[No iTunes] Backup iPhone before Upgrading to iOS 12/iPhone XS

5.8/6.5-inch retina display, dual SIM capability, group Facetime, and up to 2x faster app launch may lead you to upgrade to the new iPhone Xs and iOS 12. Hold on, have iPhone backed up first to save you from data loss disaster. If you are intimidated by iTunes' complex operation, slow process, and data erasing error, try MacX MediaTrans to back up and transfer iPhone iPad data.

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  • Backup & transfer photos, music, videos, iTunes purchase etc.
  • Transfer data between iOS and Mac. Remove iTunes DRM.
  • Create iPhone ringtone. Mount iOS device as USB.

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Why Backing up iPhone iPad Is Important

iPhone iPad stores a lot of valuable contents like contacts, photos, music, videos, etc. A recent research shows that at least 50% of iPhones are not backed up regularly. Chances are we may experience a tragic loss of cherished data on various occasions. Here we list 6 culprits which cause iPhone iPad data loss for you to know why having a second copy of your iOS content is important to protect against data missing.

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Back up your data before it's too late with MacX Mediatrans. It settles down the various data loss cases, dedicated to back up your crucial data on iPhone iPad and transfer it to your computer at fast speed.

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  1. Accidental Deletion
  2. Get Damaged or Lost
  3. iOS Update Bug
  4. Get Lost or Stolen
  5. Factory Reset
  6. Virus Attack

Other Scenarios

  • Lost lockscreen passcode
  • iOS 12 update issue
  • Start fresh on new iPhone XS/XR
  • Stuck in recovery mode
  • Jailbreak bugs
  • Dead battery
Accidental Deletion
Water damaged or broken
iOS Update or Jailbreak
Get Lost or Stolen
Restore to Factory Setting
Virus Attack

MacX MediaTrans - Backup & Transfer iPhone Photos, Videos, Music with 1 Click

MacX MediaTrans is a must-have iPhone iPad manager to transfer 4K videos, photos, music, ebooks, Voice Memos, and more between iOS device and computer without any data loss. Besides, file deleting feature helps you get more storage space to store new media files or ensure a smooth software update.

  1. Backup iPhone Selectively or in Bulk
  2. Two-way Transfer
  3. Add/Delete/Edit Files
  4. Auto Convert/Rotate Video
  5. Make Ringtone
  6. Encyption Tech
  7. Remove iTunes DRM
  8. Easy to Use

The Best iTunes Alternative on Mac - MacX MediaTrans

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Differences between MacX MediaTrans and iTunes


MacX MediaTrans

$29.95 / Lifetime license

Speed of Transferring Files

Slow 8 sec for 100 4K photos

Use Restriction

5 computers No Limit

Format Limit

mp3, mp4, m4a, mov, h.264 No Limit

Supported Media File

(music, photo, video, iTunes U, podcast, ebooks, PDF,etc)

Add/Delete/Edit Playlist

Backup Non-iTunes Media Files

Simple and Easy to Use

Make two-way sync

Delete Photos from iPhone

Convert Video to be Compatible with iPhone

Make Ringtone for iPhone

Use iPhone as USB Drive

Batch Process Multiple Files

How to Manage and Backup iPhone Data with MacXMediaTrans

  1. How to backup/transfer iPhone photos to Mac before updating to new iPhone
  2. Not enough storage during iOS 12 update? Delete photos to free up iPhone space
  3. HEIC photos won't view on computer? How to Convert HEIC to JPG
  4. How to sync mp3 music to iPhone without iTunes
  5. How to make ringtone for iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7
  6. How to transfer 4K MKV to iPhone for viewing without taking too much iPhone space
  7. How to encrypt iPhone photos and videos with password (protect them against any hackers or even if you lose iPhone)

How to backup/transfer iPhone photos to Mac before updating to new iPhone

Photos are definitely the last thing you want to lose every time you update to a new iPhone. Thus before you sync your old iPhone photos to brand new iPhone XR, iPhone XS/XS Max, or iPhone X/8/7, all you need to do is to make a backup of your photos. Following the below steps, you're able to transfer photos from old iPhone to Mac fast and easily.

  • Step 1:
    Free download MacX MediaTrans app and launch it. Connect your old iPhone to Mac with USB cable. Click on "Photo Transfer" button on the main interface.
  • Step 2:
    Click "Camera roll" tab on the left column, then tick "Select All" to choose all the photos. If you'd like to transfer parts of photos to Mac, just press "Command" on the keyboard and choose the target ones.
  • Step 3:
    Click "Export" button on the top panel to backup and transfer your selected photos from old iPhone to Mac computer. If you want to convert HEIC to JPG format on Mac, you can click the inverted triangle next to " Export " to open a pull-down menu and choose "Export heic to jpg".

