Laptop Not Recognizing iPhone What To Do?

If you’re anything like me you’ve been using your iPhone for years and years and you’ve never had any problems with it.

But all of a sudden your laptop doesn’t seem to recognize your iPhone anymore.

It’s frustrating and it can be hard to figure out what’s going on.

Here are a few things that could be causing the issue and how to fix them.


Check Your USB Cable

The first thing you should do is check your USB cable.

It’s possible that the cable is damaged or not working properly.

If you have another cable try using that one.

If not you can try borrowing one from a friend or family member.


Check Your iPhone’s Port

Next take a look at your iPhone’s port.

It’s possible that there is something blocking the port or that the port is damaged.

If you see anything blocking the port try removing it.

If the port looks damaged you may need to get it replaced.


Check Your Laptop’s USB Settings

If your laptop still isn’t recognizing your iPhone the next thing to check is your laptop’s USB settings.

It’s possible that your laptop is set to only use certain USB ports and your iPhone is plugged into a different port.

To check your laptop’s USB settings go to “Control Panel” and then “Hardware and Sound.” Under “Devices and Printers” click on “Device Manager.”

In the “Device Manager” window expand the “Universal Serial Bus controllers” section.

Find the entry for “Apple iPhone” and double-click on it.

In the “Apple iPhone” properties window go to the “Power Management” tab.

Make sure that the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” option is not checked.

If it is checked uncheck it and click “OK.”


Update Your iPhone’s Software

If your laptop still isn’t recognizing your iPhone it’s possible that your iPhone’s software is out of date.

To check for updates connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.

Click on the “Summary” tab and then click on the “Check for Updates” button.

If there are any updates available click on the “Download and Install” button.


Reset Your iPhone

If none of the above solutions work the last thing you can try is resetting your iPhone.

This will erase all of your data so make sure to back up your data before you do this.

To reset your iPhone go to “Settings” and then “General.” At the bottom of the “General” page click on the “Reset” button.

Click on the “Erase All Content and Settings” option and then enter your passcode.

Finally click on the “Erase iPhone” button.

Once your iPhone has been reset try connecting it to your laptop again.

If your laptop still isn’t recognizing your iPhone you may need to take it to an Apple Store or an authorized service provider.