[Solved] iPhone 7 Not Connecting to iTunes/Not Showing Up in iTunes

iPhone iTunes guide Last Updated : November 17, 2016

How to Fix iPhone 7 Not Connecting to iTunes?

" My iPhone 7 Not Connecting to iTunes on Windows however many times I plug out and plug in, what should I do??"

If you have the same problems, take a look at this guide on the following different iPhone not showing up in iTunes problems. Get immediate help on:

1. iPhone 7 not connecting to iTunes but charging;
2. iPhone 7 not connecting to iTunes Windows 10/7/8;
3. iPhone connecting to computer but not iTunes;
4. Connecting iPhone to iTunes on a different computer;
5. iPhone cannot connect to iTunes Store;
6. iPhone cannot be used because it requires a newer version of iTunes.
7. Other general iPhone not connecting to iTunes problems.

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However, you can still find solutions to "my iphone wont connect to itunes" through the guide below:

# 1. [Solved] iPhone 7 not Connecting to iTunes but Charging

Q - "My iPhone won't connect to iTunes but charging is fine. My USB ports are all 3.0 so I don't understand why it will not connect with itunes on my Laptop."

Solution:
Step 1: Visit Control Panel > Device Manager > Right click the iPhone entry > Choose Update Driver; Click "Browse my computer for driver software" > Choose "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer" > Click the Have Disk button.
Note: If the Have Disk option is not present, hit to choose a device category such as Mobile Phone or Storage Device, and click next to enable Have Disk option.
Step 2: See "Install from Disk" > Choose "Browse" > Visit C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers. > Double click "usbaapl" file (or "usbaapl64" in a 64-bit Windows.)
Note: Or find C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers. instead.

Step 3: Click OK in the "Install from Disk" dialog > Click "Next" to finish.

# 2. [Solved] iPhone 7 not Connecting to iTunes Windows 10/7/8

Q - "My iphone is not showing up in iTunes as a device when plugged in, how do I fix this?"

Solution:
For iPhone 7 iOS 10 not showing up in iTunes Windows 10/8/7, please refer to the Solution for Problem #1.

# 3. [Solved] iPhone Connecting to Computer but not iTunes

Q - "My iPhone connects to my computer but not to my iTunes. I tried to run diagnostics on iTunes, but it says it's unable to find a device..."

This is a quite common problem for iTunes users on Windows, to fix, please take a look at

Solution: Please plug in your iPhone to computer again after you try each of the steps below.

Step 1: Run iTunes > Help > Check for updates. Do this to ensure you have the latest version of iTunes.
Step 2: Make sure you are running MacOS Sierra, or Windows 10 on your computer.
Step 3: Unlock your iPhone 7 before/after connecting it to iTunes. After unlocking, you may see an alert indicating "Trust this Computer?" alert, tap Trust.
Note: If the trust request re-appears after you hit "Trust" once, you'll need to reset the Lockdown file:
Disconnect all iOS devices from computer and exit iTunes; > In "Start" menu search field, enter %ProgramData%, and press Enter; > Double-click Apple folder > Delete the Lockdown folder.
After this, restart both the computer and iOS device (Must), which helps you correctly reset the lockdown folder.
Step 4: Unplug all USB devices from computer. Try connecting your iPhone to each USB port; Then try a different Apple USB cable.
Note: 3rd-party USB cables may work well with iPhone charging, but may cause iPhone not showing up in iTunes. That being said, you'd better go with an original cable.
Step 5: Reboot computer, iPhone 7/6s/6s Plus, and iTunes.

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# 4. [Solved] Connecting iPhone to iTunes on a Different Computer

Q - "I tried to connect iPhone 7 to my friend's computer because I don't have my computer at hand, but her iTunes can't recognize my iPhone, can someone help?"

Before connecting your iPhone to a different computer, make sure you check in iTunes: Edit > Preference Settings > Device, to check prevent iPhone, iPad from automatic syncing. If your iPhone 7 still wont connect to iTunes, go through the guide below so you'll understand.

Solution:
Step 1: Search for iTunes library in your computer, get to the "iTunes Media". If you've never downloaded apps to this computer there should NOT be a folder called "Mobile Application" (this will make sense later).
Step 2: Plug iPhone to another computer, click "Authorize this computer" when you open iTunes and click "Store".
Note: Normally this can help you when iPhone not showing up in iTunes on a new computer. But if you're thinking of transferring videos, pictures or music, please read this guide on how to transfer files from iPhone to iTunes, please read this detailed guide.

# 5. [Solved] iPhone cannot connect to iTunes Store

iPhone not connecting to iTunes Store

iOS users may run into the problem of iPhone not connecting to iTunes Store due to Internet problem. If that's true with you, please follow the instructions below to see how you can get through the problems;

Step 1: Launch iTunes, visit Edit > Preference Setting > Devices, then under Parental Control, check Disable Access to iTunes Store except for iTunes U.
Step 2: Now exit iTunes, re-launch it to see if it takes you directly to iTunes U. Should this be successful, exit iTunes U again.
Step 3: Get back to Parental Control under iTunes, Enable access to iTunes Store. Normally this can fix your problem of iPhone not connecting to iTunes Store.

# 6. iPhone Cannot Be Used Because it Requires a Newer Version of iTunes 12.5.3

With every iTunes upgrade iPhone not connecting to iTunes problem happens again, and iTunes 12.5.3 is no exception. According to Vere99 who owns an iPhone 7 iOS 10, by the time he tries to connect iPhone 7 to iTunes (September) on computer, a warning suggesting him to upgrade to iTunes 12.5.1 won't stop popping out, not even when he successfully installed a newer version of iTunes 12.5.1(3).

This example is given as a pre-note, in that you'd better not upgrade to iTunes 12.5.1(3) or any newer versions if you're running this software on a Windows XP/Vista. But Windows 10/7 users are good to go with iTunes 12.5.3, thus iPhone 7 (Plus) not connecting to iTunes a newer version is required seldomly happen.

iPhone 7 not connecting a new version of iTunes 12.5.3 required

# 7. [Solved] Other general iPhone not connecting to iTunes problems

If you are also troubled by other problems such as iPhone 7 not connecting to iTunes device timed out, iTunes could not connect to the iPhone because an invalid response was received from the device, please look back on the solution to problem # 3. That fix works for pretty much any problems you could have in case of iPhone 7 not showing up in iTunes, no matter what the cause might be.

That' s all for our guide on iPhone 7/6s/6s Plus/SE and iTunes 12 connection problems. If neither of the solutions can sit you through your problem, please kindly indicate us on your problem via support@winxdvd.com to see if we can reach the solution.

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