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For Seniors: Make iPhone 4S Settings Using iTunes

You can use iTunes to change the settings on your iPhone 4S. Open your iTunes software. (On a Windows computer, choose Start→All Programs→iTunes; on a Mac, click the iTunes icon in the Dock or Launchpad.)

iTunes opens and, if you’ve connected it to your computer using the Dock Connector to USB Cable, your iPhone is listed in the Devices section of the Source List on the left.

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Click on your iPhone, and a series of tabs displays. The tabs offer information about your iPhone and settings to determine how to download music, movies, or podcasts, for example. (You can see the simple choices on the Music tab.)

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The settings relate to the kind of content you want to download and whether you want to download it automatically (when you sync) or manually. Here is an overview of the settings that are available on each tab.

iPhone Settings in iTunes
Tab Name What You Can Do with the Settings on the Tab
Summary Perform updates to the iPhone software and set general syncing options.
Info Specify which information to sync: Contacts, Calendars, E-mail accounts, Bookmarks, or Notes.
Apps Sync with iPhone the apps you’ve downloaded to your computer and manage the location of those apps and folders, as well as associating data files with associated apps.
Music Choose which music to download to your iPhone when you sync.
Movies Specify whether to automatically download movies and which movies to sync.
TV Shows Choose shows and episodes to sync automatically.
iTunes U Choose free online courses to download.
Podcasts Choose podcasts and episodes to sync automatically.
Books Choose to sync all, or only selected, books and audiobooks to your iPhone.
Photos Choose the applications or folders from which you want to download photos or albums.

You can make all settings for the types of content you plan to obtain on your computer.

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