Why won’t my iPhone connect to iTunes? It is a common question many individuals are asking these days. When the iPhone is not connected to the iTunes,聽the users聽are unable to sync/backup聽their files and playlist. Here we have a few methods to help you get rid of this issue.


Reasons on Why Won’t My iPhone Connect to iTunes

There are several reasons on why my iPhone won’t connect to iTunes. We all know that it is very frustrating when it happens. Here are some of the most common causes that why it happens.

  • It may be because of a broken cord.
  • Some important files of iTunes or related Apple software are missing.
  • Apple Mobile Device Support is damaged.
  • One of the most common causes of this issue is that iTunes is unable to read your device even if it is connected. Your device is not upgraded.
  • Your iPhone is聽refused by the antivirus software.

Solutions on Why Won't My iPhone Connect to iTunes

We have the best solutions for you聽to solve the issue of why your iPhone cannot connect to iTunes聽here:

1 Install iTunes Repair Driver

Installing iTunes repair driver is the fast way to fix "iPhone won't connect to iTunes". The driver will fix this connect issue due to damaged iTunes or Apple software. To download the driver, you can use iMyFone TunesFix iTunes Repair Expert. It's the world's No.1 iTunes repair tool that helps lots of users to easily bring iTunes back to normal.

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Key Features:

  • Auto-detect iTunes and components issues for free and easily fix the detected problems.
  • iTunes library, backups and other important files are well protected while repairing.
  • Has 4 specific features to fix all iTunes errors.
  • 2 cleaning modules are available to free up and boost iTunes performance.
  • Can't completely uninstall iTunes? TunesFix do the uninstallation for you.

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The All-in-One Solution to Fix "iPhone Won't Connect to iTunes"

Step 1: Open iMyFone TunesFix on your PC. It will detect your iTunes and components. If there are some issues, it will show you to repair. Just click Repair to start it.

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Step 2: If your iTunes and components are fine, you can see the home interface. Choose "Repair iTunes Connect Issues" and then click on Repair.

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Wait for it to finish. Then restart iTunes and reconnect your iPhone to check.

2 USB Port and Cable


There are often some issues with the cable or the USB port of the device due to which the iTunes is unable to detect your device. In order to resolve this issue, you can follow the given steps.

Unplug your iPhone from computer, plug everything once again and see if the device has been detected

3 Restart Your iPhone and Computer


There might be some compatibility issues with the iPhone or your computer. In order to resolve it, you have to restart your computer and iPhone.

4 Update iTunes

For your iPhone to connect to your computer it is important that you have the latest version of iTunes. You can check it by following the given guideline.


Mac users

  • Access the iTunes software
  • Select iTunes menu bar
  • Check for updates on the given options
  • Follow the given steps to install the latest version

Windows users

  • Open iTunes software
  • In the menu bar, click on option of help
  • Select the option of check for updates
  • To install the latest version follow the given steps

5 Disable Antivirus Software

Antivirus program has been designed to protect your computer from any harmful lick, websites or devices. In some cases, your iPhone is detected as a dangerous device and so the antivirus software will not allow it to get connected to the iTunes. To resolve this issue, you have to follow the given steps.

  • Open your antivirus software
  • Here you will get the option to enable and disable, click on disable
  • Now connect your iPhone to the computer once again and it will connect perfectly.

6 Try an iTunes Alternative

In case you have applied all the above-mentioned techniques and still, you are still unable to solve聽the issue of why聽won’t聽iPhone connect to iTunes, you need the Best iTunes Alternative - iMyFone TunesMate.

iMyFone TunesMate is high-tech software that will allow you to share files, songs, videos and other data from your iPhone to your computer within few seconds. This software will make it easy for you to transfer, backup the data and much more.

Features of iMyFone TunesMate

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Key Features:

  • You can directly transfer all media files without opening iTunes.
  • It will allow you to have two-way transfer: iPhone to iTunes/Computer, and vice versa.
  • You can rebuild your damaged iTunes library from your iPhone.
  • You will be allowed to transfer both the purchased and non-purchased items through the software.
  • You will not have to erase the iPhone data to sync with this聽software

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iMyFone TunesMate is very easy to use. For example, there are only two steps to transfer iTunes media to your iPhone.

Step 1: Run iMyFone TunesMate at your computer and connect your iPhone to it.

Step 2: Click on Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice mode. It will scan all the media files at your iTunes and only show files which are not exist in your iPhone.


Step 3: Select the files you want to transfer and begin the transfer by clicking on the Transfer聽button.


Remember that iOS 7 and above are supported by the software to make sure that your device is compatible.