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To turn on the broken iPhone, we follow the instructions clearly. If you don’t understand something, at the end of the article there will be a video instruction on how to turn on an iPhone of any model through the official iTunes software if it does not turn on. The instruction is applicable to all models of Apple smartphones, 4, 5, 5S, 6, 6 plus, 7, 7 plus.

  • Download a program called iTunes from the official Apple website (link).
  • Install iTunes and download the firmware for your iPhone model.
  • Turn off the iPhone and connect it to the computer using a standard cable from the kit (you can replace it with a good copy).
  • For 5 seconds, hold down the “HOME” and “POWER” buttons together, wait about 10 seconds.
  • After 10 seconds, release “POWER” (aka blocking), but leave “HOME” pressed!
  • After a while iTunes will display a message about DFU mode, now we proceed to restore the firmware.
  • In the iTunes program, find the “Restore” button and hold down “Shift”, press it.
  • In the window that appears, select the previously downloaded file with the extension.ipsw, confirm the choice.
  • The firmware recovery process has started, now we are waiting for completion.

It must be remembered that when flashing, all data will be erased. If you do not have a backup or you have stored all the photos on a deceased device, without using iCloud, it will not be realistic to restore them. In this case, you need to immediately contact authorized service centers, they will help, but they will ask for good money for the work.

The reasons

There are many reasons, it is difficult to organize them, but several popular ones can be distinguished:

  • The firmware flies. it is because of this that the iPhone 5, 6, 7 models do not turn on, iTunes and the lace are on. We will consider how to reflash the device in the next section.
  • A hardware error, as a result of which some system files were deleted or corrupted, again, a flashing will help. Craftsmen call it “iPhone hung on a string”.
  • The error can occur after falling onto a hard surface
  • Water ingress into the device.

What to do if the iPhone seems to be loaded, but does not turn on, issues a “string” and asks to connect to iTunes? Consider the options for solving the problem below.

Hard reboot

Instructions on how to make a hard reboot, if the iPhone does not turn on, the iTunes icon and cable appear on the screen

  • We hold down the lock button and the “home” button
  • We are waiting for about 5-10 seconds
  • There is a chance the phone glitches will disappear
  • If it does not help, look at the previous section, and repeat everything according to the instructions.

Possible difficulties

If errors occur during the flashing process, for example, an error warning appears. then the situation is much worse. Most likely, an important microcircuit inside the phone is damaged, it is unlikely that you can fix it on your own. In this case, you will have to contact the repairmen, since it is not realistic to re-solder the microcircuit without special equipment. Although our craftsmen have learned how to do this too, I will leave a video about soldering the microcircuit with my own hands, suddenly someone will come in handy.

Sometimes there are other types of problems when the iPhone does not turn on, a daisy is spinning on the screen and nothing happens. Most likely, you will have to reflash the device, but first we will try to do a hard reboot, it will suddenly help. Do not be alarmed, there is nothing complicated and scary, you will not even lose data, as if you still decide to reflash your iPhone.

iPhone does not turn on and asks to urgently connect it to iTunes, what to do?

The problem is frequent and well known to servicemen, not fixing it takes about half an hour of work and 1500-2000 of money. In order not to waste the family budget, we will try to turn on the iPhone on our own, at home.

After several attempts, the smartphone still does not come to life? In this case, the best solution would be to contact experienced specialists, although it will not be free of charge, you will protect yourself from the risk of completely “bricking up” an expensive device. What to do when the iPhone 5 s does not turn on and in an ultimatum form requires you to connect to aytyuns, you now know, carefully read and watch the video, in 90% of cases this will solve the problem.

Other errors when connecting iPhone to PC

IPhone users may encounter other problems that do not belong to any of the listed categories and cannot be solved using the described methods:

    (-9800); (-9808); (-9815). iTunes does not allow transferring purchased content to the device because the purchase time is different from the one set on the PC clock. It is enough just to change the time on the computer to the correct one, and the problem will be fixed. 20000. iTunes conflicts with the Windows graphical shell. Change the theme on PC to the standard one. you won’t see this error again. 8248. This error appears after updating iTunes if the media combine plugins that are incompatible with its new version continue to work. Go to Task Manager and terminate the memonitor.exe process. most likely, this will be enough to fix the problem. 414. iTunes does not allow you to download content because of the age limit. You need to correct the date of birth in your Apple ID. It will not be possible to do this through iTunes. you will have to go to the Apple ID management page and change the data in the “Password and Security” section.

