iTunes is the most comprehensive and well-known multi-media and syncing software by Apple. It has a significant role in connecting the devices across the various platform in the Apple ecosystem. iTunes is used to sync media, documents, and movies across devices and browse and buy music albums. To cut the story short, iTunes has an enormous role in maintaining and managing devices across several platforms.
The recent updates from Apple have prompted an irritable error in iTunes that, "iTunes can't verify the identity of the server.” The prompt error window will also specify the server that it can not verify. The issue mainly arises on mac and limits connectivity to many servers.
After the iTunes update 11.0.3, an error started to pop up while connecting with the iTunes on Mac. The error communicates the system's inability to verify the identity of the server. The error window also visualizes the server name. An option again pops up that asks for the user's permission to continue. It warns the user that if the press continues, they might be putting their privacy and personal data at the risk of attacks.
The error can appear due to many reasons, and the solutions for these are easy and reliable. We will walk you through the process to eliminate the error but first, let's take a look at identifying the cause of the error.
This error can be solved in 3 ways.
This method is quite technical and lengthy, but it resolves the issue for almost all the servers. The technique involves bypassing the trust protocols built-in iTunes. Since the error starts appearing after official updates from Apple, the risk of malicious attacks or spammy software is relatively low, and chances are less that anything will harm your device. However, be careful if you are attempting to bypass the trust certificates without any reason.
The method is quiet and reliable. This method involves Keychain Access. First of all, you have to close down iTunes and Appstore.
Often, browsing and server errors appear because the date and time on your computer are not accurate, which causes a clash with server time and date. Make sure that you set the date and time correctly.
Such errors can also occur due to the cache overload and junk files in cache memory. It can be eradicated by clearing the junk files, old logs, and trash. To clear the iTunes cache, follow these steps
Launching iTunes in safe mode can solve the issue "iTunes can't verify the identity of the server” if upon launching iTunes in safe mode solve the error, then it is implied that a third-party script is causing the error, and this error can be removed. You can also keep using iTunes in safe mode.
Launching iTunes in safe mode is very easy and is just a two-step process.