How to Fix iTunes Not Recognizing iPhone or iPad on Windows Computer

How to Fix iTunes Not Recognizing iPhone or iPad on Windows Computer


Hey everyone. I’m Max Dalton, and in this video I’m going
to show you how to fix iTunes not recognizing your iPhone or iPad by updating your Apple
Mobile Device USB driver. It can be incredibly frustrating when iTunes
doesn’t recognize your iPhone or iPad — especially when the device is recognized by your computer. Before you do anything else, try the basics:
restart your computer, use a different cable, and restart your iPhone or iPad. However, if none of that works, the option
that eludes most people is checking for an update to the Apple Mobile Device USB driver. Checking for an update to this driver, and
installing the available update if there is one, is easy and only takes a few minutes. Additionally, updating this driver can resolve
other issues with your iPhone or iPad, such as issues manually removing picture and video
files from your device. And now, let’s walk through the steps to update
the Apple Mobile Device driver associated with your iPhone or iPad on your Windows PC,
to see if that resolves your problem with iTunes not recognizing your iPhone or iPad
on a Windows computer. Step 1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to an available
USB port on your computer using the Lightning cable that came with your device. Step 2. Tap “Allow” on your iPhone or iPad if a dialog
box appears on your device’s screen asking if you want to allow this device to access
photos or videos. The dialog box will disappear. Step 3. Right-click the “Windows” icon on the far-left
side of the taskbar along the bottom of the screen. A menu appears. Step 4. Click “Device Manager” in the menu. The Device Manager window opens. Step 5. Click the arrow to the left of Portable Devices
to expand that menu. You should see Apple iPhone or Apple iPad
in that menu. Step 6. Right-click either “Apple iPhone” or “Apple
iPad” in the menu beneath Portable Devices. A context menu appears. Step 7. Click “Update Driver” in the context menu. The Update Drivers window opens, asking how
you want to search for drivers. Step 8. Click to select “Search automatically for
updated driver software” in the Update Drivers window. Install the updated driver if one is detected. Congratulations! You now know how to fix iTunes not recognizing
your iPhone or iPad by updating your Apple Mobile Device USB driver. Thanks for watching. Leave your thoughts and questions in the comments
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6 thoughts on “How to Fix iTunes Not Recognizing iPhone or iPad on Windows Computer

  1. worked, thank you very much, been struggling ever since i updated to ios 12

  2. thank you, it worked for me, Thanks again

  3. THANK U SO MUCH

  4. didnt work with me, i have no issues with the computer recognizing the ipad, i can even access the pictures on it, however itunes just doesnt recognize it

  5. didn't find portable device

  6. please help

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