If you use iTunes to back up or sync your iPhone data, you know how limited its capabilities are. The iTunes is secure but it’s messy and puts a lot of restrictions, giving you little control over how you want to back up your mobile data. It lacks the flexibility we crave for. I have found AnyTrans for iOS to be a far better iPhone management tool than iTunes. And AnyTrans has just received a major update to bring more flexible backup and restore options. Now it also allows you to backup, transfer, and restore your WhatsApp data.
AnyTrans is a fast, secure and one-stop tool to transfer or backup your iOS data to your Mac or Windows PC. It has amassed more than 10 million users worldwide since its launch six years ago. It’s a far superior alternative to iTunes, allowing you to choose which files you want to transfer or restore, whether it’s contacts, videos, photos, music, documents, or books. When using iTunes, it’s the app – not you – that decides what is going to be backed up.
Flexible ways to back up and restore your iOS data
It's incredibly important to have an up-to-date backup of your important iPhone data. If something goes wrong and you end up losing your data, you'll feel relieved that you have a full backup. That's why AnyTrans backs up more types of files than iTunes, including synced music, photos, videos, and ringtones. What's more, you can browse through your content, preview and select what you want to back up.
The latest update to AnyTrans adds three different backup solutions to make things easier for users:
- Full Backup: Unlike iTunes which takes a backup of only select types of files, AnyTrans allows you to take a complete backup of your iPhone's data.
- Incremental Backup: This option allows you to back up only the changed data compared to your previous backup, saving you a lot of time and storage space.
- Air Backup: You can allow AnyTrans to automatically back up your data wirelessly when you connect your iPhone and the computer to the same WiFi network.
Restoring your data is equally easy and flexible through the one-click restore option. You can go for the full restore or choose to restore only select files and folders. AnyTrans doesn't erase any existing content on your iPhone while restoring. It also allows you to restore data from iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
Now manage your WhatsApp data with AnyTrans
WhatsApp, LINE and Viber are the apps that we use for personal conversations. And those conversations - including photos, videos, documents, and other attachments - are important to us. Developer iMobie has updated AnyTrans to manage your WhatsApp, LINE, and Viber chats as well.
Whether you are switching from an old iPhone to a new one, or want to factory reset your device, you do not want to lose your precious WhatsApp chats and attachments. You can take a backup of your chats using AnyTrans or transfer data from your old phone to the new one. It also gives you the option to select which threads you would like to save or backup.
Download music and videos from any website
I told you AnyTrans is jam-packed with fascinating features. The software also serves as a media downloader, allowing you to download movies, TV shows, and music from more than a thousand websites. It supports downloads from popular websites like YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, TED, SoundCloud, and more. If you want, you can choose to download only the audio part of a video.
While downloading online content for offline viewing, you can select the resolution. AnyTrans automatically converts incompatible file formats to MP4 or MP3.
AnyTrans for iOS is free to download and use. But if you want to take advantage of all its features, you'd want to buy the paid version. It costs $40 for a single license on one computer and $60 for a family license on up to five computers. Its developer iMobie promises lifetime free software updates and 60-day money-back guarantee. If you are not happy with the product, they will give you a full refund.