How to Connect iPhone 7 to Computer?

You have purchased a new iPhone 7. With your new phone, you went for a long drive and you have taken some snaps on your way. After you have returned home, you have gone through those pictures and found one of them as best. Now, you want to set that picture as a wallpaper on your desktop. How will you do this? It is only possible when you connect the iPhone 7 to the desktop and share the file.

For connecting your iPhone 7 to the computer, you need to take care of a few steps. Beforehand, you have to ensure that your phone and the desktop are equipped with the required drivers and hardware.

Prerequisites for Connecting iPhone 7 to Computer

  • Internet connection
  • PC or Mac USB 3.0 or 2.0 port
  • Operating system of the computer – OS X version 10.6.8 or later, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
  • USB cable with 30- pin or Lightning system

Connect iPhone 7 to the computer by using the USB cable. You have options for proceeding further. Interfacing can be done through iTunes or third party software.

Interfacing Through iTunes

iTunes should be your first option for connecting iPhone 7 to the desktop.

Step 1 – You need to connect iPhone 7 to the desktop in order to sync the phone.

Step 2 – Turn on iTunes on the desktop. If you face difficulties in syncing the phone, you can go the “Help” menu of the phone and open “iTunes Help” menu. After clicking on the iTunes Help, choose “Sync your iPhone 7” option.

Step 3 – Ensure that Wi-Fi syncing is turned on. The phone will sync when it is connected to a power source.

Step 4 – Check whether the phone and the PC share the same wireless network. Now, you can see “iTunes” menu on the desktop.

You can perform the syncing task by connecting iPhone 7 to the desktop or you can set up iTunes for syncing the wireless with Wi-Fi.  You can turn on iTunes for syncing apps, music, pictures and much more.

If the phone does not appear in “iTunes” menu, then you have to install the latest version of iTunes. If you cannot install the latest version, then you need to upgrade it. If the image of the phone still does not appear, then you have to restart the PC.

If you are using Mac, press the “Option” key and click on the “Apple” menu. Then select “System Report” or “System Information”. Then choose “USB” menu from the list located on the left. If you see your iPhone7 under the USB Device Tree, then you need to uninstall the third party security software.


Connecting iPhone 7 to Computer by Using Third Party Software

iPhone 7 can be connected to the desktop through third party software like Anytrans. This software tool works well on Apple products. Third party software tools can also transfer music or other files from the phone to the computer. Some software tools can copy pictures or music from old iPhone 7 to new iPhone 7.

Step 1 – Download your preferred third party software tool on the desktop and install it.

Step 2 – Open the software and connect the phone.

Step 3 – After opening the software, the home page will appear and perform your desired task.

Now, your iPhone 7 is connected to the computer. It is time to share files. If you want to transfer music, MP3 or songs from your phone to the computer, follow these steps.

If you wish to transfer a music file from iPhone 7 to the computer, iTunes can make you impatient. iTunes is as good as a music library. It becomes handy when you wish to upgrade the phone with iOS 10.

When settings are applied to iTunes, it syncs the entire music library every time, provided the phone is connected to the computer with USB cable.

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Transferring Music from iPhone 7 to PC with WinX MediaTrans

Download the free WinX MediaTrans iPhone music manager.  This program works on Windows 7, 8 or 10 easily. The music manager easily enters into the music library of your iPhone 7 and helping you to select songs, MP3 or playlist to be transferred to the computer.

Install and launch the music manager on the computer running on Windows 10, 8 or 7.  The music manager has to be coupled with the latest version of iTunes.

Step 1 – Connect the phone to the computer by using USB cable.

Step 2 – At the homepage of Winx MediaTrans, click on the “Music Manager” button.

Step 3 – Select the music to be transferred to the PC.

Step 4 – Click on the “Export Music” menu appearing next to the music title.

If you want to transfer a batch of songs, follow these steps.

Step 1 – Press the Ctrl key and choose the music titles to be transferred.

Step 2 – You can use “Select All” option if you wish to transfer all music titles stored on your iPhone 7. Press Shift key while you check the ending title for selecting all music between them to transfer from the phone to the computer.

