This article describes how to connect iPhone to iMac using iCloud, iTunes and Continuity. The iPhones running iOS 11 and up and Macs running macOS 10.1 are subject to instructions, except as noted.
How to plug iPhone into Mac iCloud use
Make sure your Mac and your iPhone are signed in to the same accounts and have identical sync settings to synchronize your iPhone with iCloud. All changes to data on one computer will then be synchronized with iCloud and the other device to be synchronized.
How to sign in to iPhone iCloud.
Use your Apple ID to sign in to iCloud. Possibly you did this in setting up your iPhone and Mac, but if you didn’t follow these measures.
- Go to Configuration.
- Tap on the top of your computer your password.
- Tap the iCloud button.
- Enter the username and password of your Apple ID.
How to register in MAC iCloud
Sign up to synchronize with the same iCloud on your Mac. You should have done this before initialization, but it’s a quick process if you don’t.
- In the top left corner, click on the Apple menu.
- Click System preference. System preference.
- Click on the iCloud button.
- Sign up for the username and password of your Apple ID.
- Follow the instructions for iCloud onscreen.
Options for cloud sync
Apple News, calendars, addresses, mail, home kit details, notebooks, notifications, Safari bookmarks and folders, Siri data, stocks, usernames and passwords from the keychain provide information that can be synced with iCloud. (The application for these data forms must also be pre-installed by Apple.)
Upon signing up to iCloud, ensure the synchronization settings are consistent. For example, to keep your contacts synchronized with iCloud, check the Contacts box on Mac to switch the Contacts slider on/green on iPhone. The following method for how to connect iPhone to iMac is:
How to attach your iPhone to Mac using Continuity
How well they fit together is one of the best things about Apple computers. Apple’s Continuity functionality allows you to do tasks such as responding to iPhone calls on your Mac or writing an email to your iPhone on a Mac.
- Sign up on all computers on the same iCloud account.
- With the same Wi-Fi network, both users are linked.
- On all machines, switch on Bluetooth.
- On both devices, switch on Handoff. Go to Systems Preferences > General on a Mac and select Allow Handoff between your iCloud computers and this Mac.
On an iPhone, switch the Handoff lever to on/green. Go to Settings > General > Handoff.
Features for Continuity
Three of the most excellent features connecting iPhone to Mac are:
- Handoff. – Handoff. Well, that allows you to hand over things between devices. It will let you: pass an email page you see on your Mac to your iPhone; get the instructions from the Mac Maps app, and send them to the iPhone for use when driven.
- Telephone calls and answers. You can reply to your iPhone’s calls from your Mac if you are in another room. To activate these options, switch the slider on/grill on Allow Calls on your iPhone to Settings > Phone > Calls on Other Devices. The list below moved the sliders to green to choose which devices will make and accept these calls.
- Clipboard Universal. Each device signed in to your iCloud account will paste it when you copy text, pictures and other data. So when you copy some text on your iPhone, it is also saved to your Mac immediately and inserted there.
How will iPhone be connected to iTunes Mac?
If you have a macOS 10.14 or older running Mac, iTunes is one of the easiest ways to connect it to an iPhone. With iTunes, you can transfer music, video, books, files and other material through syncing devices. It is possible to sync using iTunes in two ways:
- With cable connect iPhone to Mac. Only use your iPhone cable and plug an end into your phone and the other into your Mac’s USB socket. You will then synchronize your iPhone to your PC.
- Free Wi-Fi for iPhone to Mac. This is an easy way to use a wire. You will wirelessly synchronize the Mac and iPhone with a network connecting to the iMac to the same WiFi.