How to Fix iTunes Could not Connect to This iPhone. The Value is Missing.

Want to get rid of iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. The value is missing? Here, we have discussed the reliable and effective solutions to your problem iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. The value is missing.

By Abby Walsh | Posted: May. 10, 2018, Last Updated: May. 17, 2018
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iTunes is a mobile device management application that is coded by Apple Inc for its iDevices. This application is used by millions of people throughout the world to manage their devices. But, there are some critical bugs available in this app that causes various errors. iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. The value is missing is one of such errors. This error occurs when you try to connect your iPhone to the iTunes. If you are facing this error, then don’t be anxious. You are not the only one who is facing is an error. It is one of the common errors that iTunes users are very likely to experience.

Here, we are going to tell you best troubleshooting methods that will aid you in solving iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. The value is missing. iPhone 6s/7/ 8/X.

How to Fix iTunes Could not Connect to this iPhone. The Value is Missing.

All the below tips are well tested before writing this useful guide. You can easily implement them to fix iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. The value is missing error.

Tip 1: Update iTunes and iOS device:

The very first tip is that you can follow to update your iTunes software and device software to the latest version. Maybe an outdated device or iTunes software is not able to communicate with each other.

How to update iTunes?

·         Open iTunes by double-clicking on its icon.

·         Now, you have to click on the “Help” drop-down menu and select “Check for Updates”.

·         It will take some time to check for latest version and download depending on the size of the update and your internet connection.

Click on "Check for Updates"

Click on “Check for Updates”

How to update iOS device software?

·         Firstly, tap on “Settings” icon to open it.

·         Now, select “General” from the list and tap on “Software Update”

·         You will either see the iOS version is up to date or Download and install button. Tap on “Download and Install” to update your iOS device.

Download and Install

Download and Install

Tip 2: Restore iOS device in DFU Mode:

If the problem still persists then, you can restore try to restore your iOS device in DFU mode to fix iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. The value is missing. DFU aka Device Firmware Update that enables the device to interact with iTunes without loading the operating system. It is the great way to fix many problems.

How to restore iOS device in DFU mode?

·         First, you have power off your mobile phone completely and connect it to the computer via USB cable.

·         Now, press and hold the “Home” and power button simultaneously for 10 seconds.

Press and hold Home and Power button Simultaneously

Press and hold Home and Power button Simultaneously

·         Release the button when iTunes message pops up to appear on the computer screen.

iTunes has detected an iPhone

iTunes has detected an iPhone

·         If your screen is black that means it is in DFU mode.

Tip 3: Restart your computer and reconnect your device:

Simply restart your computer to fix iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. The value is missing. iPhone 8. A simple restart could fix many system-level problems in a single shot. You can restart your computer and connect your iPhone device via different lightening cable to fix this problem.

Bonus Tip: How to Sync Data from Computer to iPhone without iTunes

You may want to transfer some data from computer to iPhone via iTunes but it can be really annoying if  you meet the error of “ iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. The value is missing”. So why not try to find a way to transfer data from computer to iPhone without iTunes? For this purpose AnyTrans for iOS is recommended for you to sync data between iPhone and computer without iTunes. You can get it to your PC/Mac and have a Free Trial and follow the steps below to transfer data from computer to iPhone easily without iTunes.

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Step 1. Run AnyTrans for iOS on computer and connect your iPhone via a USB cable. Click Audio > Music. (Here we take music as example to show you how to transfer music from computer to iPhone.)

How to Transfer Data from Computer to iPhone – Step 1

How to Transfer Data from Computer to iPhone – Step 1

Step 2. Click on Add button to select the music files you want to transfer to iPhone > click on OK to start transferring.

How to Transfer Data from Computer to iPhone – Step 2

How to Transfer Data from Computer to iPhone – Step 2

The Bottom Line

Facing problem like iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. The value is missing while connecting the iOS device to the computer? Today, we have talked about best ways to get rid of this frustrating error. And AnyTrans for iOS can help you transfer data between iPhone and computer without iTunes. Why not download it and have a Free Trial?

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.

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