iPhone 7 won’t Connect to Mac Air – Here’s the Fix

When I was trying to connect my iPhone 7 to MacBook Air, it didn’t connect. It connects few seconds and then disconnects automatically. It was really frustrating to me. My friend John suggested some solutions to solve this problem. After trying, my phone connected to MacBook Air. I think many iPhone users are having this same problem? If yes, then read this article. In this article, I am going to tell you those solutions to solve this problem.
Solution 1: Force Restart your iPhone
iPhone 6 and earlier
Press and hold the Home Button and Power Button (Sleep/Wake) until the Apple Logo Appears.
iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
Press and hold the Side Button and Volume Down Button until the Apple Logo appears.
iPhone 8, 8 Plus, & X

  1. Press and release Volume Up button.
  2. Press and release Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.

Solution 2: Restart MacBook Air

  1. Press and hold the Power button until shut down your Mac completely. It may take 4 seconds or so.
  2. Wait for few seconds and again press the power button to turn on your Mac.

Solution 3: Check for Software Update

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap “General”.
  3. Scroll down the page to find “Software Update” and tap on it.
  4. There is an update is available, you just tap “Download and Install”.
  5. Then follow the instruction to complete this process.

Solution 4: Update Mac OS

  1. Click Apple icon at top left corner.
  2. Then click “About this Mac”.
  3. if there a new update is available, click “Software Update”.

Solution 5: Unlock your iPhone
If your phone is locked, then Macbook won’t recognize your iPhone. So, unlock your phone and then connect your iPhone to Mac.
Solution 6: Allow Trust this Computer
When you connect your iPhone to Mac, you will get “Trust this Computer or Not”. You have to click “Trust”. If you click “Don’t Trust”, it won’t recognize the Computer.
Solution 7: Use another USB Cable
This problem may be caused by USB cable. It may be damaged or anything happened. So, you have to try a new one for connecting your iPhone to MacBook Air.
Solution 8: Uninstall and Reinstall iTunes

  1. Open “Fire Window” on your Mac.
  2. From the sidebar, choose “Applications”.
  3. Press and hold the Control button. While holding the control button, click iTunes.
  4. Then choose “Get Info”.
  5. Next, click “Padlock” in the bottom right corner to make changes.
  6. Then enter your administrator password.
  7. Now, click “Sharing & Permissions”.
  8. Choose “Everyone” and change the permissions from everyone to Read & Write.
  9. Now, close the “Get Info” window.
  10. In Finder Window, drag the iTunes into the trash.
  11. After doing, wait for a few minutes.
  12. Then redownload the iTunes.

Solution 9: Factory Reset your Phone
Before doing this backup your device. because this action will delete all information from your device.

  1. Open Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Then tap “General”.
  3. Scroll down the page to find Reset and tap on it.
  4. Tap “Erase All Content Settings”.
  5. Enter the passcode if prompted.

We hope that above solutions have helped you to solve this problem. If you have any other solutions to solve this problem, tell us through your comments.

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