iPhone Not Showing Up on Computer, How to Fix It?

by Niko |Aug 12,2016..

“I have an Iphone 6 for about one week now. I would like to view my photos and movies on my laptop (windows 7). But I can't view them because it doesn't show up as a portable device in my computer. When I plug it in I do hear the sound as if any USB would make"


                                                                        ---- Official Apple Support Communities

As iPhone users, you may confront with this situation as well. Sometimes, you want to view or transfer photos from iPhone to computer, your iPhone just does not showing up as a portable device on Windows computer properly. In this article, we are going to introduce you some methods to fix iPhone not showing up on computer issue.

How to Fix iPhone Not Showing Up on Windows Computer

Usually, this issue happens on people who use Windows computer instead of Mac. iPhone not showing up on computer issue might be caused by many reasons. How to fix it?

·         Check and see if your Windows computer and iPhone system need to be updated. If so, update your Windows and your iPhone to the latest iOS.

·         Connect your iPhone with original Apple USB cable, plug in and unplug it several times, and try each USB port.

·         Restart your computer and iPhone.

·         Reinstall or update your iPhone device driver

  1.  Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers, find your iPhone in “Unspecified” section, and right-click it and select “Properties”

  2.  From “Hardware” tab and click the “Properties” button, and then select “General” tab, click “Change settings” button.

  3. Select “Driver” tab, click “Update Driver” and select “Browse my computer for driver software”.

  4. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers (or C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files/Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers), and click “Next”. You iPhone should be detected and recognized now.

IOTransfer is the Better Choice to Manage iPhone and Transfer Files

IOTransfer is the great and easy-to-use tool that can make transfer and manage iOS files and data extremely simple. Now you can just leave the iPhone not showing up on computer behind, and transfer your iPhone content to computer with few simple clicks.

IOTransfer supports Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OX 10.8 and above, and is compatible with the latest iPhone/iPad/iPod products and iOS.

No matter you want to import photos, videos, music, apps and other files from computer to iPhone, export the files from iPhone to PC, or delete them safely, IOTransfer can meet your needs, and it just makes the iOS management and transfer fast and easy. 


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