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4 Ways to Fix ‘Trust This Com­put­er Not Show­ing Up’ Problem on iOS

Hi all today in this article we will show you how to fix Trust This Computer Not Showing Up problem on iOS. Whenever an iPhone or iPad is connected to a computer for the first time, a popup appears on the screen asking the user if they trust the computer. And they need to trust the computer to sync with the iOS device, access its photos and contacts, and even create backups. So without further delay, let’s get started.

Well, first we will try a simple but effective solution that often clicks to fix such common problems. If that fails, we will reset the trust settings. In most cases, it can get the job done. Even if that doesn’t come to your rescue, we have other reliable tricks to get you over the line. So, you don’t need to worry about the problem. With that said, let’s get into troubleshooting mode, shall we? Before proceeding, we recommend you to update iOS

How to Fix ‘Trust This Com­put­er Not Show­ing Up’ Error on iOS

Force restart your device

Hard reset has often worked for me to fix the “Trust this computer” pop-up not showing up. So, I’m going to rely on this trusty troubleshooter to click this time too. First of all, disconnect your device from the computer and then force restart iOS device

  • On iPhone / iPad with Face ID: press and release the volume up button, press and release the volume down button. In the end, press and hold the side button for about 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
  • On iPhone / iPad with Touch ID: You need to press and hold the Home and Sleep / Wake buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds to force restart your device.

After your device has rebooted, connect it to the computer again. Now, enter the passcode to unlock your device. Then wait a few seconds for the “Trust this computer” message to appear. If it appears, you are ready to go. If not, go to other solutions.

Reset trusted settings

  • Another trick that has proven to be reliable in solving this problem is to reset the trusted settings. For those unfamiliar, it is part of “Reset Location and Privacy Settings” and it works effectively to put the trusted settings back to factory defaults.
  • Head to the Settings app -> General -> Reset -> Reset location and privacy. Next, enter your password and hit Reset Settings again. Then try connecting your device to the computer to see if it has been successful or not.

Reset network settings

  • If the previous two solutions did not work, try resetting the network settings. Note that it will remove all existing Wi-Fi networks and passwords, iOS VPN and APN settings along with cellular settings. Yes, it is a radical solution and not many may want to go for it. But I would recommend not to miss it as it has a very good track record of fixing this problem.
  • Open Settings app -> General -> Reset. Now, tap on Reset Network Settings and confirm.

Update your Mac / iTunes for Windows

If the issue is still not resolved, the outdated version of macOS or iTunes may be to blame. Various problems tend to arise often when using older versions of the software. Therefore, updating the software would be the right way.

  • Update macOS to the latest version
  • Update iTunes downloaded from Microsoft Store: iTunes installed from Microsoft Store is automatically updated every time a new version arrives. Additionally, you also have the option to check for updates through the Microsoft Store.
  • Update iTunes downloaded from Apple website: Launch iTunes -> Help menu -> Check for updates. Now, follow the usual process to update iTunes.

Final Words

We hope you enjoyed our article on how to fix the “Not showing this computer” problem on iOS. Hopefully, you have received the “Trust this computer” pop-up and successfully established a connection between your iPhone or iPad and your computer. This is a common issue that can occur from time to time, and any of the above solutions should fix the problems. So if you like our article, please share it with others.

James Hogan
James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.


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