Alternatives to iTunes & iCloud – iTransfer & iOS Data Recovery

July 25, 2013 / Posted by Amanda on Supported Devices, Utilities

“Are there any good and reliable alternatives to iTunes/iCloud? I want to transfer a bunch of photos from my iPhone to my iPad, I also consider to backup them to a safe place like the computer. I ask because over the iTunes or iCloud, we can’t preview them, let alone have access to them.”

As we know, iTunes and iCloud, as the two data management giants for iOS devices, have been popular with most Apple devices users. Both iTunes and iCloud are freebies for anyone with an Apple ID. Most of the time, iTunes and iCloud are supposed to make it easy to back up photos, contacts, email, reminders, and app data. However, you must often come across some problems introduced below while using iTunes or iCloud to backup.

Firstly, both of iTunes and iCloud refuse to backup apps that you download from Cydia store on your jailbroken device.

Secondly, the iTunes backup is a total one which can’t be previewed on your computer.

Thirdly, iTunes always wants to delete the original data on our device and overwrite the device data with the stuff you import to iTunes Library while using iTunes sync function.

Fourthly, iCloud backup only supports devices running iOS 5 or later. Moreover, because iCloud backup should be conducted directly on your iOS device, so fast Wi-Fi connection is required. And iCloud only allows 5 GB free storage room. For a person without an iCloud account, you just can’t use iCloud backup.

Maybe for these reasons mentioned above, many people are looking for iTunes alternatives and alternatives to iCloud. Sometimes we want more features and customizations, then we also look for iCloud/iTunes alternatives. Here are 2 alternatives to iTunes/iCloud on PC.

iTunes/iCloud alternative 1 – Leawo iTransfer

Leawo iTransfer - Select Files

Leawo iTransfer is the best transferring tool I have used to transfer music, movies, TV shows, ringtones, photos, apps, PDF and eBooks directly among iOS devices, PC and iTunes. At the same time, the iPad/iPod/iPhone transfer tool enables you to manage the files on your iOS device without iTunes. Above all, the iTransfer can make you do what iTunes cannot do!

Free download Leawo iTransfer

iCloud/iTunes alternative 2 – Leawo iOS Data Recovery

Leawo iOS Data Recovery - Save iPhone SMS to PC

Leawo iOS Data Recovery is the best iOS data recovery tool I have used. It is equipped with both data recovery and data backup functions. The 3-in-1 data recovery tool can get 12 types of data by directly scanning your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch or extracting previous iTunes backup, and then back up the data to the local computer selectively. More importantly, the professional iOS data recovery tool can scan the deleted or damaged data from your device no matter you lost the data due to iOS upgrade, jailbreak, formatting, restoring to factory settings or other common reasons.

To sum it up, the 2 outstanding iOS data backup and management tools allow you to back up iPhone data without iTunes easily and fastly, just feel free to download the trial versions to have a try if you want to test the functions first.