While Android makes it quite easy to transfer data from your computer to your phone, the process is significantly more complicated for iPhones.
Yes, we have iTunes but there are certainly better tools out there. Today we’ll show you how you can transfer data from your computer to your phone, regardless if it’s an Android or an iOS handset using a practical app called TunesGo.
How to transfer data from your computer to your phone
TunesGo provides two-way sync and lets you transfer data from your computer to your phone, but also the other way around. It’s a great tool for transferring media files but also to backup important data such as messages for example.
TunesGo is not free – a lifetime license for iOS devices is priced at $59.95 and the Android license costs $49.95. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but once you see what you can do with it, I’m sure you’ll agree it’s worth the money. You can also try it for free so you can make an informed decision before purchasing.
The first thing you need to do is connect your phone to your Mac or PC. You can also use TunesGo to transfer data between two phones, in which case both need to be connected to your computer via a USB cable.
After you connect your device, launch TunesGo and wait for the app to detect your phone.
You can use TunesGo to transfer almost any type of content including media files, apps, messages, and contacts. The built-in file explorer even lets you access folders that are normally restricted on your phone, although this is mainly useful for Android devices since iPhones would need to be jailbroken for this purpose.
To continue, use the app’s tabs to select which kind of data you want to transfer. You can also use one of the bulk actions TunesGo provides on its main screen. However, if you need to transfer only certain types of data you should use the dedicated tabs.
While most tabs have straightforward names, the Information tab is an exception. From that tab, you can manage your phone’s contacts and text messages.
We’ll use TunesGo to transfer some music to an iPhone. It’s much more convenient than syncing it via iTunes, especially if you’re using a computer on which your iTunes library isn’t synced with.
Go to the Music tab and add the audio files you want to transfer then select Export. Click on “Export to iTunes” in the dropdown list. That’s it!
TunseGo is a smart app so it’s not just useful for file transfers. The app can automatically sort the photos stored on your iPhone into the currently existing albums, and even convert videos to GIFs.
TunesGo provides additional options for Android devices such as choosing between local memory and the SD card as the default storage location and selecting the default location for storing media files.
The app is frequently updated to support the latest operating systems and right now you can use it with iOS 11 and older versions, as well as Android 8 and earlier versions.