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iPhone® For Dummies®, 4th Edition by Bob LeVitus, Edward C. Baig

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Chapter 3. Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPhone

In This Chapter

  • Starting your first sync

  • Disconnecting during a sync

  • Synchronizing contacts, calendars, e-mail accounts, and bookmarks

  • Synchronizing ringtones, music, podcasts, video, photos, and applications

After you pass basic training (in Chapter 2), the next thing you're likely to want to do is get some or all of the following into your iPhone: contacts, appointments, events, mail settings, bookmarks, ringtones, music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, courseware, photos, documents, and applications.

We have good news and ... more good news. The good news is that you can easily copy any or all of those items from your computer to your iPhone. And the more good news is that after you do that, you can synchronize your contacts, appointments, and events so they're kept up-to-date automatically in both places—on your computer and on your iPhone—whenever you make a change in one place or the other. So when you add or change an appointment, an event, or a contact on your iPhone, that information automatically appears on your computer the next time your iPhone and computer communicate.

Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPhone

This communication between your iPhone and computer is called syncing (short for synchronizing). Don't worry: Syncing is easy, and we walk you through the entire process in this chapter.

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