Iphone 4 not recognized by Mac

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by theslaz, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. theslaz macrumors 6502

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    20 year PC user finally got a mac for Xmas. Like it so far and still learning. One of the first things I did was connect my Iphone 4 to the Mac expecting it to show up in Itunes. Nothing. All I get is a response from my Iphone and nothing on the Mac. I tried a Iphone 3 and a Itouch; all didn't show. It can be noted that all these devices show on my PC and Itunes.
    Me thinks that I probably screwed up a setting whilst playing with the Mac. Just don't know what! I did load a third party software on the Mac called "Igadget". I did this so that I could transfer all my songs and contact information from my Iphone to the Mac.
    Any suggestions???
     
  2. theslaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Seems that one must have everything up to date before the Mac will recognize the Iphone. Did a full update and now everything works; except; now I've lost my internet connection. Mac doesn't seem to recognize my internet stick now!
     
  3. theslaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I lied; went to the computer this morning and booted it up with my Iphone connected via USB; it was connected. Seems the update eliminated my Broadband2Go stick and activated my ability to tether with my Iphone 4.
     
  4. Al3x87 macrumors member

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    Get the last version of iTunes. When I connected my Iphone first time to my PC(Windows) there were no problems.
     

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