[Fixed] Apple Mobile Device USB Driver Missing on Windows 11, 10

So you’re getting a message like: Apple Mobile Device USB driver is missing or corrupted in Windows 11 or 10, and your iPhone 10, 9, 8, 7 or whatever model you own can’t be recognized. There is a few things we can try to get the device showing in Windows again so you can import and export photos, videos and music again.

Typically when you connect your iPhone to your computer or tablet the drivers are automatically installed. Given this could be a very simple problem first start by unplugging the phone and plugging it back in. Also make sure that your device is charged and powered on, believe me sometimes it really is that simple.

Another thing to try is to go to the Windows device manager, right click on the Device Manager and look under USB Serial Bus Controllers for Apple Mobile Device USB under this category it may have an explanation mark next to it or similar. Right click on this item and click uninstall.

After the driver has been installed, unplug the iPhone, and insert the USB cable again, Windows should start the driver install again.

iTunes for Windows is a required for most advanced iPhone functions to operate in Windows such as backups and other data transfer, make sure you have the latest version installed.