How to Guide: Get Your Apple® Devices in Sync

How to Get All Your Apple Devices in Sync

Do you own more than one Apple device? Are you looking for a way to simplify your life and make more efficient use of your multiple devices?
One of the most popular features of Apple devices is their ability to synchronize with one another, bringing a new level of convenience and productivity to multi-Apple device households. Files, pictures, and messages on one of your Apple devices can easily be accessed, shared and readily available on other devices with just a few simple steps. For example, you can access the photos on your iPhone® device from your iPad® tablet wherever you are.

Make the most of your Apple devices by ensuring that you are taking advantage of this very convenient feature. The following steps explain how to sync all your Apple devices:

  1. Make sure your device is updated and using the most recent update of iOS® software
  2. Select a device, preferably an iPhone device or iPad tablet
  3. Go to the “Settings” app
  4. Scroll down and select “iCloud®” feature
  5. Enter your Apple ID and password
  6. Select “Merge” for merging data when prompted
  7. Select your location preference once prompted
  8. Set up an iCloud feature email to synchronize notes
  9. You can select “Storage and Backup” to choose to back up your data
  10. Press “Ok” when prompted

Once those steps are complete, you will notice that all of your Apple devices, from iPhone devices and iPad tablets to Mac® computers, MacBook® laptops and even your iPod® device will be connected and share common files, pictures, messaging, etc.

Struggling to connect devices? Stop by your local Experimac to make sure your devices are synced properly. Our experts will happily assist you to set this up and can even run a diagnostic check on your Apple devices to ensure they are performing as well as they should be. We offer a variety of same-day services making it easy to keep your Apple devices healthy and ensure they are updated and fully functional.

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Thu, Jan 28, 12PM – Mac OSX Basics
Thu, Mar 17, 12PM- Mng Music and Photos
Thu, May 19, 12PM- iOS Basics
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Sat, Feb 20, 9AM- iOS Basics
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Sat Jun 18, 9AM- Mac OS X Basics
Sat, Aug 20, 9AM- Mng Music and Photos
Sat, Oct 22, 9AM- iOS Basics
Sat, Dec 10, 9AM Mng Music and Photos


Mac OS X Basics:

  • Identify System Icons
  • Describe the default Apps included with OS X
  • Understand iCloud and Apple ID’s
  • Search for files with Spotlight
  • The SpartaMac Fantastic Five Apps every Mac user should own
  • Tips and Tricks for keeping your Mac running smoothly

iOS Basics:

  • Describe the difference between setting up and new iPhone or iPad and restoring from a back up
  • Identify System Icons
  • Understand iCloud and Apple ID’s
  • Describe each of the main default Apps that come with iOS
  • The SpartaMac Fantastic Five Apps every iPhone/ iPad Owner should have
  • Tips and Tricks for keeping your iPhone or iPad running smoothly

Managing Music and Photos:

  • Describe iCloud Photo Library and Apple Music services on both OS X and iOS operating systems
  • Understand syncing and cloud syncing and the associate Pros and Cons for each method.
  • Set up and configure iCloud Photo Library and Apple Music on both OS X and iOS
  • Manage music and photos using either local or cloud syncing

Get to know Pages, Keynote, and Numbers:
Come take a tour of Apple’s award winning productivity suite – Pages, Keynote, and Numbers – commonly referred to as iWork. In this class you’ll learn how simple it is to create beautiful and effective documents, presentations, and spreadsheets, share them easily with users of Microsoft Office, and keep all of those files seamlessly synced over iCloud.

  • Describe Apple’s productivity suite, iWork
  • Identify the three platforms from which you can access iWork
  • Describe how Apple has designed the user Interfaces for each iWork app to function similarly.
  • Launch all iWork apps from OS X, iOS, or