I have been right where you are right now …

Holding my iPhone in one hand whilst trying to search the Internet to find a way to fix my computer not recognizing my iPhone.

And it so happens you just dropped by this page and you’re wondering WTF I will be talking about.

Well, I’ll show you how you can make your computer recognize your iPhone so that you can connect and sync it with your iTunes or do whatever else you would like to do with it.


Understanding Why Your Computer Is Not Recognizing Your iPhone.

Now it’s kind of like Tom and Jerry.

Apple’s products that include the iPhone, iPad, 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.

However, this situation is totally different if you bring an iPhone together with a MacBook which Apple’s syncing process is almost seamless.

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. That particular bug is what this guide will try and cater to help you fix it.


What you will need



Fix Computer Not Recognizing iPhone: 5 Ways


1.  Updating Apple Mobile Device USB Driver

Step 1:  Go ahead connect your iPhone to your PC.

Step 2:  Open up your Search (to your 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


Computer Not Recognizing iPhone




5.  Try a different USB port on your computer

Since your computer is not recognizing iPhone you can also try to connect your iPhone using any other USB ports on your computer.


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