iTunes is a proprietary program from Apple, which allows you to synchronize your device with a PC, transfer data to it and save information on your computer. If iPhone not appearing in iTunes, you will not be able to save your contact book or copy new music to your phone.

Let’s analyze in detail what are the causes of the problem, and how to connect the iPhone to iTunes.

Why is My iPhone not Showing up in iTunes

On the Internet, you can find dozens of different ways, half of which are either not relevant to the latest version of iTunes or are too confusing. In fact, everything is solved simply.

First of all, it is necessary to verify the performance of each element:

  • USB Hardware. USB-Port
    or wire damaged;
  • iOS device. Some causes on the device side;
  • Computer. The failure of the Apple Mobile Device
    or drivers lost could be the causes “iTunes not to see the iPhone”;
  • Software. Some causes in iTunes library.

If the primitive measures did not help solve the problem, it’s time to understand the situation in details.

Read more: How to Disable iTunesHelper in macOS?

What to Do if iTunes does not See the iPhone in macOS

  • Make sure the device is turned on;
  • If the “Trust this computer” warning appears, unlock the device and click “Trust”;
How to Fix “iPhone Not in iTunes”?
  • Disconnect all USB accessories from the computer except the device. Try connecting the device to other USB ports. Then try using another Apple USB cable;
How to Fix “iPhone Not in iTunes”?
  • Restart your computer and your iPhone, iPad or iPod;
  • Try connecting your device to another computer. If you experience the same problem on another computer, contact Apple Support.
How to Fix “iPhone Not in iTunes”?


As you can see, there is nothing difficult in restoring iTunes to work. Of course, there are rare exceptions, for example, if the problem lies in the hardware of the devices.

It’s the best time to ask questions and give us your feedback in comments.


Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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