Quick Fix iPhone Not Showing up on Windows 10

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Some users may have encountered a common problem just after you have updated your PC OS to Windows 10 - iPhone not showing up on Windows 10 as a portable device when you connect your iPhone to PC. Here, we offer the following quick fixes in three parts and hope it's helpful. If you are a Mac user, and also have the iPhone now showing up on Mac issues, find the relevant solutions below. 

Tip 1: Simple Ways to Fix iPhone Not Showing up on Windows 10

If your iPhone is not showing up on PC after upgrading to Windows 10, try each repair tip listed below to timely settle problem.

1. Make sure your iPhone is running the latest iOS.

2. Make sure to use the original Apple USB cable and that the USB wire isn't broken.

3. Try different USB ports on your computer.

4. Restart your iPhone and PC.

5. Check to make sure there are pictures and/or videos in the camera roll on your iPhone because iPhone will not show up in windows explorer if your camera roll is empty.

6. When you connect your iPhone to the computer, tap Trust this computer.

7. Disable the security lock. This may also help you fix the iPhone not showing up on Windows problem. Go to Settings > tap Touch ID & Passcode > find Turn Passcode Off>Disable security lock.

Tip 2: Fix iPhone Not Showing up on Windows 10 via Device Manager

If the above solutions don't help you fix iPhone not appearing on Windows 10, continue by referring to the following guides:

1. Click the Start button on your PC, search for "device manager" in the search box, click it and the Device Manager window will open.

2. Click Portable Devices and then right-click Apple iPhone as show below.

fix iPhone not showing in device manager 

3. Choose Update Driver Software in the drop-down menu.

4. Choose "Browse my computer for driver software".

browse mu computer for drive software 

5. Click "Let me pick a list of device drivers on my computer", and then choose to install a driver software.

Tip 3: Fix iPhone Not Showing up on Windows 10 With Control Panel

1. Click on the Start button on your PC, search for "devices and printers" in the search box, click it and the Control Panel window will open.

2. Find the Apple iPhone under the Unspecified column.

3. Right-click Apple iPhone and select Troubleshoot.

4. It will detect the trouble as "the device was not enabled". Select "enable device". The iPhone folder will show up in Windows. 

iPhone showing up within control panel 

How to transfer iPhone content to Windows PC for free

Having settled the iPhone not showing up trouble, let's get to how to transfer iPhone data to the computer to free up space. Using the iPhone to take pictures, record videos and send SMS and MMS messages will no doubt take up a lot of space. Freeing up iPhone space with free iPhone transfer software to make iPhone faster is necessary. EaseUS MobiMover Free is well-developed for simple iPhone data management and transfer of messages, notes, calendars, photos, music, audios, and books. Try it now!

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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 to continue. Open EaseUS MobiMover and go to the 1-Click-Transfer screen, then choose the iDevice to PC model.

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

Step 2: MobiMover provides two options when using this one-click transfer feature. You can choose to copy the whole data from iPhone to Windows 10 PC at one time or select a single data type to sync.

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

Step 3: Go to the top-right corner and click the Folder icon to set the path for exported files on your Windows 10. If you don't set the location manually, MobiMover will transfer the iPhone data to a desktop folder.

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

Step 4: Now, click Transfer to transfer files from iPhone to PC Windows 10. MobiMover also supports you to transfer data from iOS device to Windows 7 and Windows 8 computer.

how to transfer data from iPhone to Windows 10 PC - step 4