Jailbroken iPhone: Common Problems

Owners of jailbroken iPhones are more likely to encounter errors with multi-valued codes. The most common problems are:

    0xE8008001. The user installs an unsigned (in other words. pirated) application on his smartphone. The problem is solved by downloading a fix called AppSync, which can be found in Cydia (repository. smolk.myrepospace.com).0xE800003D. When this code appears on the computer screen, the jailbroken iPhone cannot access the mobile operator’s settings. In case of error 0xE800003D, go to the PC along the path / System / Library / CarrierBundle and send custom bundles (which are called Carrier Bundles) to the trash.

iPhone Won’t Connect to Computer: Causes and Solutions

If an error occurs when you connect your gadget to a PC to sync with iTunes, this is not a reason to panic and suspect that your iPhone is broken. There are a lot of possible reasons for the error: it can be caused by incorrect firmware or the unwillingness of the computer’s security software to allow the connection of Apple equipment. It is important to pay attention to the error code: numbers can tell not only the reason why the PC does not see the iPhone, but also a way to solve the problem.

Why iPhone Won’t Connect to Computer: iTunes Connection Errors

All errors that occur when connecting an Apple smartphone to iTunes can be classified into the following types:

    Errors due to communication problems. Errors caused by a conflict with antivirus software (firewall, firewall). Problems due to incorrect USB connection of the gadget.

Let’s consider each of the types of errors in more detail.

USB connection problems

The error number makes it clear which component of the connection is causing the failure.

Errors related to incorrect USB connection have the following codes: 13, 14, 1601-1609, 2001-2011, 4005, 4013 (etc.).

The fact that the problem lies precisely in the connection can be judged by the following messages in the error window:

Let’s take a look at how to troubleshoot the most common problems:

Errors 13, 14. The USB cable may need to be replaced. Errors like this often appear when a user tries to connect an iPhone to a laptop with a low-quality Chinese cable. Please note that the reason may be different: for example, the 13th error also appears when trying to install the beta version of iOS from the Windows environment, and the 14th error is due to a conflict between the software and the antivirus. Therefore, before going to the communication salon for a new cable, try other, less expensive ways to solve the problem.

When error 13 appears (it is quite common), disable USB 2.0 support as the first measure. You can do it like this:

Right-click on the “Computer” icon and select “Properties” in the menu that appears.

In the menu of the “System” section, select “Device Manager”.

In the “Manager” find the block “USB Controllers” and select “USB 2.0 Hub”. Click on this item with the right mouse button and click “Disable”.

Errors 1601-1609. If the iPhone stops connecting and shows a similar error, most likely it will be enough to change the USB port on the computer to avoid these errors. However, other measures may be needed: updating or reinstalling iTunes, checking the hosts file linking a domain to a specific IP address for unwanted entries.

Since checking the hosts file is a procedure unfamiliar to ordinary users of Apple technology, it is worth describing in detail how it is carried out:

On Windows 7 and 8, the file is located in the WINDOWSsystem32driversetc folder. go to this address and you will see the following:

Open the hosts file (the very first one) in notepad:

Pay attention to the last two lines. for PCs with Windows 7 and 8 they should be like this:

On Windows XP, only the first of 2 lines is present in the hosts file.

If you notice that at least one punctuation mark is missing, correct it immediately. Incorrect hosts file is one of the most common reasons why USB PC ports malfunction.

Errors 2001-2011. The reasons why the computer does not see the iPhone are faulty USB cable and port. For example, error 2003 says it’s time to clean the port and check the contacts. Error 2005 poses the greatest threat to the user’s wallet: if such a problem occurs, you will definitely have to buy a new cable (preferably the original one).

Errors 4005, 4013. These errors appear during the device recovery procedure or after an upgrade. To avoid them, you need to try to restore again, using a different cable and first entering the iPhone into DFU mode.

To avoid problems with your USB connection, we recommend that you follow some general tips:

    Before connecting, remove all additional batteries, covers, bumpers from the gadget. Connect Lightning or 30-Pin directly to a PC port, not to a splitter or keyboard. Use only original cables or accessories manufactured by Apple-approved companies (such as Belkin) to connect your smartphone to your PC.

Network errors

Problems of this kind are usually caused by the fact that the computer cannot connect to the Apple update server or device.

Network error numbers: 17, 1403, 1004, 1013, 1014, 1015, 3200, 3004.

