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Connect iPhone To Mac Guide – Sync Music, Movies, Photos, Audiobooks, etc.

iCloud Sync is a way to sync all the data between your iPhone and your Mac systems. You can sync photos, music, audio books, etc directly via your Macbook without connecting any cable.

You will require iTunes to sync data between your iPhone and Macbook. This is the manual where you will need an iPhone cable to connect to Mac. The same thing is possible via iCloud, where you don’t have to connect your iPhone and Mac manually with each other. Even if our Macbook is not with you, you can still access data like music or notes from the system on your iPhone. Read this guide properly to know the steps for transferring data between iPhone and Mac via cloud service.

How to Turn on iCloud Sync on macOS Ventura 13?

To link your iPhone and Mac you will need an iCloud subscription. All data from the mobile or on the MacBook will be available on iCloud. Here is how to turn on iCloud Sync on iPhone devices on Mac systems.

Mac iCloud Settings

Mac iCloud Settings

iPhone iCloud Sync Settings:

  • Go to Settings > Tap on your Username on top of the Screen.
  • Then Tap on iCloud > Sign-In with your Apple ID.

Mac iCloud Settings

Macbook iCloud Sync Settings:

  • Apple Menu > System Preferences > iCloud.
  • Sign-In with your Apple ID.

iCloud Sync Options:

iCloud Sync can allow you to sync the following options between iPhone and Mac. Once you are logged in, your iPhone and Macbook are connected to each other. Any notes created on Macbook will be visible on iPhone via cloud sync. Here is a list of things that with iCloud Sync.

  1. Photos
  2. Password & Keychain
  3. Contacts
  4. Calendars
  5. Reminders
  6. Notes
  7. Safari
  8. Stocks
  9. Home
  10. Wallet
  11. Siri
  12. Freeform

Continuity is another feature in Apple devices that work in a similar manner. It is more advance compared to iCloud sync. For example, you can answer a call via Macbook or you can compose an email on your Mac system and send it via iPhone. You can use your iPhone camera as a webcam or use an iPhone camera for recording purposes. Continuity also allows you to use your iPad or iPhone as a second screen.

How to Use Continuity to Connect iPhone with Mac?

There are two basic requirements to use the Continuity feature. The first is all your devices must have iCloud sign-in and second they must be connected to the same Wifi network. If you are using Apple Pencil then turn on Bluetooth on all devices.

  • On Macbook go to System > Preferences.
  • Click on General > Allow Handoff between Mack and iCloud devices.
  • On iPhone click on Settings > General > Handoff > enable Handoff Slider.

Through the above settings, you can turn on Handoff in both iPhone and Mac systems. You can then directly dial a call from Macbook or receive a call on it. The clipboard is then shared between devices. Another way to connect iPhone with Mac is using Airplay. It is used for streaming content from Mac to iPhone. Also, check our guide on how to disconnect iPhone from Mac.