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How To Fix An iPhone Unrecognized By iTunes On Windows 10

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When it is about iPhone, the excitement level goes up to multiples. Now, imagine you plugged USB cord to computer to connect your iPhone to iTunes, but it suddenly fails to recognize your device. The issue you just encountered might be new for you, but this is a common problem that most Apple users come across.

Yes, this is when iTunes deny recognizing iPhone device and it is not the iPhone that creates problem here; in fact, the iTunes is the actual culprit. This problem is comparatively common when you are working on Windows 10 platform. Don’t be panic your brand new iPhone is perfectly fine, all you need to do is trying some workaround procedures that might resolve the persisting issue.

Try Connecting to iTunes Manually

Step 1: Make sure that you installed the latest version of iTunes and it is compatible to your system

Step 2: Next, make sure that latest Windows software is installed on the machine and your device is turned ‘ON’

Step 3:  You might see ‘Trust this Computer’ alert; if so, unlock your iPhone device and click on ‘Trust’

Note: You might require reset your lockdown folder, if the ‘Trust this Computer’ continues to appear.

Step 4: Unplug all connected devices except the iPhone. You can also try each USB port to ensure if any of them works. Trying another Apple USB cable can also work.

Step 5:  If it still not work, restart the machine as well as iPhone device. It is recommended to try another machine if this attempt fails.

Path to Locate Apple Driver

If you are trying to connect to iTunes on Windows 10, you may follow the under mentioned procedure to locate Apple Drivers

Step 1: Tap on the Search box (available in the left corner of bottom screen) and type Device Manager.

Step 2: Then press ‘Enter’.

Step 3: In the then appeared list, under ‘Universal Serial Bus Controllers’ click on Apple Mobile Device USB Driver. Then based on the criteria, select either of the given options:

  • If a down arrow sign appears next to the Apple Mobile Device USB Drive, it is suggested to right click on the enlisted Driver and then select ‘Enable’ option.
  • If, however, no down arrows sign, question mark symbol or exclamation mark appears on the Driver; there might be third party app conflict exists. You can restart the Apple Mobile Device Service, if desired.
  • If question mark or exclamation mark exists, it is required to install Apple Mobile Device USB Driver.

The above mentioned procedure to fix iPhone unrecognized by iTunes is quite lengthier. It can also put your valuable data on stake. However, there are third party apps that can help connecting device to iTunes in a few clicks. One such app is Tenorshare iPhone data recovery Pro that can be utilized to fetch data from iPhone. Those who can’t wait for long recovery procedures, the tool may prove to be helpful as it offers quick and safe access to data in 3 recovery modes.

Since, due to wide usage of mobile devices that store and retain bulk data, there can be a number of files and the file formats. Tenorshare software is known to support around 20 different file formats. It helps synchronizing data such as videos, contacts, audio files and text messages to iPhone.

Final Thoughts

Since manual workaround procedures can put data on stake, this is not the case with professional tools. The third party software apps are integrated with strong functional algorithms that magnetize data, retain and store it to user defined locations. Although, users have to pay for the commercial tool, but if the tool can help you retrieve your important data even from corrupt state and that at an affordable price, it is worth spending.

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