Why is my iPod showing up as a camera when I plug it into my computer?

Pete September 24, 2011

How do I have my iPod show up as an iPod and not a camera when I plug into my PC?

  1. Tina
    September 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm


    did Mike's answer solve your question? I know this was an unsolved question before and you essentially re-posted it. So it would be important to know whether any of the tips worked. Thanks in advance for your feedback!

  2. Mike
    September 25, 2011 at 2:59 am

    If you are referring to the Windows notification this is normal behavior.
    Apple has an knowledge article about disabling it

    If you are experiencing problems as in it is not usable within iTunes:

    a. download and (re)install the latest iTunes version

    b. try re-detecting the iPod

    1.open up the Device Manager
    for Windows Vista/7 click on start and simply type "device manager" within the searchbox
    for Windows XP go into the Control Panel, double-click on Systems, in the new window click on Hardware and then Device Manager

    2. locate and select the detected "camera" device and click on deinstall

    3. scan for new or changed hardware