If you’re an iPhone user and a MacBook owner, syncing your devices can help you manage your content more efficiently. Whether you want to transfer music, photos, or other files between your devices, syncing your iPhone with your MacBook is essential. Here’s how to connect your iPhone to your MacBook.
The first time you want to sync your iPhone with your Mac, plug the charging cable into your MacBook’s USB port. Then, connect the lightning end of the cable to your iPhone. If your phone is locked, unlock it to allow the USB connection to work. If your iPhone is connected to your Mac, you’ll be asked whether you trust your Mac. Click “Trust” or tap “Trust” if it’s untrustworthy. You’ll also need to enter your iPhone’s passcode to access the Mac.
After connecting your iPhone to your MacBook, go to the Finder. You should find your iPhone in the locations list near the top of the pane on the left. Click on it, and it will open up the sync information about your phone. Here, you can see how much storage you’re using, what you’re using it for, your battery status, and your iPhone’s operating system level. You can also update your iPhone software and restore a backup of your iPhone from iCloud.
To manage your backup options, click on the options for communication between the Mac and the iPhone. You can set your backup options and back it up now, manage the backups, and more. You can choose to manually manage everything or automatically sync when the phone is connected or on Wi-Fi.
Across the top of the screen, you have all the different content types that you might have on your iPhone and MacBook. You can decide whether to sync when you sync the iPhone, and you can do that manually by clicking the sync button down there at any time. When you sync the iPhone, you can choose to transfer your music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, audiobooks, books, photos, files, and information from one to the other.
Now that you know how to connect your iPhone to your MacBook, you can manage and synchronize your content between the two devices with ease. With this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll be syncing your devices in no time.