What is a good application for taking out iPhone files to computer

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cleanair, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. cleanair macrumors newbie

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    I need to move photos, apps, and music.

    I succeeded in moving photos by an app called iFunBox but couldn't delete them from the iPhone.
    It looks like most apps available are about $30 to purchase.

    I would like to know which are the best if I am to purchase it.

    There is iLike, iExplorer, etc.

    Is there any free apps that would do this? I think I remember there was a free app on Windows but I don't remember what it was. If I know I could use VMWare to use the app to move the iPhone files.
     
  2. Fredn3ck macrumors newbie

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    I've got TouchCopy12 and have had very good results.
     
  3. cleanair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you delete the photos from your iPhone after transferring it too?
     
  4. Fredn3ck macrumors newbie

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    Yes you can add/delete pictures, music whatever. I purchased TouchCopy mainly to load music from my MAC to iPhone and found it quite handy.
    There was also an amazing amount of call and text records that one can view and also delete. You think when you delete a text it's gone...well not exactly.

    https://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/

    Disclaimer, I am in no way representing, work for or have anything to do with Wide Angle Software.
     
  5. cleanair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just bought it and used it but it doesn't work. It says "all copying completed" but when I look at the folder to which they were copied to, it shows just folders of artist names but nothing inside them.

    Copying photos doesn't work neither. I hope this can be refunded?
     
  6. HenryAZ macrumors 6502

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    If you use iTunes to update your apps, you will have latest copies of each app already on your computer, in the iTunes hierarchy there will be a folder called "Mobile Applications". Then when you sync, the update will be pushed to the phone.

    Music, again iTunes.

    For Photos, I use Image Capture (a standard OS X app). When you plug in your phone, open Image Capture and highlight the phone in the "Devices" column of the sidebar. It will show you all your photos on the phone. You can copy them to/from your computer, and also delete them from the phone in this interface.
     
  7. Fredn3ck macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to hear you are having problems Cleanair, it's always worked great for me.
     
  8. teezy macrumors member

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    Photos/Video = iFunbox, Image Capture, Photos/iPhoto. I prefer Image Capture for copying specific files, but Photos for archiving anything new on my iPhone to my Photos library (which is housed on an external drive). iFunbox, for me, would be used in the same respect as Image Capture, but I'd prefer Image Capture, hands down.
    Music = iFunbox. I've been using it for ages. I manually manage my music and have been since day one, and am very particular about what songs get on my phone. So back in the day when I had to do a restore, I'd copy all of the music files from said iDevice over to my computer, perform the restore, and drag and drop the songs back onto the device. Currently, I have a playlist in iTunes I use specifically for my iPhone. Any new songs I want, I'll add to that playlist and drag the list of songs onto the phone, so I don't have to worry about ever having to go through my entire library picking and choosing which songs to add/not to add one by one.
    Apps = Granted that you didn't delete your Mobile Applications folder, you'll have a copy of every app currently installed on your device on your computer, so no need to worry about that, especially if you have a very recent backup of your iDevice.
    Either which way, good luck!
     
  9. jasnw macrumors 6502

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    I've been looking for something similar and have been pointed at PhoneView, also around $30. I haven't tried it yet, but it seems to get good reviews.
     
  10. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Image Capture app = comes for free on a Mac, in Applications.
    Can wholesale copy pictures out from an iPhone, and also has the option to delete one, selected, or all photos - a very handy feature sometimes.

    (I've got Phoneview which is useful, but if it's just getting some pictures off then deleting them form the device, Image Capture is well worth spending a few minutes trying)
     

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