By connecting your iPhone to a Mac, you can sync pictures, music, videos, notes, and a host of other things. Connecting both these devices will make sure that they have the same data.
Important Note: You can make use of the instructions provided on this page for the following versions:
- iPhones that use iOS 11 and iOS 12.
- Macs that use macOS 10.13 and 10.14.
Let us now see how to connect iPhone to Mac using iTunes:
Connecting your iPhone to Mac using iTunes:
There are two methods to sync using iTunes:
Method 1-Connecting your iPhone to Mac by using a cable:
- Take hold of the cable that was provided along with your iPhone. Now, plug one end of the cable into the iPhone. Next, plug the other end into your Mac’s USB port.
- Now, you are ready to sync your iPhone to the Mac device.
- Once the Apple devices are connected, Open the iTunes application.
- Click the iPhone icon at the top-left corner of the screen.
- This opens the Summary screen where you can find three options; iPhone, Backups, and Options.
Method 2-Syncing your iPhone to Mac over Wi-Fi:
You can make use of this method as an alternative to using a cable. If you connect both your Mac and iPhone to the same Wi-Fi network, the devices can sync wirelessly.
Connect iPhone to Mac using iCloud:
- First, you have to ensure that your Mac is signed in to the same iCloud account as that of your iPhone.
- Both these devices must also contain the same sync settings.
Sign in to iCloud on your iPhone:
- On your iPhone, navigate to Settings.
- At the top of the iPhone screen, you will find your name. Tap on it.
- Now, tap iCloud.
- Finally, you can sign in using your Apple ID credentials.
Sign in to iCloud on your Mac:
- On your Mac, go to the upper-left corner and click the Apple menu.
- Launch the System Preferences screen.
- Next, choose the iCloud option.
- You can now sign in by making use of your Apple ID username and password.
- Continue with the rest of the on-screen instructions to set up your iCloud.
iCloud Syncing Options:
You can sync the following data using iCloud:
- Apple News
- Safari files and bookmarks
- Siri data
- And much more.
Note: For the above data types, you have to utilize the pre-installed apps from Apple.
After both your iPhone and Mac are signed in to iCloud, provide these two devices with the same sync settings.
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