Since the inception of Apple, the company has always left very little room for third parties to interrupt and manage their devices. For the same reason, they had made it mandatory for everyone to use their own proprietary software – iTunes for managing media on the iPhone.
Although the decision of restricting the file and media management to iTunes for organizing data has helped Apple in building an image of a safe and secure ecosystem, it also came with its fair share of problems such as loss of data, unfriendly user interface, unresponsiveness, and slow speed when dealing with huge sized files, and unnecessary steps involved for simple tasks.
Therefore, after years of receiving never-ending criticism and the rise of third-party software offering arguably much more flexibility, Apple decided to put its legacy software – iTunes to rest. All of this led to iOS users relying on third-party applications as an iTunes alternative for their media management and data transfer needs.
For this purpose, we tested several applications for better iPhone media management both on Windows and Mac that can not only help you in the efficient management of multimedia but also offers some extra features. We have shortlisted 5 different applications that can help you manage your media easily:
- WALTR 2
- EaseUS MobiMover
- CopyTrans Manager
First on our list is this amazing tool by Softorino. Unlike most of these applications, WALTR 2 is one of the few tools that let you control and manage your multimedia from your computer wirelessly.
As you’d expect, WALTR 2 lets you transfer your multimedia files across your iDevice and computer. In addition, the application is so powerful that while migrating files with non-supportive formats, it automatically changes to the format which iOS supports. You don’t have to worry about loss of quality arising due to format conversion as the company guarantees lossless conversion.
You can also transfer photos and manage your files wirelessly with a simple drag and drop feature. Moreover, farther from the restrictions imposed by Apple to use native apps only, you can transfer content in any format to any of the applications you like to use.
In addition, the company also offers a very handy MP3 YouTube converter for iPhone which lets you download and convert YouTube videos directly to your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or Mac/PC.
AnyTrans is an extremely powerful and multifunctional media management software for iPhone, iPad, and iPods.
The common complaint by most users is finding a specific photo from the sea of thousands of photos. AnyTrans smartly categorizes and organizes the photos and videos into different folders on the basis of their type. You can easily create backups and transfer them to your iPhone from your computer or even from your Android device. It even converts HEIC photos to JPG for better compatibility.
In the music department, AnyTrans lets you transfer songs across all of your iDevices and PC. You can even synchronize either a single track or all songs or even complete playlists from your old iPhone music library to the new one with few clicks.
All in all, this is one of the most complete multimedia management application I have ever tested.
One of the most trusted names in the industry for the transfer and backup of media; music, photos, videos, and files is iMazing. The application lets users quickly transfer media between iOS devices, create backups on a computer and restore them.
iMazing is an excellent choice if you’ve recently changed your phone and you are migrating your data. It lets you migrate photos, videos, and all of the multimedia content quickly from your old iOS device to the new one. The best part? It enables you to choose which type of data you wish to keep and let the application do its job.
The bonus feature is that you can also export your music content from the iPhone or iPad to your personal computer (PC or Mac) which is not even possible on iTunes.
If you’re looking for a free application, EaseUS MobiMover should be your top choice. It is the comprehensive answer to all your questions about iPhone multimedia and data management. Upon connection, the software shows your photos, videos, and audios separately and lets you manage the content with simple clicks.
You can easily backup, copy and move files from iPhone to other Apple devices or to the PC. Moreover, you can also manage data on the connected iPhone from your computer screen.
Other than being a reliable file and media manager, EaseUS MobiMover also has a clever tool up its sleeve which helps in the removal of the lock screen on iDevices.
CopyTrans is the quickest and most flexible tool for managing multimedia on iDevices. You can simply put photos, videos, music, podcasts, ringtones, and documents to the Apple devices from your computer with the simple drag and drop feature.
Furthermore, it also lets you customize your music library by allowing you to edit track titles, album titles, artwork, and music genres. The application is so flexible that you can even manage your playlists by adding, deleting, or changing the order of the songs. It is also compatible with Apple Music which means you can add Apple Music tracks to your playlists directly from your computer.
Some Useful Tips
Every Apple ID comes with free 5GB of iCloud storage to store your multimedia content. It is always recommended to store your precious photos and videos on the cloud drive.
Make a habit of creating regular backups of your multimedia. You never know when misfortune can happen; so it is better to be prepared for such events. In case your phone gets stolen or dies, it would be better to have the latest backup of all your multimedia and files.
Removing old photos and videos
As both the iCloud and iPhone’s internal storage is limited, it is advised to use the storage wisely. Chances are your phone is filled with old photos, videos, and music you probably do not need. Make a semi-annual or quarterly tour of your iPhone and remove the unnecessary media for a better experience.
If you have any other awesome tips or applications to share with us, please let us know in the comments below!