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How To Fix An iPhone Unrecognized By iTunes On Windows 10

How To Fix An iPhone Unrecognized By iTunes On Windows 10

When it is about iPhone, the excitement level goes up to multiples. Now, imagine you plugged USB cord to computer to connect your iPhone to iTunes, but it suddenly fails to recognize your device. The issue you just encountered might be new for you, but this is a common problem that most Apple users come across.

Yes, this is when iTunes deny recognizing iPhone device and it is not the iPhone that creates problem here; in fact, the iTunes is the actual culprit. This problem is comparatively common when you are working on Windows 10 platform. Don’t be panic your brand new iPhone is perfectly fine, all you need to do is trying some workaround procedures that might resolve the persisting issue.

Try Connecting to iTunes Manually

Step 1: Make sure that you installed the latest version of iTunes and it is compatible to your system

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Step 2: Next, make sure that latest Windows software is installed on the machine and your device is turned ‘ON’

Step 3:  You might see ‘Trust this Computer’ alert; if so, unlock your iPhone device and click on ‘Trust’

Note: You might require reset your lockdown folder, if the ‘Trust this Computer’ continues to appear.

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Step 4: Unplug all connected devices except the iPhone. You can also try each USB port to ensure if any of them works. Trying another Apple USB cable can also work.

Step 5:  If it still not work, restart the machine as well as iPhone device. It is recommended to try another machine if this attempt fails.

Path to Locate Apple Driver

If you are trying to connect to iTunes on Windows 10, you may follow the under mentioned procedure to locate Apple Drivers

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Step 1: Tap on the Search box (available in the left corner of bottom screen) and type Device Manager.

Step 2: Then press ‘Enter’.

Step 3: In the then appeared list, under ‘Universal Serial Bus Controllers’ click on Apple Mobile Device USB Driver. Then based on the criteria, select either of the given options:

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  • If a down arrow sign appears next to the Apple Mobile Device USB Drive, it is suggested to right click on the enlisted Driver and then select ‘Enable’ option.
  • If, however, no down arrows sign, question mark symbol or exclamation mark appears on the Driver; there might be third party app conflict exists. You can restart the Apple Mobile Device Service, if desired.
  • If question mark or exclamation mark exists, it is required to install Apple Mobile Device USB Driver.

The above mentioned procedure to fix iPhone unrecognized by iTunes is quite lengthier. It can also put your valuable data on stake. However, there are third party apps that can help connecting device to iTunes in a few clicks. One such app is Tenorshare iPhone data recovery Pro that can be utilized to fetch data from iPhone. Those who can’t wait for long recovery procedures, the tool may prove to be helpful as it offers quick and safe access to data in 3 recovery modes.

Since, due to wide usage of mobile devices that store and retain bulk data, there can be a number of files and the file formats. Tenorshare software is known to support around 20 different file formats. It helps synchronizing data such as videos, contacts, audio files and text messages to iPhone.

Final Thoughts

Since manual workaround procedures can put data on stake, this is not the case with professional tools. The third party software apps are integrated with strong functional algorithms that magnetize data, retain and store it to user defined locations. Although, users have to pay for the commercial tool, but if the tool can help you retrieve your important data even from corrupt state and that at an affordable price, it is worth spending.

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Last Updated on January 13, 2020

11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

Whether at work or at school, people these days are under tremendous pressure to perform, perform and perform! Stress and pressure can have adverse affects on the well-being of a person, and need to be controlled.

Now, this doesn’t mean you make a dash to your nearest therapist. There are a number of wonderful and smart apps that you can use on your phone. These brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions such as anxiety, as well as to improve memory and sharpness of the brain.

Here are 11 iPhone apps that you will not only enjoy but also find useful in keeping your mental health balanced at all times.

1. Lumosity

This app consists of games that focus on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving capability, attention span, and thinking. There are three games in each session, and they challenge the brain by changing every time. The user has to complete the games while playing against a clock.

Free of trial. $15 per month for the full version.

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    2. Fit Brains Trainer

    This brain training app has 10 sets of games that work on different areas of the brain and improve memory as well as concentration. A user is required to finish a particular task from each category on a daily basis and the app tracks the progress by a color coded graph.

    Free.

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      3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

      Developed with the help of neuroscientists, this fun app improves a person’s cognitive abilities, which includes memory and concentration. The progress made by the user over a period of time can be tracked. Users can also play challenge rounds with their friends. The app also modifies the difficulty level to suit the profile of the user and provide recommendations based on the results. Spending 20–30 minutes a few times every week can give measurable improvement in the performance of a user.

      First four games free, then $13 a month.

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        4. Brain Fitness Pro

        The makers of this app claim that it can improve the IQ of a user, and improve intelligence and memory. The app is fun and is user friendly, and 30 minutes a day can fetch you results in less than three weeks.

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        Buy for $3.99.

        5. Happify

        If nothing else makes you happy in life, this app will. Well, this is what the developers claim at least. This app comes loaded with lots of quizzes, polls and gratitude journals, which work on the fundamentals of positive psychology. The app also helps to control stress and emotions to make you feel better.

        Free to use.

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          6. Clockwork Brain

          You will like the little gold robot that comes in every time to explain the next game you are going to play. While the games are not much different to those offered in apps such as Luminosity, the look and feel reminds me of a workshop from old times.

          Free.

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            7. ReliefLink

            Initially created as an app for suicide prevention, it has found its use as a great app for tracking the mood of the user by taking measure of all things relevant to the user’s mental health. In case the user experiences high emotional stress, the app has a coping mechanism that includes voice-recorded mindfulness, exercises and music for relaxation. There is also a map that informs the user of the nearest therapist and medical facilities for mental health treatment.

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              8. Eidetic

              Eidetic is a memory enhancement app and uses a ‘spaced repetition’ technique to help users memorize information such as important phone numbers, words, credit card details or passwords. It also notifies you when it’s time to take a test to see what you remember, so that you retain information in your long-term memory.

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                9. Braingle

                Braingle helps to maintain the sharpness of the brain and improve the reasoning ability of a person through riddles and optical illusions. It is different from other brain training apps that employ memory and reaction based tests. You can also compete with your friends and family members in figuring out the fun riddles.

                Free.

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                  10. Not The Hole Story

                  If you have a penchant for solving hard riddles, then this app is a must-have for you. Filled with exclusive riddles along with a simple-to-use interface, the app gives you riddles that you have to solve through a book. You will be given hints along the way, and when you give up, the answers will be revealed. This app will encourage you to broaden your thinking and put your mind to a challenging test.

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                  Free.

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                    11. Personal Zen

                    This fun brain training app follows the journey of two animated characters who travel through a field of grass. Personal Zen is a nice app meant for reducing anxiety and trains the brain to focus on the positive aspects. The developer’s advice is to use the app for 10 minutes a day to see the best results.

                    Free.

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