How to Use UltFone iOS Data Manager

How to use UltFone iOS Data Manager to manage iOS device data without iTunes, transfer files between computer and device in a click, and backup/restore iOS data in a more flexible way.

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UltFone iOS Data Manager is an ideal iTunes alternative tool to backup iPhone to computer free, sync iPhone files with iTunes without limitation, and transfer files between iOS device and computer easily.

Install this iPhone backup and transfer tool to your computer, and get started to use this software to manage your iOS device.

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Manage Files

Step 1: Connect Device and Select "Manage" from menu to start.

select file manager

Step 2: Manage Files

You can choose to import and export photos/music/ringtones/videos/contacts/books/bookmarks, uninstall apps, de-duplicate contacts, add playlist/contacts as you need.

Import Files

To import files from computer to iOS devices, click "Import" button and select the files you'd like to add. You can also directly import folders as the picture below shows.

import photos

Export Files

To get files off iPhone/iPad or iPod, just hit the "Export" button and select a location to save these files. You can also define export setting for HEIC/Live photos and HEVC videos.

export photos from iphone to computer

Add Files

You can add contacts, books and bookmarks by UltFone iOS Data Manager and all the changes made will be synced to your iDevice. Simply click the "Add" button to add contacts and "Import" button to add other files.

add contacts to iphone

Delete Files

UltFone iOS Data Manager enables you to quickly delete unwanted files and instantly free up storage space. Just select the files you don't need any more and click "Delete" button.

delete files from iphone

Merge Contacts

If there are duplicated contacts on your device, you can click "Merge" button to delete one of them.


Virtual USB Drive

Now, UltFone iOS Data Manager makes it possible to create a virtual USB flash drive on your device to manage iOS files smartly. You can create your own folders and manage the data within the folders freely in the virtual USB drive.

An import tip: The virtual USB flash drive also occupies the device storage; therefore, you need to make sure that there is enough free space on your device.

Now, let’s see how easy it is to create your own folder with the help of iOS Data Manager.

On the Manage tab of this software, choose Virtual USB Drive from the sidebar. Here you can do these things:

1. Create Folders

You can create any folder as you like in this section and them add files to these folders as you like. To create a folder, just right-click or choose “New Folder” from the top menu.

create a new folder in virtual usb drive

2. Import Files to Virtual USB Drive

To import files to the virtual USB drive, just select the target folder and then click the Import button from the top menu. Select files from the computer that you want to import and wait for the process to complete.

import files to the virtual USB drive

3. Export Files from Virtual USB Drive

You can also export files from the virtual USB drive. Tick the folders or files that you want to export and click the Export button on the top menu to save them to computer.

export files from the virtual USB drive

4. Delete Files from Virtual USB Drive

To delete a file or multiple files from the virtual USB drive, you just need to select the file(s) and click the Delete button to confirm your choice.

delete files from the virtual USB drive

File Manager Feature

The new feature – File Manager allows users to view and manage (view, import, export, delete) folders in your iOS device. Switch to the File Manager feature, UltFone iOS Data Manager will display the folders that already exit in your device. You can click a folder to view the file(s) within the folder. Right click a folder or file, you can open, rename, export or delete the selected file/folder.

file manager

You can choose a folder and then click the Import button from the top menu, it allows you to import file or folder from computer to the selected folder.

import files to the file manager

To create a new folder, click the New Folder option from the top menu. You can rename the new folder as you like.

create a new folder in files manager

You can delete a folder or file as you like in the File Manager. Just highlight the file or folder and click the Delete button.

delete a folder in the file manager
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Backup and Restore

Backup iPhone/iPad/iPod to PC/Mac (Free Feature)

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to computer, and tap "Backup & Restore". Then you'll see the interface with all files are selected by default, but you can also selectively choose files for backup.

backup now

Step 2: Click "Backup" button and it will start backing up the selected data on your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

backing up iphone free

Step 3: After the backup process, you can view backup data or view backup list.

iPhone backup completed
Tips: If you click "View Backup Data", all backed up files will be extracted and displayed for preview. If you want to send backup files to computer, click "Export to Computer" and choose the location you want, then tap "OK".
export backup data to computer

Restore iPhone/iPad/iPod from Backup

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to computer, and click "To view or restore previous backup files" on the left bottom.

view backup files

Step 2: The program will display backup files you created both with iTunes and with UltFone iOS Data Manager. Choose a previous backup you want to restore and click "View".

select a backup to restore

Step 3: UltFone iOS Data Manager will extract all files from the selected backup. You can choose the data you want to restore and click "Restore to Device" or "Export to Computer".

select the data you want to restore
Notes: UltFone iOS Data Manager only supports to restore message, bookmarks, contacts, photos, videos and music directly to your device currently. Other types of data can only to restored to computer.

