Sometimes, when you want to import your photos and videos to PC but your iPhone not showing up on computer as it used to be. This guide collects some quick fixes to “iPhone not showing up on computer”.
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We often connect our iPhone to it to import photos and videos in camera roll, but it happens sometimes your iPhone does not appear as a portable device on your PC or Mac. This problem usually takes place on Windows 10/8/7/XP computer and happens occasionally on Mac.
Then, how to fix this problem of “iPhone not showing up in computer”? Next, we will analyze the reasons for this problem and show you some potential solutions to solve this problem.
Why won’t iPhone show up on your computer (Windows PC/Mac)? There are most common reason:
Tip 1. First, make sure your iPhone is unlocked and on the Home screen.
Tip 2. Make sure your Windows and iPhone are running the latest iOS. If you’re using iTunes, make sure you have the latest version.
Tip 3. Restart your iPhone and PC.
Tip 4. Make sure you connect your iPhone with the original Apple USB cable and try a different USB port on your computer.
Tip 5. Unplug and plug in your iPhone two or three times.
Tip 6. On your PC, after connecting with your iPhone, you’ll see a message on iPhone asking if you want to trust the computer. Unlock your device and tap on Trust. Sometimes, you may need to repeat a few times.
Tip 7. Update iPhone drivers:
If there is no updating option for you or no such driver at all, you can try Driver Easy to help you with it. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. To connect iPhone to the computer successfully:
Starting with macOS Catalina, your devices appear in the sidebar of the Finder windows. Open the Finder and click your device’s name to select it.
Also, starting with macOS Catalina, you can sync iPhone/iPad with the Finder is similar to syncing with iTunes.
If there are no pictures or videos showing up on your computer, then here is an alternative way that you can easily sync iPhone data with computers. This is a better way to manage all your iPhone data on the computer, which is AnyTrans. It is an iOS file transfer and management tool, and it works on both Windows PC and Mac.
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Here show the simple steps of transferring & managing pictures on iPhone with AnyTrans.
Step 1. Install and launch AnyTrans on your computer, and connect your iPhone > When AnyTrans has detected your iPhone, you will see the main interface shows below > Select Photos.
Step 2. View your iPhone photos, like Places, People, Photo Videos, etc in My Photos, or click Albums with photos.
Step 3. Then select and export pictures to your computer by clicking To PC button on the upper right corner. You can also transfer the pictures to iCloud or to another iPhone device by click More.
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Step 1. After launching it on the computer, you will see the interface as below. Click System Repair and continue.
Step 2. Choose iPhone Problems and tap on Start Now. Remember to connect your iPhone with computer.
If your device can’t be detected, the page will alert the messages to put your device in DFU or Recovery Mode. The instructions to enter the mode will be showing on the screen.
Step 3. Now, you need to choose a mode to repair. Standard Mode and Advanced Mode feature will ask the device to enter Recovery Mode. Ultimate Repair will ask the device to enter DFU mode. Normally, Standard Repair supports the most common system issues without data loss, which is the top choice of users. Tap on the Standard Repair button to continue.
Step 4. Now, you need to enter recovery mode when you choose Standard Repair mode. After entering the recovery mode, you can check your device info as below. Then click the Download button to get the firmware for your iOS device.
Step 5. Once the firmware has been downloaded, click Fix Now button to start repairing. Wait a while and when the recovery process is completed, you will see the completed page.
That’s all possible methods for you if your computer doesn’t recognize your iPhone. Some basic but efficient ways are introduced, and you can use AnyTrans to transfer photos from iPhone to the computer. More data like movies, ringtones, notes, contacts, etc, are supported. And AnyFix – iOS system recovery can solve computer doesn’t recognize your iPhone due to software issue. If you have any better solutions to fix the iPhone not showing up on computer issues, please leave a comment below.
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