What are the best iOS Data Transfer Tools?

asked by Rebon Snow
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  1. 38

    #1AnyTrans

    AnyTrans

    AnyTrans is an ultimate iPhone manager that converges entire apple products and consolidates every access to all your content in one place, including music, videos, photos, messages, and more. No matter the content is from your iPhone, iTunes, even from iCloud. It gives efficient & minimalist control and absolute freedom over all your iOS data and files.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $39.99- $59.99

    Bruce Boyd
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "It appears to do what it advertises, but I cannot verify it myself. I don't see why it shouldn't work, so I say to go ahead and try it out."
  2. 18

    #2Syncios iOS Manager

    Syncios iOS Manager
    Syncios Manager is a powerful iTunes alternative and iOS manager It can help you backup and restore your iOS devices. It enables you to transfer data between your PC and iPad/iPhone/iPod without using iTunes, making iPhone ringtones and more.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Yang Lee
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "I liked the option of transferring date from my computer to my iPhone/iPod. I however like iTunes more."
  3. 13

    #3SHAREit

    SHAREit

    SHAREit is a free cross-platform transfer tool that enables sharing of any file format to computers or mobiles. It also has a built-in music and video player so users can watch or listen to it inside the app.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Donna Wells
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "SHAREit is a great resource to have if you need to share files. You can easily transfer from mobile to mobile or to computers. It is intuitive, easy to use and provides fast data transfer."
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    #4JS Backup

    JS Backup

    JS Backup is a backup and data transfer app that will help you to restore videos, photos, music, document files and contacts. It lets you also transfer your smartphone data to another device in just a few clicks.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Steven Reid
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "I like this app but wish it had more functions built into it. I wish that the app was able to backup application data. Overall a very good option to use as backup and transfer tool. "
  2. 9

    #5 CopyTrans Apps

     CopyTrans Apps
    Copytrans Apps easily backs up and restores your iPhone apps from your desktop device. Moreover it transfers all your games scores to any device, apps and documents settings to any iOS device, deletes unused apps, etc.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Jose Newman
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "As someone who constantly needs to transfer data on their iOS devices, CopyTrans Apps is a godsend. You can back up apps from one device then restores them on another. You can also easily transfer applications and document settings to any other device."
  3. 8

    #6iExplorer

    iExplorer

    iExplorer is a lightweight and efficient tool for transferring music, photos, or files from any iOS device backup to any Mac or PC Computer and iTunes. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Varies by plan

    Kyle Diaz
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "fits topic, not sure if it is the best though "
  4. 7

    #7Google Drive

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows you to have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, computer, and other devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    Gregory Moore
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "Can't go wrong with anything by google, and this is one of the best things that you could use."
  5. 4

    #8Dropbox

    Dropbox

    Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service for personal or business use, available on computers and mobile devices. Easily store all your data in a safe and secure location that sync across all your devices or can be shared with friends or co-workers for collaborative work.

    Apps

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Jane Scott
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "Well known place to keep and share files. Top notch and pretty easy to use. "
  6. 3

    #9SyncMate

    SyncMate

    SyncMate is a software exclusively designed for Mac and Apple users. It's a tool that allows you to synchronize all the files you want with your Mac and multiple devices. 

    Software

    Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac

    Free

    Walter Brewer
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "I have a lot of different Apple devices and SyncMate worked great for me as far as getting all my information onto all of my devices. It really saved me a lot of time and I would recommend it to anyone in need of this kind of tool. "
  7. 2

    #10iCloud

    iCloud
    iCloud makes sure you always have the latest versions of your most important things on all your devices.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Stephanie Peters
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "It's a pretty straightforward tool to use, and you have it by default if you have any apple products. I've used it often and it works well. The only complaint I have is the storage capacity, and the fact that you need to pay to get an upgrade."
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    #11Microsoft OneDrive

    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service where you easily store, share and backup your files such as documents, photos, and other files from anywhere, on any device or computer. 
    Software

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Lawrence George
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "The funtionality of Microsoft's OneDrive is reliable and has a rich feature set. OneDrive includes attractive Web and mobile interfaces, music streaming, shared desktop-folder syncing and full document searching in shared files. OneDrive packs a lot of power and its usable interface makes it a winner for me."

Summary

Best What are the best iOS Data Transfer Tools
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AnyTransSoftware 38 Paid
2Syncios iOS ManagerSoftware 18 Free
3SHAREitApps 13 Free
4JS BackupApps 13 Free
5 CopyTrans Apps Software 9 Free
6iExplorerSoftware 8 Paid
7Google DriveApps 7 Free
8DropboxApps 4 Free
9SyncMateSoftware 3 Free
10iCloudSoftware 2 Free
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