iPhone 5 not recognized as device under My Computer

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cameljockey, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    iTunes recognized it but nowhere to be seen as a portable device on My Computer.

    I tried deleting everything and reinstalling but it still does not show up. Only shows up in iTunes.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    It has been awhile since I connected my iPhone to Windows but if I remember correctly, it will only show up as a connected device (outside of iTunes) if there is one or more pictures in the Camera Roll. That is because the only thing you can do with it as a connected device is to move a picture from the Camera Roll to the computer.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I have more than 50 pictures in my Camera Roll.
    It worked the first time I plugged it in but nothing shows up now.

    It still works fine on iTunes.

    I haven't done anything different on my computer.
    Weird.

    Any other clues?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried it, believe me.

    This is kinda getting annoying to be honest, lol. I have stuff to do but my own ego of not being able to fix this is getting in the way...
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I haven't done anything different on my computer. [​IMG]
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem - iPhone recognized by iTunes but not by the PC. Here's what worked for me: Make sure the phone is on, screen active, and camera roll is open before you plug it in with a USB cable. That makes the phone visible under "My Computer," as well as making it possible to select it as a device from which to import photos in Windows Photo Gallery.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    It has been awhile since I connected my iPhone to Windows but if I remember correctly[​IMG]
     

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