(SOLVED) A Device Attached to The System is Not Functioning

Many Windows and iOS (iPhone and iPad) users are reporting that they have been getting an error message saying “A device attached to the system is not functioning”.

A Device Attached to The System is Not Functioning

Error Copying File or Folder : A Device attached to the system is not functioning

Most of the time, this issue appears when you transfer 4K videos about 2 minutes long. Also, this error message happens because your iOS device is not properly communicating with your Windows PC. This could be because of many reasons, for example

– Your iOS device is not connected to your computer properly.
– Your USB cable may not be working.
– Your computer’s USB port may not be working.

You may receive this error when you try to copy or transfer videos and photos from your iPhone or iPad to your Windows PC. This short tutorial explains what you can do to fix this issue.

Read more: How To Fix The Device is Unreachable When Copying Files From iPhone to Windows 10

Fixing “A device attached to the system is not functioning” error with Apple iPhone Xs/Xr/Max (All Versions)

Step 1. Reconnect your iOS (iPhone or iPad) device to your computer. Try a different USB port. Try a different USB cable.

Step 2. Restart your Windows PC and your iOS device. You can turn off your iOS device by navigating to Settings > General > Shut Down. Then you can restart.

Step 3. On your iOS device, navigate to Settings > Photos and scroll down, locate the “Transfer to Mac or PC” section. And change from “Automatic” to “Keep Originals“.

Fix: The Device is Unreachable When Copying Files From iPhone to Windows 10

Step 4. On your Windows PC, switch between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports.

Now connect again your iOS device to the Windows 10 PC and copy/paste the files again. It should work this time.

VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to fix “A device attached to the system is not functioning” error on iPhone Xs/Xr/Max (All Versions)

We hope that we’ve been able to help you fix the issue with your iOS device. Thank you so much for reading!

(SOLVED) A Device Attached to The System is Not Functioning
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