Step 4: Please wait patiently while restoring data to your device.

restoring files to iPhone

Step 5: Now, your backup files have been restored to your device successfully!

restore iphone from backup successfully

Convert HEIC to JPG

Step 1: Connect iDevice

Download and install UltFone iOS Data Manager on your Mac/PC and connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to the computer with a USB cable. Make sure that the iOS device is unlocked. After the connection, select “HEIC Converter” icon on the bottom right or click “More Tools” and then choose “HEIC Converter”.

convert heic to jpg using ultfone convert heic to jpg

Step 2: Add HEIC Photo(s)

Click “Add Photos(s)” on the pop-up screen and tap on “Select Photo(s)” or “Select Folder” based on the number of photos. “Select Folder” is recommended if you have hundreds of HEIC photos need to convert.

add heic photos

If you want to add more photos, click “Add Again” button on the top left corner. Please note that the maximum is 1,000 photos at a time. If you want to delete photo(s), click “Remove” button. Moreover, click “Clear List” on the top left corner to delete all selected photos.

Note: You can choose the converted JPG image quality: Original (95%) Medium (70%), Standard (40%).
add or delete heic photos

Step 3: Start Converting

Before converting, UltFone program will save the converted photos on the desktop but you can also change the save location by simply clicking “Change” option. After doing this, select “Convert to JPG”.

start convert heic to jpg

Step 4: Finish Conversion

When the conversion is finished, the save location will be shown on the screen. If not, click “Open Folder” to find the converted JPG photos.

jpg conversion finished

One-click Exporting Photos to PC/Mac

Connect Device and Start Exporting

All the photos and videos on your device will be transferred to your computer, and saved in the same folder where you keep them.

transfe photos

Transfer Device Media to iTunes

Connect Device to Transfer Media Files to iTunes

transfe device media files

Transfer iTunes Media to Device

Connect Device to Transfer iTunes Media Files to Device

transfeitunes media files

Enable/Disable Device Accessibility

Step 1: Connect iDevice

Download and install UltFone iOS Data Manager on your Mac/Windows and connect iPhone/iPad to the computer via a USB cable. Unlock your iDevice and enter the passcode if “Trust This Computer” pops up. After the connection, navigate to “More Tools>Device Accessibility Control” from the top menu.

ultfone device accessibility control

Step 2: Enable/Disable Device Accessibility Features

Now you can choose to enable or disable Device Accessibility features on your own.

  • AssistiveTouch: This feature helps you use your iPhone in an easy way when you have difficulty touching the screen. When it is enabled, a button will appear on your iDevice screen and you can lock the screen, take screenshots or others via this button.
  • VoiceOver: It will speak items on the screen if enabled so that you don’t need to see the screen.
  • Zoom: This feature allows you to zoom in on everything on the iDevice screen without restriction.
  • Invert Colors: This feature allows you to view the screen display against a dark background.
enable disable device accessibility

iPhone Real-Time Screen

Step 1: Launch UltFone iOS Data Manager on your computer and connect your iPhone to your PC/Mac with a data wire. Click the “More Tools” icon on the left sidebar and then select the “Real-Time Screen” tool.

screenshot on iphone without home button

Then, UltFone will start to load the plugin. It just takes a few seconds.

load real time screen plugin

Step 2: After finishing loading the plugin, your iPhone screen will appear.

iphone screen shows up

Step 3: You can click any app on your iPhone and take a screenshot. On the right side, more choices are shown to you: you are allowed to save screenshots to local, copy screenshots to clipboard and do a full screen. Also, it is your option to choose where you want to save the screenshots simply by clicking the “Change” button.

take a screenshot without home button with ultfone

Also, you can choose to rotate the screen and then take a screenshot. After that, click the “Open” button to check your screenshots.

rotate iphone screen

Run A Test Report for iPhone

Step 1: Launch UltFone iOS Data Manager on your computer and then connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Select “Test Report” on the main screen.

run a test report for iphone

Step 2: Then, a test report about your iPhone will show you. This report will include the basic infomation about your iPhone such as device name, hard disk capacity, front camera and charge times,etc. Moreover, it will conclude whether your iDevice has been disassembled or not.

iphone test report result

Block iOS Updates

Step 1: On your computer, download and install UltFone. Then use a data cable to connect your iPhone and computer. After connection, click “More Tools” in the sidebar.

block ios update with ultfone

Step 2: Select the “Block iOS Updates” option on the next screen.

more tools on ultfone

Step 3: Choose “Send profile to device” on the pop-up window. Please ensure that your iPhone is unlocked.

turn off ios updates

Step 4: Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone, click “VPN & Device Management” and then install the ”tvOS 15 Beta software profile”.

tvos 15 beta software profile

Step 5: Next, restart the iPhone. Then a “Feedback” icon will appear on your screen. Please note that you are not allowed to delete it but can hide it. It means that you have succeeded in turning off iOS automatic updates. Once Apple releases a new iOS version in the future, you won’t get the iOS update prompt anymore.

turn off ios updates successfully

Note: It works on jailbroken iDevices after iOS 10.

Hope this tutorial is helpful. Download UltFone iOS Data Manager now and try to manage your iPhone free without iTunes!

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