Fixed! “Trust This Computer” not Showing UP on iPhone

Is there is not “Trust” button shows up on your iPhone when connecting iPhone to computer? Don’t worry, just try the 8 solutions in this guide to get out of the issue - “Trust This Computer” not showing up on iPhone.

Demi by Demi Updated May 17, 2023
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Generally speaking, if you've ever connected your iPhone to a computer before, you may have seen a message pop up asking if you want to "Trust This Computer." This message is important because it ensures that only trusted devices can access the data on your iPhone.

iPhone trust this computer

If you need to transfer files from iPhone to PC or perform other tasks using your computer, it will be a must-do to tap Trust. However, some iPhone users have reported that the "trust this computer" not showing up when they connect their device.

If you are disturbed by the iPhone Trust This Computer not showing up issue, you must want to resolve it immediately. We’ve compiled a list of tried-and-true solutions in this guide.

Why doesn’t your iPhone say “Trust This Computer”?

The followings are some of the most common causes of “Trust This Computer” not appearing on iPhone. Since the issue involves two devices, either of them cloud cause the issue.

 Critical permissions not granted
❌ Outdated or corrupted Apple Drives
❌ Faulty connection between iPhone and computer
❌ Older versions of Windows/iPhone operating system or software

8 fixes to “Trust This Computer” not showing up

In this guide, you will be given 8 solutions to “Trust This Computer” not popping up on iPhone. Try them one after another until you get out of the issue.

1# Reconnect iPhone to computer

If you connect your iPhone to your computer while your PC is still booting. Trust This Computer message may not appear. Just detach and reconnect your iPhone to check whether you can see the Trust This Computer successfully.

2# Restart your computer and iPhone

Both of your computer and iPhone may have temporary files that lead iPhone to fail to ask you to trust this computer. Once you restart your devices, such temporary files will be deleted. Simply restart iPhone and computer, and reconnect them to check whether the problem has been resolved.

3# Reset trust settings

Resetting the trust setting on your iPhone is another workable troubleshoot. This can make your iPhone not trust all the formerly trusted computers. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Open your iPhone Settings app > Choose General > Transfer or Reset iPhone.

Step 2. Tap Reset > Choose Reset Location & Privacy > Finally, enter your password and tap Reset Settings to confirm.

reet location privacy settings

4# Reset network settings

You might also try to reset your iPhone network settings. That may sound a bit extreme, but it has been shown to resolve the issue.

Step 1. Open your iPhone Settings app > Choose General > Transfer or Reset iPhone.

Step 2. Tap Reset > Choose Reset Network Settings, and then confirm.

reset network settings

5# Update iOS to the latest version

An outdated iOS always contains errors, which may lead to Trust This Computer not showing up. Thus, if an update is available, you can update your iPhone to see if that works. Here’s how to check for updates.

Go to the Settings app on your iPhone > General Software Update. If there is a new iOS version, download and install it.

iOS software update

6# Update all Windows updates

You may also need to keep your Windows computer up to date, exactly as you always have the most recent iOS version on your iPhone. As a result, ensure that you have the most recent version of Windows.

Check for Windows update
Go to Settings on your computer > Choose Update & security > Windows Update and make sure your computer is up to date with all Windows updates installed.

update windows

Check for iTunes update
If you intend to utilize iTunes on your computer but “Trust This Computer” message not showing up, you can also check iTunes update by going to iTunes > Help and choose Check for Updates.

check for updates

7# Update Apple portable device driver

Chances are that your Windows not recognizing iPhone because of an outdated driver, so that Trust This Computer won’t pop up on iPhone. In this case, update Apple portable device driver may help.

Step 1. Disconnect your iPhone from your computer and reconnect your iPhone to computer.

Step 2. Click and hold (or right-click) the Start button, choose Device Manager.

Step 3. Locate and expand the Portable Devices > Locate and right-click your iPhone and choose Update driver > Choose Search automatically for updated driver software.

update Apple Driver software

8# Repair Apple Mobile Device Support

If your iPhone is not recognized when plugging it into the computer, it may have something to do with Apple Mobile Device Support. Follow the simple steps to repair it to troubleshoot the “Trust This Computer” not showing up issue.

Step 1. Type Appwiz.cpl in the taskbar search field and hit the Enter key to open the Programs and Features window.

Step 2. From here, you can locate Apple Mobile Device Support > Right click it and click Repair > Follow the on-screen directions to repair it.

Apple Mobile Device support

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Hope you can get out of the issue - Trust This Computer not showing up on iPhone with the solutions above.

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By following the 8 fixes outlined in this guide, hope you have resolved the problem - Trust This Computer not showing up and re-establish connection between your iPhone and computer.

While, if none of these fixes work, you can reach out to Apple support for further assistance. For more queries, suggestions, and feedback, please feel free to contact us.

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