27964 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2010 7:25 AM by ataylor87
Today, I tried to do the same thing, but it doesn't even show up on my desktop
It is not supposed to show up on the desktop - that's normal (unlike most iPods, the iPhone does not support disk mode, so you should only see it in iTunes).
Nor does the iPhone recognize that it's been plugged in in any way.
So, if you launch iTunes the phone doesn't show up in the devices list on the left? First, make sure your settings are correct in iTunes (Preferences > Devices tab, make sure the box to prevent automatic syncing is not checked).
Else, try downloading and installing the latest version of iTunes for the Mac OS (don't delete anything, just download and install).
If that doesn't work, remove and reinstall AMDS.
You can also check System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items tab and make sure there's an iTunesHelper app listed there - that's what recognizes the phone.