dr.fone - Phone Manager (iOS)

Your Reliable iTunes-free iPhone File Transfer Solution

dr.fone - Phone Manager data between iOS devices, iTunes and computer

Importing file(s) to iPhone/iPad/iPod or exporting file(s) from iPhone/iPad/iPod can be tedious and complicated, sometimes even infeasible. However, dr.fone – Transfer, a file transfer utility simplifies file migration between iOS devices, iTunes and computer to a couple of clicks.

Let’s go through how to transfer files between iPhone/iPad/iPad, iTunes and computer via dr.fone - Phone Manager.

First of all, download and install dr.fone, then launch the program and hit Transfer on the main interface.

hit Transfer

Connect your device to your computer with compatible USB cable and tap on Trust This Computer on the device. When your device is successfully connected, a popup window will appear like below:

transfer main interafce

Part 1. How to transfer media files between iTunes and iPhone/iPad/iPod

1. Transfer device media to iTunes

Step 1. Choose “Transfer Device Media to iTunes” on the main screen as the image displays below.

Choose Transfer Device Media to iTunes

Step 2. A popup will remind you that the program will detect the differences between files on your device and iTunes automatically, and only copy missing media files like music, videos, podcasts, audiobooks, playlists, artworks and so on to iTunes. Now click Start to continue.

click Start to continue

Step 3. When scanning process finishes, hit Start button to sync your iPhone media files to iTunes. You could selectively transfer file types by unchecking the checkboxes beside the unwanted files.

scanning process finishes

Step 4. When it is done, click on OK to close the popup panel.

iPhone to iTunes transfer completes

2. Transfer iTunes media to device

Step 1. Choose “Transfer iTunes Media to Device” on the main screen as below.

Choose Transfer iTunes Media to Device

Step 2. The program will auto-scan your iTunes library and display all the media files on a popup window. Choose the files types you would like to transfer, and then hit Transfer button on the bottom to start.

auto-scan your iTunes library

Step 3. All selected media files will be added to your iOS device when the transferring process finishes.

copying files to iTunes to your device

Step 4. The final step is to click on OK to close the window.

click on OK to close the window

Part 2. How to transfer files between iPhone/iPad/iPod and computer

1. Transfer iDevice photos to PC

dr.fone – Transfer provides the easiest way to move all the photos (including live photos, app photos, recently deleted photos, screenshots, camera roll, etc.) from iDevice to PC within 3 clicks.

Step 1. First choose “Transfer Device Photos to PC” on the main interface, and connect your device to PC.

choose Transfer Device Photos to PC

Step 2. Browse your computer to select a target folder to save the photos, then click OK.

export photos to PC

Step 3. Wait for the photos transfer process to finish.

Wait for the photos transfer process to finish

Step 4. When it’s done, click Open Folder to enjoy the photos on computer right away, or click OK to close the window.

export to PC successfully

2. Import music/videos/contacts/sms/apps from computer to iDevice

Except for media files, dr.fone – Transfer also supports to transfer many other kinds of files such as contacts, messages, apps, and so on. No matter what you would like to transfer, the steps are similar. So here we take music as an example.

Step 1. Choose Music tab on the main interface. Here you could view all kinds of music files, including podcasts, ringtones, audiobooks, and so on.

music interface

Step 2. Hit Add button on the top left on the program as below, and then choose Add File or Add Folder to import file(s) to your device.

add music

Step 3. Select the file(s) you would like to add. If you have chosen Add Folder at the previous step, you need to select a folder that contains music file(s).

select music files to add

Step 4. When the music files are added to your device, you could right click them to make further operation. For example, you could rename it, delete it, add it to playlist or even use it to make your own ringtone via built-in ringtone maker.

right click music

3. Export iDevice music/videos/contacts/sms/apps to computer

Step 1. Choose Music tab on the main window as before. You could change the list view to cover view by switching the View button on the top right.

music cover view

Step 2. Check the box on the left of the files you want to select. To select all at once, Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard.

select all music

Step 3. There are two methods to export files. The first is to click the Export button near the Add button.

export music

The second is to right click the selected files and then choose Export.

right click and choose Export

Step 4. If you choose to export selected files to PC, you need to select a folder to save the exported files.

export music to PC

If you choose to export them to iTunes, the transfer will begin right away and shows the result. Click OK to finish it.

export to PC successfully