Check the Version of Your Apple Mobile Device Driver

Check the Version of Your Apple Mobile Device Driver

All Apple devices that can be connected to a PC using the USB port will use the Apple mobile device driver for Windows. To check which version of this driver is installed, use the following steps:

  1. Make sure the iPad, iPhone or iPod is connected to the PC using a USB cable.
    (Otherwise it will not show up in the Device Manager, and you cannot check the version with these steps.)
  2. Open the Windows Device Manager from the Control Panel, or type “devmgmt.msc” at the Start menu.
  3. In the Device Manager, expand or open the Universal Serial Bus Controllers group.
    Apple USB Device
  4. Locate the Apple Mobile Device USB Driver, and right-click this device.
  5. In the popup menu, select Properties.
  6. Next select the Driver tab.
  7. Check the Driver Date and Driver Version of the Apple USB driver to see if you have the latest version of the driver.
    Apple mobile device driver

In case you do not see the Apple Mobile Device USB Driver under the Universal Serial Bus controllers category, it is possible that it is listed under the Universal Serial Bus devices categories.

Apple Mobile Device

The steps are the same, rick-click the Apple Mobile Device USB Composite Device, and in the popup menu select Properties and then select the Driver tab.

Apple Mobile Device driver

To update an Apple mobile device driver, you normally need to install the updated iTunes application. The iTunes software is quite large (install requires 400 MB of disk space), and you might not use it at all. So, if you download the stand alone Apple USB driver update using DriverFinder, you can simply update the driver without the need to download and install the complete iTunes software.

Once downloaded, simply run the AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi (or AppleMobileDeviceSupport64.msi for 64-bit Windows versions) to install the new driver.

When you plug your iPod, iPhone or iPad, the new driver will automatically be used!

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Hello all! I'm Emma Gibson and I'm a work-from-home Technical Writer of over 10 years. I write for the DriverFinder site, and have provided thousands of short, step-by-step 'How To' content for the Customer Support portals of various US companies such as HP, Symantec, System Center, Cherwell, and others.When I'm not writing 'tech stuff', I'm mostly likely to be found in the kitchen testing recipes, or outside sporting (to get rid of those calories I consumed while in the kitchen).

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