Fix A Device Attached to The System is Not Functioning iPhone to PC Connection Error

Last Updated on Nov 19, 2020

Are you unable to export your Camera roll photos and videos to your Windows PC or Laptop running on Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows XP? Because you are getting the error message like A Device attached to the System is not functioning after the update or during backup. Get Quick fix and transfer media to PC successfully.

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Steps to fix a Device Attached to the System is Not Functioning

Step 1: Trust This device or Try Different USB Port

Unlock your iPhone first and Allow this computer or PC trusted. Your iPhone will show the popup message like Allow or Deny your iPhone Access on Windows PC or Laptop. also, I recommend using an alternate USB port one by one. Many iPhone user gets surprised while they use the Backside USB port of Windows PC.

Step 2: Enable Transfer to Mac or PC

  • Go to the Settings app on iPhone > Photos (Scroll down and find).
  • Next to the Photos > Scroll the below to section of Transfer to Mac or PC > Select Keep Originals.
  • Then, Try Again.

(Automatically transfer photos and videos in a compatible format or Always transfer the original file without checking for compatibility)

Step 3: Reboot your iPhone or Restart PC

iPhone 11 Pro [Pro Max], iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus: Quickly press and release the volume up button and Volume down button one by one, After that only press and hold on side/Power button Until your iPhone show apple logo on the screen. after a few seconds, You will see Enter passcode screen on your iPhone.

Hard Reboot or Force Restart iPhone XS Max

Hard Reboot your iPhone

iPhone 7,7 Plus, iPhone 6,6 Plus, 6S and earlier: Press and Hold side button and Home button until you see the slide to turn off on screen. Use side button after turned off.

Also, Restart Windows: Go to Start menu > Restart.

Step 4: Use Most Compatible Photo and Video Formate

If you know, Apple Device iPhone/iPad use High-Efficiency Media Format that helps to save Storage from optimized Video/Photo formate by default. After that, we can view or open High Efficiency [HEIF/HEVC] Photo formate on Windows Laptop or PC. So, I recommenced to use Most Compatible [JPEG] Photo format.

  • Go to the Settings app on iPhone > Camera > Formats > Most Compatible.

Step 5: Update your iOS and Windows System

  • Install Pending update on your iPhone, iPad and Windows System as well. On your iPhone check this, Settings app > General > Software Update > Download and install.
  • On your Windows PC: Search Software Update on your Startup menu and Go with the System update settings.

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