My Computer won't Recognize My iPhone on Mac and Windows

Usually more than 90% people use computer or Mac to manage their iPhone music and video files such as adding songs, deleting or renaming them. But sometimes computer not recognizing iPhone. It is a common issue among Mac and windows users which doesn’t allow them to manage their iPhone files because they can’t connect their iPhone to computer or mac. Users of windows and Mac don't need to worry about it, because you don’t need to install any specific software to solve out this problem. You can easily solve it by using inbuilt technologies itself. You can go through this tutorial to solve out My Computer won't Recognize My iPhone on Mac and Windows easily.

Part 1. Tips for Windows won't recognize iPhone

In this part we are going to tell you about some normal tips to solve out this issue which may can help you to connect your iPhone to computer.

Tip #1. Unplug and restart computer

You can try out this method. This is very simple and if you are lucky and you problem will be solved by saving lots of time. Now simply unplug the computer from power supply first. That’s it.

You must unplug computer from the power supply socket because mostly all computer won’t shut down properly if you simply turn off computer by pressing power button. On the motherboard of your computer all small devices are connected. But when you unplug your computer all small microprocessors on your motherboard will reload the drivers. So your problem may be solved.

Tip #2. Update your computer driver

This is the most helpful way of solving the issue of "my computer or mac won’t recognize my iPhone". This solution can easily help you to solve your problem. To update your device driver, just visit Device manager on your computer and search for “Unknown device” option. You can find device manager by clicking on Start button and enter “devmgmt.msc”. or you can find it in the control panel and clicking on the device manager.

My computer won't recognize my iPhone on Mac and Windows-Update your computer driver

Now right click on unknown device and then click on Properties option. Find out drive tab on the top of next windows and then click on the Update driver option.

My computer won't recognize my iPhone on Mac and Windows-Update driver

If this thing doesn’t work, you can try to download and update driver from the manufacturer website of your computer.

Tip #3. USB Root Hub

This is another thing which you can try to to solve "my windows won’t recognize my iPhone". Just open Device Manager and expend USB Serial Bus controllers. Now right click on the USB Root Hub and select Properties.

My computer won't recognize my iPhone on Mac and Windows-Properties

Now just click on the power management and deselect the option “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save Power”. Now repeat this step for all USB root hub options. Click on OK button and restart your computer. Then connect iPhone again and check it whether the device is recognized by the computer or not.

My computer won't recognize my iPhone on Mac and Windows-all USB root hub

Part 2. Tips for Mac won't recognize iPhone

Sometimes Mac also doesn't recognize iPhone when users connect iPhone with mac using USB cable. In this part we are going to tell you about the tips to solve out Mac won’t recognize iPhone.

Tip #1. Check cable connection between iPhone and computer

Before trying anything in your Mac to solve out mac won’t recognize iPhone, you need to go through the cable connection between iPhone and computer.

Check that your iPhone USB cable is connected with both devices iPhone and computer. If it connected, but your iPhone is not detected by Mac, try a different USB cable on your Mac.

Trust this computer

It is very important to tap on Trust this computer on your iPhone when you connect iPhone with computer. After you connect your iPhone with Mac and you will see a popup on your iPhone asking you “Trust this computer?”. Tap on Trust button on this popup.

My computer won't recognize my iPhone on Mac and Windows-Trust this computer

Tip #2. Update your iOS and iTunes versions

While you connect iPhone with Mac using a USB cable, you need to make sure that your iOS and iTunes have the latest version.

To check iTunes version, tap on iTunes on the top left side of Mac and click on "Check for Updates". If updates are available and install it.

My computer won't recognize my iPhone on Mac and Windows-update

Tip #3. System Requirements of device

Different iOS device like iPhone, iPod or iPad have different system requirements to connect with Mac. Just for example iPhone 5 needs Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later version of mac installed on your mac device. You can check your current version of Mac by clicking on the Apple icon which is on the top left corner of Mac main screen and select “About the Mac” option.

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Part 3. Connect iPhone with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) when Mac and windows won’t recognize iPhone

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) is iOS device management software and allows you to connect iOS devices with computer when your computer won’t recognize iPhone on Mac and windows. dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) installs some drivers itself when you install the program in your computer. So you can easily connect you iPhone with computer and Mac using USB cable if there is no problem with the USB cable. This software allows you to manage all your iOS and Android devices data on computer or Mac.

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How to manage data on iPhone when computer or Mac won’t recognize iPhone

Step 1 First of all you have to install it on computer and launch the program. You can download dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) here.

Step 2 Now connect iPhone with computer using USB cable and wait dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) to detect your iPhone. dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) will detect iPhone automatically.

My computer won't recognize my iPhone on Mac and Windows-connect iphone

Step 3 Now click on the music tap on the top and here you can view all music files of your iPhone. Click Add button and select Add File or Add Folder button. Add file button will add some selected files and Add Folder button will add a complete music folder to your iPhone or iTunes.

My computer won't recognize my iPhone on Mac and Windows-add music

Step 4 Now you will a popup window. In this popup windows browse the files from your computer and click on open button. Once you have clicked it will add selected music file to your iPhone.

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Aug 01,2018 19:43 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to iPhone Problems

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