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How to Fix iTunes Could Not Connect to This iPhone Error

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“iTunes Could Not Connect To This iPhone” is one of the most common error that could occur when you try to connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac or PC. Now if you are trying to back up data on your iOS device or sync your device data, then this error will repeatedly pop-up and prevents you from doing any specified task.

iTunes Could Not Connect to This iPhone

However, most of the time the error occurs due to hardware problem and in very rare cases it could be the software on your System. Follow below mentioned methods to fix iTunes Could Not Connect To This iPhone error on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Fix iTunes Could Not Connect To This iPhone Error

Method 1: Change or Use Different USB Port

This is method should fix this iTunes Could Not Connect To This iPhone error on your iOS device. Unplug your Charging or data transfer cable from the USB port and plug it in to another USB port. This may doesn’t look like a problem, however most of the time your USB port is the culprit and changing your USB port will allow you to connect your iPhone or iPad to iTunes.

Method 2: Change or Try Different Lighting / Charging Cable 

If changing the USB port didn’t work for you, that means your USB port is working fine, however the culprit could be your Lightning / Charging cable. Make sure that your charging cable is working fine by connecting it to your Mac or PC. If not, try using another charging cable and connect it your iOS device and see if it works. If it works, it’s time to get a new charging cable, and it is always recommended to buy a authenticated cable for your device. 

Method 3: Stop / End ATH.exe process 

Above 2 method got you no result? Try this one. Open Task Manger , click on Process tab, find ATH.exe process, select it and then click on End Process. Now plug in your iPhone or iPad and iTunes will recognize your device with no errors. 

Method 4: Restart your iPhone and the Mac / PC

In case the above methods didn’t solve your problem, then a quick restart of your iOS device and your system could fix this problem. The problem may occur due to an unresponsive program or service which is preventing your device from connecting successfully.

By following the above methods you should be able to fix iTunes Could Not Connect To This iPhone error on your PC or Mac. Do let us know if any other method worked for you so that we could include it in this resource here. 

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