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It seems many of you are facing a problem called error 1669. This error occurs when you try to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 7. Well like all errors this one has solutions. Here is how to fix error 1669 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, check it out below.
Fix Error 1669
Error 1669 is a new error many users are facing around the world, this error occurs on those devices which are eligible for an upgrade to iOS 7. Most of you won’t face this error but after checking out Apple support forums it seems this error is quite common.
We have also received multiple messages regarding how to fix error 1669 for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Well right now there is no one confirmed method, but in fact there are multiple solutions on how to fix error 1669.
One method might work for one person but not work for another. So in this post on “how to fix error 1669”, we will look at different methods for a solution. So before you give up, make sure you try each and every solution mentioned below.
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. If you are still facing the error, read below.
Error 1669 – Water Damage
We have also been getting reports that some users who are facing this error 1669 have had water contact with their iOS device. This is usually indicated with a tiny red dot on the screen.
Although you can fix this by dismantling your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, I suggest you not to do this as you might completely brick your iOS device. In this situation it is always best to hand it over to experts.
Go to your local Apple store and ask the people sitting at the genius bar about the error 1669 and they should be able to help you – if all the methods above have not worked for you.
Well those were some of the methods/solutions to fix the error 1669. If they have worked for you do comment below or if they did not, also comment so we can know which method has worked.
If you are facing any other problem or have any questions regarding this guide then drop a comment below.