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iExplorer Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to iExplorer for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is iMazing, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to iExplorer and 15 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to iExplorer are Syncios Mobile Manager, PhoneView, Apple Configurator 2 and WALTR.

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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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.
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    Syncios Mobile Manager

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Syncios smartphone manager is a cross-platform supported mobile and tablet manager tool, fully compatible with the two dominant smartphone operating systems – iOS and Android.

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    Most users think Syncios Mobile Manager is a great alternative to iExplorer.
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    It's freeeee! You can buy versions that let you transfer whole playlists the way they already exist but this program at least lets you get your music from your phone to a new Mac in minutes. A+ saved me hours and prolly days of YouTube-MP3 converting

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    This is the only real alternative to iTunes out of the box - did everything advertised - freee!

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    PhoneView

    • Mac

    Apple locks up the iPhone and iPod touch pretty tight, but PhoneView gives you back your data. Notes, SMS logs, your call history, disk storage, and more are now all accessible, thanks to PhoneView.

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    Most users think PhoneView is a great alternative to iExplorer.
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    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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  5. Drag-and-drop any media file to an iOS device (without iTunes) for native playback. No iTunes needed. No Jailbreak required. No converters. Just drag it & drop it!.

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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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    Touch Copy

    • Mac
    • Windows

    TouchCopy (formerly iPodCopy) is your complete iPod software, which offers easy drag and drop transfer of all your iPod music, photos, podcasts, audio books, games and videos.

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    recognized also ipod classic 160GB, price acceptable, optional setting for file structure.

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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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  9. 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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    Leawo iTransfer

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Leawo iTransfer is a powerful combination of iPod transfer, iPhone transfer and iPad transfer, which can easily transfer media files from iPod/iPhone/iPad to computer without iTunes.

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