What to Do If iTunes Cannot Read the Contents of my iPhone

Summary

Got an error message says iTunes Cannot Read the Contents of the iPhone? This page will show you a method to overcome this problem and save you from a iTunes restore.

Kelly Woods

Nov 10, 2012

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Sometimes iTunes will not read your iPhone and naughtily give you bellow error message:

iTunes Cannot Read the Contents of the iPhone

iTunes Cannot Read the Contents of the iPhone Message

If iTunes warns you this, it means the content on your iPhone could have be improperly writen by some software. Restoring this iPhone to factory settings will resolve this problem, but your phone would be blank then. So we come to help you get rid of this problem without initiating an iTunes Restore.

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The Tool You Need:

  • PhoneTrans Pro: spice up iPhone, iPad, iPod touch by transferring and managing music, Apps, movies, music videos, TV shows, podcasts, ringtones, eBooks.
  • PhoneBrowse: a free iPhone browser, which can make iPhone work in Disk Mode and manage iPhone files via drag-and-drop just like in Windows File Explorer.

How to Solve iTunes Cannot Read the Contents of the iPhone

  • Open PhoneTrans Pro
  • Connect your iPhone (so does iPad, iPod touch) to the computer
  • Import one or more songs to iPhone with PhoneTrans Pro (Guide). Then this iPhone Transfer will automatically created a backup for your media library.
  • Now open PhoneBrowse and let it load your iPhone information.
  • On the left side options bar, click File System
  • Uninstalling iTunes components in this order
  • Follow: iTunes_Control > iTunes > Backup
  • Uninstalling iTunes components in this order
  • Pick up the latest folder and select below files:
  • Uninstalling iTunes components in this order
  • Copy above files to this folder: Root > iTunes_Control > iTunes (replace the former files)

The Bottom Line

It's done! You may feel it is little bit complicated comparing with similar guides on the Internet. But this is the only way to get back all contents on your iPhone and save you from a iTunes Restore.

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