Syncing your present iOS device with a new computer can be a difficult task to do, especially when you don’t to lose a single data that is present in your device. To make the new computer accept your iOS device easily can be tricky task, but not impossible to do. So let’s go ahead and learn how you can sync your existing iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad with a new computer, without losing any of your data saved on the device.

Remember although you can get all of your data back on the iOS device once you sync with the new computer, but probably not everything like play counts, etc. Proceed with caution at all times. The easiest way to sync an iPhone to a new Mac PC is to transfer all iPhone files and backups from the old computer to the new one. Save your important stored data in several different locations.

This guide is aimed for iPhone users, but iPad or iPod user can also opt this option for their application also.

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Syncing an iPhone with a New Mac by Copying Sync Data


Exit iTunes on both Macs and disconnect the iPhone from both of your Mac devices

 Open the Home folder and copy the iTunes directory from your old system to the new one, located at:


    Now hit the user library directory to open it and then copy the backups from the old computer to the new one, located at:

    ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/

    To keep everything in perfect order wise format, copy over iTunes Preferences files as well:


    Now connect the iPhone with the new Mac, launch iTunes, confirm that everything is in order or not, and authorize the new computer.

Follow the same step to sync from an old PC or a Mac to a new PC/Mac if you are sharing between Mac and Windows to copy the iTunes and Backup folders and put them in their suitable places.

 But if you want to sync iPhone to new computer without taking any risk of losing of your data then for perfect satisfaction go with the iOs data Recovery for Mac software,as this software is specially designed to transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and computers. It is well compatible to sync iPhone to new computer by transferring iPhone files to new computer or iTunes library. Unlike iTunes, this software can also transfer non-purchased files such as photos that were synced to your phone or music ripped on your own to the new computer.

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Step to Sync Your iOS Device with a New Computer

Step 1—firstly download and launch iOS Data Recovery for Mac software on your Mac system. The software will automatically for the mode of recovery either “Recover from iOS Device” or “Recover from iTunes Backup”.

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Step 2- Tap the “Recover from iTunes Backup” it will show your iTunes backup after selecting a backup and click “Scan” button. Then this software will display your files in the left sidebar.

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Step 3- Now at the time of recovery, check a category and all files of the selected category will be displayed in the right part of the window screen. Tick all the check boxes beside the name of the backup to restore all the files, or recover definite files in the category by checking the files from the window of the software.

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Step 4- Once you select the file that you want to restore, click on “Recover’ button. A dialogue box will appear to select the target folder to save the exported files.

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