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, which are 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 in this post, I’d like to introduce some top best iPhone transfer software with their features I collected since 2018. And I’ll keep it updated.
- 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 is an excellent iPhone transfer software created by DigiDNA, a Switzerland software developer. This program makes it easy to transfer, backup, print, and manage data on your iPhone and iPad.
You can absolutely use it as a replacement for iTunes to manage your device. But actually it could be better than iTunes on data transferring. Because just like its name, it is equipped with many AMAZING features you will never get from the iTunes app.
So what outstanding features you can get from iMazing?
Quickly Transfer Data from/to iPhone
With iMazing, you can easily transfer photos, music, contacts, videos, ringtones, and more between iPhone and computer (or another iOS device).
Furthermore, the Quick Transfer feature released in iMazing 2.6 even helps you simply drop all the files from a folder on a computer to an iPhone or an iPad. And iMazing will automatically category the files and put them to the most-suitable app on your iPhone.
1-Click Export & Print Messages and More
iMazing helps you export messages, notes, contacts, and other text-format data to PDF, Text, and CSV, through which, you can easily view, read, and print the information.
For example, you can easily print text messages conversation or WhatsApp chat history by only 1 click since iMazing 2.9.
Wireless iPhone Backup and more
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, it 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 products 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 a 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 a 25% iMazing discount this month.
If you are a student, professor, or member of education institutions, you can provide an Education email to get a 30% discount from iMazing.
iMobie Inc., released iOS transfer apps since 2012, including PodTrans, PhoneTrans, PhotoTrans, and AppTrans. And some of these apps did get a good reputation. For example, the PodTrans (iPod music transfer) got so many 5 stars ratings on CNET.
After several years, iMobie gathered all its previous transfer apps into a new brand – AnyTrans. And this brand keeps adding new features, and now the latest version of AnyTrans collected a bunch of features, including transferring iPhone data, accessing files on iPhone backups, downloading Youtube videos, making ringtones, mirroring iPhone screen to the computer, as well as migrating data from Android to iOS.
AnyTrans vs iMazing
Just like iMazing, AnyTrans runs on a computer and has some basic features like transferring and backing up data on iOS devices.
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, too. But it also gives you a free trial version, with which you can transfer several items, download online videos.
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 at a cheap price, you can try this AnyTrans discount coupon (updated on Jan 1st, 2020).
iExplorer – iPhone to Computer Transfer
iExplorer by Macroplant is old brand for iPhone data transferring. And it’s very 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 is also a computer-based iPhone data transfer program. And it is good at transferring a large numbers of big data files, such as hundreds of pictures, videos, and songs. Certainly, you can play and preview those items before you export them to a computer.
But it is a pity that iExplorer doesn’t add some meaningful features and improve its interface for a long time. 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. And the trail version allows you to preview contents, but limit the numbers of the files that you can transfer. Besides, it will keep showing a pop-up window requiring you to register and buy it. The price of the iExplorer is started from $39.99, and up to $69.99.
TunesGo (Dr.Fone – iOS Transfer)
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.
The price of dr.fone iOS Transfer is 49.95 US dollars for both Windows and Mac versions. If you want to buy at 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 supports transferring 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.