There are so many well-designed desktop apps developed for iPhone users to transfer, backup and manage data and files. At first, I thought all these iPhone transfer software were just some iTunes alternatives aiming to do better on sharing data between iPhone iPad and another device. However, after several tests, I am surprised by the innovative features they created.
Here I’d like to introduce some top best iPhone transfer software I collected in 2018 and 2019, and share some fantastic features of these programs. (As iTunes will be killed in macOS Catalina, these apps could be another choice for iOS users to backup and transfer data on Mac. As I knew, now most of them support the newly released iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.)
- TunesGo for iOS
- Aiseesoft FoneTrans
- WALTR 2 – Easily Drop Data to iPhone
- MobileTrans – Android to iPhone Transfer
- iSkysoft iTransfer
- Xlisoft – DVD to iPhone Transfer
- Leawo iTransfer
iMazing iPhone Transfer
iMazing (DiskAid) was created by a Switzerland software developer DigiDNA. After several updates, this desktop app now makes it so easy to transfer, backup, print and manage data on your iPhone iPad. It’s not only an iOS transfer software but also a nice designed Apple mobile phone manager that is equipped with so many AMAZING features.
iMazing Transfer Feature
With iMazing, you can transfer photos, music, contacts and more between iPhone and computer without using the iTunes app. This is the basic feature but iMazing makes it perfect, especially when Quick Transfer feature released in 2.6 version. People can simply drop multiple types of data from the computer to an iPhone or an iPad.
About Print Features
Text messages printing could be very simple if you have iMazing. To improve the user experience of printing messages conversation, iMazing 2.9 added a feature to direct print the WhatsApp chat history and attachments by 1-click. This is very helpful for people who want to print messages conversations.
About Backup Features
Besides importing specific files from iPhone to the computer, iMazing added a Time-Machine like feature to backup your important data via Wi-Fi. This is an encrypted backup for your iOS device, so it will be much safer. In addition, iMazing app allows users to browse the contents in the backup file or directly extract files from backup back to iPhone devices.
iMazing also offers some smart tools like checking iPhone status and battery health, migrating data from old iOS device to the new one, managing apps, force restarting the device and etc. This software has a good design and follows closely with the development of Apple product and services, like the Mojave Dark Mode, iOS 13, and macOS Catalina.
iMazing Free Trial, Price and Coupon Codes
iMazing is fully compatible with the latest iOS 13 and iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, and it offers free trial for people to have a try before purchasing. Surely, just like other similar apps, the trial version will restrict the amount that people can transfer and backup on an iPhone.
To use all the features, you have to buy iMazing license code. There are three types of licenses starting from $44.99 on its official website. The great news is that you can get 25% iMazing discount this month. If you are a student, professor or member of education institutions, you can provide with an Education email to get 30% discount from iMazing.
Since 2012, iMobie Inc., released some iOS transfer apps, including PodTrans, PhoneTrans, PhotoTrans, and AppTrans. And some of these apps did well and got a good reputation. For example, the PodTrans (for transferring iPod media files) ever got a good users’ rating on CNET download site.
After several years, iMobie put all its previous transfer apps into the new brand AnyTrans for iOS. And this brand keeps updating and adding new features, and now the latest version of AnyTrans collected a bunch of features, including transferring data between iPhone and Mac/PC/iDevice, accessing iOS backups, downloading Youtube videos, as well as migrating data from Android to iOS.
AnyTrans vs iMazing
Just like iMazing, AnyTrans runs on Windows and Mac, has some basic features like transferring and backing up data on iOS devices, as well as extracting those items you want from iTunes backup to your device.
It does better than iMazing while downloading online videos and moving data from Android to iOS. But on the other side, it got a complicated interface and an unstable performance. Besides, it is beaten by iMazing in the features like messages printing and quick data transferring.
AnyTrans Free vs Paid Version
AnyTrans iPhone transfer isn’t free, but it gives you the free trial version, with which you can transfer several items, download online videos and move data from android to iOS.
If you want to get AnyTrans full version and enjoy all its features, you need to buy its license. There are two kinds of licenses: Single license for only 1 computer ($39.99), and Family License for 5 computers ($69.99). To buy with a cheap price, you can try this AnyTrans discount coupon (updated on Jan 1st, 2019).
iExplorer – iPhone to PC/Mac Transfer
iExplorer from Macroplant is popular with iOS users since it does a good job on iPhone transferring. With this tool, you can easily export music, photos, contacts, and other files from iPhone or iTunes backup to the desktop of your computer. And the whole process is safe. (We’ve scanned this iExplorer using Secure software, and it shows there is no virus hidden.)
iExplorer VS iMazing/AnyTrans
Just like AnyTrans and iMazing, iExplorer also works on computer. And is suitable for transferring a large number of big files, such as hundreds of pictures, videos and songs. Certainly, you can preview or play those items before you take action to export them to a computer.
But it is a pity that iExplorer doesn’t add some meaningful features or even do some change on its interface after several months’ developing. And most of its recent updates are bug fixes and iOS compatibility updates. Compared with the rivals, it has no advantage in price and features now. (The new version even didn’t support Wi-Fi connecting.)
iExplorer Free vs Paid
The latest version of iExplorer is 4.2.8. And you can download it here. The downloaded trail allows you to view contents, but limit you to transfer only 10 tracks at a time. Besides, it will keep stop you with a window requiring you to register it with a license code. The price of iExplorer license is from $39.99 to $69.99, a bit expensive for its limited features.
