iTunes in Leopard doesnt see iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by yorkslad, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. yorkslad macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2005
    OMG just upgraded to OSX leopard on my 12" Powerbook and now iTunes doesnt see my iphone when I plug it in? I have an old 30Gb iPod and that works okay but no iPhone!!! Any ideas??
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Download the latest iTunes again and reinstall it. Don't uninstall your current version, just install right over the top. It happened to me too, and this fixed it.
  3. carternewton macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2008
    Tucson Arizona and Ketchum Idaho
    Thanks, good tip; I had the same problem and your fix worked.
  4. amberdesignz macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2009
    Hurricane, UT
    iphone not recognized in itunes on macbook

    I have:
    iTunes 8.02
    OSX 10.5.6
    Iphone 3G v2.2

    My husband's iphone will not show up in itunes or on the desktop. It will show up in iphoto and on my imac. My iphone will not show up on his macbook- but it did let me know that I had my phone's password on- but then didn't show it under devices.

    I went through the procedures from apple- I have restarted the phone, restarted the macbook. I have the newest version of itunes- I reinstalled it by putting it on top of the itunes- that did nothing. Then I put itunes in the trash and reinstalled it again.

    This is a new iPhone- the first one had problems.
    I have not been able to successfully hook this one up to his computer.
    And the phone works perfectly fine and no app installed yet.

    Please help-
  5. DPA macrumors 65816


    Try this:

    Hard Reset:
    1) Power iPhone on.
    2) Hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons for about 7 seconds, or until the screen turns black.
    3) Your iPhone should reboot. If it doesn't don't worry, just hold the Sleep/Wake button for about 2 seconds.

    Forced Restore:
    1) Turn iPhone off by holding down the Sleep/Wake Button for about 5 seconds or until the Slide to Power Off slider appears.
    2) Slide Power Off slider. If iPhone is unresponsive, follow the Hard Reset instructions up to Step 3.
    3) Open iTunes on your computer (Mac or PC).
    4) Hold the Home Button down while you connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable.
    5) iTunes should prompt you with a message saying an iPhone has been detected in Recovery Mode and that you must Restore it to before it can be used with iTunes.
    6) Click Ok.
    7) Click Restore a message should appear confirming that you want to Restore and Update.
    8) Click Restore and Update. The restore has been initiated. Leave your iPhone connected until you iPhone reboots and syncs with iTunes.

  6. JohnnyVazoni macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2009
    Perfect 10

    That tip instantly soved my problem
    Thanx a million
  7. DPA macrumors 65816


    I am glad to hear my advice could help you and even more glad to hear you are back to using your iPhone!:D


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