iPhone won't show up in My Computer

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Earlet9, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    My iPhone will not show up in My Computer. It is charging but doesn't show up. Anyone know what to do?
     
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    atszyman

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    Do iPods and iPhones show up as disks automatically on Windows or do you have to go into iTunes preferences and check the "Enable Disk Use" box in iTunes?
     

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  3. macrumors 6502

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    iPhones don't even have that option.
     
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    atszyman

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    Well do iPods? I've never actually used my iPod on Windows. If that's the case and the iPhone doesn't have the option for disk mode it's entirely possible that it won't show up under the My Computer hierarchy.

    But I'm far from an expert on iPods with Windows.
     
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    08mxkfx

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    iPhones dont show up in my computer. The only way you could use your iPhone as a storage device is to download an app like Files or Datacase from the app store.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, well I have to get my music off of my iPhone... will these programs do this?
     
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    08mxkfx

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    no they will only allow you to tranfer files back and forth between or iPhone and computer. It doesnt have access to the music files. There are programs you can download that will take the music off your iPhone. Just google for them.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    Those programs cost too much or they don't even recognize my phone is connected. Can you trasnfer music from a jailbroken iPhone easily?
     
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    abijnk

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    Jailbreaking you phone would wipeout anything on it, so that wouldn't really help you. Sounds like your best bet is to keep trying different programs specifically made to get the music off your phone. There are many many different ones out there, keep trying. Good luck.
     
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    atszyman

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    Doesn't iTunes have a way to retrieve songs that are not already in the iTunes library off of an iPod or iPhone?
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    Only if they are purchased songs which sounds useless for retrieving all of your music. He needs to find the music retrieval desktop apps that work with iPhone.
     
  12. macrumors 601

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    And there aren't very many of those, at least not the last I checked.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Are you using USB or Firewire cable, with Firewire only charging is possible. Assuming that you're using the USB provided cable, then I don't know what the problem is. I just wanted to clarify in case you are using a firewire from a previous iPod (happened to me).

    Cheers!
     
  14. macrumors 68000

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    firewire charging is no longer supported by the iPhone 3G

    see here as well
     
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    skubish

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    Wow don't confuse the OP with wrong information. The iPhone does not show up under My Computer ever. iPods will. iPhones do not.

    Here is an app that will do it.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors member

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    Well thank you, I thought my iPhone had previously shown up in My Computer... Apparently I was wrong, thank you guys. I am trying this "iPhone Browser" now. Thanks
     
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    Night Spring

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    Try DiskAid.
    http://www.digidna.net/diskaid/

    The site also has a paid app caled TuneAid, which I gather automates the music import process, like renaming the files into something recognizable, but if you are ok with the files having those cryptic names, or have other programs that rename those files for you, then DiskAid will do the job of copying your music files off your iPhone.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    To clarify something, iPhones do show up on My Computer, sayings they never do is false. Your iPhone will show up in My Computer but only allows you to access pictures, its shows up as a camera, and only if you have pictures in your Camera Roll

    As far as the OP's problem, i dont know a way off the top of my head, just try looking for a program.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    :)


    Actually it's true, I had the same problem. Turns out I had plugged the phone in with the wire that came with my video iPod. It wouldn't show up on my computer but would in iTunes. I simply swapped the wires over and wha-la it showed up. It only shows up as a camera device.
     
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    fireshot91

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    The iPhone's camera roll shows up under My Computer. That's it though.
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    Still no answer?

    I know my iPhone showed up in my computer but only with pictures, that is where you pull them from to put on your computer.

    Stupid phone works fine with the iTunes, but is not seen by the computer to get the pics off...

    Nothing is working yet... Help...
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    Try to install http://iphonefolders.com/ - you'll get "iPhone Folders" in "My computer", then navigate to DCIM/100APPLE, there are your photos.
     
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    Some people say a reset fixed it (press home and sleep until phone turns off). See this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=802403
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    I FIX IT!!!!!!!!


    Well, it fix it self, this is what happend and I dont know if is something good or bad.

    When I get my iphone, my cell company in México never change the voice-mails system from a no-iphone cell to an iphone, 2 moths later they change to the new voice-mail beacuse in Iphone u can see the voice message ( a list in your phone functions that the cell downloads it) but I never called to configure the settings for the new system.

    The thing is, the day the voicemail stop working with the old system was the same day the camera stop "showing up" in my computer. I called Apple Support and no one knows what to do.

    So, today i decide to configure the new voicemail system, the company add me in the new system, and told me to call a voice-mail number to configure the new settings, the thing is, while I was making this call, I had my iphone connected to the PC, and suddenly, the "Camera detected" window shows up, and YES, the Iphone Camera Icon was in my PC.

    So, i know is crazy or stupid, but CONFIGURE OR RECONFIGURE your voice mail.

    Now i "see" my message in the windows of my iphone and the iphone download the message and I listend as a message, I DONT NEED TO CALL MY VOICE MAIL TO LISTEN THE MESSAGE, the phone download them, but when I receive my Iphone the first time, i need to call.

    It sounds crazy, I dont know if it was a coincidence or what.
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    Of course....


    Of course, this last weekend, I had to reinstall my Iphone, I lost my vids and everythig.

    TRY EVERYTHING, this is a BIG BUG from Apple.
     

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