[Solved] How to Fix iTunes Can't Verify the Identity of the Server Error 2020

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-02-27 / Update for  iTunes Tips

iTunes can't verify the identity of the server
I am running OS 10.8.5 and after update of iTunes I get the following message when opening it up; iTunes can't verify the identity of the server "init.itunes.apple.com". I can still see my music and book files in iTunes by clicking Continue. However, I cannot access iTunes Store. But more serious is that I cannot access App Store to run updates. When trying a message comes up, "Cannot connect to the App Store" - An Internet connection is required, despite that I do have connection to Internet, Safari and Mail works just fine. What happened during update of iTunes?

-GunnarMark(From Apple Discussion)

itunes can not verify the identity of the server

Have you ever meet with the same problem with the user we mentioned? In fact, there are many different descriptions of this kind of issue. iTunes can't verify the identity of the server "safebrowsing.clients.google"/"xp.apple.com"/"play.itunes.apple.com"/"albert.apple.com", etc.

These matters always happen after iTunes is launched for the first time or after its update. For solving errors like that, we recommend you a free tool Tenorshare TunesCare to have a try. This software is designed for fix all iTunes syncing problems as well as various iTunes errors, which including Error 2/7/-54/-69/3004. Besides, it can also help to boost your iTunes to the best performance in one click.

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How to Fix iTunes Cannot Verify the Identity of the Server via Tenorshare TunesCare

Below is a simple guide on how to fix iTunes can't verify the identity of the server Windows 10/8/7 with Tenorshare TunesCare. As Tenorshare TunesCare is easy to operate, what you need to do is first to download and install it to your PC/Mac.

  • Step 1: When launch Tenorshare TunesCare, you will see the interface below, click "Fix All iTunes Issues" for fixing the iTunes on your computer;

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  • Step 2: Tenorshare TunesCare will automatically detect the working environment of iTunes. Whether your iTunes works normally or abnormally, click "Repair Now" to get it a refreshment. And Tenorshare TunesCare then will start downloading the repair driver for iTunes.

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  • Step 3: After the download process is done, Tenorshare TunesCare will automatically begin to repair iTunes. Wait for minutes and iTunes will restart again.

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What Lead to "the certificate for this server is invalid" Happen?

Even after users fix the iTunes, they might have no idea for what is the problem. In fact this question sometime caused by the local system time of computer, certificate expired, or iTunes lose files, thus iTunes cannot connect to the server.

Using Tenorshare TunesCare to fix iTunes data, this process will add the missing files or replace the error files. Ensure the version and data of iTunes can be important to avoid issues like iTunes can't verify the identity of the server happen.

If you find this article helpful, favorite it and give Tenorshare TunesCare a download. When you meet other problems like iTunes cannot sync with iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6/5s/5, iPad, or iPod touch, you can also connect your devices with Tenorshare TunesCare and let them back to normal.

  Updated on 2020-02-27 / Update for  iTunes Tips

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