Sometimes, when you want to import your photos and videos to PC but your iPhone doesn’t show up on PC as it used to be. No worries. Here in this post, we will shou you some quick ways to fix iPhone not showing up on PC/Mac.
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We often connect our iPhone to it to import photos and videos in camera roll, but it happens sometimes that iPhone won’t show up on pc. This problem usually takes place on Windows 10/8/7/XP computer and happens occasionally on Mac.
Then, why iPhone connect to PC not showing? How to fix iPhone not showing up on PC? Next, we will analyze the reasons for this problem and show you some potential solutions to solve this problem.
Why iPhone connected to pc but not showing (Windows PC/Mac)? There are most common reasons:
If you encounter the iPhone not showing on PC problem, you can follow the 7 common tips below to fix this issue.
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
Outdated iPhone Driver may also cause iPhone not showing up on PC. Therefore, before you connect your iPhone to the computer, please update iPhone drivers first. And here is how to fix iPhone not appearing on PC in this way.
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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:
In addition to Windows PC, some users also complain iPhone not showing in my computer (Mac). So here we will also talk about how to fix iPhone not showing up when plugged into computer (Mac).
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 you can’t fix iPhone not showing up on PC with the above methods, then here is an alternative way that you can easily view and sync iPhone data with computer. This is a better way to manage all your iPhone data on the computer, which is AnyTrans – iPhone Data Manager. It is full-way iOS file transfer and management tool, can help you transfer data from iPhone to computer, iPhone to iPhone, and Android to iPhone. And you can even use this tool to manage iTunes and iCloud contents. AnyTrans works well on Windows PC and Mac. You can learn more about it below.
Here are the simple steps of transferring & managing pictures on iPhone with AnyTrans.
Step 1. Free download, 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.
If the above methods didn’t work, maybe the Apple iPhone not showing up on PC issue isn’t caused by hardware-related issues. Then you need to consider the system errors. Here we recommend you try AnyFix – iOS System Recovery, which is designed to fix 130+ iOS/iPadOS/tvOS problems, like iPhone not showing on PC, iPhone frozen, computer not recognizing iPhone, iPhone/iPad disabled connect to iTunes, etc. It offers 3 repair modes for different system fixing needs and guarantees a high success rate. Most importantly, you can even use it to fix system without any data loss.
AnyFix can fix system issues on all iPhone and iPad models. And it even supports iOS 17. Just free download and install AnyFix on your Windows PC or Mac. Then follow the steps below to fix iPhone not showing up on PC.
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.
Step 3. Now, you need to choose a mode to repair. To repair with no data loss, tap on the Standard Repair button to continue.
Step 4. Now, click the Download button to get the firmware for your iOS device. Once the firmware has been downloaded, click Fix Now button to start repairing.
Step 5. Wait a while and when the recovery process is completed, you will see the completed page.
That’s all possible methods for you to fix iPhone not showing up on PC. If you failed with the common tips, don’t forget to free download AnyFix to have a try. And you can also use AnyTrans to transfer data from iPhone to the computer. All iOS data like photos, ringtones, notes, contacts, etc, are supported. What’s more, AnyTrans is the best iPhone data management tool for you to export, import, and delete iPhone data anywhere you like. Explore more about AnyTrans now! >
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