 IPSW file in your computer then Command + Alt (Mac), Control + Shift (Windows) on the ?Restore Button?. It will open a box, simply locate your IPSW file and click OK.

STEP 6: The process should be completed and your device will turn on. Click on the back up you might have saved on the computer or on iCloud. It will restore to your previous setting and that too on iOS 7.

The above method should fix the error 1669 for your iOS device. If it does not then follow the step below.

Error 1669 ? Solution 2

Another reason why you might face error 1669 is because of iTunes. Although it is not confirmed, but some have reported to us that even changing the iTunes version has helped them fix this error 1669, and using the proper cable.

STEP 1: Delete iTunes from your computer. Also make sure you remove the cache.

Note: If you have any libraries or locally cached data that you want to keep, temporarily store them somewhere until you get the situation fixed.

STEP 2: Once it is completely deleted, download iTunes 11.1 from Apple servers.

STEP 3: Download iTunes 11.1 from here.

STEP 4: Now connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer.

STEP 5: Click ?check for update?, it should present you with a notification saying a new version is available.

STEP 6: Simply Click download and install, and sit back and relax.

The process should be completed and your error 1669 should be fixed.


Ambassador Team Leader, Senior Moderator
Jan 8, 2012
Excellent guide, and I appreciate you writing it for us here at iMore...:)