How to Sync iPhone – Step by Step Guide

Did you just buy a new iPhone and are looking for guides on how to sync it? If that is the case, then you have arrived at the right place. There are two ways to connect your iPhone to a computer and iTunes. The first one is to use the iTunes feature called Wi-Fi Sync and the alternative is to physically connect the device to the computer via USB cable. We are going to cover both methods to ensure that you can sync your iPhone in no time. Without any further ado, let’s get right into it.

How to Sync iPhone

iPhone Guide

  1. The first thing that you want to do is to get a USB connector cable and connect your iPhone to the computer’s USB port. iTunes will open automatically.
  2. If this is the first time that you are syncing up the iPhone, then iTunes will give you the “Set Ups As New iPhone” option. If you are doing a backup to an older device, then you will not get this option.
  3. Select the “Get Started” option.
  4. Select iCloud as the new backup destination or then click on “This Computer” to keep all your iPhone data backed up on the computer’s hard drive.
  5. Pick one of the following options:
  • Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi: Your iPhone syncs with iTunes once a day when both your computer and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and iTunes is open on your computer. Apple recommends that your iPhone is connected to a power source. Although you can sync without power, it significantly drains the battery.
  • Sync only checked songs and videos: Only songs and videos that you manually check are synced. If you sync a playlist that contains unchecked songs and sync the playlist, the unchecked songs are not included in the sync. This means going through your iTunes library and manually selecting or deselecting all the songs and videos you have stored on your computer.
  • Prefer standard definition videos: Standard definition videos occupy less memory than high definition videos, so you may prefer to sync SD videos to your iPhone.
  • Convert higher bit rate songs to 128/192/256 kbps: iTunes automatically creates smaller audio files so you can squeeze more music onto your iPhone.
  • Manually manage music and videos: Select this if you want to click and drag music and videos from iTunes to your iPhone. If you want to limit the music or videos stored on your iPhone, this may be a good option to choose.
  • Reset Warnings: Click this button if, in the past, you’ve asked iTunes to stop showing you purchase and download warnings but you would like to see those warnings again.
  • The Configure Accessibility button: Click this button to turn on the various Universal Access functions, such as VoiceOver and Speak Auto-Text.

6. All that is left to do now is to click “Apply”.

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