How to Connect an iPhone to Windows XP on a PC

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If you want to use your iPhone to listen to music or watch videos, you will need to synchronize it with your computer. The iPhone is fully compatible with the Windows XP operating system, but if you use Windows XP for the first sync, you must continue to use it in the future. All iPhone syncing is done through the iTunes application, which you can download for free.

Things You'll Need

  • PC running Windows XP
  • iPhone
  • iTunes 8 or later
  • iPhone USB cable
  • Open the "Start" menu, expand the "All Programs" list and click on the "iTunes" icon. If you do not have iTunes, download and install it from the link provided in the "Resources" section of this article.

  • Connect your iPhone to your computer using the iPhone USB cable.

  • Click on the name of your iPhone underneath the "Devices" list on the left side of the main iTunes window.

  • Enable music and video syncing by using the tabs at the top of the window. Be aware of how much free memory you have on your iPhone before trying to transfer large amounts of data.

  • Click on the "Apply" button in the lower right corner of the window to sync your iPhone with Windows XP and begin transferring content.

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