A complete guide to syncing your iPhone or iPad to iTunes

Have you ever wanted to sync apps, media, and a lot more to your iPhone or iPad using iTunes? Well, just follow this complete guide to get to know how you can do it with ease.

Steps to sync your iPhone or iPad to iTunes with a cable

Step 1: First off, use a Lightning or 30-pin connector cable to pair your iPhone/iPad with your Mac.

Step 2: Next, open iTunes by clicking its icon in the Dock.

Step 3: You need to click the phone or tablet button located beside the media selector.

Step 4: In the end, you simply click Sync.

Steps to set up Wi-Fi sync to iTunes for your iPhone or iPad

Step 1: First off, use a Lightning or 30-pin connector cable to pair your iPhone/iPad with your Mac.

Step 2: Next, open iTunes by clicking its icon in the Dock.

Step 3: You need to click the phone or tablet button located beside the media selector.

Step 4: Check the box for Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi.

Step 5: Lastly, click Apply.

You can then sync your iPhone over Wi-Fi:

Step 1: Open iTunes by clicking its icon in the Dock.

Step 2: You need to click the phone or tablet button located beside the media selector.

Step 3: Click Sync.

Steps to sync apps to your iPhone or iPad with iTunes

Step 1: First off, use a Lightning or 30-pin connector cable to pair your iPhone/iPad with your Mac.

Step 2: Next, open iTunes by clicking its icon in the Dock.

Step 3: You need to click the phone or tablet button located beside the media selector.

Step 4: Click Apps, and then the Install button beside an app that you wish to install on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 5: Click the Remove button beside an app that you wish uninstall from your iPhone or iPad.

Step 6: In the end, click Sync.

Steps to transfer files between iOS apps and your Mac

Step 1: First off, use a Lightning or 30-pin connector cable to pair your iPhone/iPad with your Mac.

Step 2: Next, open iTunes by clicking its icon in the Dock.

Step 3: You need to click the phone or tablet button located beside the media selector.

Step 4: Click Apps, then scroll down a bit to File Transfer and locate the app you would like to transfer files from or to.

Step 5: You will have to click the app, and then click Add…

Step 6: Now, click the file or folder you would like to transfer to the app and then click Add.

Step 7: Click the file from the app you would like to save to your Mac and then click Save to…

Step 8: Click the location that you would like to save the file to and then click Save To.

Step 9: Finally, click Sync.

Steps to sync media to your iPhone or iPad with iTunes

Step 1: First off, use a Lightning or 30-pin connector cable to pair your iPhone/iPad with your Mac.

Step 2: Next, open iTunes by clicking its icon in the Dock.

Step 3: You need to click the phone or tablet button located beside the media selector.

Step 4: Now, click the name of the media type in the sidebar.

Step 5: Check the box for Sync [Media type].

Step 6: Check the box for Automatically include so that you can sync a certain number of movies, TV episodes, or iTunes courses.

Step 7: Below Books and Tones, click All or Selected.

Step 8: Click the drop-down menu to choose the criteria for syncing a media type to your iPhone/iPad.

Step 9: Check the boxes for the artists, albums, movies, shows, courses, or podcasts that you wish to sync.

Step 10: Check the boxes next to specific episodes or classes in case you are syncing TV or podcast episodes.

Step 11: Lastly, click Apply.

Steps to sync photos to your iPhone or iPad with iTunes

Step 1: First off, use a Lightning or 30-pin connector cable to pair your iPhone/iPad with your Mac.

Step 2: Next, open iTunes by clicking its icon in the Dock.

Step 3: You need to click the phone or tablet button located beside the media selector.

Step 4: Click Photos, and then check the box for Sync Photos.

Step 5: Click the drop-down menu, and then choose to copy from Photos or any other photo folder.

Step 6: You will have to choose between syncing All photos and albums or Selected albums.

Step 7: Check the boxes to choose how to sync: Only favorites, Include videos, and Automatically include photos from a certain period.

Step 8: If you chose to sync selected albums, you need to click the albums and people you wish to sync.

Step 9: Click Apply.

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