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System File Management

Whether you encounter the similar situations below?

“How to manage system file on iOS device?”

“I want to transfer system file from my iPhone 12 to my Mac. What can I do?”

If you encounter the similar situations above, don’t worry. “File System” function can help you export files to computer, import files to iOS device and edit files with a few clicks. The following instructions will help you do it.

Tech Specs

Windows OS Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista (both 32bit and 64bit)
Mac OS macOS Sonoma, macOS Ventura, macOS Monterey, macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, OS X 10.11
iOS All iOS Devices with iOS Version 5 and above

1. When using the Windows version of AnyTrans, you're supposed to download the iTunes on your computer to help detect iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. (iTunes 9.0 or above, including the latest iTunes.)

2. If you want to get more info about the tech specs, please refer to this page.

Differences between Trial Version & Activated Version

Benefits Trial Version Activated Version
System File Management Transfer 30 items within 3 days

Step 1. Download AnyTrans on Your Computer.

Before managing contacts, please get AnyTrans download and install on your computer. Please make sure the network is stable while downloading and installing AnyTrans on your computer.

Step 2. Connect Your iOS Device to the Computer via a USB Cable.

By default, AnyTrans will detect your iOS device automatically. If you don’t connect your iOS device to computer or your iOS device isn’t recognized, you will see “Please connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod” interface as below.

Device Disconnected Interface

Device Disconnected Interface

Once your iOS device is recognized, the interface below will display.

Device Connected Interface

Device Connected Interface

If AnyTrans fails to recognize your iOS device, you may try these troubleshooting steps to solve this problem.

Step 3. Select Notes Option

Please click More button and choose System Files option. And then please choose System option under File System category. Please simply click on the icon to get ready for the file management.

System File Interface

System File Interface

Step 4. Start to Transfer System Files.

Just take transferring system file from iPhone to computer as an example. After you choose the system file you want to transfer, please click To PC button. And you can also:

Add: Add system file from computer to iOS device.

Refresh: Refresh the interface to load system file correctly.

Delete: Delete the unwanted system file.

More: Add New folder & Rename the file.

The Process of Transfer

The Process of Transfer

If you want to selectively choose your desired folders/files, you can constantly press the Shift key (for Mac) or Ctrl key (for Windows) on keyboard to make it.

Step 5. Transfer Completed.

Once transfer process completes, you will see “Transfer Completed” Page. To locate folders/files exported on computer, please click View files View files button. To transfer more folders/files, please click Transfer More button.

Transfer Completed

Transfer Completed

If you still have questions after reading this guide, please refer to FAQs page to check more solutions. Or you can contact our Support Team to get further help. We are here to help you!