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How to solve the iPhone photos not visible on PC error

If you have an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch), chances are that you do some hardcore photography with those amazing cameras. However, when storage starts running out on your iOS devices, the best solution to clear up some storage space is to copy the photo onto your PC.

There are some cases though, where the iOS device is connected to the PC but the DCIM folder, which holds all your photographs, shows up as empty.

In this tutorial, we will show you some solutions that you can try to solve the iPhone photos not visible on PC error.

Solution 1. Unlock the iPhone

When you connect the USB cable between the iPhone and your PC, you may hear the connection sound, but the files will be accessible only when you have unlocked the iPhone. This is merely a security feature and all you need to do is unlock the iPhone either before or after connecting to the PC.

 

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Solution 2. Reboot the PC and iPhone

If the error has happened randomly, the cause could be a minor software glitch. The best solution, in this case, is to reboot both the PC and the iPhone. Try reconnecting them after the reboot and see if the iPhone photos not visible on PC error has been fixed.

 

How to solve the iPhone photos not visible on PC error

 

Solution 3. Authorize your PC on iTunes

Sometimes, the files on your iPhone will be hidden from access, if the PC you have connected to is not authorized. Follow these steps to authorize the PC.

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Step 1. Connect the iPhone to your PC.

Step 2. Open the iTunes application on the PC.

Step 3. Click on the ‘Account‘ button on the top bar.

 

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Step 4. Hover over the ‘Authorizations‘ option from the drop-down menu.

 

Step 5. Click on the ‘Authorize this Computer‘ option from the connecting menu.

 

How to solve the iPhone photos not visible on PC error

 

Step 6. Enter your Apple ID and Password to confirm the operation.

The DCIM folder should now be visible on your PC.

There are three surefire solutions that can help you solve the iPhone photos not visible on PC error.