VERY annoying iTunes/iPHone problem

Mikozee

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Every time I plug in my iPhone, the computer detects it immediately. But after I plug it back out and back in, the computer gives me a message saying "USB malfunction" and it doesn't detect the phone. In fact, the iPHone doesn't even charge...

In order for me to get it to work, I have to restart the computer EVERY time I want to use my phone with iTunes...

Is there a solution to this?
 

RS1001

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it is a windows software problem

My work one does this also. I had to disable the USB port and renable. Once I reinstalled XP everything worked fine.
 

Griffinaz

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If you have multiple USB ports you can try moving the cable to another port when you get that message. It works on my laptop and saves you from having to reboot over and over again
 

KNK

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Also if your computer is older your USB needs to be replaced by a USB 2.0 and an old USB will not charge a phone.
 

Griffinaz

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Do you safely remove the iPhone (assuming you are using Windows).
The iPhone is not recognized as a drive in Windows or as a peripheral so there is no need (or way to do it) to "safely remove" it. You just unplug it and go.
 

acosmichippo

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no, if you have pictures in the photo roll windows recognizes it as a digital camera. you CAN "safely remove", but i never have and haven't run into any problems.