Fixes to iPhone Not Showing Up in iTunes

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Myra Posted on Jul 17, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

When you want to do things like backing up your iPhone, transferring music from computer to iPod Touch or deleting synced photos from iPhone or iPad, the tool that first comes to your mind is iTunes. As an Application to manage your iPhone content, it's frequently used to get things done. When iTunes work smoothly, everything is OK. But if a problem like iPhone Not Showing Up in iTunes happens, it could be inconvenient for you. Read this article and you will know what to do when you have this iPhone Not Showing on iTunes issue.

Fixes to iPhone Not Showing Up in iTunes

"iTunes won't sync to iPhone" is another common problem that could happen to iTunes, you can click the problem to know the solutions.

 

Tip 1: Check the hardware

It's inevitable that you will use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer. Thus you need to check the USB cable and the port of your iPhone and computer to see whether they work properly.

 

Tip 2: Turn of Restrictions on iPhone

Step 1: Go to "Settings" and tap on "General".

Step 2: Scroll down to choose "Restrictions".

Step 3: Turn "Restrictions" off if it's on.

 

Tip 3: Update iOS and iTunes to the latest version

You can learn how to update iOS to the latest version by reading the article introduces the way to install iOS 10.3.2 for reference. The ways to update iTunes on your computer is shown below.

For Mac users:

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Click "iTunes" from the menu bar and choose "Check for Updates".

Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest iTunes.

For Windows users:

Step 1: Run iTunes on your PC.

Step 2: Choose the last option "Help" from the menu bar and select "Check for Updates".

Step 3: Follow the on-screen prompts to update to the latest iTunes.

 

Tip 4: Make sure "Trust" is selected

When you connect your iPhone to your computer, a prompt will appear on your iPhone asking you about whether to trust this computer or not, choose "Trust".

 

Tip 5: Re-install iTunes and restart you iPhone and computer

Uninstall iTunes on your computer first and then install it on your computer again. Then connect your iPhone to the computer to see whether your iPhone is showing up in iTunes. If not, restart your iPhone and computer to try again.