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 it can be used.
The prompt message appears on the iPhone and is designed to prevent unauthorized computers from accessing your iPhone data.
The article will discuss how this process works and how to trust computer on iPhone.
Choose one of the sections below:
- How to get iPhone to trust computer
- Accidentally hit don’t trust on iPhone
- How to unlock iPhone on iOS 9 and below
How to get iPhone to trust computer
Here is how:
- Unlock iPhone
- Trust this computer
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.
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. If you have Touch ID set up, the iPhone will recognize your fingerprint. If you have neither of those setups, you will need to enter your passcode.
After a few seconds, you will see a “Trust this computer?” message. Tap “Trust”.
If you are on iOS 11, your device will ask you to enter the passcode.
Done! Your CopyTrans program now recognizes the iOS device. Its contents will automatically start loading.
How to get iPhone to trust computer again
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 computer again:
Restart your PC and reconnect the device.
If the Trust alert still doesn’t appear, navigate to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings, then reconnect the device.
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.
How to unlock iPhone
on iOS 9 and below
Many people wonder how to unlock iPhone. When using an iOS 9 device with the Touch ID fingerprint recognition feature, you could simply press the home button on your device.
Unlock the iPhone. To do so, slide your finger from left to right over the “slide to unlock” screen. Next, enter the passcode
The “Trust this computer?” message will appear. Simply tap “Trust” once you see the “Trust This Computer” prompt