Trust this computer does not appear on iPhone [Easy Fix]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Windows & Software Expert
Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as a front-end web developer. Read more
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  • Many users reported that Trust this computer message is not appearing for them, and in today’s article we’re going to show you how to fix that.
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iPhone offers many great security features and speaking of security, you need to set your computer as a trusted device before the iPhone can connect to it.

While this is a great feature to have, some users reported that Trust this computer dialog isn’t appearing for them. This can be a problem, but there’s a way to fix it once and for all.

What do I do if Trust this computer is not appearing?

1. Make sure that your system and iTunes are up to date

  1. Open the Settings app and go to Update & Security.
    update and security trust this computer not appearing
  2. Now click on Check for updates.
    check for updates trust this computer not appearing

To update iTunes, just do the following:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Now select Help > Check for Updates.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the update process.

On Mac, you can check for updates by doing the following:

  1. Open the Apple menu and choose System Preferences.
  2. Navigate to the Software Update section.
  3. If any updates are available, click on the Update Now button to install them.
    software update trust this computer not appearing

After updating your computer OS and iTunes, check if the problem is still there.


2. Restart your computer and your iOS device

  1. Try disconnecting and reconnecting your iOS device to your computer.
  2. Restart your computer and check if the problem is still there.
  3. Restart your iOS device and try to connect it again.

3. Reset your Trust settings

  1. On your iOS device go to Settings > General > Reset.
  2. Now select Reset Location & Privacy.
    reset location and privacy trust this computer not appearing

After doing that, all your trusted devices will be erased and you’ll be able to set them up again.


4. Reset Network settings

  1. On your iOS device go to Settings > General.
  2. Now select Reset > Reset Network settings.
    reset network settings trust this computer not appearing

Once you complete these steps, all your saved network settings will be restored to the default, and hopefully, Trust this computer message will appear again.

Not being able to see Trust this computer message can be a big problem since you won’t be able to connect your iOS device to your computer, but we hope that you fixed this problem with our solutions.


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