iDevices w/ iOS 8 not showing in iTunes

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macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 12, 2007
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Detroit
Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if there is a fix for this particular issue. On my MBP iTunes, I have 3 iPads and an iPhone. I upgraded 2 of the iPads to iOS 8 and since then, they will not show up in Devices in iTunes. They have both been updated to 8.02 and it is still an issue. When hooked up via USB cable, they show up but as soon as they are unplugged they disappear. If I restart both my MBP and the iPads, they will appear but not for very long.

The other iPad and my iPhone 5 still show up as they both still have iOS 7.

But, I just got my iPhone 6+ yesterday. I upgraded it to 8.02 but it still shows up in Devices.

Anyone having this issue? Any permanent fixes?
 

izzle22

macrumors 6502a
Jul 13, 2004
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Kansas City, MO
Same here. iPhone 6 iPad Air. Both will show up when restarted but next day nothing. This was not an issue with my iPhone 5 or the iPad before I updated it to IOS 8.
 

rkuo

macrumors 6502a
Sep 25, 2010
722
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Set IPv6 to link local on your network adapters. Then reboot everything, including iPads and iPhones.
 

Parasprite

macrumors 68000
Mar 5, 2013
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Set IPv6 to link local on your network adapters. Then reboot everything, including iPads and iPhones.
Or just reboot everything (including iTunes). I've had this happen on since wifi sync was added and I've always needed to do this from time to time. No forum fixes have worked aside from this.

Anyways, unless you are having unrelated network problems, IPv6 shouldn't even be an issue here.
 

rkuo

macrumors 6502a
Sep 25, 2010
722
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Or just reboot everything (including iTunes). I've had this happen on since wifi sync was added and I've always needed to do this from time to time. No forum fixes have worked aside from this.

Anyways, unless you are having unrelated network problems, IPv6 shouldn't even be an issue here.
Yes, it sounds weird but it has to do with changes that apple made to use IPv6 for discovery. I'm not guaranteeing it will help, but it helped me.
 
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