2 Ways to Sync iPhone to iTunes

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2 Methods Show You How to Sync iPhone to iTunes

Wondering how to sync iPhone to iTunes? Apple's iTunes offers an official way to sync iPhone data for backup or sharing contents between different iOS devices. If you are looking for the solution to sync iPhone data to iTunes, you can refer to this guide to reach your goal.

Method 1. How to Sync iPhone Data to iTunes Using iTunes

Method 2. How to Transfer iPhone Data to iTunes without iTunes

Method 1. How to Sync iPhone Data to iTunes Using iTunes

iTunes enables users to share different contents to iTunes from iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/SE and all other iOS models, including albums, songs, movies, TV shows, books, playlists, ringtones, reminders and etc. In this part, you will learn how to use iTunes to sync iPhone files to iTunes.

Here is the guide:

Step 1. Turn on your iPhone and go to "Settings" > "General" > "Restrictions", then turn off the "In-App Purchases" to disable the automatic syncing feature. If not, it will limit you to share the contents that you have manually downloaded into this iPhone to iTunes library.

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Step 2. Connect iPhone to your computer with a USB cord and run the latest iTunes on PC. If it is the first time you link your iPhone to this computer, iTunes will ask you if you want to sync your iPhone to iTunes Library on the pop-up window or not. Just select "No" unless you want to sync all of your iPhone data to iTunes right now.

Step 3. Select different syncing option for your iPhone under the "Option" section on your needs, including "Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected", "Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi", "Sync only checked songs and videos", "Prefer standard definition videos" and so on.

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Step 4. After that, you can set up the syncing settings for specific contents by hitting tabs like "Music", "Movies", "Podcasts" and etc. on the left panel to bring out more options.

For example, hit "Music" to get a new window on the right panel where you might select different options like "Sync Music", "Entire music library" and "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres" and etc. on your needs, then click "Apply" button to finish the operation.

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See Also: How to Restore iPhone Call History from iTunes?

Method 2. How to Transfer iPhone Data to iTunes without iTunes

You can also easily share iPhone contents to iTunes library without using iTunes, what's more, you can freely select specific items you like to transfer from iPhone to iTunes without hassle.

As long as you have the professional iPhone to iTunes Data Transfer tool at hand, you can easily transfer different files to from iPhone/iPad/iPod to iTunes, including music, voice memos, movies, TV shows, iTunes U, playlists, books, audio books and etc.

Here is the guide to sync iPhone to iTunes without iTunes:

Step 1. Download and install the recommended program on your computer, and launch it. This software will detect the files on the connected iPhone immediately and display them in different categories on the interface.

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Step 2. Then you might visit different file folders to select desired items, and click "Export to" > "Export to iTunes Library" button to sync iPhone data to iTunes immediately.

For example, click "Media" > "Music" option to preview all music files on the right panel. Then mark the song you want to transfer to iTunes and hit "Export to " > "Export to iTunes Library" button on the top window to start syncing selected music files to the iTunes Library at once.

sync iphone data to itunes library

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