[2018] Best Data Transfer from PC to iPhone

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Katrin Updated on Aug 03, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Data transfer PC to iPhone Overview

You may need to transfer the newly downloaded TV shows from your computer to your iPhone to watch them and kill the boring time when you are outside, or you may want to add a new ringtone from PC to your iPhone for penalization. Whatever the demands, when it comes data from PC to iPhone, it bothers you more or less considering how to do it in a reasonable way. Here, on this page, we will show you how to transfer files from PC to iPhone in two frequently used ways.

How to transfer data from PC to iPhone with iTunes

Apple provides iTunes for data transfer and synchronization. It allows you to sync music, photos, videos, contacts, and text messages between iPhone and PC. You can also add files to iTunes on your PC, and then transfer to your iPhone. Before you start to transfer data from PC to iPhone, you need to know:


1. iTunes syncing is very slow during files transfer.

2. You may encounter unexpected and frustrating error messages while transferring data.

3. iTunes synchronization will wipe the existing media files on your iPhone.

In addition to the above limitation, if you choose to use iTunes, you can listen to purchased music on only one of the two devices. And you also need to log in separately for each iPhone you want to sync with iTunes. If you insist on iTunes anyway, follow the steps below. If you are looking for an easier and safer way, skip to data transfer from PC to iPhone using MobiMover.

Step 1: Download and install the latest iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC and run it when the installation finishes.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer via a compatible USB cable. Click your device icon in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window.

Step 3: Choose Summary > click This computer on the right-side panel > click Back Up Now > click Apply to begin to sync the entire iPhone content to the computer using iTunes.

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iTunes alternative - EaseUS MobiMover data transfer from PC to iPhone

Since you've already known that iTunes is a little bit complicated. And the data loss/overwriting can happen during the transfer or sync process with iTunes. So is there any safer and trustworthy alternative to iTunes? Here comes EaseUS MobiMover Free iOS data manager, one of the best data transfer software on the market.  

As a free iPhone data transfer and iPhone content manager. You can use MobiMover to transfer files from PC to iPhone without iTunes, back up iPhone to the computer in a readable way, copy data between two iOS devices without iCloud, manage iOS files in all-round solutions. Besides, if you want to download videos from YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, and other sites to your iPhone or computer, you have the free and simple approach now with MobiMover Online Video Downloader. 

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable and tap Trust This Computer on your device if you are asked. Run EaseUS MobiMover and click PC to iDevice on the main interface like the sample image below.

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Step 2: On this screen, click the Three Dots button in the upper-left corner to select to transfer files to iPhone by file or by folder. 

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Step 3: MobiMover will read and show the whole compatible files you have added like the following image show. You are free to transfer them all or selectively send one or more specific data categories.

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Step 4: Click Transfer to transfer files from PC to iPhone without iTunes in a free solution. After the process, you can go to the corresponding applications on your iPhone to check the downloaded contents, such as images in Photos, videos/movies/TV shows in Videos, music/playlists in Music, ringtones in iPhone Settings.

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