iPhone Syncing Issue – “An Unknown error occurred (-50)” : How to Fix It ?

An iPhone user asked question about iPhone syncing issue.

Whenever I try to sync my iPhone, I am presented with an error stating – “The iPhone cannot be synced. An unknown error occurred (-50)”. Although I had tried to both the USB cable and WiFi to sync my iPhone but the issue remains the same. At first I thought that syncing with WiFi may work but there is no luck so far. Does anybody have some idea about how to deal with such issues ? Let me know if anybody have any helpful suggestions. Thank You. -Robert

What Exactly “an unknown error occurred (-50)” Means ?

Well errors like 13, 14, 35 and 50 or (-50) usually occurred during any issues in syncing iPhone with their Mac machines. It has been noticed that these error arises while syncing iTunes versions 7, 8 and 9 specifically in the Mac devices. This error make users unable to transfer file to their Mac machines or backup data to their Mac books in order to avoid data loss. Experts has also identified the same issue with the while syncing iPhones or iPads to the Apple TV by some users.

Of course users don’t wanna go through such troubles while backing up or transferring their iPhone data to their Mac device as this can cause loss of their iPhone contents. These issues can be manually troubleshooted in one or more that one steps given below :

  1. Check weather your USB cable is good including using different USB cable. You can also try another USB port directly on your Mac device.
  2. Try to eliminate conflicts of third party antivirus security software.
  3. There is also a possibility that packet size of your Windows may be changed by third party software by adding TcpWindowSize entries to registry. So you can try to reset your Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to restore the packet size in Windows.
  4. If still having issue then you can also visit the reference site to get solutions to fix iPhone syncing issue easily.

As we know that Apple has risen as one of the very popular brand when smartphone is considered. This provides a number of useful and attractive features in its every launch of new iPhone, iPads etc. With its inbuilt iTunes application users can also sync their iPhones, iPads etc. to Mac devices as well as Windows PC. But due to of some limitations or issues users may find them difficult to do this. You can also get updated with solutions to such issues from Apple’s official forum site at, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3764139?start=0.

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