How To Fix Your iPhone Not Showing In iTunes

One of the most annoying problems with iPhone/iPad users is when the device is connected a computer and ready for syncing, but you find out your iPhone/iPad not showing up in iTunes. Some people manage to get by without the help of iTunes. However, it is essential for finding methods to fix the issues. In this post, we’ll show you popular ways to resolve the issue

How to Fix an iPhone or iPad That Doesn’t Show Up in iTunes

Reboot, Update, Try Different USB Port

  • Restart your iPhone by holding the Power + Home buttons. For the iPhone 7/7 Plus they are the Volume Down + Power buttons.
  • Reboot your Windows PC or Mac.
  • Ensure iTunes in your Windows are updated to the latest version. This can be done by going to Help -> Check for Updates in iTunes to update software.
  • Check the USB cable or even switch up USB ports, sometimes the problem can occur due to hardware issues.

‘Trust this Computer’ Prompt

If you connect your iPhone/iPad to the PC for the first time, there will be a popup asking for trusting the PC being used. You should tap ‘Trust’. If not, your device won’t show up on iTunes. Even if it isn’t the first time, when you are connecting your phone, some settings may have been reset so the pop up can appear again.

Also read: Five Ways To Fix iCloud Notes Not Syncing On Your iPhone/iPad

Reinstall Apple’s Windows Drivers

The problem can come from Apple’s drivers, which cause the Windows PC not to be able to recognize your iOS devices. There are simple steps you should try to solve this problem:

  1. Close iTunes completely then plug the your iPhone/iPad to the PC.
  2. Go to Start and look for ‘Device Manager’.
  3. Browse for your device, you’ll see them under the ‘Portable Devices’ drop down menu.
  4. Right click on it and choose ‘Update Driver Software’.
  5. Then choose ‘Browse My Computer for Driver Software’.
  6. After that, click ‘Let me choose from a List of Device Drivers on My Computer’.
  7. Next, choose ‘Have Disk’.
  8. This will then bring you to the Install From Disk From here click Browse and follow the path: ‘C:\Program Files\Common File\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers\usbaapl64.inf’
  9. Now, double click the file and click OK in the Install From Disk window.
  10. Now your will start reinstalling Apple’s mobile drivers. Simply close the device manager and open iTunes again.

These are three common methods to fix your iPhone not showing in iTunes. Hope these solutions are useful for you.