At times, some users complain that they also meet with this “iTunes error code 9006”, which is described as we attached above. What should be the reasons and how to fix this iTunes error 9006 While updating/restoring iPhone or iPad?
What May Cause iTunes Download Error 9006
Error 9006, which appear in the recovery process, is caused by the failure of IPSW file download, lack of proper internet connection, faulty USB port etc. When using iTunes restore iOS device, it requires downloading the corresponding IPSW file version.
How to Fix iTunes Error 9006 When Updating/ Restoring iPhone and iPad
Tunes error 9006 may appear when attempting to download, restore, or update an iPhone or iPad. Typically you’ll see an iTunes error message that states something like “There was a problem downloading software for the iPhone. An unknown error occurred (9006).” or you’ll notice an “err = 9006” message alongside a stopped or failed download of an iPhone software update. Usually iTunes error 9006 can be resolved with some simple troubleshooting steps.
Solution 1: Reboot Your Computer and iPhone, Temporarily Disable Firewalls And Anti-Virus Applications
Step 1. Quit iTunes.
Step 2. Turn off software firewalls and anti-virus applications.
Step 3. Next, reboot your computer.
Step 4. Reboot your iPhone as well.
Step 5. Now, reconnect your iOS device to your computer. Try using a different USB port on your computer.
Step 6. Now, try to update/restore your device again.
Solution 2: Update Your Device Using IPSW File
If the first trick hasn't worked in letting your update your iPhone, try using IPSW file, which allows you to switch between iOS versions effortlessly.
(If you have used IPSW file before, make sure to remove it from your computer before going ahead with the process.)
Step 1. Download the IPSW file on your computer for your specific iOS device.
Below are the download links of IPSW files:
iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, 12.9 inch iPad Pro, 9.7 inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2, iPod Touch (6th generation)
Step 2. Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable. Then, open iTunes on your computer and select your iPhone from the top left the menu.
Step 3. On your Mac: you need to hold the OPTION and Command Key then click the “Restore” button. On your Windows: you need to SHIFT and then click the “Restore” button.
Step 4. Now, select IPSW file which you have downloaded. If you still can't update your device, try using a different Wi-Fi network and computer.
That's done! Assuming these tricks have helped you troubleshoot this issue. You may also want to check out the solutions to fix several iTunes error like 3194, keeps freezing, crashing etc .