With macOS Catalina, a new era has begun. Apple decided to delete iTunes your operating system or, rather, disintegrate it into three independent applications: Music, Podcasts and Apple TV. However, none of these apps can be used to sync iPhone or iPad with Mac computer.
If you are which iTunes used to sync your iPhone With the Mac, occasionally or frequently, the Finder takes over. And it does this by integrating all the functions of this file explorer.
How to sync your iPhone or iPad to a Mac with the Finder
Those in Cupertino haven’t added any new services to make backup copies or transfer data between iOS devices and computers with Macs, but everything is done from the Finder itself. Although this is a known feature, some users are still wondering where and how to sync their iPhone with Mac. In this tutorial, we update it.
Even if we have been using iTunes for years to backup and copy and files from Apple smartphones and tablets, the truth is, the process has been streamlined and made easier in Finder. Just connect the iPhone or iPad with a cable to the computer and open a Finder window.
With any Finder window open, we’ll see that the device appears in the sidebar, in the “Locations” section. This section will show all information related to iPhone or iPad, such as synced music, videos, and podcasts. To avoid always using the cable, we can enable the option “Show this iPhone with Wi-Fi connection.”
The interface is very similar to that of iTunes so that users familiar with the “old” program will have no trouble adapting to the new method. We have the “Synchronize” button to start the process, as well as the bar broken down by colors to find out what the internal memory of the device is occupied.
And voila, we won’t need to do anything else. With the most recent versions of macOS, macOS Monterey being the latest available, we can do without iTunes forever.