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How to Sync Your iPhone with Windows 10
Just because iPhones play better with MacBooks doesn’t meant that they can’t work with Windows 10 laptops. Syncing your data requires a little more know-how on Windows 10 (as opposed to macOS’ plug-and-play syncing, or how you can just drag and drop files with Android on Windows 10), but with a couple clicks and a little patience, you’ll have everything up to date.
Copying to an iPhone
Syncing music, photos, movies and TV shows means getting comfortable with iTunes. If you’re already using it, you’re good to go. If you’re not, you can download that here and import your music by going to File > Add Folder to Library to move your current music into iTunes. Once you’re ready to sync, follow these steps.
1. Connect your iPhone to your laptop with a Lightning cable.
2. Click Continue when asked if the computer can have access to the phone.
3. Click the phone icon in the top bar.
4. Click Sync.
This should sync the two devices. If it doesn’t, go to the sidebar and enable the Sync checkboxes under Music, Apps, Movies, TV Shows and Photos and click Sync again.
Depending on how much data you’re syncing, this may take awhile. Get a drink or a snack and come back later.
5. Check your photos, music, apps and videos to confirm that they arrived on the phone from Windows 10.
Copying From an iPhone
This is where things get tricky. In an attempt to avoid piracy, syncing from an iPhone isn’t as easy and sending data to it. Luckily, there are some workarounds.