I have been right where you are right now, holding my iPhone in my hand whilst trying to search the Internet to find a way to fix my Computer Not Recognizing iPhone.
Now this definitive guide is for you if you have a computer which has Windows 10/ 8.1/ 7.
Understanding Why Your Computer Not Recognizing iPhone
Now it’s kind of like cats and dogs.
Apple’s products that include your iPhone, iPad and MacBook don’t go certainly well with Microsoft’s Windows (which your PC is running on).
Whenever we bring these two together, they really don’t want to be in each other’s business, which results every now and then with bugs and errors.
One such common bug that is frequently encountered whenever you try to connect your iPhone with a Windows PC, is when it does not allow your Windows PC to detect your iPhone.
Here are 5 Fast and Simple methods to fix when your computer not recognizing iPhone.
What you will need
- You must be signed in to Windows as an Administrator
- Your data cable/charger cable
Fix Computer Not Recognizing iPhone: 5 Simple Ways
1. Updating Apple Mobile Device USB Driver
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC
Step 2: Search Box (Bottom-Left), Type and Open Device Manager, and Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers
Step 3: Under Universal Serial Bus controllers, you will see Apple Mobile Device USB Driver. Double-click it to open its Properties
Step 4: Go to the Driver tab and Uninstall the driver
Step 5: Disconnect your iPhone, and Connect it again (Windows 10 will search and download the driver again)
2. Reinstalling iTunes
Step 1: Uninstall iTunes. Go to Apple’s website and Install iTunes again
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your PC
Step 3: Open Device Manager, and Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers
Step 4: Under Universal Serial Bus controllers, you will see Apple Mobile Device USB Driver. Double-click it to open its Properties
Step 5: Go to the Driver tab and Update the driver
3. Update Windows
Step 1: Open the Settings menu and go to Update & security > Windows Update.
Step 2: Click Check for updates to prompt your PC to scan for the latest updates. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
Step 3: Click Restart Now to restart your PC and complete the installation process.
4. Trust The Computer
Step 1: Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer or other device.
Step 2: Enter your passcode, if you have one, to unlock your iOS device.
Step 3: Tap on Trust
5. Try a different USB port on your computer
Since your computer not recognizing iPhone, try to connect your iPhone using other USB ports on your computer instead.
Still not working? 🙁
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