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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 February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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