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Sync my Windows Phone

If you want to move media or sync stuff between your computer and your Windows 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)

Get advice from the wizard

To help you quickly figure out what it is you need, we've put together a wizard that can walk you through your choices. With just a few clicks, you'll pick what you want to sync and get right to the best way to make it happen. (The wizard is available in English only.)

If you can't use the wizard...

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.

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, 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. Here are detailed instructions to help you get those things added to your phone, including additional info for syncing your docs and music.

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