How to sync iPhone with Mac via Finder in macOS Catalina 10.15

ITunes on macOS Catalina 10.15 has been split into three separate programs. However, you still have

Ability to sync your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your Mac to save copies, updates and restores. Everything is the same as before, but only without iTunes.

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In macOS Catalina backup features,Updates and restorations are located right in the Finder. When you connect your iOS device to Mac, iTunes no longer starts iTunes automatically. Instead, you can access the device through the sidebar Finder.

If you want to sync your data oniOS device and computer using a wired connection, this can be done quickly in new programs. Movies and TV shows are synchronized through the TV program, podcasts in the Podcasts, and music in the Music program.



Why do I need synchronization?

Many do not have to sync data with a computer thanks to iCloud, but some like to create a connection to a computer to save backups, etc.

This is especially true for the most important information. To protect yourself as much as possible from data loss, a copy of it must be stored not only in iCloud, but also on your computer.



Even better if you copy the backup filecopies from the computer to external media. Thus, if you are hacked, you lose your device, or you are robbed, then you still have a copy of your important data.

How to sync iPhone through Finder

When you connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac, it will immediately appear in the sidebar of the Finder. You can save a copy of the device, update or restore it.



one) Use a Lightning cable to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 13 to a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15.

2) Open a new Finder window.

3) Select your device in the side menu of the program.

If this is your first time connecting your device to a Mac, you will need to start trusting it by clicking the button in the Finder window. You also need to press the button on the mobile device and enter the password.

four) Now select the content that will be synchronized in the tabs Photos, Files, Music, Movies, TV Shows, etc.

five) Click the Apply button in the lower right corner of the window to start the synchronization process.

Wait until the process is completed, and then disconnect the device from the computer.

How to save a copy of iPhone on macOS Catalina

one) To get started, connect your iOS 13 device to Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15+.

2) Open a new window a Finder.

3) Now select your device in the side menu. If necessary, start trusting the device.

four) In the Copy section, click on the button to save a copy of all the data from the device on the current Mac.

Your settings, files, applications and their data will be copied to Mac, not iCloud.

five) Click the checkmark next to the encryption option to create a password for the copy.

Be sure to remember the password, because without it you will notYou can recover from a copy and lose all your data. In addition, passwords from Wi-Fi networks, as well as other logins and passwords, are also stored in copies with a password.

6) Now you can start saving the copy by clicking the corresponding button.

After the process is completed, a new copy with the date and time will appear at the bottom of the window.

How to restore iPhone in macOS Catalina

one) To get started, connect your iOS 13 device to Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15+.

2) Open a new window a Finder.

3) Now select your device in the side menu. If necessary, start trusting the device.

four) In section Copies press the button Reestablish.

five) Select the latest or desired copy and click Reestablish.

Wait for recovery to complete.which may take from a couple of seconds to an hour or more, depending on the amount of your data and the speed of the Internet. If necessary, enter the password for the copy.

Do not disconnect the device from the computer until it restarts.

Archiving and managing copies

You can archive copy files. By default, all copies of iOS devices are updated automatically after the first synchronization. If the data on your device changes, they will automatically change in the copy. Accordingly, copies are constantly updated.

If you archive a copy, the data on it will not bebe updated. This is useful if you need to recover exactly to this copy. For example, before updating the system, so that in which case you can be able to roll back.

To archive a copy, select Copy Management in Finder, right-click on the desired copy, and then archive it.

Archived copies are marked with time, and later you can find them through the Finder. Recall that such copies are not updated, but remain unchanged.