More and more people are using iPhone now, and they find the device useful and easy to use. But when it comes to managing iPhone files, users will have to use iTunes to finish the task. iTunes is an application which helps users to handle the files in their iOS devices, and allows users to purchase music, movies and so on in the iTunes Store. Therefore, iTunes is the primary choice when people want to transfer music to their iPhone, or create a backup for their iPhone.

When people use iTunes to transfer files, they will find it difficult to manage iPhone files because iTunes erases data in their iPhone when they sync iTunes library with iPhone. What’s worse, if people set up auto sync of iTunes by default, they will start syncing iPhone with iTunes every time when they connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. At this moment, people will feel pretty annoyed. When iTunes replaces iPhone data with the contents in iTunes library, your iPhone files will be gone for good. Therefore, people will need to shut down auto sync of iTunes to protect the iPhone data.

After shutting down auto sync of iTunes, people will manually sync iTunes with iPhone every time when connecting the device to computer with USB cable. If you want to manage iPhone without iTunes, you can take advantage of the iTunes alternative to handle the iPhone files. You will find hundreds of iTunes alternatives on the Internet, a multifunctional iTunes alternative called Leawo iTransfer will help you get rid of iTunes completely.

Part 1. What is Leawo iTransfer?

Leawo iTransfer is a powerful iPad, iPod and iPhone transfer program which makes the data transfers among iOS devices, iTunes and PC incredibly easy, and it also helps to backup iPhone, iPad and iPod data to computer. It is user-friendly, and users are able to handle it with no efforts. Leawo iTransfer is a powerful iPad, iPod and iPhone transfer program which makes the data transfers among iOS devices, iTunes and PC incredibly easy, and it also helps to backup iPhone, iPad and iPod data to computer. It is user-friendly, and users are able to handle it with no efforts.

Supported Files, iPhone/iPad/iPod Models, iOS Versions and Windows OS

Files apps, music, movies, TV shows, ringtones, podcasts, voice memos, ebooks, photos, Camera Roll, contacts and text messages, etc.
iPhone iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
iPad iPad Pro; iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3/2/1, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad
iPod iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 3, iPod Touch
iOS iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3
Windows OS Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP OS

Part 2. How to Manage iPhone without iTunes

The guidance below will use the software to show you how to manage iPhone without iTunes, which includes transfer iPhone files between iOS devices/iTunes and PC, backup iPhone files to computer, and delete files from iPhone. And if you are interested in it, you can free download the software to have a try. Please note that the trial version has limited times.

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Run Leawo iTransfer and Connect iPhone to Computer

Run Leawo iTransfer and Connect iPhone to Computer

Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. The software will recognize your iPhone. Click the name of iPhone and all the file libraries will be shown on the left sidebar: apps, music, movies, TV shows, ringtones, podcasts, voice memos, ebooks, photos, Camera Roll, contacts and text messages, etc.

How to Transfer Music, Photos, Videos & Other Files

How to Transfer Music, Photos, Videos & Other Files

Taking transferring music from iPhone to computer as an example: Choose Music library in the left sidebar. Check the square checkbox beside Name to select all songs, or check the square checkbox beside each song to select certain songs, then click the transfer button. Or you can hold Ctrl/Shift key to select certain songs and right-click them, then choose Transfer to > My Computer. After clicking the transfer button or choosing Transfer to My Computer, you will see a pop-up dialog. Check Save to Folder and click Change to choose a folder on your computer to save the songs. Then click Transfer Now to start transferring music from iPhone to computer.

importing contacts to iPhone

How to Export & Import Contacts, SMS, and Bookmarks

Taking importing contacts to iPhone as an example: Click the name of iPhone and choose Contacts in the left sidebar. The iPhone contacts will show up in the right part. Then click Import at the top middle of the software, and you’ll see a pop-up dialog. Choose vCards from your computer and click Open. Then the iTunes alternative will start importing contacts to iPhone.

deleting iPhone photos

How to Delete Files from iPhone

Taking deleting iPhone photos as an example: Choose Photos in the left sidebar. The photos will display in the right part. Hold Ctrl/Shift key to select photos, and click the Delete button at the top middle. Then click Yes in the pop-up dialog. Leawo iTransfer will start deleting photos from iPhone in batch immediately.

delete playlists

How to Manage Playlists on iPhone

Leawo iTransfer helps users to manage the playlists of their iOS devices and iTunes. Users can create, rename and delete playlists; import songs into playlists or export songs out of playlists; add songs from the Music Library to the playlists or delete songs in the playlists directly.

With Leawo iTransfer, you are able to manage iPhone without iTunes easily. The software will bring convenience to people’s daily life, and it makes iPhone, iPad and iPod users feel easy to handle their iPhone, what’s more, you are able to transfer files from one iOS device to another directly, for example, you can transfer photos from iPhone to iPad for an enjoyment. If you are interested in this software, just check it out.