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iPhone Won't Sync with iTunes after Upgrading to iOS 11, How to Fix It?

2017-10-26 17:40:37/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Recovery Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Some Apple users have reported that their iPhone can't sync with iTunes after they update iPhone to iOS 11 from iOS 10.3.3. As they described, everything is working fine on iPhone but iTunes syncing feature does not work when trying to sync iPhone with iTunes. If your iPhone, iPad or iPod has the similar problem, please keep reading to learn the solutions to resolve this problem.

The Reasons Why iTunes Won't Sync iPhone after iOS 11 update:

- The USB cable you are using is broken.

- The iTunes you are running is outdated.

- The network you are connecting on your iPhone is poor or unavailable.

- The music syncing settings on iPhone/iTunes is incorrect.

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How to Fix Backup & Restore Problems with iTunes?

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Part 1. Solutions to Resolve iPhone Won't Sync with iTunes after Updating to iOS 11

If your iPhone will not sync data to iTunes after upgrading to the latest iOS version, you can fix it with the following tips.

Tip 1. Change another USB cable. And you'd better use the original USB cord of your iPhone.

Tip 2. Update your iTunes to the latest version. You can download the latest iTunes again from Apple web site or go to "Help" > "Check for update" on your iTunes to get the newest iTunes.

download the latest itunes version

Tip 3. Reset network settings on your iPhone. Unlock your iPhone and go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Reset Network Settings" on your device. Then tap "Reset" option on the pop-up window to confirm your action.

reset network settings on iphone

Tip 4. Disable "iCloud Music Library" on iPhone. To do so, please unlock your iPhone and go to "Settings" > "Music", scroll down to find out the "iCloud Music Library" option to switch it off the feature here.

turn off icloud music library feature on iphone

Tip 5. Turn off "Show Apple Music" feature on iPhone. To do so, please tap "Settings" > "Music" on your iPhone and disable the "Show Apple Music" feature.

Tip 6. Turn off "Show Apple Music" feature on iTunes as well. To do so, please run iTunes on your computer and click "Edit" > "Preferences" > "General" > Turn off "Show Apple Music" > Click "OK".

Tip 7. Enable "Sync Music" feature in iTunes. To do so, click "Music" under iTunes Settings, then turn to the right panel and check "Sync Music" option and the "Entire music library" option as well.

enable sync music feature on itunes

Tip 8. If your iPhone can't sync with iTunes, you must make sure that your computer is authorized, especially when you connect your iPhone to a new computer. In order to achieve it, you need to open iTunes, click Store to display its drop-down menu. Click Authorize this computer and enter your Apple ID. If you have authorized this computer before, you can cancel the computer's authorization first and then follow the operations to authorize it again.

Tip 9. Restart your computer or reboot your iPhone.

Tip 10. Do you use USB cable to connect iPhone to iTunes? Now, you can change to use WiFi sync. You just need to go to your iPhone summary dialog in the iTunes on the computer, tick the option of "Sync with this iPhone over WiFi". Then, go to your iPhone, tap on Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync > Sync now.

See Also: What Should You Know about iTunes File Sharing?

Part 2. Alternative Way to Sync iPhone to iTunes Library without iTunes

Or you can bypass the problem that iPhone will not sync with iTunes after iOS 11 update to sync iPhone with iTunes. Here it is highly recommended a great tool - iPhone to iTunes Data Transfer to sync data between iPhone and iTunes library.

With it, you don't have to launch iTunes at all to transfer iPhone data to iTunes library without hassle, including the music, videos, movies, TV shows and etc. And this program works well with all generations of iPhone/iPad/iPod, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/SE, iPad Pro, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch and etc.

Now, please download the software in Mac or Windows version on your computer and start to sync iPhone with iTunes.

Here is the instruction:

Step 1. Launch the program after downloading and installing on your computer, and connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cord. Then the software will detect the connected iPhone automatically.

connect iphone to pc

Step 2. Then you can enter any file folder to preview your iPhone files. Then select the wanted contents from your iPhone, and hit "Export" > "Export to iTunes" button on top of interface to move the selected items to iTunes library immediately.

For example, click "Music" tab on the top and select desired music files and then click "Export" > "Export to iTunes" button to transfer them to iTunes library all at once.

sync iphone to itunes

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