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Definitive Guide to AnyTrans (Free & Paid)

Transferring files has never been easier, especially with the iPhone and the whole Apple ecosystem. Luckily there have emerged alternative ways for you to do so in a simple way. AnyTrans is one of the software that enables you to transfer files from your PC to your phone.

With AnyTrans, you can manage your PC, iPhone, iPad, Android device, iTunes, and iCloud content in one place and enjoy full-way transfer across these devices without boundaries. But in this case, let us leave Android out because transferring files between Android and PC is pretty breeze.

AnyTrans brings the seamless transfer of data from your iPhone to iPad, iPod, or even when one wants to switch from Android to iPhone. In this piece, we cover the various features baked inside AnyTrans and how you could utilize each of them to your advantage. 


AnyTrans is excellent. The software is baked in with amazing features that many iOS users have missed out since the beginning. In this article, we provide you with the guide for using various functionalities on AnyTrans and gauge which of the options between the free version and the full paid version is suitable for your needs. In this review, AnyTrans paid version turns out as the real deal. The software is worth paying for considering all the functionalities available.

Definitive Guide to AnyTrans (Free & Paid)
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AnyTrans Features

1. Multi-Language Support

AnyTrans supports multiple languages. Currently, the software supports English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Arabic. 

2. Supported Media Types

AnyTrans supports several media types. What is good is that the software covers the most common media types that we consume every day. Here are the media file types supported by AnyTrans;

MP4, M4A, MOV, WMV, AVI, FLV, MP4B, WMA, RM, MDI, OGG, FLAC, M4R, WAV, PDF, EPUB, JPG, PNG, GIF and BMP among others. 

3. Multi-Platform Support

AnyTrans is available on different platforms. It supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OSX, Android, and iOS.

4. Clone Your iPhone and Transfer Between iOS Devices

AnyTrans makes it possible to transfer files between your several iOS devices. Whether you are upgrading or switching from your iDevices, AnyTrans got you sorted out. AnyTrans helps you carry along your essentials from the old iPhone to your new one. 

Furthermore, you can also customize which data you wish to transfer. One good thing about AnyTrans is the data transfer never erases any existing data on the new iPhone. AnyTrans data transfer feature helps you move data ranging from photos from iCloud, contacts from old iPhone, videos from iPad, messages from iTunes backup, your apps, app data/files, game saves, and personal settings, all at once.

5. Data Transfer from Your iPhone to Your PC

With AnyTrans, you can also transfer data from your iPhone to your PC, and vice versa. This method is handled pretty simple with AnyTrans in 1-click. To do so, follow these simple steps;

  • Open AnyTrans on your computer
  • Connect your iOS device to computer via the USB cable (AnyTrans automatically detects iOS devices by default)
  • Tap on the “Content to Computer” button
  • Select the file category you want to transfer
  • Choose your preferred export path on the computer (where your files will be exported to)
  • Click on the “Next” button to start file transfer

6. AnyTrans as a Backup Manager

It is often recommended to back up your device data now and then. This will ensure that in case your device is lost or stolen, your data will still be available on your cloud or computer. It has an inbuilt backup management system that lets you back up your iOS data in a simple one-click step.

To back up your data follow the following steps;

  • Open AnyTrans on your computer
  • Connect your iOS device to computer via the USB cable (AnyTrans automatically detects iOS devices by default)
  • Click the Backup Manager option
  • Tap on the full backup option then tap on the Next button
  • You will be prompted to choose to “Enable Password Protection” or simply go ahead without protecting your backup data with a password.

Sounds a rigorous process? Don’t panic here is a true One-Click Backup option you can opt for;

After launching AnyTrans on your PC and connecting your iOS device, under the Quick start segment on the right tap on One-click backup. This will take you directly to the backup manager page where you can “Enable Password Protection” or skip for a direct backup. Easy as pie.

7. Creation of Your Own Custom Ringtone

With AnyTrans, you can even create your custom ringtones. Yeah, we know there is a tone of ringtones already available on the iPhone, but you may not be comfortable with them. AnyTrans enables you to choose whichever song you wish to use and customize it to your liking to become your text message tone or ringtone.

Here is a step to step guide on how to do it;

  • Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your computer
  • Click Ringtone Maker option
  • On the selection page, you can select an audio file from your computer, iOS device, iTunes library or search online.
  • After selecting the song Click on the customize now button. For online searching, the downloading process will begin shortly.
  • Select the start and end place for your ringtone
  • After customization, you can choose to “Save to Ringtone Library” or “Import to iOS device.”

8. Air Backup

Air backup takes the already techie features available on AnyTrans a few notches up. Air back up, as the name suggests, brings the transfer of data through the network so you can dodge all the hassle of connecting your iPhone to PC via cable.

However, for a start, you will have to connect your device with the computer via USB cable then click on the “Trust This Computer” option when prompted.

  • Click “Air Backup Automatically” option
  • Connect your device and computer to the same WiFi

Keep in mind you have to enable the “Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi” option in iTunes, otherwise Air Backup won’t start.

After setting up Air Backup you can customize Air Backup Preferences like Schedule Air Backup frequency ranging from one day to a month, based on your needs. Furthermore, you can also Enable Password Protection in order to protect your data safety and privacy.

