How to Fix "iTunes does not recognize your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch"

Want to put some music or videos into iTunes but it can't recognize your iOS device? Connect iPhone to the PC but iTunes doesn't recognize it? Update iOS 9 to iOS 10 and iTunes doesn't detect iPhone?

To import kinds of files into iTunes can be convenient for you to access them with your iOS devices. But sometimes iTunes will fail to recognize the iDevices due to various reasons such as the USB cable of iPhone or computer is damaged, USB drive is not installed correctly or some other hardware problems. Next, I'll show several solutions about how to fix iTunes doesn't recognize your iOS device.

  • Restart your computer and your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
  • Check to make sure that you've installed all required updates for your computer and have installed the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
  • Make sure your iOS device trusts your computer: unlock the device and tap Trust.
  • Check the USB cable to make sure that you have the Apple-supplied USB cable directly connect to your device.
  • Windows users should make sure that Apple Mobile Device USB Driver is installed.

Whereas, sometimes these regular tricks do not work. Here I recommend you to try TunesCare. It is free and professionally designed to repair iTunes sync issues and fix all kinds of iTunes errors on installation, sync or update.

How to Fix iTunes Not Recognize iPhone using TunesCare

Install TunesCare to your Windows PC, and connect iOS device to computer via USB cable. It works with any iOS 10.3/10.2/10/9/8 devices.

Select "Fix iTunes Sync Problems" on the inteface. It is one click operation but aims to fix any iTunes sync issues, iTunes not recognize iPhone, iTunes not read contents, etc.

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iTunes is great to sync data betweeen iDevice and computer, but some of us do not like to use iTunes as it is really complicated. If you are looking for an iTunes alterntaive tool to transfer data, Tenorshare iCareFone is recommended. It is an all-in-one iOS systemcare and transfer tool which enables you to transfer contacts, photos, music, videos, iBooks between iPhone and computer without any restriction.

iTunes Alternative to Sync Data between iDevice and Computer

Read and learn the following guide to know how to use Tenorshare iCareFone for iOS data transfer.

Download, install Tenorshare iCareFone and launch it.

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.

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Step 3: Transfer Contacts, Photos, Music, Videos, iBooks, etc. Freely

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 recognize your corrupted iTunes.

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That's it. Come and get Tenorshare iCareFone now rather than irritated by the problem of iTunes doesn't recognize iPhone, iPad, iPod!

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