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How to Sync Contacts, Calendars, and Others with iOS Devices (including on OS X Mavericks)

Oct. 31, 2013 09:16 am / Updated by Bobby Hills to Mobile Phone Tips
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You can sync your contacts, calendars, notes, Safari bookmarks and email account information with your iPhone, iPad or iPod without too much work. Today we'll be running through this quick and painless process of how to sync contacts, calendars, bookmarks, notes with iPhone, iPad or iPad.

Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Earlier

iTunes 11 for Mac enables you to sync following data with SyncServices (a proprietary framework in earlier versions of OS X that lets you locally sync calendars and contacts from your iOS device to your Mac):

Here is how-to:

Mac OS X Mavericks or Later

The Mac OS X Mavericks update gets rid of SyncServices. After connecting your device to iTunes 11.1.2 in Mavericks, the place where you could choose to sync contacts from the Contacts app, calendars from Calendar, email account settings, and Safari bookmarks disappeared.

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So, if you upgrade to Mavericks, you'll now have to use iCloud or some other network solution to sync your devices with your computer – local syncing by connecting a device to a computer with a cable no longer exists. View how to setup iCloud on your iOS devices and Mac computer for sync. There is another effective way – use iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to sync all contact lists, calendar entries, and other data to Mac in OS X Mavericks. You can freely transfer all contacts as vCard/VCF files in Mavericks, as well as transfer all calendar entries into readable formats, such as .txt, .xls, .xml. It supports all Mac, such as MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, Mac Pro.

Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista or XP

You can use iTunes 11 for Windows to sync the following data:

The steps on how to sync contacts, calendars, bookmarks, notes are the same as the process operated in Mac Mountain Lion and earlier.

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