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I'm a new iPhone user. When I charge my iPhone with a USB cord connected to my computer, it shows "Trust This Computer" message on my phone. What does it mean? Anyone can tell me? - From Online User

I installed iOS 7 this morning, and now with every restart of my iPad - if it is plugged into my iMac - I am asked "Trust This Computer?" I restarted 3 times, and was asked each time. Is this something that we will see every time we sync our tablets and phones? - From Apple Community

When you link your iPhone/iPad to the computer, you will see a pop-up dialogue on your iPhone saying Trust or Untrust this computer. Actually, by trusting this computer on iPhone, you are able to share your iPhone data to other devices. Now, just read through the article and learn how to trust or untrust computer on iPhone, how to do if it keeps showing the pop-up window, how to do it you mistakenly click the Untrust option.

1. How to Trust or Untrust Computer on iPhone

2. Solutions to Common Computer Trust Issues

Part 1. How to Trust or Untrust Computer on iPhone

1. Trust Computer on iPhone/iPad

- Make sure your device is powered on, and then link your iPhone/iPad to the computer via the USB cord.

Note: If it's the first time for you to link your iPhone to the computer, your iPhone will pop up a window saying "do you trust on this device". Now, hit he Yes option and enter with the right passcode.

- Now, you will see a promo dialogue on your iPhone as pictured in the below. Hit the Trust option.

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And you can freely share any files from iPhone to the computer as needed and wanted.

2. Untrust Computer on iPhone/iPad

- Open your device and then go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset location & privacy.

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- You will then be asked to enter with the right passcode.

- Click on Reset Setting and close the setting after it complete.

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Now, you have successfully untrusted computer on your device as liked.

Also Read: Solutions to Common iPhone Problems

Part 2. Solutions to Common Computer Trust Issues

1. Stop Repeated "Trust This Computer" Message on iPhone/iPad

Just as introduced in the above case, it could be pretty bothering to be required to trust this computer every time you link your device to the computer. Here, you have more than one ways to fix this problem:

Solution 1. Update iTunes

The first thing you could do is to check whether you have installed the latest iTunes. If not, delete the old programs on your computer and then download the latest iTunes on the computer.

Solution 2. Repair Apple Mobile Device Support

- Open Control Panel from your computer.

- Click on Uninstall a Program option to continue.

- Scroll down to Apple Mobile Device Support.

- Click on Repair option to let Windows repair the software.

- Reboot your computer and plug in your device again.

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Solution 3. Disable Apple Device

- Connect your device to the computer.

- Go to Control Panel > Hardware & Sounds.

- Click and open Device Manager and click on the your iDevice icon.

- Click on Hardware > Properties > Driver > Disable.

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2. Accidentally Click on "Don't Trust" on iPhone/iPad

You want to trust this computer on your iPhone, but you just touched the wrong button of Untrust? Don't worry! Follow the below steps:

- Plug out your device and then open iTunes on the computer.

-Click on Edit > Preferences. Go to Advanced tab and then click on Reset warning button.

- Click on OK option on the promo dialogue and close iTunes.

- Re-connect your device to the computer and you will receive dialogue box of Trust/Untrust. Hi the Trust option to go on.

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