Ipod touch not showing as a device in itunes

i have two ipod touches. i can sync one of them with no problems. the other is not being recognized by itunes (it was before). it doesn't show up as a device in itunes like the other one does. any suggestions?

- Does the non-connecting iPod work OK?
- Does it charge from the computer?
- Try a reset. Nothing is lost
Reset iPod touch:  Hold down the On/Off button and the Home button at the same time for at
least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

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  • Ipod Touch Not Showing as a Device

    I just received a new Ipod Touch and am just playing around with it a bit to see what it can do.
    When I look at Vista Explorer and check the devices attached to my desktop PC, it is not showing the Ipod attached via one of the USB 2 hubs. I know the computer is seeing the Ipod, because as soon as I plug it in, itunes is activated on the desktop. Shouldn't I see the Ipod as a device attached to the PC?
    A second question kind of related to the first. Can I download apps, music, etc., to my PC and then transfer them over to the Ipod, without downloading directly to the Ipod? Reason I'm asking this, is that I'm having a bit of a problem connecting to my password-secured home network. The relation to the first question, is if I can't see the Ipod on the PC can I do such a transfer, or is that all done through itunes.
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    the ipod touch doesn't work in quite the same way other ipods do, it doesn't allow you to see it (or use it) as an external drive (like you would with a USB stick or something else you've plugged into your PC)
    the only time the iPod touch will show up in windows explorer is when there are 'Saved Photos' on it. Photos which have been obtained on the iPod touch, either via screenshots (hold the home button and the power button at the same time to get a screenshot), from safari (when browsing the internet, hold your finger on a picture to bring up an option to save it), or from emails. then you will be able to access the ipod in windows explorer in order to access these photos and move them to your PC.
    yes, you can download music etc. to your PC first. this is how it was done before they invented wireless! (and actually the wi-fi itunes store is still fairly basic and limited). just go into the itunes store (there should be a link to it on the left hand side of your itunes screen) and download to your heart's (and bank accounts) content.
    then you just sync them to your ipod, like presumably you have already done with the music you've put into itunes from your CDs.

  • Why wont my ipod touch not show up my compter or itunes?? help, why wont my ipod touch not show up my compter or itunes?? help

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         Did you buy your iPod Touch from a friend? If so it is very likely that the prior owner had jailbroken the iPod Touch without telling you. Try ensuring that you have the most up-to-date version of iTunes. Next try to plug in your iPod to your computer by way of usb cord. Then open iTunes and check whether your iPod is recognized. If it isn't recognized try navigating to "My Computer" under start and check whether your iPod appears as a removable device. If your iPod Touch is still not present then try putting your iPod Touch in DFU Mode and attempt to restore it.
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    Placing your device into recovery mode
    Follow these steps to place your iOS device into recovery mode. If your iOS device is already in recovery mode, you can proceed immediately to step 6.
    Disconnect the USB cable from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, but leave the other end of the cable connected to your computer's USB port.
    Turn off the device: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then slide the slider. Wait for the device to turn off.If you cannot turn off the device using the slider, press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time. When the device turns off, release the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons.
    While pressing and holding the Home button, reconnect the USB cable to the device. The device should turn on.
    Note: If you see the screen pictured below, let the device charge for at least ten minutes to ensure that the battery has some charge, and then start with step 2 again.
    Continue holding the Home button until you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen. When this screen appears you can release the Home button:
    If necessary, open iTunes. You should see the following "recovery mode" alert:
    Use iTunes to restore the device.
    If you don't see the "Connect to iTunes" screen, try these steps again. If you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen but the device does not appear in iTunes, see this article and its related links.
         If all else fails please demand your money back from whoever sold you this iPod Touch.

  • IPod Touch not showing up in Windows or iTunes

    Whenever I plug my iPod Touch to the computer, it doesn't show up in iTunes. When I connect it, it reads - "One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunction and Windows does not recognize it." The Unknown Device is my iPod that's plugged in. When I pull it out, that Unknown Device is gone.I'm on Windows XP Usb Root Hub. Not on 2.0/ But my iPod and iTunes have been able to work for more than a year. My cellphone works when I connect it to the USB port, but the iPod doesn't read at all.I have tried just about everything. I have reset my iPod, reinstalling iTunes, reinstalled AMDS, etc. My iPod works with a wall adapter, just not when it's connected to the PC.I hope these details help enough.

