How to Fix "iTunes Cannot Read the Contents of iPhone/iPad/iPod"

"I tried to connect my iPhone 6 today, but a message came out and showed that my iTunes can't read the contents of my iPhone. It asks to restore my device. What should I do? Any advice to resolve?"

iTunes Cannot Read the Contents of iPhone

When running iTunes, iOS devices users often face the problem "iTunes can't read the contents of iPhone". Then you don't know what to do after receiving the pop-up message. If you choose to restore your device, all the data would be erased! The causes of iTunes cannot read the contents of iPhone could be:

  • The iTunes database file inside your iPhone is corrupted or broken. The corrupted database has caused your iPhone unable to communicate or sync correctly to iTunes.
  • Using the additional transfer program beside iTunes will result in this happening. One thing you should know, the other file transferring programs may generate clash with iTunes. Therefore, you'd better not use other program than iTunes.

How to Solve iTunes Cannot Read the Contents of iOS

If you are running into iTunes cannot read contents or cannot sync with your iOS device, this freeware TunesCare is highly recommended to you. It is free iTunes repair software aiming to fix all iTunes sync problems and erros. Moreover, it is super easy to use.

Open TunesCare and connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch to PC via USB cable. Click "Fix iTunes Sync Problems" option to repair iTunes library. This is a one-click solution to fix iTunes not recognize iPhone, iTunes cannot read contents in iPhone, or iTunes won't transfer files.

fix itunes cannot read contents in iphone

If you choose iTunes for transferring photos, videos, music to/from computer, actually it is not so friendly. Many of us are relunctant to use iTunes for its complexity and inconvenience. Here I recommend an iTunes alternative tool for data management and transferring between computer and iOS device. Tenorshare iCareFone enables you to export files from iPhone to computer as well as add files to iPhone with ease.

Use iTunes Alternative to Sync Contents on iPhone, iPad

Now, download, install Tenorshare iCareFone and connect your device to get started transferring files.

Step 1: Connect Your iOS Device to PC

Connect your device to computer via a USB cable, launch the program, click on "File Manager" from the main interface to use the function.

Step 2: Select A Type of File to Manage

Here are 9 types of files to manage. You can choose any of the contents to move on.

iTunes Cannot Read the Contents of iPhone/iPad/iPod

Step 3: Add, Import, Export, Delete Files on iDevice

Click "Add' on the menu to add any content, then click "Refresh" button. After that, your added files will be synced to your iOS devices and the program will automatically fix your missing or corrupted iTunes database file.

Fix iTunes Can't Read Sync iOS Contents

That's it. Tenorshare iCareFone does deserve your buy instead you are annoyed by the problem of iTunes cannot read content.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to Fix iTunes Follow @Jerry Cook