iPhone isn't recognized and won't charge (on mac) unless Parallels is running.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bphillips, May 31, 2009.

  1. bphillips macrumors regular

    May 31, 2009
    I have a brand new MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Version 10.5.7. I recently installed Parallels and I'm running Windows XP off it. My iPhone is running 1.1.3 (it's an old one that i want to update and activate because my 3G broke). Whenever I run Parallels, my iPhone beeps and starts charging. It is recognized by Windows XP but not Mac. When I quit Parallels, it stops charging and is still unrecognized.

    I looked at all the settings in Parallels and changed them all so that it associates every USB device with Mac and not with the virtual machine.

    Any help will be appreciated.

  2. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    how long have you waited?

    recently, with my 3g, i have had to wait up to a minuted for itunes to see my iphone...very strange. All started with the new os 3.0 beta for me though..so it may be unrelated.
    you may want to give it some time...something to try i guess
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Update to the newest version of iTunes, and also upgrade to 2.2.1. That should solve any problems. :)
  4. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    Hmm, still sounds like Parallels somehow, someway wants to associate the device with the VM.

    Did you try reinstalling Parallels?

    I'd try closing your VM (do NOT suspend), then closing PD, and then uninstalling PD. Then try your iPhone and see if the issue is still occurring.

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