Top 5 iTunes alternatives to transfer files to iPhone

iTunes is clunky and slow for transferring files to iOS devices. This article gives you 5 iTunes alternatives for a easier file managing.

iPhone is the most popular cellphone in the world, but I don't think it's the easiest to use. The file transferring issue of iPhone is the one I often hear about and talk with other people. To transfer any media file, you need to launch the clunky and slow iTunes, add the files to iTunes library and then "sync" your iPhone with computer. The whole process is totally bothering and inconvenient – at least for me. As you know, iOS is a closed platform so that the iPhone can't be a removable disk that we can directly transfer files to. So if you are tired of iTunes and want an easy method for transferring files to iPhone, then you may try some iTunes alternatives – I mean the programs that have file transferring feature but are much lighter and easier to use than iTunes. In this article, I list the top 5 iTunes alternatives to transfer files to iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad on Windows/Mac. Just choose any of them and get rid of the boring iTunes.

1. SynciOS

SynciOS is a full-featured free & handy iTunes alternative and file transfer for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. With SynciOS you can synchronize your iOS devices with your local Windows computer. When connecting your iPhone to computer, you can view the content of your iOS device and choose the items that you want to copy to your computer or import to your device in SynciOS. In addition to the file transferring features, SynciOS also generates a video and audio converter that you can use to convert your files to standard iOS formats (MP4, M4V and MOV).

Download link: http://www.syncios.com/

2. CopyTrans Manager

CopyTrans Manager allows you to transfer your songs from your computer to an iPod, iPod Touch, or iPhone out of the box. Just with simple and easy installation, it will launch and is ready for you to connect your iOS devices. You can also add and delete music, videos, podcasts, and more. It's lightweight and works nice for managing your music collection without iTunes. You can also listen to the music through your computer with your iPod or iOS device plugged in. The CopyTrans Manager also has a standalone version that you can use on your iPod and listen to your music on any computer without having to authorize it via iTunes.

Download link: http://www.copytrans.net/copytransmanager.php

3. Sharepod

Sharepod is a very simple music transfer app with creative and clear user interface. With Sharepod you can copy songs, videos, podcasts and other media files from any iOS devices to your computer and into iTunes. Sharepod also supports custom playlist. You can copy any playlist from any iPod, iPhone or iPad to any computer with just one click. If you need to recover your music library after a computer crash, Sharepod is also a good choice. Sharepod's Auto-Transfer lets you recover your music and playlists with just one click.

Download link: http://www.getsharepod.com/

4. PhoneTrans

PhoneTrans can help you to transfer music, apps, movies, music videos, TV shows, podcasts, ringtones, eBooks to iPhone, iPad, iPod for free. Without extra efforts and process, you can import and export iPhone music instead of the clunky iTunes sync. What's more, when adding music to iPhone from a new music library, you do not have to worry about original songs being erased. PhoneTrans has an intuitive and self-explained interface, which is designed for both basic and advanced users. With just few simple steps, you can easily manage your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch content without a hassle.

Download link: http://www.imobie.com/phonetrans/

5. iFunbox

iFunbox is an excellent file manager for iPhone and iPod Touch. It enables you to browse and manage the contents on your iOS devices as if it was just like a removable disk. Besides, it doesn't require any special hack or operation. Just plug your iPhone or iPod Touch to the PC and launch the program – without any installation. iFunbox will immediately read the contents of the device and display it in a double-pane interface, with the folder structure on the left side and the date stored in the selected folder on the right side.

Download link: http://i-funbox.com

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12/25/2013 19:34:34
Tried some of them, I think Syncios is the best of them. Amazing freeware!
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04/7/2015 08:52:17
syncios keeps saying cannot detect device
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11/3/2015 00:41:04
Syncios is good.
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04/3/2014 06:05:11
I am also interested in iTunes alternatives and prefer to CopyTrans Manager.
Related:
www.kiwigeeker.com/music-transfer-wiki/itunes-alternative-manage-music.html
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07/22/2015 07:46:11
I also hate using iTunes
But i`m a bit surprised there`s no WALTR in this list.To my mind it`s the best alternative, it`s really easy and fast. You just drag and drop)
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06/8/2014 09:43:16
amazing bravo
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07/5/2014 07:46:01

iFunBox Crashed My Windows XP computer... twice.

Never did find my iPhone 5c ver7.0.2

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04/5/2015 08:23:48
Me too, twice
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07/2/2015 15:35:34

Then you should probably update to a newer system, such as Windows 7. which will run on a machine made for XP, so long as you are not still using 512mb of system ram.

if so, you probably want to replace the XP computer with a second hand Windows 7 computer.
you can get them for as little as $70.

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07/19/2015 05:17:05

CopyTransManager has a bunch of trojans inside. Not recommanded.

Syncios is easy to install, does not contain malwares and is easy to use. STRONGLY recommanded :)

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01/16/2016 13:22:11
Sorry didn't work
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07/30/2015 05:52:39
Don't trust copytrans manager, had to install a manager and then once you open, have to choose to install the app again.
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12/11/2015 02:39:12
Nice top, though I've expexted to see WALTR here. It mamages video & audio files, copying them to your device in a couple of seconds, all you need is to drag & drop a file or a folder. It actually deserves its place in this top-5 article, as for me.
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01/19/2016 11:59:01
Used copy trans and had a heart attack !!! installed and rebooted. Windows 10 system that had been stable and running well refused to boot.... luckily it fixed iteself after 15 minutes of reboot and repair screens. returned to desktop to find all the copy trans stuff uninstalled and the original download deleted. obviously copy trans at fault.
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01/19/2016 12:27:48
WALTR is crap.... downloaded trial ... installed ... tried to add files mp3, avi nothing worked.
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06/1/2016 11:42:35
Worked perfectly for me.   The problem is on your end.
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02/17/2016 18:08:54
At first I can not get Syncios right, so I turned to the support team for help. I was impressed by their quick reply and kind help.
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02/17/2016 18:42:17
My students recommended me Syncios. When i used Syncios it's really easy safe and secure.  It takes only few seconds to backup all of my contacts (300+ contacts)  to computer and transfer music/ video without any quality  loss. I like it and every type of human which used so easy.
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06/20/2016 19:26:02
Syncios is alright. However, I personally like Sunshine app more as you can access the files stored in other device in seconds. Also, you won't loose the quality and you can share those on smart TV just tapping a botton and without installing or doing anything on your TV
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08/28/2016 23:41:58
Has anyone tried Leawo iTransfer? I think it's also a good iTunes alternative.
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10/7/2016 18:42:51
UFUShare is a good place to find some useful software, and If you want to get rid of complicated iTunes and avoid erasing any contents by iTunes, here are better iTunes alternative to transfer music without iTunes.
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