Anyone who has ever used an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch would know that having to use iTunes every single time for transferring files from an iOS device is a nuisance in itself. Luckily, there is a way to do that without having to use iTunes and in this post we’ll teach you how to transfer files from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch without having to use iTunes.
For this purpose, we’ll use a software called DiskAid, which has recently been updated to version 5.0 and now comes with even better content management options. DiskAid has a free as well as a paid version. The free version will allow you to transfer unlimited amount of files from your iOS device to your Mac OS X or Windows computer. Features of DiskAid 5 include ability to:
- Transfer music and video stored in any Apple mobile device and copy it back to iTunes or any folder on any Mac or PC
- Exchange files with any iPhone app to export files and documents to the app or save apps data to the computer
- Store files on using any iOS device, using it as an external USB storage device
- Access the mobile device’s data, such as, SMS text messages, contacts, notes, voicemail, call histories, and voice memos and save them to the computer
- Copy pictures within the Camera Roll and Photo Albums from the iPhone to the computer
The difference between paid and free version is that the paid version lets you transfer and and create backups of text messages, voicemail, call logs, voice memos, contacts list, music, videos, notes and podcasts. DiskAid gives you more control over the content on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, more than what iTunes normally allows.
To transfer your content, simply plug in your device via USB and use it as you would use a USB flash drive. DiskAid gives you root access to the iOS file system. You can drag and drop content to and from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. No jailbreak is required. The paid version of DiskAid costs $24.90 for a one time license.