This error is most common while restoring your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad on a windows computer and the main reason behind this error is the problem with the USB driver on your computer. According to the description of the error 52, it is due to the problem with the verification of digital drivers that are required to restore iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. This problem may be due to the third party antivirus or security programs installed on your computer or a software or hardware glitch can also cause this problem. Moreover, a malware or virus on your computer can also cause this problem. So, there is no exact reason or way for this error and there are certain troubleshooting tips that you can use to eradicate this error while restoring your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Here’s the complete guide to do this.
- First of all, disconnect your iPhone from computer and close the iTunes. Connect your device again and launch iTunes This is the easiest solution that have worked for some users.
- Secondly, make sure that you are using the latest version of iTunes on your Windows computer. If you don’t know about the version or recent updates, open iTunes on your computer and click on Now, select Check for Updates. Follow the on scree instructions to update your iTunes to latest version.
- If iTunes is properly installed and working, check for the recent Updates for Windows. There are different methods to check the Updates on different versions of windows such as Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10.
Step 1: Click on the Start Menu and hit the Settings.
Step 2: On the next screen, click on Update and Security
Step 3: The very first option is the Windows Update, it will automatically start checking the updates for Windows on your computer. If you have any updates, click on the Fix Issue.
Step 4: It will automatically download the updates on your computer and will install them in a few minutes. Sit tight and let windows do this task for you.
- Another problem can be associated with the USB drivers, make sure you have updated the driver for your computer. This method will be different depending upon the manufacturer of your computer. For example: If you have bought your computer from Dell, go to their help website and enter the details for your computer. Download the drivers for USB and install them on your computer.
- Normally, Windows automatically sign the drive enforcement, so, by turning OFF this forced driver signing process, you can resolve this issue, here’s how you can do that.
Step 1: Logout from Windows and Shut it down, when the computer is properly shut down, start it over. You can also use the Restart option from the Logout panel. When the computer is restarting, hit the F8 key on the very first screen.
Step 2: On the next screen, you will see the Windows Advanced option list. Now, use the arrow key on your keyboard or cursor of your mouse to select the Disable forced driver signing enforcement. That’s it! Hit the backspace on your computer and restart it. This will resolve this issue for you.
- If none of the above mentioned methods have worked for you, reinstall the windows on your computer, you can use the Recovery disk that comes with the laptop. However, if you don’t want to reinstall the Windows, use a friend’s computer to restore your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
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