Syncing Your Data

Did you choose to set up data synchronization manually (by not selecting the Automatically Sync Contacts, Calendars, Bookmarks, Notes, and Email Accounts check box or the Automatically Sync Applications check box in the Set Up Your iPhone pane shown in Figure 3-1)? If you did, your next order of business is to tell iTunes what data you want to synchronize between your iPhone and your computer. You do this by clicking the Info tab, which is to the right of the Summary tab.

The Info pane has five sections: Sync Contacts, Sync Calendars, Sync Mail Accounts, Other, and Advanced. The following sections look at them one by one.

warning_4c.eps If you are using iCloud to sync contacts, calendars, bookmarks, or notes, DO NOT enable those items in iTunes, as we’re about to describe. There’s a warning in fine print at the bottom of each section that says so, but some folks don’t read the fine print, so here’s our warning in big type: IF YOU ENABLE SYNCING WITH iCLOUD AND ALSO ENABLE IT IN iTUNES, YOU MAY END UP WITH DUPLICATED DATA ON YOUR iPHONE. We guarantee you won’t like that, so enable syncing one way or the other — via iCloud or in the iTunes Info pane.

Syncing address book contacts

The Sync Address Book Contacts section of the Info pane determines how synchronization is handled for your contacts. One method is to synchronize all your contacts, as shown in Figure 3-3. Or you can synchronize ...

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