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Free iExplorer Alternatives

The best free alternative to iExplorer is iMazing. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to iExplorer and 13 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to iExplorer are Apple Configurator 2, Filza File Manager, Image Capture and CopyTrans Apps.

iExplorer alternatives are mainly iPhone File Managers but may also be File Managers or File Archivers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of iExplorer.
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  • Mac
  • Windows

iExplorer, formerly iPhone Explorer, lets you use an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as if it were in disk mode or a flash drive.

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  1. iMazing is an iOS device management software which empowers users to simply do more with their Apple devices. Lets them save and transfer music, photos, messages, and other data from any iOS device to their Mac or Windows computer.

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    Some users think iMazing is a great alternative to iExplorer, some don't.
  2. Apple Configurator 2 icon

    Apple Configurator 2

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Use Apple Configurator 2 to quickly configure large numbers of devices connected to your Mac via USB with the settings, apps, and data you specify for your students, employees, or customers.

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  3. Filza File Manager icon

    Filza File Manager

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Apple TV
    • Kindle Fire
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Explore files and folders with list view or grid view. View/edit files with powerful viewers, includes: media player, plist editor, hex editor, text editor, …

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    Image Capture

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone

    Image Capture enables users to upload pictures from digital cameras or scanners which are either connected directly to the computer or the network.

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  5. CopyTrans Apps icon

    CopyTrans Apps is the iPhone apps and documents manager. Take control over your favorite iPhone apps and app data and keep them safe. With CopyTrans Apps, it's easy to backup iOS apps and to restore them at any time to any iPhone or iPad.

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    bagoup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    bagoup (pronounced BAAGoop) is an export utility for Mac OS Messages, implemented in Go, inspired by Baskup. It exports all of the conversations saved in Messages to readable, searchable text files.

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    Appandora

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Appandora is an free and easy-to-use yet powerful iOS device manager, which is well-designed to manage contents including apps, photos, music, ringtone, videos, contacts, bookmarks, notes, SMS and eBooks between iPhone/iPod/iPad and PC.

    Discontinued

    Has been replaced by SynciOs. If you download the program and/or try to use it you are given only the option of "updating" to SynciOs.

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  8. Extract, transfer and recover messages, photos, contacts, location data, and more. Recover deleted content from iPhone backups and iCloud. Remove lost Screen Time passcodes.

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  9. Macgo Free iPhone Explorer icon

    Macgo Free iPhone Explorer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Macgo Free iPhone Explorer for Mac is a free iOS file explore software, it is designed to access, explore and manage your iOS file system. With the freeware, you can easily add and delete all types of file saved on your iOS devices.

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  10. PhoneBrowse icon

    PhoneBrowse

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    PhoneBrowse is iPhone file browser freeware that allows you to free access iPhone, iPad, iPod touch file system and apps and use your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch as USB flash drive.

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