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Transferring Music from iPhone 7 to Computer with iTunes

Before you transfer music from the iPhone 7 to the computer, ensure that the music is not replaced with the contents of iTunes. For that, you need to go to “Edit” menu. In the “edit” menu, click on the “Preference Settings” menu. Then click on the “Device” menu and provide a tap on prevent iPhone from automatic sync with the computer.

Step 1 – Connect the phone to the PC with USB cable.

Step 2 – Open iTunes and click on the phone icon for viewing its profile.

Step 3 – If the music that you wish to transfer from the phone to the computer is purchased from the iTunes Store, then you need to feed your Apple ID and enter the pass code to log in.

Step 4 – Go to “Files’’ menu

Step 5 – Click on the “Device” menu

Step 6 – Provide tap on Transfer Purchased Item. It is done.


You are using iPhone 7 from the date of purchase. By now, you have shot pictures of your family, friends, peers and others. It may happen that you want to share those snaps on your computer. This is possible. There are various ways to do it.

Beforehand, you should know that iTunes does not allow you transfer pictures from iPhone to PC for privacy issues. Some users have reported that mobile data syncing starts soon after the phone is connected to the PC. Users cannot open the file even if they trace it, as there is no file extension. In addition, the worst part is that images that are downloaded from the computer to the iPhone cannot be deleted. This is the reason many users prefer to transfer pictures to computer without using iTunes. There are three ways for transferring photos from iPhone 7 to computer without using iTunes.

Using WinX MediaTrans

Step 1 – Download the extension file of WinX MediaTrans on the computer running on Windows 7, 8 or 10.

Step 2 – Install the iPhone photo media manager by checking the “End user license agreement” box. Click on the “Install” tab.

Step 3 – Connect the phone to the computer by using a certified USB cable. An alert box will pop up and you have to adjust iTunes settings to ensure that data does not get erased automatically.

Step 4 – Click on the “Photo Transfer” menu appearing on the main interface of WinX MediaTrans. You will find that all images have been grouped.

Step 5 – Choose photos that you wish to sync to the computer.

Step 6 – Click on the “Export” tab and it is done

The syncing speed of WinX MediaTrans is amazingly fast. The iPhone to PC transfer software supports transferring of music and videos from iPhone to computer and vice versa. Video conversion capability incorporated into the iPhone photo manager is amazing.

Using Windows AutoPlay

If You Are Using Windows 7

Step 1 – Connect iPhone 7 to the computer with USB cable. An AutoPlay box will appear on the screen.

Step 2 – In the AutoPlay box, select “Import pictures and videos” option.

Step 3 – Adjust the location path

Step 4 – Transfer images from the phone to the computer

If Your Are Using Windows 10

Step 1 – Connect the iPhone 7 to the PC. An AutoPlay box will appear.

Step 2 – In the Cortana search bar, type photos.

Step 3 – Access the Photos app

Step 4 – Click on the right button

Step 5 – Choose the images that you wish to transfer to the computer

Step 6 – Click on the Import tab to begin the process

By Using iCloud

Step 1 – Go to the “Settings” menu of your iPhone 7

Step 2 – Select “Photo Stream” option

Step 3 – Switch on the “Photo Stream” option

Step 4 – The images are uploaded to iCloud automatically

Step 5 – Download iCloud and install the same on the computer

Step 6 – Log into the iCloud by using your Apple ID and password

Step 7 – Choose the “Photo Stream” box and click on the “Apply” button

Step 8 – Open the “File Manager” menu located at the taskbar of your computer

Step 9 – Find Libraries section and click on “pictures” tab

Step 10 – Choose “Photo Stream” option

Step 11 – Then click on “My Photo Stream” tab

Step 12 – Now images have been transferred from the iPhone7 to the computer.

Transferring Videos from iPhone 7 to Computer

Step 1-  Launch Winx MediaTrans software and connect the iPhone 7 to the computer with USB cable. The program automatically detects files stored on your iPhone.

Step 2- Click on the “Video” tab for entering into video transfer interface.

Step 3 – All the video folders are displayed in left sidebar including recorded video, home video, music video, TV show, films and many others.

