How To Synchronise My iPhone X With Mac Computer

iPhone X is a great device. It packs plenty of exciting new features not seen on its predecessors. Despite being one of the best flagships from Apple, you still feel like throwing fists at the South California company for not creating an SD card slot. Whether you go for the 64gb version, or higher storage, your speedy phone begins to trek as the storage heaps up. If you’re not a geek or a techie, you are a long shot from solving the problem of internal storage.

Transferring and syncing your data (videos, music, and other files and applications) from your iPhone X to your personal MacBook can make your skin crawl. It knocks you out because of the difficulties involved. Unlike Android devices where synchronisation is seamless and does not involve any rigorous steps, iPhones are a little different, and somewhat complicated.

How To Synchronise My iPhone X With Mac Computer

The synchronisation isn’t just for transferring data from your iPhone X to your personal Mac. It is an excellent way of backing up your personal data on your iPhone. It is why we have simplified the whole process for you so that loading applications, or doing updates between you iPhone X and MacBook is very easy. Even transferring movies and music too!

You can sync your iPhone X to your personal Mac using either your iPhone USB cable or without it through WiFi.

Syncing your iPhone X with Mac via cable

This is the most common way to sync your iPhone X to your Mac. You can easily pull this off by using the USB cable that came in the box with your iPhone X.

  1. Plug one end of the USB cable to the end of your iPhone X and the other end to a USB port on your Mac.
  2. Launch the iTunes on your iMac, if it doesn’t launch automatically after connecting the USB cable. iTunes automatically detects your iPhone X and adds it to the Devices list in the left-hand column.
  3. Before proceeding, click the “Help” menu at the top of the window on your Mac screen. Select “Check for updates” to see if you’re running the latest software.
  4. If you’re not, install the available update. iTunes will restart after the update is done. Repeat step 1 and step 2.
  5. Click the iPhone in the Devices list.
  6. Click on the summary tab in the main iTunes window.
  7. Click on the “Sync” button at the lower right of the iTunes window to finally sync your iPhone X with your Mac computer.

And that’s it! Done and dusted!

Syncing your iPhone X using Wi-Fi

Syncing your iPhone X over Wi-Fi gives you the freedom to transfer applications, videos, music files etc from your iPhone X to your Mac without the need of a physical connection. The downside here is syncing via WiFi is a little bit slower than via a USB cable.

Nonetheless, if you’re syncing your iPhone X for the first time with your Mac, you still need a USB cable. Sorry!

You won’t break a sweat doing this. Let get you straight to the steps.

  1. Connect one end of your USB cable to the end of your iPhone X and the other end to a USB port on your Mac to set up Wi-Fi. You only need to perform this just once, and you’re through.
  2. Launch your iTunes on your Mac, if not automatically launched.
  3. Click the iPhone in the Devices list.
  4. Click on the “Summary tab.” Under the Options section, check “Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi” box.
  5. Click apply. Unplug the USB cable for your Mac computer. Your iPhone X is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Mac. Now, you can perform wireless synchronisation.

The next time you want to sync your iPhone X via WiFi, you don’t need your cable! Easy life!

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