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iPhone error 2005

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 4th, 2022

What is iPhone error 2005?

iPhone error 2005 is an error that usually occurs when there is a hardware failure.

How can you fix iPhone error 2005?

Some of the solutions to this error include troubleshooting the connection and performing a clean boot.

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Troubleshoot the connection

iPhone error 2005 may occur when there is a problem with the connection between your iPhone and iTunes. It could be caused by a faulty USB cable or a faulty USB port, It could also be caused by a third-party software blocking the connection. Please see below to troubleshoot the connection.

  1. Replace or borrow a highspeed USB cable.
  2. Close all third-party software that can interrupt the USB connect, such virtualization apps. Please see solution 2.
  3. Do not use USB extension or computer case USB ports. Use the USB port directly connected to the computer.

If the error persists, your iPhone may have a hardware problem. It could be the USB port on your iPhone. Please bring your iPhone to the nearest Apple service center.

2. Perform a clean boot

iPhone error 2005 may appear when a software interrupts the communication between iTunes and your iPhone. You may want to close all application that is currently running. Also, set your operating system (OS) to disable all third-party software that runs on start-up. See instructions below or watch it here on YouTube.

Perform a clean boot
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For Windows

  1. Click Windows Start, type in msconfig and then press Enter.
  2. At the General tab, select Selective Startup.
  3. Uncheck the Load startup items.
  4. Go to services tab, check Hide all Mircosoft services and then click Disable all.
  5. Click Apply, then click OK and click Restart.
  6. Try connect your iDevice.

For OS X

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. If you have a login window, hold Shift key before pressing login button and then release when you're on the desktop.
  3. If you do not use login window, hold Shift when progress bar starts, and then release when you're on the desktop.
  4. Try connect your iDevice.