If you are copying files from your iPhone to your PC, then you may have come across the problem where the copying stops working and you get the error message “A device attached to the system is not functioning”. This seems to happen for no reason, as some files will copy ok before you get the error.
Luckily, we have a solution and it is very quick. Read on for the full solution with easy steps.
How to Copy Files from your iPhone to PC when you get the error “A device attached to the system is not functioning”
- On your iPhone, go to Settings (the app with the cog symbol)
- Then click on Photos
- Scroll to the bottom and where it says “TRANSFER TO MAC OR PC” make sure “Keep Originals” is ticked.
- Shutdown and restart your iPhone. This step is necessary for the iPhone to give the PC new information about the files to be copied.
You can now copy files without any issues.