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How to Fix iTunes Sync Error 54

2016-05-06 11:04:07 Posted by Abby Haines to iPhone Data Recovery

Summary:
Facing iPhone cannot be synced error 54? Here is easy solutions for iTunes sync error 54. Try these ways to backup your iPhone, iPad and iPod data successfully with ease.

Recently, iPhone cannot be synced error caused by iTunes sync error 54 happened to both Windows and Mac users. This page talks about this error and introduces your possible ways to fix it. You can try these solutions to backup your iPhone, iPad and iPod data successfully with ease. 

About iTunes Sync Error 54

When you try to sync your iPhone/ iPad/ iPod touch with iTunes, you may encounter iTunes sync problem with error code 54. And you might also see an alert message that says: "The iPhone [device name] cannot be synced. An unknown error occurred (-54)." Here are some real cases:

"After the recent iTunes upgrade, iTunes always report me an error said "The iPhone 6 cannot be synced. An unknown error occurred (-54)" while syncing my iPhone in iTunes. How can I fix it?"

"After I upgrade my computer to Windows 10, I received an error-54 popup message said something like that iPhone cannot be synced when I am trying to sync my new iPhone 6S to iTunes. Is there a fix to error -54 for Windows? Can anyone help?"

In most cases, your content won’t sync when the error happens. And you can try to restart your computer and your iOS device to fix this issue. If it is not helpful, please don’t worry! Here we will introduce you possible ways to fix iTunes sync error 54 on Mac or in Windows. Before trying the following methods, please make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes and the latest software updates for your device.

How to fix error code 54 in iTunes in Windows 10

Windows 10 users might encounter iTunes sync error 54 with iOS devices due to some incorrect permission issues, wherein the iTunes folder becomes 'Read Only'. It will prevent your computer from syncing with the device you have connected to it. So you can change permissions of your "iTunes" folder or original files/folder to fix iTunes sync error (-54) with ease. Here is how to do it in Window 10:

Open Windows Explorer > Go to "Music" folder > Right Click "iTunes" folder > Properties > Uncheck "Read Only".

Use iTunes alternative software to fix iTunes sync error 54

You can also try some iTunes alternative software to backup your data on iPhone, iPad or iPod when iTunes sync error 54 happens. This method is available for both Windows and Mac users. We recommend you EaseUS MobiSaver. It is a iOS data recovery software that allows you to recover lost data from all complex data loss cases. And be capable of exporting your data from iOS devices to computer, it can be also used as a iOS backup software. It supports various types of files, including pictures, music, camera roll, text messages, notes, contacts, movies, etc.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to PC and launch EaseUS MobiSaver. Select the phone in "Recover from iOS device" mode and click "Scan“ button to continue.

Step 2. Waiting for EaseUS MobiSaver finish scanning your device and find all the files.

Step 3. Preview and select the files you want to backup, click "Recover" button to export and save them to your computer or other external storage devices.

Backup iPhone with iTunes alternative software  to fix iTunes sync error 54