How to sync Mac with iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?

Ever wanted to sync your Mac with unlimited quantity of iPhones, iPads or iPods Touch? It is now possible with SyncMate! SyncMate can sync any quantity of iOS running devices with any quantity of Macs.

Contacts, calendars, images, music, videos, folders and lots more – all of that can be synced between Macs and iOS running devices with SyncMate!
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  • Multiple sync

Sync any quantity of iPhones, iPods Touch or iPads with your Mac. Or sync mentioned above devices with several Macs.
All of that can be done with SyncMate! SyncMate doesn't limit the quantity of connected and synced iOS devices.

  • Autosync trick

Sync Mac with iOS running devices automatically - you'll have to apply the needed settings only once, in future SyncMate will sync everything itself according to your choice.

  • Sync with other devices

Sync iOS running devices with Windows Mobile or Android devices, Windows computers, Dropbox or Google accounts, Sony PSP and other supported devices via Mac (iOS running device => Mac => any supported device).

Sync Mac iOS devices

Step 1: Get SyncMate Free edition.

Download and install SyncMate Free edition on your Mac. SyncMate is compatible with iOS 3.x - iOS 6.x running devices, but we advise to test SyncMate Free edition prior to upgrading to Expert.

Synchronize iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Step 2: Connect your iOS device to Mac

You can connect your iOS devices to Mac via USB. So, once SyncMate is installed, connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your Mac.

*Have any questions? Read this article.

Mac and iOS devices synchronization

Step 3: What would you like to sync?

With free SyncMate you can sync Calendar entries and Contacts between your Mac and iOS devices. Please choose one of these plugins or both of them by checking their boxes.

*Read Step 6 to find what other sync options SyncMate has for you.

Synchronize iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Step 4: Choose sync direction

SyncMate offers synchronization of Mac and iOS device in three directions - Mac to device (Mac data will be added to the existing entries on your iOS device), device to Mac (iOS device data will be added to the existing Mac entries) and bi-directional - data will be mutually updated on both sides.

Contacts, calendars, Safari bookmarks, Entourage and Mail notes (OS X 10.7 or earlier), Stickies and folders can be synced in three directions. iTunes & Video* and iPhoto* can be synced in one direction only (iOS device to Mac).

iOS devices synchronization

Step 5. Just sync!

We're almost there! :) Now just click "Sync now" button to have your data updated on both sides.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad sync

Step 6. SyncMate Free vs SyncMate Expert

When using free SyncMate you can sync Contacts and Calendars in your iOS device and Mac.

With SyncMate Expert you can do even more. You can sync Safari bookmarks, Mail notes and Entourage notes, favorite music and videos*, photos*, Stickies, Folders and more. You can also sync data on Mac with iOS devices automatically (when syncing media files and folders with iOS devices, sync is possible only with "user/media" folder on iOS device).

Moreover, you can mount your iOS device as additional Mac disk and browse its content on Mac (possible to mount only "user/media" folder on iOS device).

* There are few peculiarities of syncing iTunes&Video and iPhoto with iOS devices. Please study them carefully.

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Step 7. Sync your Mac with even more devices!

Make all your devices work as a team! SyncMate can also sync your Mac with Nokia S40 phones, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile devices, other Macs and Windows PCs, Sony PSP, mounted storage devices, MTP devices, iPods Nano, Google, Dropbox, iCloud, Yahoo! accounts.

How to switch the mobile device to USB flash drive mode?
Now you can sync your iTunes & Video using USB 2.0 high speed connection. SyncMate 2 allows you to sync faster via USB flash drive mode in case your device features such option.

To switch your mobile device to USB flash drive mode please follow:

Start -> Settings -> Connection Mode (USB) -> (there will be 2 options to select: "Active Sync" and "Removable disk") check "Removable disk".

Finally, connect your mobile device to Mac.