TunesGo (Dr.Fone – iOS Transfer)
Similar to iMazing and AnyTrans, Wondershare TunesGo for iOS (now named Dr.Fone – iOS Transfer) also can do somethings that iTunes can’t. For example, transferring iPhone contents to another device (computer, iOS, and Android) and converting media files to iOS supported files.
Compare with the above two apps, Dr.Fone iOS Transfer has only some basic transfer features like move data between iPhone and computer, and manage iPhone data by deleting, adding, exporting, etc. And recently Wondershare updated this iPhone transfer app to be compatible with iOS 12.
These price of dr.fone iOS Transfer is 49.95 US dollars for both Windows and Mac versions. If you want to buy with a cheap price, you can try this Wondershare coupon code: C977058BA9.
Aiseesoft FoneTrans – Transfer 16+ FileTypes on iPhone
Aiseesoft company developed various multimedia software for iPhone users. And FoneTrans could be one of its best works. This tool is specially designed to transfer data in a simple way, and it does do the job to transfer 16+ filetypes between iPhone and computer/iTunes.
- The interface is clean so that you can quickly access the page to see what you can transfer between your smartphone and your computer.
- It support transfer more than 16 file types, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, books, ePub, etc.
- It is cheap and you can buy with a 55% discount on MyCommerce, at a price of $18.
- The icon is so cute!
Before transferring iPhone contacts and messages, this software will take a long time to back up your iOS device and load the text messages and contacts.
CopyTrans – Transfer Between iPhone and PC
CopyTrans gives you a series of iPhone transfer tools (CopyTrans, CopyTrans Contacts, CopyTrans Photo etc) to help you transfer iPhone data on PC (Supports Windows XP and later). Most CopyTrans tools have the price of &19.99. Below are the main features of each tool.
- Most of the tools are for Windows but have no Mac Version
- Some files that you can only transfer from iPhone to computer but cannot from PC to iPhone
- CopyTrans ($19.99) – Transfer music and videos from iPhone to iTunes/PC
- CopyTrans Contacts ($19.99) – Transfer contacts, messages, notes, calendar to PC.
- CopyTrans Photo ($19.99) – Transfer photos, videos, and albums to PC.
- CopyTrans TuneSwift ($19.99) – Rebuild iTunes library on Mac/PC or transfer all iTunes library from iPhone to Computer.
WALTR 2 – Simplest Drop to iPhone Transfer Tool
Softorino Inc. developed one simple tool – WALTR, which helps people to easily transfer media files to iPhone without using iTunes. The latest version – WALTR 2, uses the wireless technique to transfer music, videos, TV shows, iBooks, Audiobooks from computer to any iPhone with one simple drop area, just like the below screenshot.
WALTR 2 is also not free and charges $49.99.
How WALTR 2 Work
You can download and install this WALTR 2 on Windows or Mac computer and then drag and drop files to its interface. This app uses its called “Smart Automatic Content Recognition”, to analyze the information of the files you drop to its interface on the computer, and then put them with all metadata into the right place on your connected Apple device.
Besides the iPhone, this app is also perfectly compatible with other Apple devices, even the original iPod from 2001.
MobileTrans – Best Android to iPhone Transfer
Just as what we said in the post – Best Android to iPhone Transfer, WonderShare MobileTrans could be the best transfer tool for transferring data from Android to iPhone. And beyond this, it can move more things between two phones. If you got one iPhone 7, now you can use it to transfer messages, contacts, photos and other data from any android to iPhone.
iSkysoft iTransfer (TunesOver)
iSkysoft iTransfer or named “TunesOver” is one of the transfer tools that iSkysoft released for all iOS users. With iTransfer, you can back up selected songs and videos to computer or iTunes, and this smart tool will filter out the existing items, so there is no worry about duplicates being transferred to your another device. More than this, it is able to import live photos from iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 as gif pictures and store them on your pc or mac.
iSkysoft iTransfer is now compatible with the new iOS 10, and available to be downloaded on both Mac and Windows, support new Sierra and Windows 10.
Xilisoft – DVD to iPhone Transfer
Xilisoft created so many DVD to iPhone transferring and converting tools. And its iPhone Software Suite contains multiple functions, including, DVD to iPhone transfer, iPhone ringtones maker and iPhone data transfer. With this iPhone manager tool, you can easily convert and transfer songs and videos to your iPhone, or convert songs as your iPhone ringtones.
Leawo iTransfer – Small iPhone Transfer Tool
Leawo iTransfer could be a small tool to manage data on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes. You can use this tool to copy songs and videos among iOS device, iTunes and PC. Thus, you can backup iPhone data to the computer. Or add media files to your new iOS device without iTunes. This tool has two versions just like the tools we offer above. And the Window Version could be better than Mac, and now it isn’t compatible with the newest macOS Sierra. The good news is that the price of its upgrade license is cheaper than most of the transfer tools above.