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Best way to copy iPhone SE data to Mac

Best way to copy iPhone SE data to Mac

iPhone SE is the latest iPhone released by Apple.inc a few days ago. It has the same body as iPhone 5s but with more powerful performance. If you don’t like bigger screen like iPhone 6S or Plus, iPhone SE is the best choice for you to become an iPhone fan.

 

Copy iPhone SE Data to Mac

Since iPhone SE is a smart phone, it’s good idea to copy the iPhone SE data to Mac for backup in case of lose any important files like Contacts, Photos, Messages, Notes, etc. Here I will show you the best way to backup your iPhone data to Mac, it’s not only work for iPhone SE, but also other iPhone series like iPhone 6s/6s plus, iPhone 7, etc.

The tool you need is this Phone Transfer, why I recommend it? Here are a few features you might interested in.

  1. It can backup phone data to Mac and restore it without interfering with the quality.
  2. It is also a phone to phone transfer that enables you to transfer any contents from phone to phone.
  3. It supports cross-platform transfer for data without the risk losing the data or messing up with its quality.
  4. It allows you to transfer iCloud backup to iPhone, Android and other devices easily.
  5. You can use it to transfer music, contacts, photos, video and other types of files from iTunes to your iPhone with ease.

Now, let’s start the guide to copy iPhone SE data to Mac

 

Step 1: Install the Phone Transfer

Download the Phone Transfer and install it. I have scan the file with Virus Protector like Norton, it’s safe and clean. And then launch the app, you will need to look for the tab labeled “Backup Your Phone” and then click on it. This will take you to the backup window.

 

Step2. Connect iPhone SE to Mac

Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable. The Phone Transfer will your iPhone SE automatically as follow:

 

Step 3: Select iPhone SE Files and Copy to Mac

Now check the data you want to transfer from your iPhone SE to Mac. You can select contacts, text messages, calendar, apps, call logs, and so on. Once have checked the data, you will need to click on “Start Copy” to start copying the data. After the copying process completes, you can check your Mac to verify if the data was copied successfully.

Here are more free resources for iPhone users

Top 7 Free iPhone Contacts Backup Apps

Top 5 Free iPhone to Mac Transfer

3 ways to transfer iTunes music and movies to Android

3 ways to transfer iTunes music and movies to Android

Android System is the most popular mobile system nowadays, you may wanna switch your old iPhone to the new Android phones like Galaxy S5, Note 4, etc or you buy a new Android tablet. If you’ve been a long time user of an iPod, iPhone or iPad, you will find all your music collection, playlist, movies, TV shows are organized by iTunes, but iTunes is not compatible with Android, don’t worry. Here is a step by step guide will show 3 ways to let you transfer iTunes music and movies to your android device.

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I will use my Macbook and Galaxy phone as example in this guide, the operation steps are the same for other Android devices like Nexus, HTC, Tablet.

 

Solution1. Transfer iTunes files to Android with TunesGo (For Mac OS)

 

The tool you need is this iTunes to Android Transfer (also named TunesGo). Why I recommend this shareware? Because it’s not only work for iTunes music, but also work for iTunes movies, TV shows, playlists, iTunes U and podcasts. If you just want to transfer iTunes music, you can go to Solution 2 or Solution 3 directly, they are totally free.

Step1. Download and install the iTunes to Android Transfer, and then launch it. Connect the Galaxy phone to Macbook, the software will recognize the phone automatically. You will see your phone info in the primary window.

Step 2. Normally, the iTunes will run automatically. If not, please run it by yourself.

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Step 3. Click Sync > choose Sync iTunes to Android. Tick either Entire library or Selected playlists, and click Sync to begin the transfer. When it’s complete, the iTunes music will be transferred to the Galaxy phone.

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Tips: You can also click Sync > Sync Android to iTunes when you want to transfer music and playlists from Galaxy phone to iTunes.

 

Solution2. Transfer iTunes files to Android with Samsung Kies (For Win and Mac)

KIES is the a freeware developed by Samsung company to manage files for android device. It’s available for both Windows and Mac. According to my user comments, there are some connection issues on Mac sometimes. And Kies doesn’t support iTunes playlist, please refer to solution 1 when you want to transfer iTunes playlist to Android.

Step1. Download and install Kies (Kies download link). And then launch it.

Step2. Connect the Galaxy phone to computer with USB cable, the Kies will detect the phone automatically as follow.

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Step3. Go to the top menu, click File > Import iTunes playlists to Library. Then, under Library directory, click New Playlist. All your iTunes music will be add into Kies.

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Step4. Select the songs you want and click Transfer to Device. That’s all.

 

Solution3. Transfer iTunes music to Android Manually (Only for Win)

If you don’t want to install any software, you can find the iTunes music on your computer hard drive first, and then manually copy the music to your Android device. This way is totally free, but it can only transfer songs, not works for other files types like video, playlist, podcast, and movies.

iTunes stored music in this folder by default:

Windows 8/7: C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\
Windows Vista: C:\Users\username\Music\iTunes\

Step 1. Go to your iTunes music folder. Open it and you will find many folders named by artists. Songs are saved in these folders.

