Tired of using iTunes for iPhone backups? Try DearMob iPhone Manager.

Tired of using iTunes for iPhone backups? There’s an alternative.


When it comes to iPhone backup, there's a better path than iTunes: DearMob iPhone Manager.
When it comes to iPhone backup, there's a better path than iTunes.
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This post is presented by DearMob iPhone Manager.

The way we use iPhones has changed a lot since they first came on the scene more than a decade ago. For one thing, they’ve become much more essential to our everyday lives. iPhones have become the place where we keep some of our most important data. So it’s kind of surprising that the default backup app, iTunes, remains so ham-handed.

iTunes, which has been around even longer than the iPhone, teems with clunky menus and syncing tools that can leave you unsure about the state of your backups (or how to access them). From error messages and grindingly slow transfers that take forever to restrictions on importing DRM-protected content, it’s not an app that feels fit for 2019.

Good thing there’s an alternative that makes iPhone backups faster and less frustrating.

DearMob iPhone Manager lets you manage, back up and transfer iOS data without ever opening iTunes. It’s super-easy and intuitive to use, offering full control of what data you back up. It’ll also remove DRM restrictions, so you can save those movies and tunes for safekeeping.

Make iOS backups easier with DearMob iPhone Manager

This app keeps things simple. With one click, you can fully back up and restore iPhone without iTunes or any other Apple service. So you won’t get stuck with a warning window because of compatibility issues.

With selective backup, you can back up your entire iPhone and restore it later to another device. Or you can choose specific files (like photos, messages and music) to restore. There’s even the option to convert files to make them more compatible with other devices. For example, you can convert photos from HEIC to JPG format, or convert contacts, messages and EPUB files to .pdf, .doc or .txt formats. That’s not an option on iTunes, requiring a third-party app.

For the security-minded, you can password-protect local or exported photos, videos and contacts — even whole folders — behind high-level encryption.

These features make for more than just a flexible and convenient backup tool. They make DearMob iPhone Manager a resource for enhancing and protecting your data. Makes you wonder why iTunes doesn’t have these features.

How it works

Using DearMob is a cinch. After connecting your phone, the Mac app’s simple main menu will show you five main options: photo transfer, music manager, video, backup and files. You will also see sub-tabs for managing contacts, apps, SMS and other types of data.

This straightforward UI makes it easy to find and manage exactly the data you want to work with. Encrypting your files, for example, is a simple matter of clicking through to the category of files you want to protect, then selecting the specific files and clicking “encrypt.” All files are visible via a familiar, Finder-style window.

To back up, say, photos, just click the “photos” tab, then select the images you want to save. Select the target location, click “export,” and voila — your photos are backed up. Or you can choose to convert or encrypt them automatically as they move from your phone to your drive. Encrypted files can also be decrypted right in the app.

Get DearMob iPhone Manager for free

While it’s true that great products come out of Cupertino, you can’t do any of the above with iTunes. So a price tag of about $50 for a lifetime license to use DearMob iPhone Manager on two machines seems pretty reasonable.

But right now you can actually get a free giveaway license with all the features of the full version. The only difference between this and the paid version is the lack of free upgrade support.

Whichever route you to take, DearMob iPhone Manager is a great alternative for anyone eager to get past the limitations of using iTunes for backups.

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