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In this tutorial I will show you how to sync your iPhone or other iOS device to your Mac or Windows PC using a USB data cable and what types of media and information you will be able to transfer to your iPhone.
To sync your iPhone or iOS device to your Mac or Windows PC you will need the following:
The first thing you will need to do is to open iTunes and then plug your iPhone to your Mac or Windows PC with the USB cable. Your iPhone will show up on the left of the iTunes window under “DEVICES”.
Click on it and iTunes will display information about your iPhone, as well as a series of tabs of the media that can be synced with it (located at the top of the window) and your iPhone’s storage distribution (at the bottom of the window).
Note: If you have a new iPhone, the first time you connect it to your computer, an assistant will guide you through a set up and registration processes and you will be able to give a name to your iPhone.
Before syncing your information, you will have to click on each of the tabs at the top of the iTunes window and select which items you want to sync. Let’s take a brief look at each of these tabs and what they mean.
After you have chosen the media that you want to sync, click the Apply button at the bottom right of the iTunes window. Syncing will begin and a progress bar will let you know how far along the syncing process your iPhone is.
When syncing is done, the message “iPhone Sync is Complete. Ok to Disconnect” will appear there.
That’s it! In a matter of minutes your iPhone will have all your favorite songs, photos, books and more. All in the palm of your hand. Enjoy!
Last updated on 03 February, 2022
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