When iTunes won’t recognize your iPhone

February 14th, 2012

The other day my iPhone stopped showing up in iTunes. I followed these instructions to fix it. Here are the simple steps I took:

  1. Disconnect iPhone.
  2. In Terminal.app type:
    rm /System/Library/Extensions/AppleMobileDevice.kext
  3. Then:
    rm /Library/Receipts/AppleMobileDeviceSupport.pkg
  4. Restart.
  5. Download and install current version of iTunes.
  6. Connect iPhone again.
  7. Open iTunes.

Voila! iPhone showed back up. This took me a bit to figure out, so hopefully it saves you some time.

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