How to Fix iPhone Won't Sync with iTunes After Upgrading to iOS 9/9.2/9.3.4/9.3.5 or iOS 10


Your iPad/iPod touch/iPhone cannot be synced with iTunes after updating to iOS 9/9.3.5 or iOS 10? Don't worry! Read this post to fix it.


September 07, 2016


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"After updating to iOS 9.3.5, iTunes cannot sync music/photos to my iPhone 6, even if I downloaded and installed the latest iTunes 12.5.1 on my pc and recently updated to the new iOS 10" – One iPhone 6 plus user complained on Apple forum about iTunes sync problem in iOS 9/10.

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Although Apple has released iTunes 12.4.3 to fix bugs about sync music playlists, and iTunes 12.5.1 to support the latest iOS 10 update, there are still some issues you may meet when using the new iTunes to sync songs, playlists, photos or some other types of data from computer to iPhone/iPad. And in this post, for fixing this "iTunes won't sync" problem, we offer you some basic tips below, which we think would be helpful for the solving of some iTunes sync problems in iOS 8/9, and even the new released iOS 9.3.4, iOS 9.3.5 or iOS 10 update.

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Tips to Fix iTunes Sync Issues in iOS 9/9.2/9.3.5 or iOS 10

There are some simple tips that you can use to fix "iPad/iPhone cannot be synced with iTunes after an iOS update". Now let's check the basic tips below.

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Tip 1. Change another USB cable

Tip 2. Check WIFI connection.

Tip 3. Update iTunes to the latest version.

Tip 4. Turn off iCloud Music Library and iTunes Match on iPhone: Tap Setting > Music to turn off it.

Tip 5. Turn off "Show Apple Music" on iPhone: Tap Setting > Music to turn off Apple Music.

Tip 6. Turn off "Show Apple Music" on iTunes (Computer): iTunes > Edit > Preferences > General > Turn off Show Apple Music > Click "OK".

Tip 7. (For sync error 54) Read guide to fix iTunes sync error (-54).

Tip 8. Use iTunes alternative. You can use AnyTrans to sync selected files from iTunes to iPhone. It supports iOS 10/9/8/7/6/5.

You are suggested to read our previous guide - iTunes 12 sync issues and solutions, which shows you the most common sync issues you may meet when using iTunes 12, including cannot sync music, waiting for items to copy, iPhone can't be recognized etc.

Bonus Tip: Why My iPhone Won’t Sync to iTunes? How to Fix

Except your purchased items, iPhone won’t sync anything to iTunes library on computer. So how can you sync iPhone to iTunes? Here we offer one iTunes alternatives - AnyTrans to help you. Besides transferring from iTunes to iPhone, AnyTrans also allows you to transfer from iPhone to iTunes. And below we show you one example of using it to sync all music, ringtones, playlists and apps from iPhone 6 to iTunes. Before we start, let’s download AnyTrans to computer first.

Step 1. Run AnyTrans and connect your iPhone to computer. Once your iPhone is recognized, you will see the interface below. Just click “Content to iTunes”.

How to Sync iPhone to iTunes Library – Step 1

How to Sync iPhone to iTunes Library – Step 1

Step 2. Select the categories you want and start to transfer them to your iTunes by clicking “Next” button on the right.

How to Sync iPhone to iTunes Library – Step 2

How to Sync iPhone to iTunes Library – Step 2

The Transferring time is based on the size of data you are transferring. And make sure your device is connected to computer in the whole transferring process. (Know more by reading tutorial about managing music with AnyTrans)

How to Sync iPhone to iTunes with AnyTrans

How to Sync iPhone to iTunes with AnyTrans

The Bottom Line

If you have any workaround to fix the iPhone won’t sync with iTunes after iOS update problem, please leave a comment below to share with others. At the same time, don’t forget to download AnyTrans and try it free. And here we also list you some other iTunes syncing problems and solutions you may like:

Some Songs Won’t Sync from iTunes to iPhone >

iTunes Won’t Sync Videos to iPhone/iPad >

How to Sync iPhone iPad to New Computer >

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