How can I convert my iPhone to an iPod if my PC no longer recognizes my iPhone?

mike d August 25, 2012
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I switched from AT&T to Verizon and from iPhone 3G to DroidX2.

I want to use the iPhone as an iPod, but my PC no longer recognizes the iPhone. I used a second party app to move files when I was using the iPhone, but since the PC doesn’t see the phone…

Any help would be appreciated.

  1. Anish Parameshwaran
    February 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    First, back up all your music from your 3G to your laptop via iTunes and then perform a factory reset on the phone. Once that's done, you'll have a 'new' iPod Touch. Then, you can sync your data into the 3G.

  2. bonioloff
    September 24, 2012 at 3:27 am

    I think you should uninstall all the application of your iTunes in PC, and reinstall the drivers .

  3. ha14
    August 26, 2012 at 8:05 am

    iOS: Device not recognized in iTunes for Windows
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1538

    Go into: device manager, portable devices, apple iphone, driver, update driver, browse my computer for a list..., let me pick browse to
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers

    Removing and reinstalling iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for Windows Vista or Windows 7
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1923

  4. anthonymonori
    August 26, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Try installing iTunes, it would probably help to recognize your phone. Maybe it's the driver's fault. Try going into the device manager and uninstall your apple device driver and plug in your phone one more time.
    If this doesn't help, try using a 3rd party tool, like mentioned in the comments above.

  5. cranko_
    August 26, 2012 at 6:17 am

    you mentioned that your PC is no longer recognize your iphone, i would

    • cranko_
      August 26, 2012 at 8:19 am

      sorry didn't finish my sentence accidentally hit the post comment button.

      I can get my iPhone appeared back on iTunes by reinstalling the 'Apple Mobile Device Support' in Control Panel.

  6. susendeep dutta
    August 26, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Use CopyTrans manager to perform file transfer operations and it must detect your phone -

    http://www.copytrans.net/copytransmanager.php

    If your phone is still not detected,then create an online backup by connecting your phone through Wi-Fi and factory reset your phone.

  7. April Eum
    August 26, 2012 at 2:55 am

    pc doesn't recognize iphone? are you sure it's not your itunes? i'm sure you can try using a third party app to transfer your songs..like diskaid or songbird my fav

    here's others by makeuseof

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-ways-sync-ipod-computer-itunes/

    one of them should recognize your iphone.

  8. rish404
    August 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    You would need to install iTunes and then transfer the music you've purchased into your iPhone through it.

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