How amazing it sounds when the user doesn’t need to store anything manually and everything gets synchronized by just connecting your iPhone with your Mac. But what do you do when your iPhone can't connect to Mac? It is actually the most general and common issue faced by the iPhone users that can be easily sorted by just following a simple procedure. Below is the procedure to fix the synchronization issue between iPhone and Mac.
How to Fix My iPhone won’t connect to Mac?
We have compiled a list of effective solutions to resolve the issue “iPhone that won’t connect to the Mac”. Try each one individually until the issue encounter is fixed.
- Restart both the Device and the Computer: It is a straightforward and effective solution. Merely reboot the Mac Book and iPhone and then try reconnecting again.
- Update your Software: Outdated software faces connection issues especially when a newer model of iPhone is trying to connect with the old model of Mac Book. Updating iOS and iTunes might resolve the encountered issue.
- Check your Apple ID: Users might need to check up on the Apple ID or iTunes account details that might be inappropriate which is actually causing the issues in connecting Mac book with iPhone.
- Select “Store” and then “Sign in” to log in to your iTunes account.
- In case the Mac book is not authorized, click on “Store and click “Authorize this computer” and try signing in with your Apple ID.
- Manually Reset your Privacy and Location Permissions: If the user fails to connect the Mac with iPhone and iTunes fails to recognize the device as the user had accidentally clicked on “Don’t Trust” when a pop-up prompted. In such a case following the below steps will be sufficient to address the issue.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone
- Select General.
- Click “Reset”
- Choose “Reset Location & Privacy”.
- Enter your passcode
- Click “Reset Settings” and you will see the prompt again when you connect the iPhone.
- Reinstall iTunes: If all the tricks fail, the user just needs to reinstall iTunes which might resolve the issue of connecting the Mac book with the iPhone.
- Open “Finder”
- Navigate to the “Applications” folder.
- Right-click on iTunes
- Select “Get Info”.
- Click on the padlock icon at the bottom right corner.
- Enter your admin password when prompted.
- Under the “Sharing and Permissions” section, select “Everyone” and change it to “Read & Write”
- Close the iTunes info window.
- Once it’s uninstalled, head on over to the Apple Website and install the latest version.
In case this doesn’t resolve the connection issue, try connecting with a Customer Service Support Executive over a toll-free helpline number and address this issue encountered.