How to Sync iPhone Photos/Contacts/Music/Videos/Playlists with iTunes on Windows

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iTunes is a free digital media player application for Mac and PC users that manages and plays the music and video. In addition, iTunes can be connected to the iTunes Store (How to fix cannot connect to iTunes store?) to purchase the music, video, TV shows, games and so on. We can also use iTunes to back up data from iOS devices, and restore iPhone from iTunes backup when you accidentally delete data from Apple devices. With iTunes, you can sync all the music, movies, TV shows, photos and more on your iPhone at one time and after sync, the content on your iPhone will be exported to the iTunes Library on your computer. Here, in this post, we will show you how to sync iPhone with iTunes in total, while if you need to transfer a certain iPhone data, such as only back up iPhone messages to computer or export iPhone photos to free up iPhone space, you can skip to EaseUS MobiMover Free, introduced in the second part to reach the goal with ease.

How to sync iPhone with iTunes on Mac/Windows computer

Before syncing with iTunes, you can consider using iCloud to back up a few types if iPhone files to keep your content automatically up to date on all of your iOS and Mac devices. As the supportable data categories of iCloud are not many as those of iTunes, so, if you prefer to use iTunes to sync your iPhone data, follow the steps below to start to sync iPhone with iTunes using USB on the computer.

1. Download and install the latest iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC and run it when the installation is done.

2. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a compatible USB cable. Click your device icon in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window.

3. Choose "Summary" > click "This computer" on the right-side panel > click on "Back Up Now" > click "Apply" to begin to sync the entire iPhone content to the computer using iTunes.

Generally speaking, iTunes backup file can’t be viewed or edited unless you refer to some third-party tools. If you have no idea where to find the iTunes backup location on your computer, you can check our online guide to make you through.


How to sync a certain iPhone content with MobiMover Free

In order to just move the iPhone TV shows to the computer or back up iPhone contacts to avoid data loss, you can use EaseUS MobiMover Free to help you transfer files from iPhone to PC in one-click. What’s more, if you need to transfer files from PC to iPhone in the vice verso or sync data from iPhone/iPad to iPhone/iPad, MobiMover Free is totally available to you. Here, we will show you how to use MobiMover Free to back up iPhone messages to Windows PC, you can flexibly change the “Messages” to any file as you need, like photos, contacts, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, videos, and audios.

Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac or PC, then follow the steps to sync your iPhone files to computer using MobiMover.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer (Mac or PC) and click Trust on your iPhone to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and click [your device name] > Messages.

How to transfer messages from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2: Select the messages, including text messages (SMS) and iMessages, you want to transfer from your iPhone to the computer and click the Transfer to Computer button. 

How to transfer messages from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3: Now you need to select a folder to save the items to be transferred. After that, MobiMover will start copying text messages from your iPhone to computer automatically. When it has finished, you can go to the selected folder to check the messages. (The items will be saved an HTML file on your computer, thus you need to open it with a browser to view its details.)

How to transfer messages from iPhone to computer - Step 3