Connecting the iPhone to your Macbook will enable you to transfer images, contacts, videos, and much more between two devices. If you’re an Apple user, you must know the different methods to connect iPhone with the Mac. You can connect both devices utilizing iCloud, USB, Bluetooth, Continuity, and WiFi. Let’s discuss all those possible methods in information.
Connect iPhone to Mac
To connect the iPhone and Mac, they must run on
- iPhone – iOS 11 & later
- Mac – macOS 10.13 & later
Note – If you want to share files between the two devices effortlessly, utilize the Airdrop feature.
How to Connect iPhone to Mac via iCloud
One of the simplest ways to connect the iPhone to Mac wirelessly is by utilizing iCloud. By signing in on the same iCloud account on both devices, you can sync various data, including contacts, calendars, podcasts, photos, music, email, safari browsing history, usernames, passwords, and more.
By default, Apple offers only 5 GB of free cloud storage. You can get more storage by visiting the Apple website.
- On iPhone: Go to Settings >> Tap your name >> Choose iCloud and sign in with your Apple ID and Password.
- On Mac: Click Apple logo >> choose System preferences >> click iCloud >> sign in with your Apple ID and Password.
How to Connect iPhone to Mac via Cable
Suppose you thought iCloud storage is too low or not able to purchase extra iCloud storage. In that case, utilizing the USB cable (provided with your iPhone) is the most excellent method to sync data between two devices.
- Connect one end of the USB / C cable to your iPhone and the different end to Mac’s USB port.
- Launch the Finder and look for your device on the left pane.
- Presently, transfer data between two devices.
How to Connect iPhone to Mac via Bluetooth
Bluetooth is other reliable and old technology that you can additionally use to connect the two devices.
1. Turn on Bluetooth on Mac and iPhone.
2. Click the Bluetooth icon on the best right corner of the Mac screen.
3. Nearby Bluetooth devices will appear on the list.
4. Choose your iPhone to connect with it.
How to Connect iPhone to Mac via Bluetooth via Continuity
Continuity is an advanced feature that you can access on Mac to do the things you can do on iPhone and vice versa. For example:
- Attend iPhone calls on Mac.
- Open writing an email on Mac and send it from your iPhone.
- Copy a text/image on iPhone and paste it on the Mac.
1. Connect both the devices to the same system and ensure they are signed in with the same iCloud account.
2. Turn on Bluetooth on iPhone and Mac.
3. At Mac, enable Handoff by navigating to System Preferences >> General >> Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices.
4. On iPhone, enable Handoff by navigating to Settings >> General >> enable Handoff.
How to Connect iPhone to Mac via Bluetooth via WiFi
It is a different Wireless method used to sync data between Mac and iPhone. But, the first time synchronization needs the support of USB / C cable.
- Connect both devices with USB-C cable.
- Both the devices must be at the same WiFi network.
- Launch the iTunes >> go to Summary tab and then check the box stating “Sync with this iPhone over WiFi.”
- Disconnect the iPhone from the Mac and connect it to the charger.
- iTunes on iPhone will detect your iPhone automatically.
How to Connect iPhone to Mac Messages
Instead of the iPhone, you can also utilize Mac to send and receive iMessages. Now launch the Messages app and sign-in with your Apple ID & password for iMessage.
Simultaneously, if you have subscribed for Apple Music, you can use the same login details on Mac’s Music app to sync the songs and playlists.