Best iTools for Mac Alternatives iOS 17 to Freely Manage iPhone Files

By Rico Rodriguez to iPhone Management | Last Updated on Dec 17, 2023

Upgrade iDevices to iOS 17 and find that many features of iTools for Mac are no longer available? Maybe you need some stronger iTools alternatives to help you manage iPhone files easily.

What is iTools for Mac and why is it needed?

iTools for Mac is a free app that works as an effective iTunes alternative on Mac (El Capitan up to now) to manage data on iPhone, iPad and iPod. Users can manage all the photos, apps, music, videos, messages, contacts, iBooks and other files in iDevices with this iPhone file manager, and even backup and restore files. To be specific, it has the following features: show the device information; backup and restore you files and folders; install/uninstall iOS apps; export contacts into outlook, Gmail CSV or GSV format; transfer photos, music, movies, tones, books etc between iPhone and Mac; create iPhone ringtone from favorite songs; and manage file system.

However, some key features are missing like ringtone making, formats conversion, playlist creating, etc to make it one of the best. Moreover, some of its essential functions are not available for the latest iOS 17/9. If you want an iPhone manager that's more versatile than iTools, check the alternatives to iTools on Mac below.

Transfer & Manage iPhone Files Easily with iTools Alternative

MacX MediaTrans is the best iTools for Mac alternative that enables Mac (macOS Sierra) users to manage iPhone iPad (iOS 17 supported)'s music, playlists, videos, photos, iBooks, Voicemail; create iPhone ringtone; convert video formtas and more.

  • Photo
  • Music
  • Video
  • iBook
  • Ringtone
  • Flash Drive

Best iTools Alternative to Transfer/Backup/Restore iPhone Files

The best iTools alternative on MacOS here is MacX MediaTrans. This iPhone file manager offers an overall file management solution for iPhone iPad and iPod based on iOS 17/iOS 9.3.6 and earlier. It covers all your needs about iPhone file management, namely, transfer, backup, restore and sync data between iPhone and computer (macOS Sierra and Windows 10 supported).

Specifically, the iTools alternative allows you full access to iPhone photos, videos, music, iBooks, ringtone, VioceMemos and other files, and gives you capability to create playlists, make iPhone ringtone, convert music and movie formats and many more tasks, all in one click.

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iPhone iPad Music Manager
iPad iPhone manager to sync music between iPhone iPad and computer

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iPad iPhone Photo Transfer
Copy photos from iPhone iPad iPod to MacBook iMac in batch

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iPad iPhone Video Backup
Copy videos from iPhone iPad iPod to Mac in case of video loss

iPhone Ringtones

Import/Export iPhone Ringtones
Free make ringtone for iPhone or backup iPhone ringtone to Mac, vice versa.


Sync iBooks Between iPhone and Mac
Make a backup of iPhone eBooks to Mac or import eBooks from Mac to iPhone.

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World's Fastest Speed
Intel QSV hardware acceleration ensures World's No.1 fast transfer speed

[Guide] How to Manage iPhone Files with iTools Alternative

Using this iTools for Mac similar app to manage files can be finished by drag and drop only. Now free download the iTools replacement programs (for Mac, get the Mac version; for PC, get the Windows version).

Step 1: Connect iDevices to computer with USB cable and run the iTools Mac alternative. (the program doesn't require you to use iTunes to mange files on iPhone, but it needs iTunes installed on computer. Therefore, you're suggested to turn off iTunes auto sync to avoid any data loss.)
Step 2: Now you can see six options on the interface of the software. Choose one based on your needs to enter into the management page.
Step 3: Click "Add" or "Export" to transfer data between iDevices and computer by drag and drop. You can add any videos or music to iPhone directly as it will automatically convert the formats into iOS files. And you can create ringtone in the music sector.
Step 4: Click "Sync" and all the change you make will sync to iPhone, iPad and iPod simultaneously. 100 pictures with 4K resolutions can be transferred to computer within 8s only.

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Best iTools for Mac Replacement to Manage iPhone Files

Speaking of iPhone file manager like iTools for Mac, iExplorer also makes the best alternative list. As it claims, it accesses everything on your iDevices. To be specific, it give users full access to the music, messages, photos, voicemails, contacts, calendar events, reminders, notes and many more and export them from iPhone or iPad to Mac (macOS Sierra supported) or PC (Windows 10 incl.) with or without jailbreaking. Besides, it has an disk mounting feature to use iDevices as a USB flash drive, if you have install a driver.

iTools alternative iPhone file manager on Mac

Overall speaking, iExplorer works as an excellent iTools alternative to manage files on iPhone iPad, however, it doesn't provide any options to help users transfer files from computer to iOS. So if you want to add new contents to iPhone iPad, you will need to transfer via iTunes.

Best iTools Similar Program on Mac to Manage iPhone Apps

Another iPhone file manager alternative to iTools for Mac is iFunbox. iFunbox is an totally free iPhone manager that will transfer multiple files from iPhone to computer and vice versa by drag and drop, including all videos and photos in the Camera Roll, movies, music and ringtone. And also you can mount iPhone as a USB drive with it.

Best iTools for Mac alternative

These transfer features of the iTools replacement manager are however quite basic, without advanced options like video converting, playlist creating, ringtone making etc. But it has a highlight that many other alternatives don't have: the ability to manage apps. iFunbox app manger gives users control over the native iOS file system, helping them to dig into the root file system of a jailbreak iDevices. You can do tasks like clean junk files, preview system files, diagnose system issues and many more with it.

Top-rated iPhone File Manager like iTools for Mac

MacX MediaTrans, the best iPhone iPad iPod file transfer, is able to easily copy photos, videos and music from iPhone iPod iPad to Mac and vice versa with superfast speed.

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Best iTools for Mac Alternative to Manage iPhone Files