I have an older (2011-2012) MackBook Pro running El Capitan (10.11.6) and iTunes 12.5.5 (in other words, the latest of both). I have an iPhone SE running iOS 10.1.1.
I don't use this MBP very often, but I happen to be doing some mobile music recording, and I need to get a file out of a specific application on my phone (Propellerhead Figure) and onto my MBP. The only way to do this, is via the app's file-sharing via iTunes. I've done this plenty of times before on my Desktop mac, but not on my MBP until now.
Unfortunately, my phone does not seem to sync at all with the MBP. The computer is authorized to my iCloud account, and the sync looks like it's working but completes in a couple of seconds, and no apps are brought over. The images of each of my phone's screens show all the apps, but no apps are actually transferred to the MBP.
Does anyone know why this is happening and what to do about it? I've been googling like crazy but coming up empty. I've got to get this working. Thanks!