If one has an issue with iPod/iPhone detection on Windows 7... It is because Windows 7 uses a MTP driver instead of the USBAAPL. You need to update the driver from pointing to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers.
It worked for me.
When I connected my Ipod to computer it used to do simply nothing. It was not loading, not recognized by Itunes...
What I did was going to System -> Device Manager
There I had the Aplle Ipod USB Driver, but it was not properly installed or something like that, it had a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark.
I plugged out my Ipod, deleted the driver and plugged in the Ipod again.
So the computer automatically installed the needed driver (again, as it did, when I used my Ipod the first time) and everything works...
I guess this works also, if you have an Ipod, that needs a CD to install the driver from.
Right if you are having trouble with itunes not picking up the iphone on windows 7 also the ipod. Plug the iphone in to the PC, navigate to "device manager" on your PC (search for it in the menu if you have to). locate "Portable Devices" in the list and below you should se something like "Apple iPhone". Right click and go down to "uninstall" once completed. Remove the iPhone then open iTunes and plug the iPhone back into the PC, the drivers will re-install hopefully allowing you to re-sync your ipod/iphone. Make sure all anti virus and firewalls are disables as they tend to tamper with driver installations.
Hi the same thing happened to me. I am a worker at apple. I am a specialist. I know a very lot about computers and some of my companies devices. To make it work a good idea is to take the iPod and then put in a deep fryer. Put half a cup of melted butter onto the iPod then add a half teaspoon of salt. Let it cool for 4-5 min. Then take your iPod charger and connect the USB into the 2.0 or 1.0 USB port and the other part of the iPod charger connect into the fried iPod. Open up your iTunes and it will detect your device as............. DINNER!!!! Now I hope this helped. I take pride in my work and I love helping people with apple's products ;D have a good day and a good dinner ;D
yeah, how do you force win7 to use the manual apple driver? when I point to that folder, it just tells me in windows' "i-know-better-than-you-do,-you-stupid-human" voice that it thinks the driver *that doesn't work* is still the right one. I mean, if you're manually choosing a folder, windows shouldn't be able to override you like that. sometimes we just know better than you do, oh almighty windows.
if you are on Windows, try these steps:
1. Connect iPod to computer.
2. Go to Device Manager > Universal Serial Bus controllers.
3. Look for a device driver named "Apple ...". The driver that the iPod was connected to simply showed up as "USB Mass Storage Device".
4. Select the appropriate driver and click uninstall.
5. Once it's uninstalled, disconnect the iPod and RESTART the machine.
6. Once Windows has started, plug the iPod back in and Windows should recognize it as new hardware and should reinstall the appropriate drivers. Once its successfully done, open itunes and your iPod should show up.
I was having the same problem as most everyone on this thread: After upgrading to Windows 7, iTunes would no longer detect my iPod Touch or my iPhone. Both devices would show up correctly as devices in Windows if iTunes was not installed. Numerous installs/uninstalls of iTunes did nothing to fix the problem. In desparation, I uninstalled every Apple program (MobileMe, iTunes, QuickTime, Apple Mobile Helper, etc.) from the computer. I then restarted the computer and installed iTunes once again. (I was hoping that somehow one or more of the other programs was the problem - most likely the helper app). Voila! Success! Both my iPod Touch and iPhone are now properly recognized by iTunes and synching as if nothing was ever wrong. Hope this works for some other people as well.
I have an ipod touch
i jailbroke it and am selling it on ebay
but I wanted to rid of the jailbrake.
so I cleared everything off the ipod through the ipods settings!
Then I tired turning it back on and it was stuck with the old jailbroken home screen
i tried reseting it several times and plugging it into the comuter several times
it was not being detected by the comuter!
but then I unplugged it.
did a reset by holding the top button and little circle button at bottom!
i did that twice.
then I plugged it in and did it twice
the second time on re boot
DADINGG the magical noise of connection to the ITunes then I did a restore
BADING ! BACK TO NORMAL!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INFO!
SAVED ME ABOUT 200 bucks : )
if it does not turn on or you cant go to home page it just stayes at apple logo try to hold both power and home button until the apple logo pops up then just hold home button those are the steps to restoring ipodtouch or iphone
Well after uninstalling itunes and reinstalling it about 10 times , I reset the ipodabunch of times and still nothing. FINALLY , UNPLUGGED THE IPOD FROM COMPUTER , RESET IT 4 TIMES AND PLUGGED IT IN AGAIN , WORKING GOOD FOR NOW
After you install itunes from apple.com switch off your ipod while you are connected to pc and start again, make sure u r connected to the pc and it will detect as new hard ware found and it should accept it accordingly, keep you itunes also open when u restart.