Communication problems are accompanied by messages such as “An error occurred while downloading the software” and “An unknown error has occurred.”.

Solving network problems on your own is not easy, and sometimes even impossible. often you just have to wait for the update server to return to correct operation. However, you can still try to fix some errors yourself. for example, the following:

    1403. This code indicates that corrupted firmware is being used to restore iPhone. Download another file, or download the same one, but through a different download manager. 1013-1015. Such errors appear if the user tries to transfer his iPhone to an older version of the OS, because the new one seems inconvenient to him. Apple allows you to “rollback” to the previous version of the OS only within 2 weeks after the release of the new one. this period is given to the user to get acquainted with the capabilities of the current software. Otherwise, downgrading to an older version using Apple-approved paths is prohibited. 17. An error is generated if the owner of the iPhone tries to transfer his gadget from one custom (modified by the user) firmware to another. This operation must be performed after entering the smartphone into DFU mode. then there will be no problems. Read more about DFU mode here. 3004. 3200. The user runs the risk of encountering these errors if he decides to update his smartphone in the first days after the release of the update. The problem lies in the prohibitive workload of Apple’s servers. Of course, an ordinary owner of Apple technology cannot solve such a problem. it remains to wait until the excitement subsides.

How to fix error 0xE8000003?

Error 0xE8000003 (or 0xE800000a) is one of the most common; surely every iPhone user has come across it at least once when trying to connect a device to a computer. An error with this code indicates corruption of the contents of the Lockdown directory.

The Lockdown folder is formed the first time an iOS device is connected to a computer. you can find it on Windows 7, 8, 10 at the following drive address: ProgramDataAppleLockdown.

The directory contains files with the.plist extension, which provide access to the information that is on the i-Gadget. If these files are damaged, it is impossible to sync with iTunes.

You can fix error 0xE8000003 as follows:

Go to the above drive address. you will see plist files in the Lockdown folder.

Send the contents of the catalog to the “Cart”.

Connect iPhone to PC and Launch iTunes.

A message will appear, through which iTunes will request access to information. click “Continue”.

Confirm that you are giving access to data on the device itself.

After that, the plist files will be recreated in the Lockdown folder.

If you own a Mac and encounter this error, proceed as follows:

Open Finder and select “Go to Folder”.

In the search box, write / var / db / lockdown and press “Enter”.

Files with long, unreadable names will appear in the Finder window. The files need to be deleted. for this you will have to enter the administrator password.

Despite the advice of “experts” found on the Internet, do not completely delete the Lockdown folder on either Mac or Windows PC.

Reboot your computer. After rebooting, the procedure for connecting the iPhone should go like clockwork.

Security software problems

If you regularly encounter the fact that the iPhone does not connect to the computer due to the block of security software, you should think about installing another antivirus, because you will have to synchronize the gadget with iTunes all the time. You can deactivate protection every time you connect your iPhone, but in this case there is a great risk that later you will simply forget to turn on the antivirus.

Another alternative solution is to switch to another program for downloading media files (for example, to iTools), but, most likely, when using similar software, the antivirus will also “swear”.

You can understand that the problem lies precisely in the security software by the error numbers. Problems of this type are assigned numbers 9006, 9807, 11222, 13014.39, and so on.

The appearance of one of these codes on the screen indicates the blocking of any operation. For example, with error 9807, certificate verification is blocked, and with error 9006, firmware download.

Forgot iPhone password? Restoring access

If the owner of the iPhone suddenly forgot the password, most likely he will try to find it in his memory and start entering various combinations of characters that come to mind. After the user enters six incorrect combinations, he will see a message on the device that the device is turned off, and re-entering the combination of characters can be repeated in one minute.

If the user enters the wrong combination of characters nine times on the iPhone, the device will be turned off and it will be possible to repeat the operation only after one hour.

This result of an incorrect password entry can be expected if the iPhone is on the seventh version of the operating system. If other firmware is installed on the smartphone, the blocking time of the device may increase. After entering the password incorrectly 10 times, the screen will show that the device is disconnected, connect to iTunes.

If a similar situation has occurred on your iPhone: you forgot your password, or one of your relatives, nephews or children tried to enter your device without your permission, without knowing the password, and now it is locked, do not panic, this problem can be solved.

Resetting the attempt counter

If you amuse yourself with the hope of remembering the password, but ten attempts are not enough for you, then in order to enter a combination of characters on the device again and again, you need to reset the attempts counter.

