If you see "Software update is required to connect to your iOS device" on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

When you connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a Mac with macOS 10.11 or later, you might need to update the software on your Mac in order for it to recognize your iOS device. Learn what to do.

If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch has a newer version of iOS than is supported by your Mac, you may see this alert: "A software update is required to connect to your iOS device. Would you like to download and install this update now?"

Click Install to download and install the software so your Mac can update or sync your iOS device.

If iTunes doesn't recognize your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, learn what to do.

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