Step 4 – Go through the video folders for selecting those files, which you want to transfer to the PC from iPhone 7.

Step 5 – Provide tap on the “Export” button on the toolbar for transferring the preferred videos to the PC.

Connecting iPhone 7 to the computer is worthy. You can transfer music, videos and other important to the computer and use those as backup.

iPhone PC Suite Tutorial

iPhone PC Suite Tutorial

TunesGo is an iPhone PC suite that performs various PC management activities. This PC management suite allows you to backup photos, contacts, messages, music, playlists and much more. Even this PC management tool can share data between iPhone, iPad and iPod. Now, you need not become worry about data loss as this tool can help you at creating a backup. Compatibility issues have been solved with iPhone PC Suite as it can convert videos and music to iPad, iPod and iPhone supported formats. Keep reading to know how this PC suite solves most of the PC management issues.

iPhone PC Suite Tutorial

iPhone PC Suite Works As iTunes Alternative

TunesGo can not only backup iPhone, but it can also sync files from computer and iTunes library to iPhone as iTunes alternative. Any video or music transferred from iTunes or computer to iPhone is automatically converted to the formats supported by iPhone.

Format conversion feature is helpful when you use a new iPhone and import contacts from Outlook Express, vCard files, Windows Live Mail, Windows Address Book and Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013. The important feature of TunesGo is that it prevents iTunes from getting automatically synced with your iPhone.

iPhone PC Suite Performs Backup Tasks

As an iPhone backup tool, TunesGo can perform those tasks which iTunes cannot do. The iPhone Pc suite can selectively create a backup for contacts of iPhone including Exchange, cloud, Google, AOL, Yahoo, Outlook contacts, SMS, MMS and iMessages.

This PC suite can also backup music including play counts, ratings, skips, playlists and artworks. If you want to create addition copies photo albums, photos, videos, movies, iTunes U, Podcasts, TV shows, music videos, playlists or audiobooks, it can be easily done through TunesGo.

Files that are transferred from iPhone to iTunes and computer with iPhone PC suite are stored as common formats instead of unreadable iTunes backup files. Apart from selectively backing up iPhone data, you can also restore iPhone with selected backup files by using this software without changing settings and erasing contents.

Transfers Data Between iPhone, iPad and iPod

Apart from backing up data from iPhone, iPad and iPod to iTunes and computer, and syncing files from iTunes and computer to iPod, iPad and iPhone, TunesGo also allows you to transfer data between iPad, iPod and iPhone directly. This feature is useful when you switch to new iPod, iPad or iPhone. The file transfer process is compatible with all models of iPod nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, iPad Mini, iPad and iPad.

Syncs iPhone Data

You can perform different tasks with iPhone PC suite like transferring iPhone data, backing up iPhone and syncing iPhone. This iPhone management software allows you to transfer files between iTunes, computer, iPhone, iPad and iPod with least effort through drag and drop.

The audios or videos dragged to the “Music” category will automatically be converted into audio formats that are compatible with iPhone. Videos dragged under “Movies” category will be automatically converted into video formats that run smooth on iPhone. It is much easier to use TunesGo than using iTunes. Moreover, iPhone PC suite can perform those tasks, which iTunes cannot perform like delete duplicate contacts, backup iPhone data without limitations and much more.

Managing iPhone Files

Apart from transferring files between iTunes, PC, iPod, iPad and iPhone, iPhone PC suite allows you to manage iPhone files directly on the PC. You can add new contacts, edit contacts, remove duplicate contacts and flip first and last names on iPhone. For taking care of entertainment needs, you can add images to albums, create new photo albums and delete photos.

These are some of the functions which iPhone PC Suite can do for you. Now, you have to know how these functions are to be performed on your phone.

Backing Up Photos with TunesGo

TunesGo is one of the iPhone management applications, which allows you to transfer images and other media files from iPhone to the computer easily.

Steps for Transferring Photos from iPhone to Computer with TunesGo

Step 1 – Download TunesGo program from a reliable resource link. Both Mac and Windows versions are available. Therefore, it  will not a problem to work with the program.

