How to Fix the App Sync Issue after Update to iOS 12

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iOS 12 has more capabilities than the previous iOS versions. After updating to iOS 12, some people report that they are experiencing an iPhone app sync issue. For example, you may find that you can't sync your iTunes music with your iOS device. This article will help you resolve the app sync issue after update to iOS 12.

Solutions to Fix App Sync Issues after Update to iOS 12

If you are having an app sync issue after update to iOS 12, the solutions below should help you fix it:

Solution 1 Update iTunes to the Latest Version

If you are using an older iTunes version, you may have an iPhone sync issue. To update to the latest iTunes version, follow the steps below:

Step 1: On your Mac, click iTunes and then tap Check for Updates. In Windows, this option is available under the “Help” section.
Step 2: Let iTunes check for updates and follow the onscreen instructions to update.

Solution 2 Check the USB Cable

You may be experiencing the iPhone sync issue, not because of the update itself, but because your USB port is faulty. Check whether the USB ports on both your computer and iPhone are working properly. If either is not working properly, get it fixed by a professional.

Solution 3 Change the Syncing Method

iTunes allows you to sync your iOS device via two main methods. These are wirelessly or using a USB cable. If your USB cable is not working, try using the wireless method. To change the syncing method, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Tap Summary after launching iTunes.
Step 2: Under options, check the Wi-Fi option.

Solution 4 Reboot Your iOS Device

Restarting your iPhone can help you fix bugs which could be causing app sync issue after update to iOS 12. Below, we show you how to reboot your iPhone:

Step 1: Press the Sleep/Wake button until a power slide appears on your iPhone.
Step 2: Slide the power slider to turn the device off. Wait for a few seconds and press the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

Solution 5 Reset Your Device

This method will erase your data and hence it should be a last resort. To Reset your device, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Settings, tap General, and click Reset.
Step 2: Tap Erase All Content and Settings and confirm on the popup by clicking Erase iPhone.

You may want to know: If I Reset My iPhone What Will I Lose?

Solution 6 Use a Sync Alternative to iTunes after Update to iOS 12hot

The methods we have outlined above are not guaranteed to work to fix the app sync issue after update to iOS 12. Solution 5 will even delete your iPhone data which is something you wouldn’t want. A better way to fix the app sync issue after update to iOS 12 is to use a third-party syncing tool known as . iMyFone TunesMate Music Manager.

The features present in this tool include:

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  • TunesMate allows you to transfer between iTunes and iOS. Also, you can transfer files between your iOS and your computer.
  • You get to manage all your media files easily including music, photos, podcasts, videos, and more.
  • The tool will allow you to rebuild your iTunes library with just a single click.
  • Transfer files using a drag and drop method, without ever opening iTunes.
  • Overcome limits, restrictions, and sudden crashes that come along with iTunes.

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Using iMyFone TunesMate to eliminate your iPhone sync issue is actually very simple. You can both sync your music or other media files from iTunes or from your computer directly. All you have to do is follow the simple steps outlined below:

Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone/iPad/iPod

Step 1: Launch iMyFone TunesMate and use a USB cable to connect your iOS device to the computer.
Step 2: Click the Music tab which is available at the top bar. This will take you to the music window by default. On the left sidebar, choose any option you wish to transfer from.

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Step 3: Tap Add and then click Add File/Folder. To add specific songs, click Add File and then select the songs to transfer while holding down Shift/Ctrl. To transfer all the music available in a folder, tap Add Folder and then locate the music folder. Tap Open to transfer the selected Songs.

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Transfer Music from iTunes Library to iPhone/iPad/iPod

With iTunes you can only transfer all the music to it, but with iMyFone TunesMate you can transfer them selectively to avoid the duplicates.

Step 1: Launch TunesMate and connect your iOS device to the computer using a USB cable.
Step 2: Tap “Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice” on the Home interface. The tool will display all the media available in iTunes.

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Step 3: Select Music and tap Transfer to initiate the transfer process. Click OK to finish the process.

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What Else Can You Do with iMyFone TunesMate?

Transfer and Manage Photos – You can sync or back up your photos from your iPhone to your computer without any limitation. You can do it all in once or selectively.

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Transfer and Manage Videos – It allows you to manage your all kinds of videos easily by transfer them between your iPhone, iTunes and your computer.

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Manage Your Apps – It can even help you manage your apps which may take up much space on your phone and slow your new iOS 12. Get rid of them just in one click.

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If after updating your iOS device to iOS 12 you are finding it having syncing issues, try the solutions outlined in this article. iTunes has too many limitations and bugs. You can easily avoid these by using a third-party transfer tool. The tool to use is iMyFone TunesMate.

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