Recently after a fresh install of Windows 10, I tired to reinstall iTunes.
While trying to authorize my computer for my iPhone Apps I got the following error:
“There was an error connecting to the Apple ID server”
Several reboots later, still no joy. I also noticed that I couldn’t connect to the iTunes store.
I found the following helps?
- Right click on the Windows Start Menu Icon and select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’
- Type the following into the command prompt box followed by enter:
netsh winsock reset
- Reboot the computer
How this works: I’m not overly sure why it effects iTunes, but it’s similar to clearing the cache in your browser, just at a network level.
Hopefully this helps someone else.