iPad not appearing in iTunes
iOS: Device not recognized in iTunes for Mac OS X
iOS: Device not recognized in iTunes for Windows
iTunes for Windows: iTunes can't contact the iPhone, iPad, or iPod software update server
iTunes for Windows: Device Sync Tests
IOS: Syncing with iTunes
Apple - Support - iPad - Syncing
iTunes 10.5 and later: Troubleshooting iTunes Wi-Fi Syncing
i followed the following from another thread and it worked for me and alot of others:
This is what I did for both iPod Touch 3rd Gen and iPad Retina with Windows 8.1:
- Plugged the iPod (or iPad) into a USB port.
- Opened Windows Device Manager, and under the Portable Devices tree, found the Apple iPod.
- Right-clicked iPod (or iPad) and selected Update Driver Software... option.
For me i.ally's hint doesn't worked.
But with Win8 I didn't had a problem.
With 8.1 I have big ones. Can't sync, can't backup, can't wipe my photos (more than 2000 so I don't want to del every single one manually).
iTunes is already de-installed and reinstalled 2x times.
Drivers are already de-installed and reinstalled at last iTunes install.
No hope left.. By the way: I didn't upgraded my iPad to iOS 7 cause that looks ugly to me.
But that worked for me. ->
Reinstalling Driver from own sources c:\programs\ ...
- Right-click the Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, or Apple iPod entry in Device Manager and choose Update Driver from the shortcut menu.
- Click "Browse my computer for driver software."
- Click "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer."
- Click the Have Disk button. (If the Have Disk option is not present, choose a device category such as Mobile Phone or Storage Device if listed, and click next. The Have Disk button should then appear.)
- In the "Install from Disk" dialog, click the Browse button.
- Use this window to navigate to the following folder:
- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers.
- Double-click the "usbaapl" file. (This file will be called "usbaapl64" if you have a 64-bit version of Windows. If you don't see "usbaapl64" here, or if there is no Drivers folder, look in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers. instead).
- Click OK in the "Install from Disk" dialog.
- Click Next and finish the driver-installation steps. Open iTunes to verify that the device is recognized properly.