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iCareFone: Make your backup, restore, transfer easier than ever

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iCareFone offers an easy, straightforward alternative to iTunes.
iCareFone offers an easy, straightforward alternative to iTunes.
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This post is presented by Tenorshare.

Using iTunes to manage your data is not the best part of owning an iPhone or iPad. Spend time with Cupertino’s flagship app, and you realize it’s tough to navigate, with cumbersome tools for managing data and backups. It leaves many of us wishing for more straightforward, focused control over our iOS devices and data.

That’s why we’re digging iCareFone from Tenorshare. It’s a tool for managing, restoring and backing up iOS data that goes way beyond iTunes in flexibility and ease of use.

Rather than wrestling with unwieldy syncing menus, you can easily find and transfer specific tracks, photos, videos, contacts and SMS messages (among other kinds of data). Additionally, iCareFone comes loaded with tools for selectively backing up and restoring devices when they crash. That includes iOS 12 devices and the latest iPhones XS, XS Max and XR.

Take control of your iOS data with iCareFone

Plug your iPhone or iPad into this app, and the options become immediately clear. You can manage and transfer data, and do a free backup without any limitations.

You access iCareFone’s tools straight from the top menu. Two menu tiles offer a quick transfer of media from the device to iTunes (or the other way around). You can also export all your photos photos to PC/Mac with a single click.

If you’re going to move media files between iDevices and iTunes, the next screen provides a detailed menu of data categories. So whether it’s specific songs, entire albums and playlists, or even just stuff you’ve played recently, you can easily find, select and start transferring it. In fact, the whole process takes about three clicks (depending on how much data you select).

Backing up is similarly simple. After selecting from the top menu, like before, the full range of data types will appear. So you can back up all device contents, or choose to back up only music, voice memos, call histories, app documents or any of about 20 different categories. After making your selections, just click “backup” to kick off the process.

To restore from backup, just select the next tab at the top. There, you’ll see a menu of saved backups. That includes backups made with iCareFone and iTunes, so this is a backup manager you can start using seamlessly even if you’ve been using iTunes for years.

Selecting a backup file reveals all of its various contents in high detail. Then you can choose to restore all or some of the photos, videos, music, contacts and bookmarks you need to recover. (At the moment, these are the only file types you can recover with iCareFone.)

iCareFone: An alternative to iTunes

These features make iCareFone an easy and quick way to manage data on your iOS devices. Additionally, the Mac app offers tools for removing files individually or in batches, uninstalling apps, removing duplicate files, merging contacts and lots more. You can even repair common iOS issues quickly and easily, so you have an option before scheduling a Genius Bar visit.

If you’re interested in breaking away from iTunes, iCareFone could be your get out of jail free card. You can try it for free by visiting TenorShare’s website at the link below.

Price: Free

Download: iCareFone (for Mac or PC)