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Why doesn't the iphone show up in my device

1608 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2010 9:23 AM by neuroanatomist RSS
david03181986 Calculating status...
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Jan 11, 2010 8:54 AM
so when i use to hook up to windows the iphone would let me open up the iphone to get my pictures out but when i hook it up to my macbook it dont show up at all.. i want to get pictures off of this iphone
mac book pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
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    Jan 11, 2010 8:57 AM (in response to david03181986)
    Go to Finder > Preferences > General, and make sure "CDs, DVDs and iPods" is checked under "Show these items on the Desktop".
    15" MBP unibody 2.4GHz/4G/250G; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G; PTProG3 500MHz/768M/160G, Mac OS X (10.5.8), film and flatbed scanners, projector, graphics tablet, laser and photo printers
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,685 points)
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    Jan 11, 2010 9:22 AM (in response to david03181986)
    The iPhone does not show up on the desktop on the Mac, by design (because disk use is not possible, unlike most iPods). You need to use iPhoto or Image Capture to get the pics off the phone. iPhoto is for organizing your pics, sorting them, editing them, etc. You can choose iPhoto albums to sync back onto the phone, if you like. Image Capture is a simple app to pull images off cameras or scanners.

    If you have iLife '08 or later, select iPhoto > iPhoto menu > Preferences > General tab and set the When Camera is Connected pop-up to either launch iPhoto or Image Capture. If you have an older version of iLife, that setting is in Applications > Image Capture > Image Capture menu > Preferences.
    17" CD MBP, iPhone 3G, iPodTouch, Mac OS X (10.6.2),  since the ][e
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,685 points)
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    Jan 11, 2010 9:23 AM (in response to david03181986)
    Glad to help, and thanks for the !
    17" CD MBP, iPhone 3G, iPodTouch, Mac OS X (10.6.2),  since the ][e

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