Step 2 – Install and launch the application on the computer.

Step 3 – Connect iPhone to the PC with USB cable. For best result, use USB cables recommended by Apple. After connecting the devices, the main interface screen will open.

Step 4 – Click on the “Photos” menu on the top panel of TunesGo.  You will see photo albums under photo directory like Photo Library, Camera Roll, etc.

Step 5 – Choose photos, which you wish to transfer to your computer from one of the albums.

Step 6 – Click on “Export” option

Step 7 – After opening “Export” menu, click on “Export to PC” option.

Step 8 – Browse and confirm the destination folder on the computer.

Step 9 – After confirming the destination folder, click on “OK” button to start transferring task. The process will be completed within a few seconds.

Syncing Files from Computer to iPhone 

If you are not habitual of using iTunes, you can use a handy tool namely TunesGo for syncing files from computer to your iPhone. This application runs on both Mac and Windows and it is fully compatible with iOS 9 and iTunes 12.1.

Steps to Sync Files from Computer to iPhone

Step 1 – Download TunesGo from a reliable resource link.

Step 2 – Install the application and run it on the computer

Step 3 – Connect the iPhone to the PC with USB cable. The application automatically detects the phone as soon as it is connected to the computer.

Step 4 – On the top of the interface screen, you can choose the file type like Photos, Videos, Music, etc.

Step 5 – After selecting a file, you have to click on the “+Add” button

Step 6 – In the drop-down list, select “Add File” option to import the chosen file directly from the computer to iPhone. Alternatively, you can click on “Add Folder” tab for adding the files to the chosen folder.

Syncing iTunes to iPhone with TunesGo

iTunes can be used for syncing different content types on iPhone. When you use iTunes, all the files stored in your phone will be erased and overwritten during the process. In order to overcome this problem, you need to use TunesGo.

By using TunesGo, you can transfer various kinds of files from iTunes to your phone. This tool does not overwrite any previous content on your phone. The homepage of the software is easy to understand and facilitates syncing within a short time.

Step 1 – Download TunesGo from a certified source.

Step 2 – Connect your phone to computer by using USB cable.

Step 3 – When you browse the main interface of the iPhone PC Suite, you have to click on the “Transfer iTunes Media to Device” option.

Step 4 – A pop-up window will appear and it will display the list of media files that are stored in iTunes.

Step 5 – The checking process of the whole library in iTunes will start. You can unselect files which you do not wish to transfer to iPhone.

Step 6 – After choosing the files, click on “Transfer” tab which is located at the right corner of the bottom screen.

Step 7 – Provide tap on “OK” button for completing the process.

Sometimes, contact duplication takes place on iPhone that creates confusion for the user. Duplicated contacts should be deleted so as to get the best results from the phone. For that, users need a reliable tool and TunesGo is the tool that provides satisfactory results.

In addition, iPhone user should use TunesGo as per the guidelines laid by the developer for obtaining the best results. The software is not only easy to use, but it can also ensure that users receive best out of the idea which has been embedded within it.

Deleting Duplicated Contacts on iPhone

Step 1 – Download and install TunesGo on the computer

Step 2 – Connect iPhone to the computer. Soon the program detects the phone.

Step 3 – After the software detects the phone, you have to ensure that the contacts bar has been clicked on the left panel.

Step 4- Click on de-duplicate tab. This will detect duplicate contacts and display them.

Step 5 – After duplicate contacts are detected, you have to press “delete” tab. Beforehand, you have to select supplicate contacts.

Deleting All Contacts from iPhone

Step 1 – Download and install TunesGo on the PC

Step 2 – Establish a connection between iPhone and computer with USB cable. Use Apple certified USB cable for attaining best result.

Step 3 – Once the phone is connected to the computer, the software detects the phone.

Step 4 – The phone data is displayed on left panel. Select the contacts bar.

Step 5 – Select the contacts that are to be deleted

Step 6 – Click on the “delete” tab and the selected contacts will be deleted.

This iPhone PC Suite is handy and can perform a wide range of phone management tasks. The developer has added some functionalities that make it superior to iTunes.