iTunes is soon to be dead, how will I manage file sharing on my iOS devices?

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  1. Huntn macrumors P6

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    I’m focused on the apps that now appear in the File Sharing section of my iOS devices, such as Acrobat, where I have traditionally dragged a file from my Mac to a specific App on my iOS device via iTunes. As I have read, this will now be handled by the MacOS. Anyone have a link that illustrates what this will look like? Thanks! :)
     
  2. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a

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    The music app will still have the provision. Or else install Windows and then install iTunes which Apple confirmed will exist in forseeable future.
     
  3. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816

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    As I understand it, this functionality will be in Finder in MacOS Catalina.
     
  4. Feenician macrumors 601

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    You would also be able to do this wirelessly for PC and Mac by enabling file sharing on either, connecting SMB in files and copying files into the apps documents folder on either iCloud or local storage, depending on the app.
     
  5. Huntn thread starter macrumors P6

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    That is my understanding. I’m curious what the interface will look like.
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    SMB, isn’t that Windows? I’m doing this Mac to iOS.
     
  6. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Mac supports SMB as server and client (as does Linux). System Preferences -> Sharing -> File Sharing
     
  7. stylinexpat macrumors 65816

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    Before one could sync iPhone and tablet with computer. Could one backup and sync still in the future?
     
  8. Feenician macrumors 601

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    iTunes is still around for Windows so I guess nothing changes there. I believe backup and sync moves to Finder in the new Mac OS too. I'm not too clear on what the situation is for prior releases of MacOS.
     
  9. stylinexpat macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, was curious as to what would happen to syncing and backups
     
  10. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    I’ll try and find the screenies I saw, or I’ll do my own once I get the time to install Catalina.

    But basically, it’s not much different. Once you select your device in finder, you’ll see a familiar interface for all of the tasks you’re used to doing in iTunes.

    In the meantime, here’s a screen from Macrumors.....




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  11. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    This what it looks like on my system, bit of a mess as the files are in some random order without an obvious way to sort:

    https://imgur.com/1LgLqkn
     

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