Read this guide right now to grab several top iTunes alternatives at the market so far. Choosing the best one for yourself and making iPhone iPad iPod touch content management much easier.
AnyTrans for iOS is the perfect application to replace iTunes to manage your iPhone iPad iPod touch content, backing up, transferring various iOS data from iDevice to computer, from computer to iDevice, and also between iDevices, etc.
Seeing a lot of dodgy threads about iTunes and SL not getting on well together. I use iTunes for ripping, burning and converting. Could anybody recommend something better?? (OSX) Thanks in advance.
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Truly, iTunes brings lots of convenience to iOS users, for iOS data managing, migration, syncing, backing up, restoring, and more, but it becomes less and less popular, because of its many unfriendly design, feature, and functions.
So there is no surprise about people looking for another application to replace iTunes. However, there are lots of iTunes alternative applications out there. It is hard to choose the perfect one for every user. So to make it much less troublesome, our team have collected 5 top applications, which can totally replace iTunes, for you, base on common need for iTunes: Backing up, restoring, and music files managing. Keep reading and find the best one for yourself now.
Backing up iPhone iPad iPod touch is an inevitable and must-do thing, in case of data disappearing unexpectedly. So in this part we will list three best alternatives to iTunes you can choose, making iPhone iPad iPod touch backing up more quickly, and easily.
We know that iTunes backup usually is a long journey. Besides, iTunes backs up the whole device to computer, but mostly without media files, songs, videos, etc. and you cannot choose the certain data type. While, the biggest problem is under the backup files, you have no option to view them. But now, with AnyTrans for iOS, you will never suffer from such pains any more.
So why not download it now, and follow the steps below to back up your device wholly and selectively, right away?
Step 1. Run AnyTrans for iOS on your PC/Mac > Connect your iDevice to it > Choose Backup Manager tab > Click on “Please click here to backup your content” if you have no backup on computer; While if there is one, or more backups on computer already, it will show them all.
Step 2. After it finishes backing up, you can now open the backup file to view all titles in it.
Step 1. Run AnyTrans for iOS on your PC/Mac > Connect your iDevice to it > Choose Content Manager > Scroll down to category page.
Step 2. Choose the data type you would like to backup to computer. Here we take Contacts as an example. So choose contacts > Select the ones you want to backup > Click on Send to PC (or Mac) button to start.
Step 3. Before you start backing up, you can set the output formats in settings.
TunesGo is a simple iTunes alternative to manage files on your iPhone, iPod, and iPad. It allows you to add music, videos, apps, etc. from a PC to an iPhone without iTunes. Just like AnyTrans for iOS, TunesGo also provides with two backup methods: wholly and selectively. But at our test, it will occasionally be stuck on backing up, or much time consuming.
SynciOS Data Transfer offers the common functions that users need to sync music, videos, photos, etc. from a PC to iPhone, iPod, and iPad. During the process of importing songs and videos to device, it will convert the incompatible files to iDevice friendly formats. It allows users to backup media files, like songs, photos, and videos from iPhone, iPad, and iPod to PC. But there is no one-button-backup feature. It will scan your whole device firstly, which costs some time at our test, and then you can choose the data types to backup.
When iPhone iPad iPod touch lose some data accidentally, due to iOS upgrading, jailbreak, mistakenly deleting, etc., you can restore those data from iTunes backup normally.
However, iTunes restoring is a long long way. Besides, technically, the whole process is replacing the whole device with the backup, which means your existed data on iDevice will be erased. You have no way to choose just the lost data to recover.
But with some great iTunes alternatives, you will not be troubled by such problems any more. What tools deserve your trying? And here are PhoneRescue for iOS, Syncios Data Transfer, and MobileTrans.
1. PhoneRescue for iOS - Not Just iTunes Restoring
So, in this part, we recommend you one powerful alternative to iTunes, to get rid of such annoying things. And it is PhoneRescue for iOS.
So go to download PhoneRescue for iOS now, and follow the steps below to get back your lost data from iTunes backup quickly.
Step 1. Run PhoneRescue for iOS on your PC/Mac > Choose Recover from iTunes Backups > Click right arrow to continue.
Step 2. Choose the iTunes backup, which contains the lost data > Click right arrow > It will pop up a screen for Data Comparison option.
Step 3. Here we take Only Scan Backup option as an example. And then another page pops up for choosing what kind of exact data types you would like to scan. Taking Photos as an example > Click on OK button to continue.
Tip: If your iTunes backup is encrypted, please input your encryption password to allow PhoneRescue for iOS to scan your data. If you forgot it, you can make use of iPhone backup password recovery to get it back.
Step 4. It will start scanning all photos in iTunes backup. After finishing, select the photos you would like to recover > Click on To Device button to download them to your device directly, or To Computer button to save them to computer.
2. Syncios Data Transfer
Just like PhoneRescue for iOS, Syncios Data Transfer also enables you to restore data from both iTunes and iCloud backups. But there seems no directly recovering from the device. But with its iTunes restoring feature, you can transfer any data type you want to your iPhone X/8/7/6s/6.
MobileTrans is also a great helper for your iTunes backup restoring. But it seems like Syncios Data Transfer, there is no recovering from iDevice, even though you can get back data from several clouds, like iCloud, OneDrive, BlackBerry, and Kies. MobileTrans does not support iTunes backup files previewing, either.
Many users rely on iTunes, mainly for music files managing. However, only purchased songs on iPhone iPad iPod are allowed to sync to iTunes; While iTunes songs syncing to iPhone iPad iPod touch would erase the existed one on iDevice. And there is no function to transfer songs between iDevices.
So for better music managing experience, we recommend you two alternatives to iTunes to help you with it. They are AnyTrans for iOS and TunesGo.
1. AnyTrans for iOS - Satisfy your all possible operations for music
Give AnyTrans for iOS a trial now, and take the following steps to begin with your music managing.
Step 1. Run AnyTrans for iOS > Connect your iPhone iPad iPod to it > Scroll down to category page.
Step 2. Choose Music under Audio option.
Step 3. Now to add music from computer to iOS device, you can click button. And if you want to delete unwanted music, please click button. By clicking button, you can transfer music to iTunes. You click button to transfer songs to computer. You can also transfer music between iOS devices by clicking button.
Note: For better management of your music, you can change the preview mode by clicking . If AnyTrans for iOS doesn’t load your music correctly, please click button to refresh it.
TunesGo provides you with various iOS data managements. Under Music tab, you can see Music, iTunes U, Podcasts, Ringtones, and Audibooks on your iPhone iPad iPod touch. But we found that TunesGo seems only find the songs stored on in Music app, not including those not in app but on iPhone storage.
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