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3utools error code 16: Quick Fix

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3uTools is an all-in-one tool designed to manage and customise iOS devices. It offers a range of features such as jailbreaking, firmware flashing, data management and more. However, like any software 3uTools can encounter occasional errors that may affect its functioning. One such error is error code 16, which can frustrate users trying to perform specific tasks on their iOS devices.

In this article, we have discussed what causes the 3uTools error code 16 and a few ways to help you fix the error.


What is 3uTools error code 16?

3uTools error code 16 typically occurs when there is a problem connecting or communicating with the iOS device. It can be encountered during operations such as restoring backups or managing device settings. When the error appears, it may display a message indicating a connection failure or an issue with the device’s firmware.

If you are trying to change the virtual location and getting this error, it is because iOS has patched and removed the location changer, so you can no longer change your virtual location but there are few workarounds to change your virtual location.

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What are the causes of the 3uTools error code 16?

Below we have mentioned a few possible causes that might be causing the 3uTools error code 16.

  • Faulty USB connection.
  • Outdated version of the tool.

How to fix the error?

Below we have explained a few methods to resolve the error if it is occurring while changing the virtual location and if you are facing it during other tasks.

Methods to resolve the error, if occurring while changing the virtual location

Turn on Developer Mode

You can try turning on Developer Mode through your iPhone settings, which might allow you to change your virtual location. To do that follow the steps below.

  • In your iPhone open the Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Privacy and Security.
  • Turn on the toggle beside the Developer Mode.
  • Reboot your iPhone.
  • Unlock your iPhone and connect it to your PC using 3uTools.
  • Click on the Toolbox tab located at the top of the window.
  • Click on the Virtual Location from the options available on the screen.
  • Set your Virtual Location.
  • Click on Modify Virtual Location.

Use tools like Tenorshare IAnyGo

Tenorshare IAnyGo is another tool that allows you to change your virtual location, so if you are unable to change the virtual location through 3uTools you can use Tenorshare.

You can only change your virtual location for the forst two times for free using Tenorshare after that you will have to pay to change your virtual location.

To change virtual location through Tenorshare IAnyGo firstly download and install the Tenorshare IAnyGO and then follow the steps below.

  • In your iPhone open the Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Privacy and Security.
  • Turn on the toggle beside the Developer Mode.
  • Reboot your iPhone.
  • Unlock your iPhone and connect it to your PC using a USB cable.
  • Open the Tenorshare IAnyGo tool on your PC and click on Enter.
  • Check your iPhone on the IAnyGo screen and then click on the Next button.
  • Set your location on the map.
  • Click on Start to Modify.
  • Check the box that appeared and then click on the Continue button.

Methods to resolve the error, if it is occurring during other tasks

If you are encountering the error code 16 while restoring backups or managing devices or other tasks then below we have explained a few ways to help you fix the error.

Check the USB connection

Ensure that the USB cable connecting your iOS device to the PC is properly plugged in. Try using a different USB port or cable to rule out any hardware issues. It is also recommended to connect directly to the computer rather than using a USB hub.

Update 3uTools

Make sure you have the latest version of 3uTools installed on your PC. Developers often release updates to remove bugs and compatibility issues. Updating it to the latest version might resolve the error code 16.

Contact 3uTools Support

If none of the above methods works for you then you can contact 3uTools customer support. They can provide further assistance to troubleshoot the issue.

Click here to contact 3uTools customer support

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Akash Singh

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