mba 2012 wont recognize/detect iphone 5.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jetlagged, May 26, 2014.

  1. jetlagged macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2012
    Not sure where to post this exactly.
    I own a macbook air 13" 2012, and an iphone 5. this memorial day weekend, i went out of town and attended fanime 2014. just got home, excited to upload the videos and photos that i took with my iphone 5, and start editing the video clips together.

    normally, when i plug in my iphone 5 to the macbook air using the lightning-usb cable, my macbook air will recognize my iphone 5, usually i'll be able to see it under Finder>devices, and also if i launch iphoto, i'll be able to import the photos and vids. but for some reason it does not recognize it at all. i updated to the latest itunes. my mba is version 10.8.5.
    i tried restarting my computer with no luck.
    i tried doing the search to no avail in finding an answer, but i'll keep looking through search.

    i'll try a different lightning cable to see if that will work. i'll even try to restart my iphone, i'll let you folks know if there's any progress.
  2. jetlagged thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2012
    so i tried a different lightning cable, and it worked. problem solved.

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