To back up your data;

  • Disconnect your iOS device with computer
  • Back up device data

9. Transfer Content to iTunes

Another amazing feature by AnyTrans is the ability to bypass iTunes restrictions. AnyTrans makes it easy for you to transfer content on iOS devices to iTunes. This includes music, movies, TV shows, books, ringtones, photos, audiobooks, voice memos, apps and more.

To do it, follow the guide below;

  • Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your computer
  • Connect your iOS device to computer via the USB cable (AnyTrans automatically detects iOS devices by default)
  • Click Content to iTunes button
  • Select file category you want to transfer
  • Hit on the Next button to start the transfer

10. Data transfer from Cloud to iPhone

Transfer of data from Cloud to iPhone has never been easier. With AnyTrans this process is all done in one-click.

Follow the guide below;

  • Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your computer
  • Connect your iOS device to computer via the USB cable
  • Tap on the Phone Switcher option
  • Click Cloud to iPhone option
  • Click Add Cloud Account (Only Google Cloud and iCloud are supported)
  • Select the categories (Either photo, videos, contacts, calendar, notes, reminders)
  • Click on the “Next” button to start the transfer process.

Using this method, you can also transfer data from cloud to cloud by choosing the cloud to cloud option instead of Cloud to iPhone.

Definitive Guide to AnyTrans (Free & Paid)
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AnyTrans Drive

AnyTrans Drive is the software’s dedicated storage to help you export, import, edit, or even delete useless files in a simple way. AnyTrans turns your iOS device into sort of a USB drive. 

To use AnyTrans Drive, fire up your AnyTrans for iOS as usual on your PC then connect your iOS device. Click the AnyTrans Drive button under the Quick start option and wait for the UI to load. After that, you can then select files inside the drive that you want to transfer to your computer. Select the export path to begin the transfer. If you wish to transfer data from your computer to your device, click on the “plus” button at the top.

1. Screen Mirroring (Connection)

This functionality enables you to mirror your iOS device screen to your computer easily. 

First of all, launch AnyTrans on your computer and tap on the screen mirroring button. Secondly, connect your iOS device and your computer to the same WIFI network. Here you have to either connect iOS device and computer to the same WLAN or the same WIFI hotspot.

Now go to the Control Center on your device and tap on Screen Mirroring – AnyTrans_XXX to start mirroring your device to your PC.

Using the screen mirroring option, you can also choose to screen record your screen.

2. Other AnyTrans Features

Apart from the features mentioned above, AnyTrans offers more. The software also sports the following features;

  • App downloader
  • Media downloader
  • Social messages manager
  • iCloud manager
  • Permanent erasing of data
Definitive Guide to AnyTrans (Free & Paid)
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Who is this for?

AnyTrans is suitable for all iOS device users. AnyTrans has been optimized well to serve Apple devices users in their i-Life living to make their life easier. At the same time, they do not forget Android users who might want to switch to the Apple ecosystem.

Anytrans Pros and Cons


  • Enables easy transfer photos, videos between PC/Mac and iPhone/iPad
  • Has an easy to use user interface
  • Supports multiple platforms


  • Not free


AnyTrans is not free without limitations. The software will set you back by $39.99 per year for one license. But it is better to add some more $10 to obtain a $49.99 license for one device with lifetime access. For family users, AnyTrans sells five licenses for five devices at $69.99 for lifetime access. However, you can use the free version, which has several limitations.

Definitive Guide to AnyTrans (Free & Paid)
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Free vs Paid— Which One Suits You?

Here is a comparison of the two;

AnyTrans for iOS Free vs Paid

With the free version you will not be able to do the following;

  • Transfer data from iDevice to iDevice, iDevice to computer/iTunes and vice versa, iDevice to iCloud
  • Sync data from iTunes to iDevice, or download them to computer
  • Make iTunes backup at once, access and export backup files
  • Automatically backup iDevice data to a computer over Wi-Fi

AnyTrans iOS free version is limited to three days and has a maximum file transfer limit of 30 items per day.

AnyTrans for Android Free vs Paid

AnyTrans for Android is limited to three days with a maximum file transfer limit of 30 items per day.

On the free plan here is what you will miss out on the following features;

  • Transfer data from Android/iPhone to Android, Android to a computer and vice versa
  • Transfer data from iOS to Android


AnyTrans is easy to use. The software has an easily understandable modern design that we find very intuitive. Whether you are a beginner, AnyTrans does not have any glitches that can make your user experience otherwise. The user interface is pretty easy to navigate and understand.

Customer Support

The software has a well-detailed guide on how to use the various functionalities baked in the program that we find well written. There is also a community support forum and email support. The company is also available on multiple social media platforms, which are very active.

Definitive Guide to AnyTrans (Free & Paid)
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The Verdict

AnyTrans is a fantastic software for iOS users. It touches almost if not all the aspects that iOS users have long been denied access to by the company. Except for the pricing, AnyTrans is excellent, and we can’t find any other reason why you shouldn’t be using the software already. Free vs. Paid? Paid is the best deal here.

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