How to Sync iPhone to Mac (Photos, Music, Videos)

Posted by Winnie to iPhone Management | July 27, 2016

The ultimate guide to sync iPhone to Mac: Bypassed the complicated iPhone backup to Mac with iTunes, this article offers a fast and easy way to sync iPhone to Mac, including photos, music, videos without any data loss.

iPhone users must be extremely familiar with the situations: upgrade your iPhone SE/6S/6S Plus to iOS 10; purchase a new iPhone 6S/7; lost your iPhone by accident or your iPhone drive get damaged. All these may give rise to the risk of losing your iPhone data. To avoid these possibilities, you are advised to sync iPhone to Mac in advance to make a backup.

Then the question is: how to sync iPhone to Mac? Actually, there are various ways to transfer iPhone to Mac such as iTunes, iCloud, professional iPhone transfer program and so on. But people are never fed up with searching for the simplest, so does their attitude on syncing iPhone to Mac.

How to Sync iPhone Photo/Music/Video to Mac

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In view of the fact that not all places are covered with Wi-Fi network, we'd like to get iPhone backup to Mac without Wi-Fi. And to sync iPhone to Mac simply, there should be some standards of best iPhone to Mac transfer: the least time consuming, an easy-to-use interface, no iPhone data loss etc.

Luckily, MacX MediaTrans meets the standards simultaneously. It allows you to sync iPhone photos, music, videos to Mac with a USB cable losslessly at world's fastest speed, thanks to the Intel QSV hardware acceleration tech. Meanwhile, unlike iTunes' complicated iPhone data sync process, this iPhone files to Mac transfer owns an easy-to-use interface, enabling you to sync photos from iPhone to Mac in several clicks, similarly for music and videos.

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How to Sync iPhone to Macbook Air/Pro/iMac

Before you start to get iPhone backup to Mac without iTunes syncing, free download the iPhone to Mac transfer software. It supports the latest Mac OS, including macOS Sierra and El Capitan.

Step 1: Launch MacX MediaTrans and then connect your iPhone to Mac with its USB cable.

Step 2: Choose your desired transferring mode: Photo Transfer, Music Manager, Video. You can backup music, playlists, images, Live photos, pictures, videos, movies etc from iPhone to Mac. Here takes photo transfer as an example.

Step 3: Select the target photos you wanna sync from iPhone to Mac. Then click "Export" button to start syncing photos from iPhone to Mac. Later, the photos will be successfully copied to your Mac computer.

How to Sync iPhone to Mac

If you sync iPhone to Mac (Macbook Air/Pro/iMac) with this iPhone to Mac backup software, you will stay away from the risk of losing the existing media files on your iPhone like music that you've imported from CDs, downloaded from website or purchased somewhere other than iTunes.

Optional: Sync iPhone to Mac with iTunes

Many senior iPhone users sync iPhone photos, music videos etc. to Mac with iTunes. But to be frank, it's really complicated for fresh iPhone users. So a guide of how to transfer iPhone to Mac with iTunes may do you a favor. It's noteworthy that iTunes provides you two option when syncing iPhone to iMac/Macbook: with Wi-Fi or via USB cable. The tutorial below will show you respectively.

Sync iPhone to iTunes on Mac via Wi-Fi

1. Open iTunes. Make sure that you have the latest version.
2. Use the USB cable that came with your iOS device to connect it to your computer.
3. In iTunes, find and then click your iOS device.
4. On the Summary tab, select "Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi."
5. Click Apply, then disconnect the USB cable.
6. Choose which items you want to sync, then click sync.

Sync iPhone to iTunes on Mac via USB Cable

1. Open iTunes. Make sure that you have the latest version.
2. Connect your device to your computer using the included USB cable.
3. Click on the iPhone device icon. You can sync iPhone to Mac with iTunes in summary or click the content type that you want to sync.
4. Click the Apply button in the lower-right corner of the screen to save your sync settings. If syncing doesn't start automatically, click the Sync button.

As iTunes runs slowly on many computers, consumes a great deal of system RAM and even makes existing media files loss sometimes, it is not suggested for syncing iPhone to Mac. If you encountered such problems, you can move to MacX MediaTrans to backup iPhone to Mac fast and seamlessly.

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