For iPhone and iPad customers who nonetheless join their units to a Mac for syncing and backups (and there are lots of people who nonetheless do that), there are modifications coming within the subsequent model of the Mac working system. In macOS 10.15 Catalina, the iTunes app is gone.

Now you utilize the Finder, much like the way you see a tough drive or a server. Right here’s methods to use your machine within the Finder and methods to again it up.

Your iOS machine within the Finder

If you join your iPhone or iPad to your Mac utilizing a Lightning cable, it’ll seem in a Finder window. Within the macOS Catalina Public Beta, your machine is within the left column within the “Areas” part. (If that is the primary time you might be connecting the Mac and iOS machine, you’ll be requested to pair the 2 on the Mac, and also you’ll should belief the Mac in your iOS machine.)


You’ll be requested if you wish to pair your machine if it’s new to your Mac.

If you click on in your iOS machine within the left column, the window will fill with some info that appears quite a bit like the data you used to see within the iTunes app.

The best way to again up your iOS machine in macOS Catalina

1. Join your iPhone or iPad to your Mac utilizing a Lighting cable.

2. Open a window within the Finder (Command-N).

3. Within the Areas part within the left column of the Finder window, search for your machine and click on on it.

4. Details about your machine ought to seem in the fitting facet of the window. Click on on the Normal button close to the highest of the window if it’s not already lively.