In-Depth iMobie AnyTrans Review: This iPhone Migration Tool May Help You

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” or “anytrans-ios-en-mac.dmg”, 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 Installer

AnyTrans for iOS Supported devices:

  • iPhone Series: iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE (2nd Generation), iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, etc.
  • iPad Series: iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad 5, iPad Pro (2nd Generation), iPad 6, iPad Pro (3rd Generation), iPad mini 5, iPad 7, iPad Air 3, iPad Pro (4th Generation), etc.
  • iPod shuffle Series: iPod shuffle 1, iPod shuffle 2, iPod shuffle 3, iPod shuffle 4, etc.
  • iPod mini Series: iPod mini 1, iPod mini 2, etc.
  • iPod nano Series: iPod nano 1, iPod nano 2, iPod nano 3, iPod nano 4, iPod nano 5, iPod nano 6, iPod nano 7, etc.
  • iPod classic Series: iPod classic 4, iPod classic 5, iPod classic 6, etc.
  • iPod touch Series: iPod touch 3, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 6, etc.

Supported iOS File Types

Media DataMusic, Playlist, Audio Books, Movies, Home Video, TV Shows, Music Videos, Photo Video, Time-lapse, Slow-Mo, Podcasts, iTunes U, Ringtones, Voice Memo
Personal InfoContacts, Messages, Voice Mail, Books, Notes, Calendars, Safari Bookmarks, Safari History, Apps, WhatsApp Messages, LINE Messages, Viber Messages
PhotosCamera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Photo Share, Albums, Bursts, Panoramas

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, messages, contacts and more.

Export iPhone/iPad Data to Computer

2 > Migrate Data from Android/iPhone to New iPhone in One Click

Apple released the new iPhone 12/12 mini/12 pro/pro max last year. 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 (contacts, photos, messages, videos, music, ringtones, and other iPhone 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.

Phone Switcher

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.

Backup iPhone/iPad Data

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. 

Backup Social Messages

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.

iCloud Content Management

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.

Download Video

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.

iPhone Trust

AnyTrans Price: Is AnyTrans Free

Initially, AnyTrans is free download with a three-day trial period. With the free trial version, you can transfer 30 items for free per day. But some functions cannot be used with the trial version such as Phone to iPhone, Cloud to Cloud, App restore, backup restore, Social Messages restore/to new iPhone and erase phone function. If you need the full features, you need to purchase the program.

AnyTrans price is $39.99 for a single PC. The family license that allows to use it in up to five PCs will cost $69.99. But, The good thing is it comes with lifetimes updates. So, once you pay it, you will be able to use it forever.

Note: You can only install AnyTrans on your Windows computer or Mac which means that you cannot install it on your iPhone.

Is AnyTrans Free

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
  • It requires you to install iTunes on the desktop.
  • High RAM and CPU usage.

AnyTrans Alternatives

  1. iMazing iPhone Transfer

iMazing is an iPhone transfer software created by DigiDNA, a Switzerland software developer. This program makes it easy to transfer, backup, print, and manage data on your iPhone and iPad. You can absolutely use it as a replacement for iTunes to manage your device. 

2. iExplorer 

Just like AnyTrans and iMazing, iExplorer is also a computer-based iPhone data transfer program. And it is good at transferring large numbers of big data files, such as hundreds of pictures, videos, and songs. Certainly, you can play and preview those items before you export them to a computer.

But it is a pity that iExplorer doesn’t add some meaningful features and improve its interface for a long time. And most of its recent updates are bug fixes and iOS compatibility updates. Compared with the rivals, it has no advantage in price and features now.

3. Syncios

As a combination of iPhone Manager, PC to iPhone Transfer, iPhone Music Transfer, iPhone to PC Transfer, iPhone to iPhone Transfer and iPhone to iTunes Transfer, Syncios is able to transfer files among your computer, iPhone, and iTunes.

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. AnyTrans has done a good job of simplifying the content management between iOS devices and computer.

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.

Samuel White
  • Samuel White
  • Samuel White is an accomplished author with extensive experience in reviewing apps and software. His well-researched and engaging content helps readers navigate the ever-evolving tech landscape. Samuel's passion for innovation drives him to stay updated on the latest trends and share his expertise with his audience.