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How To Sync iPhone 5 With iTunes
How To Sync iPhone 5 With iTunes

You can sync iPhone 5 with iTunes to copy songs and other data with your PC by connecting your iPhone 5 with PC/Mac or setting up iTunes to sync wireless. Syncing with iTunes copies information from your computer to iPhone, and vice versa. You can sync by connecting iPhone to your computer, or you can set up iTunes to sync wirelessly with Wi-Fi. You can set iTunes to sync music, photos, videos, podcasts, apps, and more.

  • Set up wireless iTunes syncing: Connect iPhone to your computer. In iTunes on the computer, select your iPhone (under Devices), click Summary, and then turn on "Sync over Wi-Fi connection.
  • When Wi-Fi syncing is turned on, iPhone syncs every day. iPhone must be connected to a power source, iPhone and your computer must both be on the same wireless network, and iTunes must be open on your computer.

Tips for syncing with iTunes

If you use iCloud to store your contacts, calendars, bookmarks, and notes, don't also sync them to your device using iTunes.

Purchases you make from the iTunes Store or the App Store on iPhone are synced back to your iTunes library. You can also purchase or download content and apps from the iTunes Store on your computer, and then sync them to iPhone.

In the device's Summary pane, you can set iTunes to automatically sync when your device is attached to your computer. To temporarily override this setting, hold down Command and Option (Mac) or Shift and Control (PC) until you see iPhone appear in the sidebar.

In the device's Summary pane, select "Encrypt iPhone backup if you want to encrypt the information stored on your computer when iTunes makes a backup. Encrypted backups are indicated by a Lock icon, and a separate password is required to restore the backup. If you don't select this option, other passwords (such as those for mail accounts) aren't included in the backup and will have to be re-entered if you use the backup to restore the device.

In the device's Info pane, when you sync mail accounts, only the settings are transferred from your computer to iPhone. Changes you make to an email account on iPhone don't affect the account on your computer.

In the device's Info pane, click Advanced to select options to let you replace the information on iPhone with the information from your computer during the next sync.

If you listen to part of a podcast or audiobook, the place you left off is included if you sync the content with iTunes. If you started listening on iPhone, you can pick up where you left off using iTunes on your computeror vice versa.

In the device's Photo pane, you can sync photos and videos from a folder on your computer.

Note

This will work on all iPhones running iOS 6 or later; including iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5.