Fixes to iTunes Won't Sync to iPhone

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Myra Updated on Jun 19, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

As an important tool, iTunes enables Apple users to back up and restore their iPhone/iPad/iPod and sync the content from computer to iDevices easily. When iTunes can not work properly, like iTunes won't sync to iPhone, it can be really troublesome. That's why it's necessary to know about the potential fixes to the iTunes Won't Sync to iPhone problem. Given the various causes that can lead to the iTunes problem, the solution that can not work well one might work well for the other. Don't hesitate to try the tips.

Fixes to iTunes Won't Sync to iPhone

Tip 1: Use an alternative tool to sync data to iPhone (FREE)

If you want to transfer photos, music, videos, contacts, notes or Safari bookmarks from PC to iPhone/iPad without replacing the existing files on your iPhone, using MobiMover Free, an iPhone data transfer tool, could be a good choice, especially when the iTunes on your PC can't work properly. What MobiMover can do for you is more than importing data from PC to your iPhone/iPad. It can also export data from iPhone/iPad to PC or share files between iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) for completely free. The Steps below will show you how to transfer files from computer to iPhone/iPad with MobiMover. Read on to get the details.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer and tap "Trust" on your device to continue.

Start EaseUS MobiMover, on the 1-Click-Transfer screen, choose the "PC to iDevice" model to move on.

how to transfer data from computer to iDevice - step 1

Step 2: Click "Add File" or "Add Folder" to select the files or folder that you want to transfer from computer to your iPhone or iPad.

You can also directly drag files to the "Drag & Drop" area as a quick way to transer your files.

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Step 3: By clicking the "Edit" button, you can double check the selected files.

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If you don't want to transfer some specific files, uncheck them one by one to cancel. Or you can add new files by checking them one by one. 

Click "OK" to confirm.

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Step 4: 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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If you have installed MobiMover on your PC, you can try things like put music to iPhone, delete bookmarks on iPad and transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone and you will find that it's really easy and fast to manage iPhone/iPad content with MobiMover. Don't hesitate to have a try.

Tip 2: Use a new USB cable

Sometimes, the USB cable is to blame for iTunes not syncing to iPhone, because of something wrong in the connection. If so, you just need to change to another USB cable and use it to connect your iPhone to your computer.

Tip 3: Update your iTunes to the latest

Considering the compatibility and bugs of older iTunes versions, you'd better update your iTunes to the latest version to avoid the "iTunes won't sync" problem. On your PC, go to Help > Check for Updates to update your iTunes. While on your Mac, go to iTunes > Check for Updates instead. If you have problems like "iPhone not showing up in iTunes", you can try this method to fix it, too.

Tip 4: Turn off iCloud Music Library on iPhone

If you have encountered the common issue "iTunes won't sync music to iPhone", you can take this tip to have a try.

How to turn off iCloud Music Library on iPhone:

1. Go to "Settings" and tap on "Music".

2. Tap on "iCloud Music Library" to toggle it off.

How to turn off iCloud Music Library on iPhone

Tip 5: Switch off "Show Apple Music" on iPhone and iTunes

This tip is also suitable for the "iTunes won't sync music to iPhone" issue.

How to switch off "Show Apple Music" on iPhone:

1. Open "Settings" and go to "Music".

2. Toggle off "Show Apple Music".

How to turn off Show Apple Music on iPhone

How to turn off "Show Apple Music" on iTunes:

1. Go to iTunes and choose "Edit".

2. Select "Preferences" and go to "General".

3. Switch off "Show Apple Music" and then click "OK".

How to turn off Show Apple Music on iTunes