5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2007 8:19 AM by Nathan C
rikinva Level 1 (0 points)
I have turned off the "auto-sync" option in iTunes, so that every time I plug in my iphone, it won't automatically sync, and it will allow me to sync manually at my discretion. When auto-sync is turned ON, iTunes starts automatically when the phone is plugged in, and it opens to the appropriate iphone sync screens, specifically the Summary tab. However, it doesn't work this way when auto-sync is turned off. Somehow, you have to open the sync screens in itunes manually. But.... HOW???

How do I get to that iphone Summary tab when I want to sync manually?? I plug my phone in, and I manually start iTunes, but I am not seeing any choices or options to open the iphone "Summary" tab. It is nowhere to be found!. I have navigated all over that program trying to find how to open the iphone sync screens, and I cannot find a way! Help!! Anybody....?


PC   Windows XP Pro  
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Select the iPhone under Devices in the iTunes drawer.
  • igrok-mac Level 3 (930 points)
    I also have autosync off and when I have iTunes running and plug in the iPhone the phone appears on the left under devices. Clicking on it brings up the sync pages including the summary tab. Are you by chance not plugging in the iPhone?
  • AymR Level 2 (360 points)
    If you've made changes, the Sync button disappears from the right hand lower corner and there are Apply and Cancel buttons. Apply will sync.

    Hope that helps!
  • bglawrence Level 1 (0 points)
    in iTunes clikc on the name of your device "john smiths iPhone" - should be listed on the left side of the screen where your library, purchased music, videos, playlists, etc. When you click it opens the iPhone's "info" tab and you can get there from there.
  • Nathan C Level 5 (6,260 points)

    When the iPhone is showing in the source list (left hand column of iTunes), go to the File Menu, and select, Sync "iPhone's Name".

    That will start the sync process.

    Hope this helps,

    Nathan C.