iPhone iTunes alternative to Manage iPhone without iTunes

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

Always get stuck in managing iPhone with iTunes? It doesn't matter since iTunes is not the only way to manage your iPhone. Here the best iPhone iTunes alternative is introduced to manage iPhone without iTunes.

No matter what you want do on your iPhone: transferring iPhone photos to Mac, managing iPhone music/video, or recovering iPhone data, iTunes is an inevitable tool to manage your iPhone 6/SE/6S Plus. But many iPhone users complaint that they cannot seamlessly sync iPhone photo/music/video to Mac with iTunes. In fact, an increasing Apple users are searching for ways to manage iPhone with third-party software instead of iTunes.

How to Manage iPhone (Photo, Music, Video) without iTunes

MacX MediaTrans is a professional iPhone iTunes alternative to manage and organize iPhone without iTunes, namely transfering iPhone to Mac, managing iPhone music files, importing videos from Mac to iPhone etc. at the world's fastest speed.

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  • Video
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What iTunes Isn't the Best for iPhone Management?

1. It takes much time and a great deal of system RAM for iTunes to transfer iPhone photos, music, videos to Mac.
2. iTunes has poor performance on managing iPhone music files, like editing detailed music info, adding/deleting music etc.
3. iTunes are strictly formatted to MP3 and MP4, M4A, MOV, H.264 only.
4. iTunes is complicated to operate, especially for newcomers.
5. You are asked to update to the latest version of iTunes before managing iPhone files.
6. You will lose the existing iPhone data after syncing iPhone to Mac, especially music downloaded from online, purchased somewhere not iTunes.
7. You cannot selectively back up iPhone data with iTunes, and Apple doesn't allow you to view the content in iTunes.

This is not the end. But the flaws of iTunes above is enough to prompt you to seek for an iTunes alternative to manage and organize iPhone. But how to manage music, photos, videos on iPhone without iTunes? A terrific iPhone iTunes alternative is highly in demand to solve iOS 17 iPhone managements without iTunes.

Best iPhone Manager to Manage iPhone Photo/Music/Video

In order to seamlessly backup and transfer iPhone to Mac, MacX MediaTrans, an excellent iPhone manager with a few more bells and whistles is perfect for you. It not only allows you to transfer iPhone photos without iTunes to Mac, but also transfer music, videos between iPhone and Mac without erasing any data. Is that all? Not really. Actually, its outstanding performance in the following aspects makes it superior than iTunes on managing iPhone files.

No Data Loss

Without Any Data Erasing

Different from iTunes, this iPhone transfer makes you free from any data erasing after syncing iPhone to Mac. It keeps the existing media files both on your iPhone and Mac.

Music Management

Potent Music Management

You'll never be fed up with the iPhone iTunes alternative for its great performance in managing music files, like transferring songs between iPhone and Mac, adding playlists, editing info.

Strong Video Compatibility

Wide Compatibility of Video

Unlike iTunes, there is no strict limit of video formats. This iOS 17 iPhone manager allows you to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone, no matter MP4, M4V, MOV files, or MKV, AVI, FLV etc.

fast speed

Blazing Fast Transfer Speed

Besides the strong function of transfer and management, the blazing fast speed is also worth raising, thanks to the Intel Quick Sync Video hardware acceleration tech.

How to Manage iPhone Music without iTunes

The below tutorial shows you how to organize iPhone music without iTunes, namely transferring music from iPhone to Mac or vice versa, editing music info, adding music playlists and deleting music/album. Don't forget turn off the iTunes auto sync function in case of any data loss.

Step 1: Free download this iPhone iTunes alternative and launch it on your Macbook/iMac. Then connect your iPhone to Mac with a USB cable.
Note: there will pop up a window to advise you to properly set iTunes to avoid your iPhone data get lost. So please follow the prompts to set iTunes first.

Step 2: Click "Music Manager" icon to enter the iPhone music list window, where you can do all managements for iPhone music.

>> Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac or Vice Versa

Choose the music you wanna transfer and then move it to your Mac by clicking "Export" button. The iPhone music manager will run into action to transfer iPhone music without iTunes in incomparably fast speed (Intel QSV supported).

Transfer music from iPhone to Mac

On the contrary, if you wanna add music to iPhone from Mac, you can follow the same steps above, but clicking "Add Music" button and "Sync" button finally. By the way, the same steps can also be applied to backup iPhone photos to Mac, transfer videos from iPhone to Mac and vice versa.

>> Add Music to Playlist, Delete Music or Edit Music Info

Select the target music files. And as you move the the selected music, you will finds 4 small icons: add to playlist, export, edit music, and delete music. You can click the corresponding icon to manage iPhone music without iTunes as you will, like adding music to playlist, editing detailed music info, deleting music from iPhone and exporting music to Mac.

manage iPhone music without iTunes

Another tip and trick for iPhone 8/Plus/7/6s management you should know is that you can utilize this iPhone manager to transfer iTunes purchases between iPhone and computer. That's to say, you can export iTunes DRM purchases from iPhone to computer and then transfer them to non-Apple devices to watch iTunes movies on Android, play iTunes TV shows on HDTV, etc.

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Best iPhone Management tool to transfer iPhone photos without iTunes to Mac, as well as transferring music, videos between iPhone and Mac without erasing any data.

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