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Sync my Windows Phone

If you want to move media or sync stuff between your computer and phone, there's always at least one good way to do it. What you'll use depends on a few things:

  • The kind of computer you have
  • What you're trying to do
  • Your favorite way to do something (if there's more than one option)

To get you started, we've put together a wizard that can walk you through your choices. (The wizard is available in English only.) Just pick the thing you want to move or sync, answer a few quick questions, and we'll point you in the right direction.

Check out Which apps can I use to sync with my computer? if you just want to see which apps work on which computer. And if you're trying to figure out how to sync your contacts, calendar, and email, see the list of topics following this table, which have detailed instructions.

What do you want to do?

Windows Phone app Windows Phone app for desktop Windows Phone app for Mac Windows Explorer

Automatically copy photos and videos to your computer when you plug in your phone

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Move music and ringtones between your phone and your computer

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Sync music, ringtones, podcasts, photos, and videos between your phone and your computer

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Sync with iTunes

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Copy documents between your phone and your computer

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Move music, photos, videos, and ringtones between your phone and your SD card

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Notes

More ways to sync

You don't need to use an app to sync some things, like your contacts, calendar, or email. So we've also got detailed instructions that'll help you get those things added to your phone. This list also includes additional info for syncing your docs and music.

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