As an IT admin, it is important to ensure that all of your company’s devices, including iPhones, are kept up to date and running properly. Unfortunately, this often means dealing with Apple’s iTunes software, which is notoriously difficult to install and manage. Thankfully, there is an alternative: you can charge an iPhone on a Windows PC without installing iTunes.
The first step is to make sure your Windows PC has the correct drivers installed. Apple has its own dedicated drivers for connecting an iPhone to a Windows computer. You can find these drivers on Apple’s support website. Once you have downloaded the drivers, open Device Manager, find the Apple Mobile Device USB Driver, and update it.
Once the drivers are installed, you can connect your iPhone to the computer using the USB cable. When the iPhone is connected, you should see a message on the computer that the device is connected.
At this point, your iPhone should show up as a portable device in Windows Explorer. You can then access the iPhone, copy files to and from it, and even charge it without installing iTunes.
However, there are some limitations to this method. You won’t be able to sync music, photos, or apps using Windows Explorer. Additionally, you won’t be able to access the App Store or iTunes Store.
If you need to sync data between your iPhone and your computer, or if you need access to the App Store, then you will need to install iTunes. Unfortunately, this will require some extra setup and may require additional permission from your IT admin.
Overall, charging an iPhone on a Windows PC without installing iTunes is possible, but it does come with some limitations. If you need to access the App Store or sync data between the iPhone and the computer, then you will need to install iTunes. However, if all you need is to charge the iPhone, then you can do so without installing iTunes.