2 Top Ways to Sync iTunes to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X with Ease

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iTunes backup not only provides you a way to keep iPhone and iPad data safe but also help you to enrich a new device in a quick way, such as you can sync music from iTunes library to iPhone 8/X instead of downloading the songs on the Music application one by one. Here, in this post, we will show you how to sync all the files in iTunes library to your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in two simple ways, read carefully and grab the proper methods.

How to sync certain iTunes files to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

This is a drag-and-drop way to transfer specific data items from iTunes to your iPhone 8/X. Check this easy-to-get way by following tips below.

1. Connect your iPhone 8/X to your computer via a USB cable.

2. Open iTunes and update to the latest version if necessary.

3. Open a certain media file category, like "Songs", "Artists", "Genres" to choose the contents that you want to transfer to your iPhone from your iTunes library.

4. Check one or multiple files and then drag the contents to your iPhone in the left sidebar.

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How to sync iTunes data category to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

Compared to iTunes library transferring demonstrated above, you can use iTunes syncing to add the whole items in a data category to your iPhone at one time. What's more, you can sync many data types to from iTunes to your iPhone via this way, including music, videos, albums, playlists, books, podcasts, audiobooks, contacts, and tones.

1. Run iTunes and update it to the latest version if you are asked.

2. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. Go to iTunes and click the device icon. If you find the iPhone can't connect to iTunes, refer to the online tutorial and fix the issue timely.

3. Click the content type that you want to sync to your iPhone 8/X, like "Apps", "Music", "Movies", "TV Shows", "Tones" or "Photos".

4. Click "Sync" to sync the iTunes files to your iPhone. Please note that iTunes syncing will wipe the existing data on your iPhone while if your device is a brand-new one, it's all ringt. 

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See More: How to sync files from PC to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

If you want to transfer photos from PC to iPhone, add ringtones to iPhone 8, or download MP3 to iPhone X, you can refer to the free Windows iPhone data transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover Free which allows you to sync files from PC or laptop in Windows 7/8/10 to your iPhone, iPhone 8/X included in a 100% data safe way, which means, unlike iTunes syncing, MobiMover Free won't wipe any previous data on your iPhone.

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Step 1: Connect your new iPhone X or iPhone 8 to your PC with a USB cable and tap "Trust This Computer" on your device if a pop-up occurs.

Run EaseUS MobiMover and click "PC to iDevice" at the main interface like the sample image below.

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

Step 2: At the top-left corner, you can click "Add Files" or "Add Folder" to select to transfer files or folder that you want to transfer to your iPhone X/8 directly.  

Or you can drag files to the "Drag & Drop" area for a quick transfer.

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Step 3: By clicking the "Edit" button, you can move your mouse to check or uncheck the files that you want to or don't want to transfer. 

Check and confirm the files that you want to transfer.

Step 4: Click "OK" to confirm after selecting files as the screenshot shows. 

Then you can click "Transfer" to start the process of transferring files from your PC to iPhone X or iPhone 8.

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Step 5: Don't disconnect your iPhone while transferring. When the process finished, go to the corresponding location on your iPhone and open the right application to check the transferred data. 

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