iTunes Not Syncing Music/Photos with iPhone X/8/7? Solutions Here!

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Myra Updated on Jun 07, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 or other iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later

Want to enrich your iPhone content by syncing photos, music, or other files from computer to your device with iTunes but only to find iTunes not syncing with your iPhone? No worry. Using iTunes is one the only FREE method to copy files from computer to your iPhone/iPad and there are some potential tips you can try to fix the "iTunes not syncing music/photos" issue introduced in this article. Read on to get the details.

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Tip 1: Sync music, photos, and more from computer to iPhone X/8/7 without iTunes

If iTunes doesn't work to help you import files from computer to your iPhone, you can use EaseUS MobiMover Free, a completely free alternative to iTunes, to transfer content from PC to your iOS device. With your PC equipped with MobiMover, you can add files from computer to iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later), back up your iDevice to computer and sync files from one iDevice to another effortlessly within minutes. The most effective way to help you out when iTunes won't sync with your iPhone is to use MobiMover to copy data to your device. Follow the steps below to make it.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone X or iPhone 8 to your computer via a USB cable and tap "Trust" on your device. Start EaseUS MobiMover and choose "PC to Phone" as the transfer mode. Click "Select Files" to continue.

how to transfer data from computer to iPhone X/8 - step 1

Step 2. In the Windows File Explorer, browse the files you want to transfer. After choosing the desired files, click "Open".

how to transfer data from computer to iPhone X/8 - step 2

Step 3. All the selected files are showing in the right pane, with detailed information for you to preview. If you have more items to transfer, click "Add Contents" or directly drag files or folders from your computer to the appointed area. At last, click "Transfer" to start transferring files from your computer to your iPhone X/iPhone 8 without a hitch. When the process accomplishes, go to corresponding location and open applications on your iPhone to view the transferred files, such as Photos app for imported images, Videos app for movies and TV shows, iBooks for PDF, Music for songs. 

how to transfer data from computer to iPhone X/8 - step 3

What's more, MobiMover can also serve as a free iPhone content manager to help you delete/edit the existing files on your iPhone or add new items to your device from computer. No matter you want to delete all contacts on your old iPhone or add new notes to your device, you can use MobiMover to help you with it. Don't hesitate to have a try.

Fixes you can try when iTunes isn't syncing with iPhone:

Tip 2: Authorize your computer

If the computer you're using is not authorized, you will fail to sync music, photos, or other files from iTunes to your iPhone. You can authorize your computer following the steps below.

  • On PC: Open iTunes and go to Account > Authorizations > Authorize This Computer from the menu bar. Enter your password and then click Authorize.
  • On Mac: Open iTunes and sign in with your Apple ID. Go to Account > Authorizations > Authorize This Computer from the menu bar.

Tip 3: Update iTunes to the latest version

Updating your iTunes to the latest version is quite necessary especially when you want to sync content from iTunes to the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. Don't hesitate to install the newest version of iTunes on your computer when iTunes won't sync to your iPhone.

On PC: Go to iTunes > Help > Check for Updates and follow the onscreen prompt to update your iTunes if there is a new update accessible.

On Mac: Go to App Store > Updates and click Install is there is a new macOS or iTunes update available.

Tip 4: Force restart your iPhone

Have synced songs or photos from iTunes to your iPhone but you can't find the files on your device? Back up your iPhone to the computer and then force restart your iPhone.

  • For iPhone X/8/8 Plus users: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button, press and quickly release the Volume Down button, then press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple Logo.
  • For iPhone 7/7 Plus users: Press and hold both Side and Volume Down buttons until you see the Apple Logo.