Synchronize iPhone with Windows 10

You have files on your PC with Windows 10 and others on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and you want to make sure that these are available on all devices. If you want to keep them in sync and up to date, do you know how?

Easy! Once you have set up the synchronization between Windows and your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you can add music, photos and other files that can be used on both iOS mobile devices and PC with Windows 10 without problems.

Synchronizing iPhone and iPad with Windows 10 can be done seamlessly without having to update all data manually on both devices. Just follow these simple steps to configure all the files you want.

Synchronize iPhone and iPad with Windows 10 with or without cable

You can synchronize iPhone and iPad with Windows 10 using two different methods: the first allows you to synchronize your iPhone or iPad with Windows 10 by connecting a USB Lightning cable (or the 30-pin dock depending on the device you have), while the second uses the Wi-Fi connection to work, and the data will be synchronized every time the PC and iOS devices connect to the same Wi-Fi network.

Synchronizing iPhone and iPad with Windows 10 via cable is certainly faster, but synchronization via Wi-Fi is much more convenient because you do not need to start the procedure manually, as everything starts automatically when the PC detects iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via Wi-Fi connection.

In order to enable synchronization, you need to install the latest version of iTunes on your PC with Windows 10. If you do not have iTunes installed on your PC, here’s how to download and install it.

  • To download iTunes (which has currently been updated to version 12), linked to the official Apple website.
  • Now click on the Download button and wait for the operation to download the installation file.
  • At the end of the download, double click on the file you just downloaded and follow the instructions to complete the installation.

How to synchronize with a USB Lightning cable or a 30-pin USB cable

  • Open iTunes on the PC.
  • Connect the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to the computer using the USB cable.
  • Wait for iTunes to recognize the device and then click on it when its icon appears on the top bar.
  • On the left sidebar there is a list of contents that can be synchronized with the iOS device.
  •  Select each of these fields to enable or disable the types of files you want to sync. For example, if you select  Music, you can select from the songs on iTunes which you want to import to your iOS device. By clicking on Photos, instead, you can choose a folder containing the photos to be synchronized.
  • After configuring the files to be synchronized, click on  Sync at the bottom right.

How to enable Wi-Fi sync on iTunes with Windows 10

  • Open iTunes on the PC.
  • Connect the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to the computer using the USB cable.
  • Select the device button in the upper bar of iTunes.
  • On the Summary page, under Options, check the Synchronize with iPhone (or iPad or iPod) box via Wi-Fi.

I advise you to check the box ” Synchronize automatically when iPhone is connected ” in case you want to also use the connection via USB cable when the iOS device is connected to the PC with Windows 10.

  • Once finished click on the ” Apply ” button at the bottom.
  • From the left side panel of iTunes, click on each tab to enable synchronization with the desired files.
  • When you’re done, select the ” Sync ” button below. Now you do not need the USB cable to start synchronizing.

What is described in this article is the simplest solution to synchronize iPhone and iPad with Windows 10 of documents, music, photos and so on between PCs with Windows 10 and iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

If you know other ways to sync your iPhone and iPad with Windows 10 files and documents between iOS and Windows 10, let us know via comments.

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Ankit Bhardwaj is Founder of 'Teknologya'. He has a very deep interest in learning things related to the digital world and love to sharing his knowledge with others through blogs.

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