To do this, connect to your computer using the USB cable that comes with your mobile device. To avoid conflicts and problems, connect your iPhone to the computer from which you previously synchronized with the device. Otherwise, iTunes may not see the iPhone and the method will not work.

Sometimes, a simple connection to a PC may be enough to reset the counter, but if in your case everything is not so, then proceed to the next step.

  • Launch iTunes on your computer;
  • When the program detects the connected device, right-click on the iPhone and select the “Synchronize” command;
  • After the synchronization process has started, you need to stop it. To do this, click on the cross at the top of iTunes. If an arrow appears instead of a cross, then it should also be clicked to complete the synchronization process.

So, the counter has been successfully reset. Now you can again try to enter the combination of characters that is your iPhone password. And even if the device is disconnected again, connect to iTunes, start the synchronization process, and this can be repeated until your problem is solved.

If iTunes cannot detect the device normally, then you can try to solve this problem in another way.

iPhone turns on and off immediately: how to restore a smartphone

Factory Reset and Zero iPhone

Not the most ideal option, the loss of all data is not a buzz, but since you are reading these lines, your case is completely deplorable. The reset process is described in a separate article, but before you leave this page, take a few tips:

  • Use iFunbox to save your photos and videos. Despite the phone lock, the program will be able to extract this data.
  • When iTunes notifies you that you need to turn off Find My iPhone before zeroing, use the Remote Wipe for iPhone, follow the link to read the article “Erasing Data Using iCloud”.

So we have completed describing all the attempts to recover and bypass a forgotten password on the iPhone, in conclusion, if you have iOS 7 installed, then the following video may be useful, which demonstrates logging into the system using an OS vulnerability. You can use this to create an iCloud backup, for example, so that when you restore your iPhone to reset the password in the future, you will have a copy of at least some data.

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Difference between official and unofficial sync

It exists and affects purely technical aspects. The difference is in the number of simultaneous connections. An unofficial utility allows you to access the exchange with only one computer in the iPhone settings. Whereas the official installation will already allow full synchronization of all PCs that are in the range of one Wi-Fi network.


Using iTunes wireless sync via Wi-Fi, it is convenient to send any movies and programs, make settings from both devices without any problems. True, the quality of data transmission will be slightly worse than that of a cable connection.

However, it is possible to ensure a full exchange of data between digital devices only if three prerequisites are met:

  • Connection to one Wi-Fi network;
  • Updating the operating system on the iPhone to at least the fifth version;
  • The presence on the PC of the proprietary application iTunes 6.

Note: Many gadget owners may have outdated iPhone models (2 or 3G). They cannot be flashed to the specified OS version for technical reasons. That is, the official WI-FI synchronization will not take place. But as an alternative, it is permissible to use a third-party Wi-Fi Sync application.

How to connect iPhone to computer and use iTunes, see the following

How to Connect iPhone to Computer via Wi-Fi and iTunes Sync

One of the features that enhances the capabilities of Apple mobile devices is synchronization with computers. And if earlier it was released using a cable connection via the USB interface, then the modern method involves wireless WI-FI technology. Here’s how to connect your iPhone to your computer in an official and alternative way.


Note that a large amount of power is always needed to start the synchronization process. Therefore, charging when in offline mode must be at least 20%. If you look at the official information, then you can read the recommendation of the mandatory connection to the power supply of the device, in order to avoid disruption of the synchronization process.

Follow our instructions. First, we will install and test special software. Let’s start with a stationary computer or laptop, where we determine whether iTunes is connected or not. Download the application for synchronizing iPhone with PC to your computer or laptop, and tear it off in the standard way, if you have an installer.

It is important to make a reservation here. The connection, although it assumes communication without a wire, however, the first setup will still require a cable with USB.

Open the iTunes menu, find the “Overview” tab and the corresponding item “Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi.” Check the box and click “Apply”.

By this action, you will find a specific Apple device in the immediate environment for synchronization on your computer monitor. Then remove the cord from the mobile device. Now you have configured a physical interface for sharing over a Wi-Fi network.

Attention! Synchronization is only possible for media, text and backup files. If you try, for example, to synchronize databases, a warning message will pop up stating that this type of data has not been authorized.

Synchronization starts directly from setting the settings in the main screen of the iPhone, by going to the “Settings” application. Moving down the menu, select and click “Sync with iTunes over Wi-Fi.” After that, summary information about active computers will become available.

