In-Depth iMobie AnyTrans Review: Can It Help You Escape from iTunes
Similar to iMazing and iExplorer, AnyTrans is another iTunes alternative that helps you manage your iPhone without frustrations.
In this AnyTrans review, we tested main features of AnyTrans for iOS and hopefully it can help the old and tech challenged people to manage their iOS device easier.
Let’s dive right in.
What is AnyTrans?
AnyTrans® is a registered trademark of iMobile Inc.
AnyTrans supports to fully manage iPhone, Android and Cloud contents. With AnyTrans for iOS, you can transfer content from iOS device to computer, iTunes, iCloud and vice versa, including Music, Photos, Contacts, Videos, Messages and more.
After downloading “anytrans-install-en-setup.exe”, you can choose to install iPhone & iPad Manager, Cloud Drivers Manager or Android Device Manager.
In this review, we’ll mainly focus on AnyTrans for iOS – iPhone & iPad Manager.
AnyTrans for iOS Supported devices:
- iPhones: iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4, 4s, iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, iPhone 6 (Plus), 6s (Plus), iPhone SE, iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone X, Xs (Max), XR, iPhone 11, 11 Pro (Max).
- iPads: iPad, iPad 2/3/4/5/6, iPad mini, iPad mini 2/3/4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, iPad Pro (2nd Gen. & 3rd Gen.).
- iPods: iPod shuffle series, iPod nano series, iPod classic series, and iPod touch series.
AnyTrans for iOS Review: Main Features
1 > Export iPhone/iPad Data to Computer
The base functionality of AnyTrans is that it can transfer date from iPhone to computer. Just connect your iPhone to the computer, the tool will scan the data on your iPhone after you confirm “trust”. Then you can send any data to your computer, including photos, music, videos, contacts and more.
2 > Migrate Data from Android/iPhone to New iPhone in One Click
iPhone 12 is coming. Maybe it is time to learn how to transfer all data from your old phone to the new iPhone without the help of “Move to iOS” app.
With AnyTrans, it can migrate all data on your old Android or iOS device to new iPhone with one click. Better yet, you can transfer apps and app data from your previous iPhone to the new one without downloading them one by one manually. After migration, you can also erase the data on your old iPhone.
3 > Backup iPhone/iPad Data
We usually use iTunes or iCloud to backup our iPhone. AnyTrans makes it easier to do the same thing. You can select to back up full data or only the new data that is not in the existing backups. If you click “Enable Air Backup”, AnyTrans will automatically back up iOS device data incrementally as long as you connect iOS device and computer to the same Wi-Fi.
4 > Backup Social Messages
We send many messages via WhatsApp, Line or Viber every day. So, it is important for many of us to back up the data in these platforms. The good news is that AnyTrans can backup all social media messenger chats like WhatsApp, Viber, etc.
5 > iCloud Content Management
iCloud can upload your contents on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and automatically transfer these contents to all devices logged in the same iCloud account. If you don’t manage iCloud properly, the data on your iOS device may be in a mass.
After logging in your iCloud account on AnyTrans for iOS, you can freely view, delete, download iCloud contents. Adding content from computer to iCloud is also supported. More exciting thing is that you can even transfer contents from one iCloud account to another iCloud account.
Personally, I like export and delete some photos and videos from iCloud since it has already full of storage.
6 > Download Video from YouTube/Vimeo/Dailymotion
Besides being an iPhone manager, AnyTrans for iOS is also a nice video downloader. It is also quite easy to download videos from YouTube, DailyMotion and many other video websites. Paste URL to the blank square, and then click Download, you can have your favorite videos on computer or iOS devices.
AnyTrans Review: Is AnyTrans Safe
Yes, AnyTrans is absolutely safe and secure to use from a malware and virus standpoint. To avoid any security issues, I suggest you to download the latest version for AnyTrans from the official website of AnyTrans. It makes sure that you get the most secure and latest version of this application.
Then, if AnyTrans wants to scan the data on your iPhone, iCloud or iTunes, it needs your permission and confirmation first.
AnyTrans Review: Is AnyTrans Free
Initially, AnyTrans is a free download with a three-day trial period. With the free trial version, you can transfer files for a limited number of times. After reaching the limitation, you need to purchase the full program to make it work again.
AnyTrans price is $39.99 for a single PC. The family license that allows to use it in up to five PCs will cost $59.99. But, The good thing is it comes with lifetimes updates. So, once you pay it, you will be able to use it forever.
AnyTrans Review: Pros and Cons
- AnyTrans is easy, straightforward and convenient to use.
- AnyTrans has much powerful features set than iTunes.
- This one single app can solve many problems related to your iPhone. You do not need to download separate apps for separate issues.
- It is highly stable and smooth. The transfer speed is really quick.
- AnyTrans supports multiple languages. Currently, the software supports English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Arabic.
- Not free
AnyTrans Review: Overall Rating
AnyTrans is suitable for all iOS device users. It has been optimized well to serve Apple devices users in their i-Life living to make their life easier.
It has so many useful features and all these features are packaged in a user-friendly manner. It is a perfect iTunes alternative for the aged and non-tech-savvy PC Users.
I don’t have any problem to recommend it.