iPhone 8/iPhone 7: The Device Is Unreachable in Windows 10? Fixes Here

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Myra Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s
The error 0x80070141 "The device is unreachable" mainly occurs when you connect your iPhone to your Windows PC and try to copy files from your iPhone to computer. The common devices that are involved are iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and PC in Windows 10. Given that, this article is written to not only provide you a free alternative way to transfer files from your iPhone to PC but also give the potential fixes to the error in Windows 10. Read on to get the details.

Part 1: How to transfer files from iPhone to PC in Windows 10 (FREE)

If you are facing The Device Is Unreachable error on your Windows 10 PC, it's highly likely that you are trying to import photos from your iPhone 8 or iPhone 7 to your PC by connecting your iDevice to the computer. Luckily, if copying photos (or other files like videos, music, contacts) from your iPhone to PC is your purpose, there is another COMPLETELY FREE method to get things done, which is to use EaseUS MobiMover Free, the FREEWARE for iOS data transfer and file management.

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

With MobiMover installed on your PC (or Mac), you can transfer photos, music, contacts and more between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer without any cost. The files you can transfer depends on the feature used, but all the files listed above can be imported from your iPhone to PC. Thus, no matter you want to transfer photos from iPhone to PC or save iPhone text messages to computer, you can use MobiMover to help you. Can't wait to have a try? Follow the steps below to copy files from iPhone to PC without the error The Device Is Unreachable.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC running Windows 10 with a USB cable. Once connected, tap on "Trust" on your iPhone screen if pops up. Open EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to the "Phone to PC" mode. Move your mouse to the right pane and click "Next" to continue.

how to transfer data from iPhone to Windows 10 PC - step 1

Step 2. All the apps available to your iPhone is loaded here. You can choose all or a certain type to proceed. Before that, you can also customize a storage path to keep the transferred content. Otherwise, it will keep on your Windows 10 desktop. Once made the decision, click "Transfer" to transfer files from iPhone to PC Windows 10

how to transfer data from iPhone to Windows 10 PC - step 2

Step 3: Wait until the process finished. Besides Windows 10, MobiMover also supports you to transfer data from an iOS device to Windows 7 and Windows 8 computer.

how to transfer data from iPhone to Windows 10 PC - step 3

As mentioned above, MobiMover also support the data transfer between two iDevice and from computer to iDevice, which means you can do things like transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone, which is quite necessary when you get a new iPhone, and putting music to iPhone without iTunes, which is a common need of iPhone users.

Part 2: Possible fixes to The Device is Unreachable in Windows 10 with iPhone 8/iPhone 7

Fix 1: Turn on My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing on iPhone

If the error 0x80070141 happens when you try to transfer photos from your iPhone to Windows 10 PC, you should first check your iPhone settings. Go to Settings > Photos on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 7 and then turn on BOTH iCloud Photo Sharing and My Photo Stream. The effectiveness of this tip has been proven by many iPhone users, don't hesitate to have a try.

Fix 2: Try another USB port or cable

The culprit of the issue The Device Is Unreachable could be an incompatible USB port or a damaged USB cable. It's simple for you to try a different USB port or cable to have a try. Besides, this tip is also helpful in solving the problem This Accessory May Not Be supported.

Fix 3: Install the latest version of iTunes on your Windows 10 PC

The latest version of iTunes is required for your iPhone to be successfully identified and access by the computer. Thus, when The Device Is Unreachable error message is shown on your PC, try to update your iTunes to its latest version and reconnect your iPhone to your Windows 10 computer.

Fix 4: Trust This Computer

Don't ignore the notification appears on your iPhone asking you whether to allow the computer to access photos on videos on your iPhone after you connect your iPhone to the PC. If you see the message, click Allow, which is the first step to make photo transfer possible. Also, try this easy solution when your encounter The Device Is Unreachable message.