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Monday, July 1, 2013

Install Apps, Transfer music to/from your iPhone without iTunes !

iOS (previously iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. Unlike computer operating system, iOS places each app (including its preferences and data) in a sandbox at install time for security reasons. So most of users don't care about the iOS file system since they don't have an access.
However, some software developers brought several options that allow you to browse and explore the iPhone iPad iOS file system just like viewing files in Windows Explorer. And iFunbox is one of my favorite.

iFunbox Classic Window

Although iFunbox is primarily preferred by senior iPhone users, this is an easy-to-use and intuitive app. In iFunbox Classic window, you can browse and transfer User Applications, manage App file sharing, explore general storage, cameras, ibooks, voice memos, etc.

iFunbox Managing App Data Window

On iFunbox Managing App Data window, all your apps are listed there. Double click one of them and you'll see its inner file structure.

As an alternative to iTunes, iFunbox allows you to copy and move files within iTunes File Sharing supported apps so you won't get confused about Apple ID or other iTunes limits any more.
But an interesting paradox is that both iTunes File Sharing and iFunbox require internet connection so you have to make sure the network is working when using iFunbox.

iFunbox Quick Toolbox

iFunbox Quick toolbox provide several interesting quick shortcuts, such as import music to iPhone, transfer iPhone photos to computer, etc. I don't recommend to use iFunbox to transfer iPod music or iPhone photos because there is no option to choose which song or picture do you want to export.

For example, if you want to transfer a few songs from iPhone to computer, you can only select the whole library by default instead of picking up particular ones to move. For a professional iPhone Music Transfer software, I highly recommend you "PhoneTrans".