How to Fix iPhone Not Showing Up on Computer


Sometimes, your iPhone not showing up on computer but you want to import your photos and videos. Read this guide to learn some quick fixes.


Oct. 20, 2016


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Download AnyTrans to transfer and manage your iPhone photos, videos, music and more. Now read on this guide to learn how to fix iPhone not showing up on computer.

Question: "I've connected my iPhone to my laptop and laptop automatically stated to install device driver software. But iPhone not appearing in "My Computer", but my iTunes is working fine."

On a Windows computer, we often connect our iPhone to it to import photos and videos in camera roll, but it happens sometimes your iPhone not appearing as a portable device on your PC. In this post, we will show you some potential solutions to solve this problem.

Also Read: How to Fix iPhoto Not Recognizing iPhone >

How to Fix iPhone Not Showing Up on Computer

  • Update your Windows, and make sure your iPhone is running the latest iOS.
  • Restart your iPhone and PC.
  • Make sure you connect your iPhone with the original Apple USB cable, and try a different USB port on your computer.
  • Unplug and plugin your iPhone two or three times.
  • On your PC, after connected with your iPhone, you’ll see a message on the iPhone asking if you want to trust the computer. Tap on Trust. Sometimes, you may need to repeat few times.
  • Update iPhone drivers: Open Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Look for Apple iPhone under the "Unspecified" section > Right-click on it, choose "Properties" > Click the Hardware tab> Choose change settings button > Click on the Driver tab and Update Driver. Then Browse my computer for driver software. Now navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers and click Ok, then Next.

See Also: How to Fix iMessage Not Syncing Between iDevices >

Alternative Way to Fix iPhone Not Showing up on Computer

Still not working? If your iPhone still not appearing in Windows PC, try an iOS file manager named AnyTrans to transfer, backup and manage all content of your iPhone on computer. AnyTrans enables you to use your iPhone as a portable device. Download AnyTrans to Take a Tour >

  • Supports managing iOS files on PC/Mac in a smarter way, covering photos, videos, music, messages, notes, contacts and more on iPhone/iPad/iPod.
  • Make iPhone photos show up on PC and Mac computer.
  • Export photos in Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream and Albums from iPhone to computer and vice versa.
  • Transfer photos, videos, and songs from iPhone to computer, and to another iDevice.

Open AnyTrans and connect with your iPhone, and then you can manage your iPhone content on computer. You can use the shortcut button to transfer data from iPhone to computer, to iTunes, to another iDevice in one click.

Fix iPhone Not Showing up on Computer with AnyTrans

Fix iPhone Not Showing up on Computer with AnyTrans

To manage your iPhone photos on computer: Choose Photos and select a photo type you need.

Fix iPhone Not Showing up on Computer with AnyTrans

Fix iPhone Not Showing up on Computer with AnyTrans

Then view your iPhone photos and you can export them to computer.

Fix iPhone Not Showing up on Computer with AnyTrans

Fix iPhone Not Showing up on Computer with AnyTrans

The Bottom Line

If you have any better solutions to fix the iPhone not showing up on computer issue, please leave a comment below. At the same time, don’t forget to give a try on AnyTrans >

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