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If iTunes does not recognize the iPhone or iPad with a wired connection, the alarm bells will sound for some users. If iTunes does not display the iOS device and you cannot transfer data or make updates, then the following tips should help you with troubleshooting. Because iTunes is spinning around on the Mac or a Windows PC is not so rare - only the reasons can be very different. So here are the most common solutions in the event that iTunes does not recognize the iPhone or iPad.
These problems arise from time to time, especially with long-time Apple users. Such problems and corresponding questions can also be found in a wide variety of help forums, on social media pages and where users are still looking for and hoping for help. In any case, your search is now over, because I have listed the most common problems and the solutions that help most often.
Before we get to software problems and the like, let's look at the solid components of the problem: Mac, PC, iPhone and / or iPad. If iTunes does not establish a connection or does not display the connected iOS devices, then you can first clarify the following:
Before we look at the software and systems, let's try one first restart. Restarts the Mac, MacBook or PC as well as the iPhone, iPad or, if applicable, the iPod. This may solve the problem. If not, let's go a little deeper ... follow me unobtrusively:
With regard to the connection, it can also be helpful to check the software. On the Windows computer, it may be that you simply do not have the required access rights to use the iOS device via iTunes. So if in doubt, use a User account with admin rights. Otherwise, there are still these points to consider:
Did the tips help you? Is everything working again or did you have to solve the problem in a different way? Feel free to leave a comment with your experiences. Thanks!
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.