Solved: Computer Not Recognizing iPhone – 3 Easy Fixes

If your computer is not recognizing your iPhone, to fix it, you can update the Apple mobile device USB driver, reinstall iTunes, or update your computer.

Things To Consider

Before you do any of the above, be sure that your iPhone is unlocked when trying to connect to the computer and that it is turned on.

And, if you see a “Trust this Computer” notification, unlock your device and tap Trust.

Unplug all USB accessories from your computer except for your iPhone. Try each USB port to see if one works. Then try a different Apple USB cable.

Try connecting your iPhone to a different computer and restart both your iPhone and computer to see if that fixes the issue. If not, try the following:

Update Apple Mobile Device USB Driver

  • Connect your iPhone to your PC.
  • Tap the Windows key and type Device Manager.
  • Double click to launch Device Manager.
  • Go to Universal Serial Bus controllers.
  • Under Universal Serial Bus controllers, Find Apple Mobile Device USB Driver.
  • Double-click it to open the Properties menu.
  • Go to the Driver tab and uninstall the driver.
  • Disconnect your iPhone, and connect it again.
  • Windows 10 will search and download the driver again.

Reinstall iTunes

  • Uninstall iTunes.
  • Then, go to Apple’s website and download the latest iTunes installer.
  • Run the installer and install the latest version of iTunes.
  • Connect your iPhone to your PC.
  • Open Device Manager, and expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.
  • Under Universal Serial Bus controllers.
  • Locate Apple Mobile Device USB Driver.
  • Double-click it to open the Properties menu.
  • Go to the Driver tab and Update the driver.
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Update Windows

  • Open the Settings menu and go to Update & security > Windows Update.
  • Click Check for updates.
  • New updates. if any, will download and install automatically.
  • Restart your PC after new updates are installed.

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