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The iPhone trust computer alert is an important security measure on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. It will ask you to allow the computer to access data on your device before you can use it.

The prompt message appears on the iPhone and prevents unauthorized computers from accessing your iPhone data.

Issues that users face when connecting their iPhone to the PC:
PC and iTunes do not recognize your iPhone;
Trust This Computer prompt doesn’t appear;
Accidentally tapped the Don’t Trust option.

The article will discuss how this process works and how to trust computer on iPhone.

Choose one of the sections below:

Trust this computer

PC doesn’t recognize your iPhone

The most common reason for the PC or iTunes to not recognize the iOS device is the missing drivers. Manually resetting the drivers can be time consuming as you will need to delete and reinstall iTunes along with other Apple components, such as Bonjour and QuickTime. For your convenience, we came up with a free and automatic tool CopyTrans Drivers Installer! Follow the steps below to connect your iPhone to the PC in just a few moments:

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  2. Extract the program from the ZIP.
  3. Run CopyTrans Drivers Installer. Read and accept the License agreement. ctdi license agreement apple drivers
  4. Uninstall iTunes and any other Apple software for CopyTrans Drivers Installer to download the drivers correctly.
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  7. The installation of the drivers is complete. You can now use your iPhone and the CopyTrans products. ctdi installation is complete

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iPhone trust computer

This is how you can trigger the Trust This Computer pop-up on your iPhone:

  • Unlock iPhone
  • Trust this computer
  1. If you have enabled a passcode lock on your iPhone, or if you are connecting the iPhone to your PC for the first time, the below message will appear in the CopyTrans program window. how to unlock iphone with passcode
  2. Unlock your iPhone by pressing the Home button. If you have a Face ID, just tap on the screen, and swipe up – the iPhone will recognize your face. The iPhone will recognize your fingerprint if you have Touch ID set up. Enter your passcode if you have neither of those setups. how to unlock iphone
  3. After a few seconds, you will see a Trust this computer? message. Tap Trust. Trust this computer message on iPhone
  4. If you are on iOS 11, your device will ask you to enter the passcode. Enter iPhone passcode to unlock
  5. Done! Your CopyTrans program now recognizes the iOS device. Its contents will automatically start loading.

Trust this computer not showing up

When you plug your iPhone into a computer for the first time, it will ask if you want to trust that computer. If you click Don’t Trust, this message will appear every time the device is plugged in and won’t allow access to any data on your iPhone. If the Trust alert doesn’t show or you accidentally hit Don’t Trust on iPhone, here is how to get iPhone to trust the computer again:

  1. Restart your PC and reconnect the device.
  2. If the Trust alert still doesn’t appear, navigate to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings, then reconnect the device. General - Reset - Reset Network Settings on iPhone
  3. If this doesn’t help either, you can reset your Location & Privacy settings. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Location & Privacy > Enter your passcode > Reset Settings. Reset location and privacy on iPhone

How to unlock iPhone

on iOS 9 and below

Many people wonder how to unlock an iPhone. When using an iOS 9 device with the Touch ID fingerprint recognition feature, you could simply press the home button on your device.

  1. Unlock the iPhone. To do so, slide your finger from left to right over the slide to unlock the screen. Next, enter the passcode. slide to unlock iphone iphone use passcode
  2. The Trust this computer? message will appear. Tap Trust once you see the Trust This Computer prompt. choose iphone trust computer

Now that your iPhone is recognized by the computer, you can easily manage your iPhone using your PC. We offer numerous iPhone management functions for your convenience!

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