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How to find iPhone with macOS Catalina to sync and backup

iphone mac finder catalina How to find iPhone with macOS Catalina to sync and backup

Version 10.15, macOS Catalina, signed the end of iTunes on Mac. iTunes has become a real gas factory. It then separated into 3 very distinct applications (which honor their names): Music, Podcast and TV. You may have understood this easily. But concretely, what becomes of your iDevices? What about syncing and backing up your iPhone? Rest assured, no need to juggle with these apps. No need to search, your iPhone will not be detected in any of these 3 new applications. Under macOS Catalina, you can find iPhone options in the Finder.

Find iPhone in macOS Catalina

You may find it even faster to access, provided you have activated a small option:

1.1. Open the Finder;

1.2. Go to Finder > Preferences ;

mac finder preferences How to find iPhone with macOS Catalina to sync and backup

1.3. Click on the tab Lateral bar ;

1.4. In “Location”, check CDs, DVDs, and iOS devices ;

1.5. You can close this window.

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Now that this box is checked, you can easily find your iPhone.

1.6. Connect your iPhone to your Mac;

1.7. In the sidebar, under “Location”, is the name you gave your iPhone, click on it (if you don’t see it, unlock your iPhone).

1.8. For the 1st connection (new iPhone or new Mac):

1.8.1. Unlock your iPhone,

1.8.2. In the Finder, click on To trust,

1.8.3. On your iPhone, a window appears, to the question “Trust this computer?” “, Answer Yes.

itunes trust finder How to find iPhone with macOS Catalina to sync and backup

You found your iPhone with macOS Catalina. You can see for yourself that, overall, it looks a lot like iTunes.

iphone backup finder How to find iPhone with macOS Catalina to sync and backup

What was on iTunes in the sidebar can be found at the top of the window.

The backups are done in the same way, it is the archived backups that change slightly.

The iPad and iPod touch are also found in the Finder. Regarding the Apple Watch, nothing has changed, it is still and only visible on the iPhone with which it is paired.

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