How to synchronize iPhone or iPad to Mac without iTunes?

ByJoe Horner 2019-10-10 1083

Apple has officially released a new system, macOS Catalina, to push updates to all compatible devices. One of the big changes to the new system is that it cancels iTunes, and splits it into 3 separate applications, namely,: Apple Music, Podcast and TV. Therefore, the way of backing up, updating and restoring iPhone, iPad and other devices is also different from the past. So how do you synchronize iPhone and iPad to Mac without iTunes?

Steps of synchronize iPhone or iPad to Mac without iTunes 

Steps of synchronize iPhone or iPad to Mac without iTunes

It is reported that iTunes backup iPhone, iPad function has also been taken over by Finder, connected to the iOS device, it will appear in the Finder sidebar like any other external drive, can be directly backup, recovery and synchronization, which is very convenient.

The specific methods are as follows: 

1. Plug the Lightning or USB-C cable into the iPhone or iPad, and connect to the Mac computer.

2. If you cannot open it automatically, start Finder.

3. Find the connected iPhone or iPad in the sidebar under position on the left.

Steps of synchronize iPhone or iPad to Mac without iTunes​ 



Mac mini, iMac, MacBook Pro after 2012 and MacBook Air after 2015 MacBook, 2013 Mac Pro, iMac Pro and the upcoming 2019 Mac Pro all support macOS Catalina systems.

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