- Posted by Francisco D. Colon
- On February 5, 2020
Recently, it has been found through a survey that whenever users are trying to connect their Apple iPhone to their Windows 10 device, they are facing the iPhone not showing up on computer Windows 10 issue. When this problem occurs, the Windows computer does not detect the iPhone at all. This issue is quite annoying and fixing it becomes quite difficult.
Whenever a user tries to send or receive any kind of data like documents, pictures, videos or any other files from their iPhone to their Windows device or vice versa, they face this issue.
If you are also facing the same and cannot find any appropriate solution for fixing it, then do not worry. After spending a long time on the research, we have found some easy to apply methods for permanently solving this iPhone not showing up on computer Windows 10 issue.
Go through each and every step for each method very carefully and make sure that you do not skip any step as doing that might lead to a bigger issue on your iPhone.
A Quick Tip Before you Start with the Solutions:
If you are facing this problem recently and have not applied any kind of fixes, then stop right there. Before applying any fixes, just check if the latest iTunes application is present in your Windows 10 PC or not.
After installing iTunes, do not forget to select the “Trust This Computer?” option on your iPhone. If this step is not performed, then no connection is established between your iPhone and your Windows 10 PC. After completion of this step, now you can successfully start applying the different solutions to fix the iPhone not showing up on computer Windows 10 issue.
Probable Methods to Remove this Issue Permanently:
There are different solutions that you can apply in your device to solve this issue. Here you will get the best solutions to remove this issue. Do not try every method all at once. After applying each solution, check if the issue is still present or not. If the issue still remains, apply the next solution given below accordingly.
Method 1:- Try Removing all the Issues with your Hardware
There can be many reasons because of which you might face difficulties connecting your iPhone with your Windows 10 PC. The first thing that you must check as soon as you face this issue is the hardware. There can be a problem with both the PC or iPhone devices. Try removing these errors by applying the methods given below:-
- Restart both the Windows and iPhone devices and then try connecting them again.
- Check if you can establish a connection between your iPhone and any other PC. If there you face any problem in doing so, then most probably, your iPhone is faulty.
- Do not use duplicate or any other cable for connecting your iPhone with your computer. Use the original Apple USB cable.
- Check the cable, if it is working properly or not.
- Try changing the port in which you are trying to connect your iPhone. Plug the USB in another port in your Windows 10 PC and then check if still, the issue is present or not.
After performing the methods given above for hardware check, if still, the issue remains, then move on to the next method.
Method 2:- Restart the Apple Device Service
Dysfunctional Apple Mobile Services might also be the main reason because of which you may face the problem. To remove this error, follow the steps given below accordingly:-
- Go to the Windows Administrative Tools option from the Start Menu.
- On the Windows Administrative tab, select “Services” present at the left-hand side.
- Search for Apple mobile Device Services option and double click on it.
- As the new tab opens, on the Startup dialog box, select ”Automatic”. This is present under the General section.
- To disable all the services from running, click on Stop.
- After a few seconds, again click on Start.
- Check if the service status is showing “Running”. If Yes, click on Ok and close the Windows.
- Now, try reconnecting your iPhone with your PC.
If still the issue continues to occur, do not panic. Try the next option where you will get the steps for removing the USB drivers for the iPhone and installing them again.
Method 3:- Install the iPhone USB Drivers Once Again
The moment you connect your iPhone with your Windows PC, it will automatically detect the device and the Apple Mobile Device USB driver. As you have already detected whether all the hardware parts are working properly or not, then the problem is definitely with the drivers. Incorrect configuration, damaged, or missing USB drivers can be a reason because of which this issue may occur.
The solutions for removing the problem is given below follow them accordingly:
[A] Check whether the iPhone USB drivers are working properly
To check whether your iPhone USB drivers are working properly or not, follow the steps given below:-
- With the help of a lightning cable, connect your iPhone with your PC.
- Click on the Windows Start button and then click on the Device Manager option.
- On the Device Manager tab, continue selecting the options given below.
- Universal Serial Bus Controller > Apple Mobile Device USB driver (In case you cannot find this, expand the Universal Serial Bus Controller and click on Unknown Devices)
[B] Remove all the iTunes files and Components from your device and Install them again
In case, you cannot find the Apple Mobile Device USB driver, just simply reinstall all the iTunes components and files in your Windows PC. To check the steps, visit our official webpage. There you will find all your iPhone related queries and appropriate solutions to solve them.
Hope you can solve this iPhone not showing up on computer Windows 10 problem with the abovesaid solutions.
Why is my iPhone not showing on my computer?
If you are a Windows user and your iPhone is not showing on your computer, then you can use these easy solutions. Restart both the PC and iPhone and try connecting them again. Update the latest version of iTunes. Plugin your iPhone with proper accessories that are necessary.
Why can’t I transfer pictures from my iPhone to my PC?
There can be many reasons because of which this issue might occur. To solve it, follow the solutions given below:-
- Use a new USB cable.
- Allow the iPhone to trust your PC.
- Download and install the Apple Mobile Device Support Software.
- Update Apple Mobile drivers.