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How to Sync iPhone to New Computer

By Zoe Clarke

October 08, 2018

Switching to a new computer is easy, but you might have troubles in syncing iPhone data to the new PC if you are a green hand. For example, when you try to sync your iPhone X to a new PC via iTunes, you will get a message from iTunes saying that all iTunes content will be erased from your iPhone and then placed by the iTunes files stored in your new PC. This will cause data loss in your iPhone if you have not used iTunes correctly. If you are looking for a detailed guide on how to sync iPhone to new PC without losing iPhone data, then this post will be perfect to you.

It will show you how to transfer the data you want from iPhone to new PC safely and professionally in 2 ways: using TuneFab WeTrans or using iTunes.


Part 1. How to Sync iPhone to New Computer without Data Loss

TuneFab WeTrans is a powerful iOS data transfer which enables you to transfer music, videos, photos, contacts, messages and more from iPhone to new computer. Unlike iTunes, this software will only transfer the files you have selected so it won't erase your iPhone data. What's more, you can transfer media files from computer to iPhone easily with this program. The whole process of syncing iPhone to new PC only takes 3 simple steps: connect iOS device, select media files and then transfer data from iPhone to PC. Now let's see how to use TuneFab WeTrans step by step.

Step 1. Install and Launch TuneFab WeTrans

Download, install and launch TuneFab WeTrans on your new computer. After that, connect your iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 7/iPhone 6 to the computer with the iPhone USB cable. When your device is connected, you will see the interface as below.

Main Interface

Step 2. Sync iPhone to A New Computer

Go to the main interface and then click on "Toolbox". Choose "Transfer Data to Folder" and then select music, playlists, photos, videos, contacts, SMS or other media files wanted from the pop-up window. As you can see, each category will show the number of files inside, for example, you can see how many photos are stored in your Photos category and if you select the Photo category, all the photos in this category will be synced to your new PC.

Sync iPhone to New PC

Sync specific files from iPhone to PC: If you just want to transfer some specific photos or songs from iPhone to computer, you can use this method. Go to Photos, Music, Videos, Contacts, SMS or any specific category in the main interface, and then choose the files you need. After that, click on "Export to PC" to save the iPhone data to your local folder on PC.

Export Music to PC

Step 3. Sync iPhone Data to PC Successfully

Please do not disconnect your iPhone when the program is transferring data to PC. When the process is done, you can click on "Open Folder" to directly locate and find the iPhone files in your PC.

Transfer Music to Device

Part 2. How to Sync iPhone to New PC with iTunes

For those who want to sync iPhone to multiple computers without erasing iPhone data, you'd better use a specially designed program like TuneFab WeTrans. The program won't automatically erase your iPhone data and you can selectively transfer the files you need between iPhone and PC. However, if you don't care about losing iPhone data and you want to transfer purchased books, music, apps, movies from iPhone to your new PC, you can use iTunes to sync iPhone to new PC.

Step 1. Launch iTunes and then click "Edit" > "Preference". In the pop-up window, go to "Devices" and check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" to avoid any trouble.

Prevent iOS Devices Sync Automatically

Step 2. Go to "Account" > "Authorize" > "Authorize This Computer" to authorize the new PC with your Apple ID.

Step 3. Connect your iPhone to new computer with the iPhone USB cable.

Step 4. Go to "File" > "Devices" > "Transfer Purchases from iPhone".

Transfer Purchases from iOS Devices

Then you can sync the iTunes purchases from iPhone to new PC easily.

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Compare with iTunes, TuneFab WeTrans has lots of advantages. For example, TuneFab WeTrans won't automatically sync your iPhone data to PC, you can select the files wanted such as music, photos, videos and SMS manually. And it's simple to use, only takes 3 steps then all files will be moved from iPhone to PC or from PC to iPhone with ease. What's more, TuneFab WeTrans has other additional features. It can make iPhone ringtone and it can convert iPhone photo to JPEG or PNG format. You can easily manage and back up data from your iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, etc. with this tool. Now why not download TuneFab WeTrans to starting transferring files from iPhone to computer? Have fun!

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