How to Fix iTunes Won't Sync to iPhone 8/iPhone X in iOS 11

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Myra Updated on Jun 05, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

When it comes to data transfer from computer to iDevice, iTunes always comes into your mind. Indeed, iTunes can help you transfer videos, audios, photos and more from computer to your iPhone/iPad. But it can not always perform as you expected. Many iPhone users have reported problems like "iTunes won't sync to iPhone", "iTunes won't sync music to iPhone 8" and "iPhone X won't sync with iTunes". Given that, this article is written to provide you the potential solutions to the problem. Read on to get more details.

Solutions to "iTunes won't sync to iPhone 8/iPhone X" in iOS 11

Tip 1: Update to the latest version of iTunes

The "iTunes won't sync to iPhone" issue may be caused by the incompatibility and bugs of iTunes version you are using. To solve the problem, you need to update your iTunes to it's latest version, which is also helpful in fixing "iPhone not showing up in iTunes".

On PC: Go to iTunes > Help > Check for Updates on your Windows PC to update your iTunes to its latest version.

On Mac: Go to App Store > Update > Install to install the new iTunes available on your Mac.

Tip 2: Check the USB cable

If you use a broken cable to connect your iPhone to the computer unintentionally, iTunes won't sync to iPhone successfully. So, you'd better use an official USB cable and make sure there is nothing wrong with it. (Using an official USB cable is also a good way to prevent the problem "This Accessory May Not Be Supported" from happening.)

Tip 3: Turn off Show Apple Music

If your problem is "iTunes won't sync music to iPhone", you can try this tip to fix the issue, which is to turn off the Show Apple Music option both on your iPhone and iTunes.

On iPhone: Go to Settings > Music > turn off Show Apple Music.

On computer: Go to iTunes > Edit > Preferences > General > turn off Show Apple Music.

Tip 4: Sync data from computer to iPhone in an alternative way (FREE)

If there is something wrong with your iTunes and you can't sync data from iTunes to your iPhone, you can use EaseUS MobiMover Free, the completely free alternative to iTunes, to help you transfer items from computer to iPhone/iPad. What's more, MobiMover can also help you back up iPhone/iPad contents to the computer and copy data from one iPhone/iPad to another without data syncing. As a free alternative to iTunes, MobiMover can also help you manage your iPhone/iPad contents from the computer. With MobiMover, you can transfer or manage photos, videos, audios, contacts, messages, notes and more if you need. Follow the steps below to learn how to sync data from computer to iPhone/iPad.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer and tap "Trust" on your device to continue. Start EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to the "PC to Phone" mode. Click "Select Files" to move on.

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Step 2. Now choose the files you want to transfer. After choosing the desired files, click "Open".

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Step 3. All selected files will display on the right pane, with detailed file names and file sizes for you to preview. If you want to add more items at this step, click "Add Contents" or directly drag files to the appointed area. In the end, click "Transfer" to begin to import data from computer to iPhone or iPad at a fast speed. When the process finishes, go to the corresponding location and open applications to view the transferred data.

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