How to Fix iTunes When It's Not Syncing with iPhone/iPad/iPod

iTunes is a good file manager software for iOS devices to sync videos, photos, songs, apps and contacts to your iDevices. Typically iTunes will sync with iPhone, iPad, iPod without incident, but sometimes things go wrong. When trying to sync files between your Apple device and your computer using iTunes, you may receive the following error:

The iPhone "Name's iPhone" cannot be synced. You do not have enough access privileges for this operation.

iOS users can't transfer files on iDevices with iTunes can be frustrating. Now, calm down. Here you are offered 2 suggestions of how to work out iPhone, iPad, iPod won't sync with iTunes.

Be sure you have updated the newest version of iTunes on the computer before beginning.

Part 1: Several Tricks to Get iPhone, iPad, iPod Sync iTunes Again

You can put to use the following tricks to get iOS devices sync iTunes, such as: try a different USB port & USB cable, try using Wi-Fi syncing instead of USB cable, re-authorize the computer with iTunes, restart the computer, reboot the iOS device and try syncing again.

If syncing now works but no content is moving over to the iPhone, iPad, or iPod, check the following:

  • Under the "Summary" tab, check if "Manually manage music and videos" is enabled or not, if it is then try toggling it off and on again then manually drag a song or movie over to the iOS device to force manual syncing
  • Look under the "Music", "Movies", "Apps", "TV Shows" or respective tabs and be sure that "Sync Music", "Sync Movies" etc is checked and enabled
  • Try checking and unchecking those boxes, then hit the "Sync" button again

Part 2: Fix iTunes Can't Sync with iPhone, iPad, iPod with TunesCare

If your iOS still can't sync to iTunes with the methods above, the database which holds your iTunes information may go wrong. Fortunately, TunesCare can save you out. It enables to solve the error of iOS device can't sync photos, songs, videos with iTunes and settle iOS 10/9 can't sync files with iTunes is just a piece of cake.

Read and learn the following tutorial to know how to fix iTunes don't sync problem. The instructions below are listed step by step for you.

Now, download, install TunesCare and launch it.

Step 1: Connect your device to computer via a USB cable, launch the program, click on "Fix All iTunes Issues" to fix your iTunes on computer.


Step 2: Hit "Repair iTunes" to fix your iTunes errors or optimize iTunes performance, if there is something wrong with your iTunes, TunesCare will download the repairing drives for iTune and automatically repair iTunes errors.


Step 3: When repair done, TunesCare will prompt you that iTunes is repaired successfully and your iTunes will automatically restart.

Just with 3 simple steps, you will get the iTunes fix job done. Want to get rid of iTunes not syncing with iOS device? Come and give TunesCare a free trail. By the way, to get more tips about iOS system care, you can use UltFone iOS Data Manager.