The iPhone provides a way to sync individual folders for several types of content. You can sync PDF files, groups of contacts, calendars, mail accounts and photo folders. Additionally, you can sync specific playlists, artists, albums and genres. If you have Pages, Numbers or Keynote documents on your iPhone, then you can transfer those files over as well. However, with apps included in the iWork Suite, you must manually select each item to sync it to your iPhone.
Sync Info and Music
Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.
Click on each of the available tabs in the menu bar. Under each tab, select the Sync option for the types of content you want to sync. For instance, to sync your entire music library folder, click the "Music" tab and then check "Sync Music."
Click on the "Summary" tab and seelct "Sync Only Checked Songs and Videos." Then, click "Apply" and "Sync."
Sync Pages, Numbers and Keynote
Connect your iPhone to the computer and click on your iPhone from the Devices section of iTunes.
Click on the "Apps" tab and select "Pages," "Numbers" or "Keynote" in the File Sharing section.
Click "Add," then select the document you want to sync. Click "Open." Complete this process for each document.
Open the "Pages," "Numbers" or "Keynote" app on your iPhone. Tap "Documents," then the "+" button.
Select the name of each document you want to import. Locate your item in Document view.
Click the "Books" tab and "Sync Books" in iTunes with your iPhone connected to your computer.
Select your PDF file from the list of files if you have set up your device to sync only selected books.
Click "Sync" to sync your PDF files to the iBooks app on your iPhone.
- To sync photos, select the "Sync Photos From" check box, then click on the "Choose Folder..." drop-down menu. Select a folder to sync photos from and click "Open." You can then select the "All Folders" radio button or "Selected Folders" if you want to sync only certain subfolders.
- You can also sync Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents using the Pages, Numbers and Keynote app. Make sure your Word documents are not in Rich Text Format. The iPhone can't read RTF files.
- If the Books tab doesn't appear, you need to download iBooks from the App Store. On your iPhone, tap the "App Store," then type "iBooks" into the search box. Tap the button to buy and install the app. You may be required to enter your Apple ID and password during the process. However, iBooks is free to download and install.
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