Each fulfilled desire brings not only boundless joy and moral satisfaction, but also provokes some problem situations of varying intensity. It’s just that we often don’t even want to think about such a relationship. Just recently, you did not have an iPhone, the desire to acquire it, to become its owner was incredible. However, as soon as it was fulfilled, the question began to prevail over you, and how to connect your "bitten apple" to the MacBook.
There are several ways to connect iPhone to MacBook.
Remember that life does not happen without problems, just learn to solve them, find the right answers to questions. We will help you figure out how to properly connect your iPhone to the MacBook.
There are two main options, using which you can connect your iPhone to your MacBook. The first option is based on the use of a special cable, one end of which is connected to the MacBook, and the second to your brand new iPhone. This method of connecting the two devices is the “oldest”, since the second method is based on a wireless connection. This option became possible after the manufacturer gave the device the use of Wi-Fi.
Via USB cable
Apple pays a lot of attention to the improvement of its devices, so it’s not surprising that the 30-pin connector was replaced by a lightning cable, which helps to not only quickly connect to some other devices, including a computer, but also to solve other functional tasks. However, just one cable to connect iPhone to MacBook will not be enough for you, we recommend that you download a program such as iTunes in advance. If you do everything as we recommend, you will be able to sync all the content stored on your iPhone.
The great thing is that you can simultaneously copy all the contacts, which will save you from losing important data. And also, if you wish, you can easily back up your device. If you use a lightning cable to connect your iPhone to your MacBook, you will greatly expand your capabilities. You can:
- Transfer almost all content from one device to another;
- install new applications that allow you to perform new operations;
- synchronize notes and important events on the calendar, preventing your forgetfulness about certain events.
Many users actively prefer to connect their iPhone using a lightning cable, because in this case not only the connection between the two devices is carried out, but also the iPhone is recharged in parallel, so there’s definitely no reason to worry that the device may be discharged during the execution of tasks will be. The biggest advantage is such an incredible ease of connection, without provoking any misunderstanding.
And also with this connection to the MacBook "apple" smartphone, you will have to limit yourself in movement, since the length of such a cable is not quite long. Anyone who does not want to put up with the identified shortcomings can resort to using another option, in which the use of any wires and cables is excluded.
After Apple introduced another AirDrop feature, iPhone owners have a new opportunity to synchronize their smartphone with a MacBook wirelessly. Using the AirDrop function, you will be able to quickly transfer contacts, files, audio materials, while you will definitely not need to perform any complex actions. Be sure only in the settings you need to set the ability to connect via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
We suggest that you follow these steps in sequence:
- turn on your MacBook;
- go to the Finder menu, select AirDrop there;
- turn on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi (even if you miss this moment, the program will take care of this and will remind you again about it).
We do the same on the iPhone. Go to the device’s control point, select the Air Drop function, then activate Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. If you are tasked with uploading files from the MacBook to iPhone, you will need to go to Air Drop, then hold down the file prepared for copying and drag it into the window of that device, which is the ultimate goal.
In the same way, files are transferred in the opposite direction, when something should be transferred from the iPhone to the MacBook. After the copying process is completed, all downloaded files can be easily found in the Downloads folder.
Unfortunately, wireless connection is accompanied not only by advantages, but also by some disadvantages, which are very useful to know about. First of all, you cannot boast of high speed, because the process of copying or moving makes you wait a bit. And also with such a connection, it should be foreseen that your iPhone can be discharged instantly, since this process involves a strong level of energy consumption, and it is impossible to provide replenishment of the energy reserve.
To avoid such a problematic situation, many prefer to make a fallback by transferring contacts from iPhone to MacBook. We hasten to please you that to accomplish this task you will not have to do something unbelievable. It is enough to synchronize the two devices, everything else will be done automatically.
So, the process of connecting an iPhone to a MacBook is simple in itself, you only need to decide which method will be preferable for you. We recommend that you perform the procedure for the first time not at a rapid pace, but carefully and slowly following the specified algorithm. In subsequent times, these actions will reach automatism, so we will not be surprised that you will perform them in a matter of seconds or a few minutes.