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Question: Can't set "USB iPhone" on Mac

Hello Community!

I am using iPhone X (iOS 11.2.6) and iMac 27" i5 2.7 (Mid 2011), High Sierra 10.13.3.


When I connect iPhone (Lightning Cable) Mac pop-up this message (see pic.)

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When I click "Network Preferences.." they open, but there is no service

for "USB iPhone".


If I want to create new service I've got this choices (see pic.)

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Furthermore, iPhone X connects to iTunes app ( 12.7.3.46)

with no problem.


Is there some workaround?


Any help is welcome 🙂


Robert

iPhone X, iOS 11.2.6

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This network setting is meant to be used with your iPhone sharing its internet connection to your mac.

It is unrelated to using your iPhone with iTunes or other applications (like Photos, iMovie or FCP X).


To see the "iPhone USB" in Network Preferences, I believe you have to turn on "Personal Hotspot" on your iPhone. Once you set it up, it will remain, and you won't have to set it up again.

So: 1) turn on "Personal Hotspot"

2) connect your iPhone to your mac via usb

3) setup the network connection

and it should not bother you again. For safety, I prefer to keep "Personal Hotspot" off while not actively using it.


Of course, this feature of the iPhone is likely to be of more use with a laptop. If you are at home with an iMac that already has an internet connection, you don't want to spend your precious mobile data with it.

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Mar 3, 2018 3:06 AM in response to Eramono In response to Eramono

This network setting is meant to be used with your iPhone sharing its internet connection to your mac.

It is unrelated to using your iPhone with iTunes or other applications (like Photos, iMovie or FCP X).


To see the "iPhone USB" in Network Preferences, I believe you have to turn on "Personal Hotspot" on your iPhone. Once you set it up, it will remain, and you won't have to set it up again.

So: 1) turn on "Personal Hotspot"

2) connect your iPhone to your mac via usb

3) setup the network connection

and it should not bother you again. For safety, I prefer to keep "Personal Hotspot" off while not actively using it.


Of course, this feature of the iPhone is likely to be of more use with a laptop. If you are at home with an iMac that already has an internet connection, you don't want to spend your precious mobile data with it.

Mar 3, 2018 3:06 AM

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