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Are you someone who backs up your iPhone or iPad to your Mac using iTunes?
When you upgrade to macOS Catalina (have you done this yet?), you will find that you no longer have an iTunes app - replaced by the Music, TV and Podcasts apps.
Here is a recent article about this: iTunes isn't dead, it's just being replaced. Here's what it means for your devices, music and movies
This may leave you wondering how you can undertake any future backup and sync'ing of your i-Device with your Mac computer! Has the capability been removed completely?
The good news is that the backup and sync capability has not been removed - it has just been moved. Read on to find out where it can be found.
How to sync an i-Device under Catalina
I must say that the only time backup my iPhone to my Mac is when I'm switching to a new iPhone. Otherwise, I rely on iCloud to do a daily backup of my devices. (Here's a separate tip on the topic of iCloud backups: Have you backed up your iPhone or iPad lately?)
But for those of you looking to backup to (or sync with) your Mac, this capability is now located in Finder (instead of the now-defunct iTunes).
Plug in your iPhone or iPad via USB, then look for it under the Locations section of the Finder sidebar. (You may need to confirm that your i-Device and Mac can 'trust' each other first.)
When you click on the iPhone/iPad under Locations, you will see that the right-hand side of the Finder screen shows a similar set of options to those that you saw under iTunes (see below).
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