Iphone 4 shows up as a camera when connected to PC

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Iphone 4 shows up as a camera when connected to PC

When I connect my Iphone 4 to my my PC to sync, it shows up as a camera, and I am unable to drag and drop files (ringtones etc), how do I get the phone to show up as a device other than a camera?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Ron

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Professor

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What OS are you using, XP?


I know XP will have this issue.

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Re: Iphone 4 shows up as a camera when connected to PC

That's common. I have Vista and it shows that way as well. It's the same as connected a camera to your computer. In order to add ringtones, or photos or anything else you need to use iTunes. While your phone is connected to your PC, open iTunes and it will show up there.  Then you can choose to sync it with music, photos, apps, videos, podcasts, anything that shows up in iTunes. You can't add other types of files to the phone. 

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Re: Iphone 4 shows up as a camera when connected to PC

  • Shut down iPhone completely
  • Reboot computer
  • On the windows screen, open iTunes
  • Start up iPhone
  • Plug in

Some have suggested it should work. Also be sure your 'camera' app is set to photos not videos.

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The iPhone always shows up as a camera when attached to a PC. Normally, all you can do in Windows is transfer pictures from the phone. You typically can't drag and drop anything else from the phone or D&D anything to the phone. Other than that, and songs or apps that you get through the ITunes or the App Store on the phone can only be synced through iTunes.
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Re: Iphone 4 shows up as a camera when connected to PC

it *is* a camera. You can copy photos in& out of the camera roll area from any computer (even Linux) via USB, since it shows up like a camera.

 

Install iTunes if you want to sync music, etc. You should read the manual, it has all kinds of interesting info in it Smiley Happy

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Exactly, if you can get the OS to show you a folder, then you can drag photos from the device onto your computer.


But you cannot add files or photos even if a folder appears. If you cannot get the folder to work, windows has a built in photo program that will pull the photos to a folder of your choice - on XP its so slow in my experience.

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Re: Iphone 4 shows up as a camera when connected to PC

Thanks for all of the help....what I am struggling with is getting some additional ringtones added to the phone. I have them downloaded in the iphone format (.m4r format) but cannot seem to get themmovwed to the phone? Any suggestions?

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Add them to iTunes then sync, thats the only way I know of.
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rgerstner wrote:

Thanks for all of the help....what I am struggling with is getting some additional ringtones added to the phone. I have them downloaded in the iphone format (.m4r format) but cannot seem to get themmovwed to the phone? Any suggestions?


Either drag and drop the files into iTunes or use the Add files to library option under Files in the iTunes menu.

 

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Re: Iphone 4 shows up as a camera when connected to PC

 


rgerstner wrote:

Thanks for all of the help....what I am struggling with is getting some additional ringtones added to the phone. I have them downloaded in the iphone format (.m4r format) but cannot seem to get themmovwed to the phone? Any suggestions?


 

Drag & drop onto iTunes *and* enable Ringtone sync in Itunes.

 

http://ipod.about.com/od/iphoneringtones/ss/sync_ringtones_3.htm

 

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Re: Iphone 4 shows up as a camera when connected to PC

Thank you all! I think I am good now....I appreciate the help.

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