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How to Access iPhone Files on PC/Mac with/without iTunes?

When requiring to manage iPhone files, iTunes may firstly come to iOS users' mind to access iPhone files. However, iTunes is kind of complicated to operate while managing iPhone data. So this article is aim to introducing you the easier way to access and view iPhone files without iTunes for your reference.

Part 1. How to Access iPhone Files on PC/Mac without iTunes
Part 2. How Can I Access iPhone Data on PC/Mac with iTunes

Part 1. How to Access iPhone Files on PC/Mac without iTunes

Without iTunes, you can make it more easier to access iPhone files with Coolmuster iOS Assistant (and Coolmuster iOS Assistant for Mac) without any restrictions. With it, even without iTunes, you can also freely access, preview and manage all types of iPhone files on Windows PC or Mac computer, including photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice memos, apps, books, bookmarks and etc.

And it is compatible with all generations of iPhone/iPad/iPod, such as iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/7 Plus/7/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5, iPad Pro/Air/mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2/1 and iPod touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic. Just download the free trail of the program in Mac or Windows version on your computer and start to access your iPhone data without iTunes.

Steps to access iPhone files on Windows PC without iTunes:

This user guide will take Windows version as an example. If you are a Mac user, please download the software in Mac version on your Mac and refer to the same following steps.

Step 1. Download, install and run the program on your computer and link your iPhone to PC via a USB cable. In order to detect your iPhone successfully, please install the latest iTunes on your computer but you don't need to operate iTunes later.

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Step 2. Then the program will automatically detect and load all of your files on your iPhone. Then you can click the related file types to access, preview and manage the files with details as you like.

For example, click "Contacts" tab on the left panel, then you will see all your contacts on the right panel. Here you can click "Export" button to export iPhone contacts to computer for backup, or click "Import" button to transfer contacts from computer to iPhone directly.

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Part 2. How Can I Access iPhone Data on PC/Mac with iTunes

On iTunes, you can also preview iPhone files but it is a little complex. Importantly, iTunes has its limitation in some ways. For example, iTunes does not support to transfer non-purchased music, books, apps and etc. due to copyright issue.

Here's how to access iPhone data via iTunes:

Step 1. Start your computer and launch iTunes on your computer. Please make sure you are running the latest iTunes on your computer in case of unexpected iTunes errors during using iTunes. (If needed, please learn how to fix iTunes errors or iPhone errors.)

Step 2. When iTunes detects your iPhone, please click your iPhone icon on the left top of iTunes window.

Step 3. Under "On My Device" section, please click the file type that you want to check the details, like Music, Movies, TV Shows and etc.

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