Connect your device to your Mac to sync Music content, Big Sur

Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:25 PM

Connect your device to your Mac to sync Music content

If you connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to your Mac, you can transfer and update items between your Mac and your device.

The Music window with a device (Julie’s iPhone) in the sidebar. The Sync Settings button in the top-right corner opens the Finder.



  1. Connect your device to your Mac using a USB or USB-C cable.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • If it’s your first time connecting this device to your Mac: Open the Finder  on your Mac, click the device in the Finder sidebar, then click Trust; you may also need to tap Trust on the device.

    • If it’s not your first time connecting this device to your Mac: In the Music app  on your Mac, click the device in the sidebar, then click Sync Settings in the top-right corner.

      The device opens in the Finder  on your Mac.



After you connect your device to your Mac, you can sync content between the two. See Sync content between your Mac and iPhone or iPad or Sync content between your Mac and iPhone or iPad over Wi-Fi.