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How to fix an unknown error occurred (50) on iTunes

Why does error 50 occur? How to fix it?

The iPhone/iPad/iPod touch cannot be synced. An unknown error occurred (- 50) occurs when you try to sync your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your computer and prevents you to sync files from iTunes. It is caused by:

  • Corrupt iTunes files;
  • Internet connection issues;
  • Issues with Apple servers;
  • Malicious software.

The solutions listed below can help you fix this error. Check them out and follow them to the detail.

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Click on this if you tried all the other solutions, but none of them worked.

  1. Restart your device

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  2. Update iTunes to the latest version

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  3. Reinstall iTunes

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  4. Check if the USB (lightning) cable is firmly connected on both ends

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  5. Clean the junk files and the registry

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  6. Fix your Internet connection

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  7. Plug the lightning cable in another USB port

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  8. Replace the USB (lightning) cable

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  9. Scan your computer for viruses

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  10. Update your computer's operating system

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