It remains only to confirm the intention to synchronize with the desired PC. This is done by clicking the “Synchronize now” button at the very bottom of the current window.

I draw your attention to the following: if the connection is successful, the caption on the button should change to “Cancel synchronization”.

Possible mistakes

The algorithm is simple, but how to sync an iPhone with a computer if an abnormal situation suddenly arises? Synchronization may not start the first time due to communication errors on the PC.

In some cases, it is useful to reboot the PC. Still, the solution to problems is usually associated with the ports of the router. We are talking about ports TCP 123 and 3689, UDP 123 and 5353.

Also check your PC firewall. Its current security policy may interfere with wireless sync.

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How to restore iPhone 4s?

Connect your iPhone to your computer and enter it into recovery mode. To do this, simultaneously hold down the Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds, then release the Power button while continuing to hold the Home button for 6-9 seconds. If you did everything correctly, iTunes will start with a message about the found iPhone in recovery mode.

How to Restore iPhone 4 via iTunes?

Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes. Under Settings for [your name] iCloud, turn off Find My iPhone. A pop-up window appears in iTunes asking you to restore or update your device. Click “Restore”.

How to factory reset iPhone 4 with buttons?

Press the “Home” and “Power” buttons at the same time. The device will show a shutdown slider and then the screen will turn off. Don’t let go of the buttons. Wait until the device starts to boot and release the “Power” button.

How to restore iPhone using iTunes?

Restoring device data from a backup using a computer

  • On a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15, open the Finder app.
  • Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when it appears in the Finder or iTunes window.
  • Select “Recover from a copy”.

How to turn on iPhone via iTunes?

Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable, then open iTunes and select your device. Click Browse on the left side of the iTunes window. Select “Sync with this [device] over Wi-Fi.” Click the Apply button.

How to connect a switched off iPhone to iTunes?

To do this, press and hold the “Home” button on the switched off phone while connecting it to a computer running iTunes. Do not release the button until you see the “Connect to iTunes” message on the device (However, do not do this procedure on a normally working iPhone).

How to connect iPhone to MacBook

To connect your iPhone to your MacBook, you also need to install iTunes on your macbook. Here, too, synchronization options are possible via USB cable or Wi-Fi.

If you set up automatic synchronization in iTunes, then all media data from the iPhone will be uploaded to the macbook when it is connected. If you choose to sync the marked songs and videos, then the user will be able to independently select the files to download to the iPhone. As well as in the option of synchronizing the iPhone and Windows, it is possible to create a backup copy of the smartphone and update it.

An additional function of transferring data between iPhone and macbook is the ability to transfer via airdrop. It allows you to transfer pictures and videos from your smartphone to your macbook by storing the files in the Downloads folder. To do this, you need to select one or more images on your iPhone, click send and select the AirDrop function. At the same time, AirDrop should be visible for all devices on the MacBook.

What to do if iPhone won’t connect to PC or laptop via USB?

Sometimes it happens that the iPhone does not sync with the computer. Then you need to try the following steps:

  • Unlock your smartphone and confirm permission to access it.
  • Replace the USB cable, the reason may be a malfunction of its connectors.
  • Restart both devices. both the computer and the smartphone.
  • Disable antivirus on PC.
  • Reset Settings on iPhone.

There is an option that this version of the operating system is not suitable for synchronizing iPhone and PC, or the necessary drivers may be missing, or the version of Apple device support is outdated.

How to connect iPhone to computer via USB cable

A proprietary USB cable that comes with an iPhone of any model is used both for charging the iPhone and for pairing it with external devices.

To connect your iPhone to your computer, take a USB cable, and connect one end to your smartphone to the Lightning connector, and the other to the USB output on your computer.

If iTunes is not installed on the computer, then the offer to open the device will be automatically displayed, if the device autorun is enabled on the computer.

At the same time, a proposal will appear on the iPhone itself to allow or deny access to the files of the smartphone, but for this it is necessary to unlock the phone, otherwise the notification will not be displayed.

If the iPhone user denies access to files, then the computer will see the connection of the phone, but the folder with the photo will become inaccessible.

If you allow access to the iPhone without iTunes installed, you can only transfer photos and videos from the phone, but you cannot transfer images from the PC itself to the iPhone.

To transfer audio, photo, and video files, you need to install iTunes. It can be found on the Internet and is free to download for Windows.

