iPad no longer working under VMWare (Windows 10)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by scottylans, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. scottylans macrumors regular

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    I imagine I'm in an extremely slim minority here, but I use VMWare 12 to boot a MacOS image to use my ipad (XCode / Kodi installation)

    This has worked for months, it was fidgety to get going but once VMWare is 'unlocked' to talk to Mac OS VMs and the VMWare tools installed, the iPad worked surprisingly fine.
    It's up to date entirely (ipad, MacOS VM and Windows 10) - but none the less my iPad, when "connected" to the VMWare install doesn't install the drivers (under Windows, not OSx) it's like the USB iPad driver isn't being forwarded to the VM.

    It was fine until Windows 10, so I'm not sure if it's outright not possible due to a USB change / driver issue / VMware or what, but I'm curious if anyone else does this?
     
  2. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Are you sure that the iPads USB connection is passed through to the VM? It's rather easy to click on the button (icon in the toolbar of the VM window) by accident.
     
  3. scottylans thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey thanks for the reply. Yeah that's pretty straightforward, I never used to know about that - but totally doing that correctly.


    Oddly enough when I do it, Windows goes from recognising my ipad to NOT recognising my ipad. I know that VMWare has some kind of different driver or umm "passthrough" driver for USB devices from the host PC to the guest? I think that's either broken or outright not supported under Windows 10?

    Anyone at all, by any chance using latest OSx and Windows 10 and connecting their iPad? I'm missing Kodi.
    (Thanks btw)
     
  4. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried uninstalling the iPad/iTunes software in Windows (incl. the driver that comes with it)? I've seen that most of the times it solves the issue of Windows not recognising the iOS device correctly.
     
  5. scottylans thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I updated on the VM and re-installed on PC.
     
  6. scottylans thread starter macrumors regular

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    Solution to this, surprisingly, is to simple re-install VMWare - Windows 10 upgrade breaks the USB passthrough driver for ALL VMs - thanks and hope this helps someone one day.
     

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