Not enough storage during iOS 12 update? Delete photos to free up iPhone space

Whether the culprit is apps, music, photos or videos, most of iPhone users have run out of iPhone space at some key moment, leading to an insufficient storage space for iOS 12 update. Thus if you get a message saying your iPhone is running out of space when trying to upgrade to iOS 12, deleting photos is a wise choice to free up iPhone space.

  • Step 1:
    Free download MacX MediaTrans app , connect your iPhone to Mac with USB cable. Click "Photos Transfer" on the main UI to display all iPhone photos by category.
  • Step 2:
    Click one of the categories on the left column, like "Camera roll". Press "Command" on the keyboard to select the unwanted photos. If you want to delete all photos, tick "Select All".
  • Step 3:
    Click "Delete Photo" on the top panel. Then all your selected photos will be labeled with a gray delete tag and a red undo option. At last, tap Sync button.

HEIC photos won't view on computer? How to Convert HEIC to JPG

HEIC photos absolutely save much storage space while maintaining the same high image quality on iPhone since iOS 11. Yet some users found they couldn't open heic photos after syncing them to Mac or Windows computer. In fact, macOS 10.12 or lower, and all Windows computer cannot open and view HEIC photos, unless you convert HEIC to JPG.

  • Step 1:
    Free download MacX MediaTrans on Mac. Launch it, then connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable. Click "Photo Transfer" on the main interface.
  • Step 2:
    Click on the sidebar to choose which photos you want to view. Then select multiple HEIC photos or choose "Select All" to choose all your photos including HEIC photos on your iPhone.
  • Step 3:
    Click the inverted triangle next to "Export" button to get a dropdown menu and choose "Export heic to jpg" to convert HEIC photos to JPG format.

How to sync mp3 music to iPhone without iTunes

To add songs to your brand new iPhone XS/XR, the most common way is iTunes. Having said that, you will realize how irksome iTune is at the moment you need to transfer songs to iPhone. There is a more lightweight way to sync mp3 songs to iPhone without iTunes. With it, you can add whatever music to iPhone, easily and quickly.

  • Step 1:
    Launch MacX MediaTrans, connect iPhone to the computer. Click Music Manager on the main interface.
  • Step 2:
    Click Add Music on the top menu > Add File. In the pop-up window, select the songs you'd like to move to iPhone from local computer, click Open. Or simply drag the songs and drop them to the app.
  • Step 3:
    To add a music folder, you can directly drag and drop it. Or click the Add Music button and select Add Folder. Now you can see the newly-added music displayed in the software. Click the big Sync button to sync the mp3 songs to iPhone.

How to make ringtone for iPhone Xs/XR/X/8/7

Customizing ringtone makes your new iPhone XS or XR feel more personalized, and creating ringtones for various contacts is really fun. You don't need to pay extra for new rigntones as this software allows you to create your own. Here you can do it in two ways.

  • Step 1:
    On the main interface, click Voice & Ringtone. Then can manage your ringtones like exporting, deleting and also adding. Click Add Ringtone on the top bar.
  • Step 2:
    Select the song or multiple tracks, click Open. All the newly-added songs displayed with Ringtone Maker icon. Click the icon.
  • Step 3:
    Then you will see the same ringtone making window. Move the playheads and cut the ringtone. Click Sync to add your customized ringtones to iPhone.

How to transfer 4K MKV to iPhone for viewing without taking too much iPhone space

4K videos take up large storage space, and MKV format is not natively supported by iPhone. All the issues will be fixed automatically by transferring 4K MKV video data to iPhone via MacX MediaTrans. Use steps below to import footages, movies or TV shows in 4K UHD MKV to iPhone with much smaller file size.

  • Step 1:
    Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. Click the Video icon on UI of MacX MediaTrans to show the Video window.
  • Step 2:
    Click Add Video icon and select the 4K MKV video, movie or TV show from your computer. You'll see "Unsupported format" message. Simply click the Convert button.
  • Step 3:
    : Click the Sync button at the bottom to start processing video.

How to Encrypt iPhone Photos and Videos to Protect them against Hackers

MacX MediaTrans applies AES and RSA techs and makes it easy to export and backup your iPhone precious photos and videos to computer with encryption. Here's how to do it.

  • Step 1:
    Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Run MacX MediaTrans, click the Video icon to show all the vides stored on your iPhone.
  • Step 2:
    Browse video files on iPhone and click the video you'd like to encrypt. Click Select All and "Export with Encryption", a Settings screen will pop up. Set your password, verify it and click the OK.
  • Step 3:
    Select "Enable exporting with encryption" and click OK. It will direct you back to the Video screen. Click the Export button, and your videos on iPhone will be exported with encryption.

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