When installing iTunes, a menu for selecting additional program functions will be displayed, you can select or refuse them. You also need to specify the installation folder.

After selecting all the functions, the installation of iTunes will begin.

Upon completion of the installation of the program, it will open. If not the latest version of iTunes is installed, then it will notify the user about this and offer to download the new version.

After installing the latest version of iTunes, the system will prompt you to restart your PC.

To connect iPhone to iTunes, connect the USB cable to your computer and launch iTunes. Here, too, you must allow access to both iTunes and iPhone.

Then iTunes will open with the iPhone connected, where the smartphone files will be on the left in the menu.

iTunes is a special program developed by Apple that is designed to sync the contents of Apple devices. Therefore, for high-quality operation of the iPhone or ipad, you need to install iTunes on your computer, since there is no other way to upload audio, photo, video files, films to the gadget. It is also worth remembering that iTunes has a set of standard drivers for the correct recognition of the iPhone by the computer.

Comparison of methods for connecting iPhone to computer

All types of iPhone to PC connection have their pros and cons. Each user chooses what suits him best.

Comparative characteristics of ways to connect iPhone to PC:

  • Connecting iPhone without using iTunes.

Doesn’t require iTunes to be installed on your computer, but only allows you to copy photos and videos from iPhone to PC. In this case, it is impossible to create a backup copy. Connection is via a USB cable.

  • Connecting iPhone using iTunes software via USB cable.
  • restore from backup;
  • the ability to charge a smartphone;
  • faster data transfer rate than when connected via Wi-Fi;
  • the ability to reset to the original settings.
  • occupies USB ports of a computer, which there may be few on a PC or laptop;
  • short range.
  • Connecting iPhone using iTunes, via Wi-Fi network.
  • large radius of action;
  • no need to use a USB cable, which excludes the possibility of accidentally touching and disconnecting it;
  • does not occupy free USB ports of the PC.
  • discharges the phone;
  • lower data transfer rate than when connected via a cable;
  • inability to restore and update the firmware, and restore from a backup.

How to connect iPhone to computer via Wi-Fi

For the convenience of connecting iPhone to a computer, you can use the Wi-Fi function, which is distributed by the router. This feature became available in October 2011. Prior to this, synchronization took place only using a USB cable. An important mandatory point is the connection of both the iPhone and the computer to the same Wi-Fi point. Otherwise, synchronization will not occur.

You can see if there is a connection to the router of interest on your computer through Control Panel → Network and Internet → Network and Sharing Center. An active internet connection will be displayed in the corresponding section.

In order to set up synchronization between iPhone and computer via Wi-Fi, you need to connect from these devices to one Wi-Fi point.

Then connect the iPhone to the computer using a USB cable (it is useful only for the initial setup).

Open iTunes and go to the main overview page by clicking on the button at the top of the page.

Here you will see information about your iPhone, you can create a backup to iCloud or to a computer, and also configure connection settings.

To work with an iPhone over Wi-Fi, find the Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi option and check the box and click Apply.

After setting up the functionality, the iPhone will automatically connect to iTunes and the use of a USB cable is no longer needed, but only in the case of using the same Wi-Fi network. This should also not be forgotten.

How to connect iPhone to computer or laptop?

There are several options for connecting an iPhone. But in order to take full advantage of the possibilities of transferring data from a smartphone, creating a backup that will come in handy when replacing, losing or damaging an iPhone, it is best to install iTunes on your computer.

If there is no aytyuns on the PC, then the iPhone is recognized as a flash drive or memory card. In this case, only photo and video files can be copied. It is impossible to create a backup copy, add audio files to a smartphone. About possible options and subtleties, how to connect an iPhone to a computer

How to turn on iPhone via iTunes?

Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable, then open iTunes and select your device. Click Browse on the left side of the iTunes window. Select “Sync with this [device] over Wi-Fi.” Click the Apply button.

Why iTunes doesn’t see iPhone?

USB port. iTunes does not see the iPhone due to a failed USB port; connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to another, preferably located on the back of the system unit, USB-port USB-cable. Uninstall and reinstall iTunes by downloading the latest distribution from the official website.

What to do if iPhone asks to connect to iTunes?

This error means that during the installation process the Internet connection was interrupted or there is not enough memory on the phone to install additional components. If iPhone asks to connect to iTunes after updating, you will not be able to use your phone normally.

How to Restore iPhone 4s via iTunes?

Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes. Under Settings for [your name] iCloud, turn off Find My iPhone. A pop-up window appears in iTunes asking you to restore or update your device. Click “Restore”.

How to put iPhone 11 into recovery mode?

Press and quickly release the volume down button. Press and hold the top button until the device starts to reboot. Continue holding the top button until the device enters recovery mode.

How to connect to iTunes?

and select “Microsoft Store”. Click Search in the upper right corner and enter iTunes. Click on “iTunes” in the search results. Click “Install” and follow the instructions on the screen.

How to Restore iPhone 4s Without iTunes?

The easiest way to restore iPhone without iTunes is to use iCloud storage. Using iCloud storage

  • Open your smartphone settings. Go to the “General” section and select “Reset”.
  • Select the “Erase content and settings” mode.
  • Tap on the “Erase iPhone” button.

How to Factory Reset on Power Off iPhone?

Entering Recovery Mode

  • Press the “Home” and “Power” buttons at the same time.
  • The device will show a shutdown slider and then the screen will turn off.
  • Wait until the device starts to boot and release the “Power” button.
  • After 10-15 seconds, a cable image and an iTunes icon will appear on the screen.

Program installation

You just bought a brand new phone and for the first time are going to connect it to a media player. First, you need to install iTunes on your computer, it does not take much time, you only need to follow a few steps.

  • Go to the official Apple website, download the installer for iPhone.
  • Enter your mail address, location.
  • Select the version for your OS by specifying the bit depth.
  • Select language, click on the button to download.
  • Click on the downloaded file, follow the instructions.
  • Restart your computer for a complete installation.

Disadvantages of iPhone Wi-Fi Connection:

  • Low, in comparison with USB-connection, data transfer speed;
  • Quickly “devours” the battery charge;
  • You cannot restore or update the device firmware via Wi-Fi. for this, the Recovery Mode is used, in which it is impossible to connect the device wirelessly.
  • It is impossible to restore data from a backup via Wi-Fi.
  • It is quite difficult to organize a connection (in the absence of a Wi-Fi router).

Disadvantages of USB connection:

  • the device is “tied” to the computer with a “cord”;
  • a USB cable is required for connection;
  • iPhone occupies the USB port of the computer (can be critical for laptops with 2 ports).

In order to connect an iPhone to a computer via USB, you will need:

  • personal computer with Windows or Mac OS X on board with 1 free USB port;
  • iOS device: iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad;
  • standard USB cable (supplied with the device);
  • iTunes (better than the latest version).

Why “tuna”, you ask? The fact is that the iTunes installation package, in addition to the program itself and its components, also contains the necessary drivers that allow the operating system to correctly identify the device and interact with it.

  • To connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable, plug one end with a USB connector into the corresponding port on your computer. Fear not, it is impossible to make a mistake, different types of ports differ in design and the USB connector will not fit into any other port (HDMI or Thunderbolt).
  • Plug the other end of the 30-pin or Lightning cable into your iPhone or iPad.
  • If iTunes is not installed on your computer. without it, Windows will not be able to identify the device.
  • In Windows, the connected iOS device is recognized by the system as a separate drive and will be available in the My Computer application among the hard disk partitions.
  • Without iTunes, you can upload photos from your Camera Roll (not taken directly from your device) from your iPhone or iPad. To synchronize, create backups, restore or update the firmware, download content, you must use iTunes or the file managers iFunBox and iTools.
  • What can replace iTunes

    iTunes works great with Apple gadgets on Windows, but many users still prefer alternative programs due to the difficulty of working with iTunes. There are many programs for synchronizing iPhone with PC, so it is worth mentioning the most popular.


    It is also a fairly popular program for Windows, which is no worse than the previous utility. It will be the best solution for those iPhone users who regularly download music and video files to the gadget. It has no unnecessary functions and a crammed interface. It can work with iPhone as with a flash drive, which is usual for new users who have switched to iPhone from Android gadgets.

    • Weighs little.
    • Less demanding in terms of PC resources (requires 2 times less resources compared to iTunes).
    • Wi-Fi sync provided.
    • When choosing video files for transfer from PC to mobile gadget, they are automatically recoded into the format required for it (you need to install an additional plug-in).
    • Allows you to manage programs (delete, make backups and transfer them from one smartphone to another device).
    • Allows you to control the iPhone desktop from a PC (work with icons, broadcast the desktop to a PC online).