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Sync Music MacOS Catalina via Finder

Sync Music MacOS Catalina via Finder
Written by Hassan Abbas

Sync Music MacOS Catalina via Finder: Apple fully changed the way that we sync data to our iPads and iPhones with the arrival of macOS 10.15 Catalina and later versions of MacOS. However, the removal of iTunes is just like that has been a long time coming. But now that it’s here lots of people are left searching. But the question is just how do I sync music from Mac to my iPhone or iPad now?

The answer is quite simple that you use the macOS Finder, just as you like if you were moving files to an external SSD or memory stick. However, just like when backing up iPhone or iPad to Mac Finder.

But things do quite differ slightly using the iPhone and iPad. This is just because you get a refresh version of the old iTunes interface. Lil bit confused? You don’t be.

Here are some easy steps that require to sync your music using an iPhone or iPad when using macOS Catalina.

How to Sync Music from iPhone to MacOS with Finder

First, connect your device to the PC via a USB cable. Also, you aren’t going to get very far if it isn’t.

Step 1:

Firstly, tap on the Finder icon in your Mac’s Dock to open a new window.

Step 2:

Now choose your iPhone or iPad in the sidebar.

Step 3:

Make sure that you choose the “Music” tab over in the main window.

Step 4:

Also, ensure that the “Sync Music onto your device” is checked. If it isn’t, check it.

Step 5:

From here decide whether you want to sync your whole music library, or just choose albums, artists, playlists, or genres. However, if you select to sync your complete library, you’re done. Tap “Apply” followed by “Sync” and wait for a while to complete. If you pick selectively sync your music, continue with this article.

Step 6:

Now you can choose which playlists, albums, artists and genres you like to sync. Make all your selections and then tap “Apply” followed by “Sync.”

However, the initial syncing process takes some time. But it depends on the amount of data that requires to be transferred.

Make sure you don’t disconnect your device until Finder allows you that syncing has completed. Once done just sync music to the iPhone from the Mac.

This seems to the latest and most modern macOS version from Catalina 10.15 onward. But if you’re using a Mac using an older version of macOS installed, you can still use iTunes as always.

However, if you’re new using the latest MacOS launches like macOS Catalina you’re probably going to check out some other macOS guides to get all caught up on the latest and greatest features.


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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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