    Have you double checked to make sure the Apple Mobile Device service is installed and running?
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1567
    Also see this article for more troubleshooting assistance.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1538
    B-rock

  • Ipod touch does not show up under Devices in iTunes, but it does in iPhoto

    My iPod touch does not show up under Devices in iTunes, but it does show up under iPhoto.  Can anyone help troubleshoot this problem?
    Thank you for your help.

    try following the info here
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3694#error1611
    Error 1611: This error may indicate a hardware issue with your device.  Follow the steps  in this article. Also attempt to restore while connected with a  known-good 30-pin Dock Connector cable, computer, and network to isolate  this issue to the device. The MAC address being missing or the IMEI being the default value (00 499901 064000 0)  can also confirm a hardware issue. Out-of-date or incorrectly configured proxy or security software, such as FoxyProxy, can cause error 1611.    To troubleshoot third-party security software, follow these steps.

  • I can't sync my ipod and it's not showing up in devices in itunes

    I bought my son an iPod touch and we are not able to sync it to get our music off the computer. The iPod isn't showing up in devices in iTunes and there are no devices showing up or even the word devices. Please help so we can get our music onto his new iPod. Thank you very much!!

    Alot of us are having the same problem witht he new version of Itunes... Apple needs to fix their own side of the problem cause no support they are giving us is working! Also half of the answers from the community are risky/ waste of time answers that are unsure if they will even work, and to many that try -Don't work!
    Ive been trying since yesterday to get an answer, no one is helping :/
    Similar thread to the problem here:  https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4625288

  • Why is my iPod Touch not showing up in iTunes?

    Why is my iPod Touch not showing up in iTunes?

    Have you tried here:
    iOS: Device not recognized in iTunes for Windows

  • Ipod touch not seen in sauce menu of itunes

    Ipod touch not seen in sauce menu of itunes, I have turned off & on the Ipod and re-downloaded a fresh ITunes software & used a different usb port & restarted the pc but still it is not seeing the IPod Touch. I also got this message when downloading a fresh ITunes software "Service 'Apple Mobile Device' failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services"

    See here:
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  • TS1425 it won't disconnect   it says connected but is not showing up under devices in ITunes

    I Pod is not showing up under devices in ITunes...it is connected to my MacBook Pro and it says connected ...but it is frozen...

    I'm not a Mac user, but do one of the following:
    > Restart your mac.
    > uninstall & reinstall iTunes
    > reset your iPod (if possible)
    > make sure iTunes is up to date.
    This is what I really know, I don't use a mac. If this doesn't help, then sorry.
    Message was edited by: keeferaf

  • Why will my ipod touch not pull up or sync in itunes

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    od
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  • Apple tv not showing up in devices on itunes.  Content gone from the apple tv and I'm not sure how to sync.

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  • Ipod Touch not showing up it windows 7 or itunes

    My Ipod Touch is not showing up in windows or itunes or even the ipod touch if you cloud help thank you so much
    Thank you so mcuh

    Have you double checked to make sure the Apple Mobile Device service is installed and running?
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1567
    Also see this article for more troubleshooting assistance.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1538
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  • HT4623 iPod Touch not showing up in iTunes

    My iPod will not show up in iTunes, so I am unable to update the iOS.  I have followed all the troubleshooting steps given in the Help section and nothing is working.  Please help!

    Have you tried:
    iOS: Device not recognized in iTunes for Windows
    or
    iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: Device not recognized in iTunes for Mac OS X
    Another cable?
    Another computer to help determine if yo have an iPod or computer problem?
    Does the iPod charge?
    Last
    Make an appointment at the Genius Bar of an Apple store.
    Apple Retail Store - Genius Bar

  • IPod Touch not showing up on an iBook G4

    I am trying to get an iPod Touch connected to my sister in laws iBook G4. It is running system 10.5.8 and iTunes 9.0.2. When I connect her iPod iPhoto opens and it looks to sync photos. I have to manually open iTunes but it won't see the iPod. I tried her iPod on my Macs and my Macs see it. I am really at a loss and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Rich

    You can disable the autostart of iphoto here: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1501
    See these two articles about reasons why the ipod does not show up in itunes: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2050 and http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1747 about reinstalling Apple Mobile Device Service.

  • Ipod touch not showing songs in itunes

    I connected my 4th gen ipod touch to my laptop as usual. I have over 3,000 songs on it, but when I click on ipod, then on this ipod, it shows up as zero items. All my songs are still on my ipod, and I use manually manage. I do not want to sync in case I lose everything as I do not keep songs on itunes library. The bar at the bottom shows up as though the songs are there but they are not showing up under devices. It says 9gb free, and the ipod is 32gb.

    - Reset the iOS device. Nothing will be lost
    Reset iOS device: Hold down the On/Off button and the Home button at the same time for at
    least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
    - Do the songs play on the iPod?

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