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Step 2. Connect Samsung Galaxy phone to computer with USB cable. The computer will automatically detect it. And then go to find the external hard drive of Samsung Galaxy phone and open it.

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Step 3. Go back to iTunes music folder and copy your wanted songs to Samsung Galaxy phone. Done.

How to transfer Contacts and SMS from Blackberry Phone to iPhone

How to transfer Contacts and SMS from Blackberry Phone to iPhone

94% of T-Mobile customers trading in a BlackBerry during promotion, switched to another platform like Android, iOS and Windows. If you are happen to upgrade from Blackberry to Apple iPhone. There must be some important contacts or SMS you want to transfer to the new iPhone. And here is a step by step guide will show you how to do that, as long as you have made a backup of your BlackBerry to computer with the BlackBerry® Desktop Software.

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The tool you need is this Phone to Phone Transfer (also named as MobileTrans). I have tried many solutions to transfer the blackberry stuff, freeware and shareware. They are neither have viruses and spyware, nor work. Some even corrupt my computer. And this phone transfer works pretty well, more important, it’s really easy to use. Now, let’s start the guide.

 

Step1. Backup your Blackberry

You have to make a backup of your Blackberry first. You can download the BlackBerry® Desktop Software free from blackberry.com, link as follow:

http://us.blackberry.com/software/desktop.html

And then install the software, lunch it. Connect your Blackberry phone to computer with the USB cable. The software will recognized your blackberry phone, click the Back up Now button, all your blackberry data will be backup on your computer. Remember the backup file where you save on the computer.

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Step2. Retrieve the Blackberry Backup to iPhone

Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable. Download and install the Phone to Phone transfer, launch it. Go to the Backup and Restore mode and click Restore. The Phone transfer will recognize your iPhone as follow image.

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On the left side, click the inverted triangle to show the pull-down list. Select BlackBerry backup file. Then, all backup files you have ever made with BlackBerry® Desktop Software are listed out. Select the files you want, click Start Copy button to transfer the files to your new iPhone, that’s all.

Best iTunes Alternative

Best iTunes Alternative

iTunes is the best File Manager for iOS devices like iPhone, iPod and iPad. But for new Apple users, iTunes is a litter complicate. Moreover, iTunes happens error easily, like you do connect iPod to computer, but iTunes can’t recognize it. Or you switch your iPod to another computer, the iTunes has to erase the existing files on your iPod, this is really annoying. If you are looking for a good iTunes alternative, here is what you need.

MobileGo for iOS key features

  • Transfer songs, videos, playlists, iTunes U, Podcasts to iTunes/PC, and vice verse
  • Copy photos, albums from computer to iOS Devices, and reverse way
  • Manage iPhone contacts including import, export, duplicate removal, Outlook sync.
  • Import various kinds of music and video incompatible with iTunes

MobileGo supports iOS devices including

  • iPhone: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
  • iPad: iPad Mini, iPad with Ritina Display, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad
  • iPod: iPod touch5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 3

MobileGo System Requirement

System Requirements

  • Supported OS Microsoft Windows 7/XP/Vista
  • CPU 750MHz Intel or AMD
  • Free Hard Disk Space 1 GB or more
  • RAM 512MB or above

If you sick of iTunes, go and download this iTunes alternative for a try. Here is the free download link (23MB). If you want to know how to transfer files from iPod back to computer, this step by step guide will help you a lot.

How to transfer bookmarks between PC and Mac

How to transfer bookmarks between PC and Mac

If you are a Windows PC user, and now you switch to Mac, or from Mac to PC. There must be some website bookmarks you want to transfer between PC and Mac. And this step by step guide will show you how to copy bookmarks from PC to Mac and from Mac to PC for free and safe. The program you need is Firefox. Firefox is a free and cross-platform Browser. It works on both windows system and mac. You can download firefox from here for free.

How to transfer bookmark from Mac to PC

  1. Launch Firefox browser and click the “Bookmarks” menu, and then click the “Show All Bookmarks” menu.
  2. Click the Import and Backup button in the popup dialog, and then select “Export HTML”.
  3. Save the html file to your Mac hard drive, and then you can email the HTML file to your windows computer or use an external drive to copy the HTML file to your PC.
  4. Now go to your windows PC. Run Firefox and select the “Bookmarks” — “Show All Bookmarks” menu like you did on the Mac.
  5. Click the “Import and Backup” button and then select the “Import Bookmarks from HTML”.
  6. Browse to the HTML file you transfer to your PC, and click “Open” to import the bookmarks. Firefox will automatically load the bookmarks. That’s all. It couldn’t be easier to transfer bookmarks like that.

 

Transfer bookmark from PC to Mac is exactly the same as above, so I’m not repeat it here. Enjoy my guide. If you want to transfer files like songs, videos, movies or data. You can follow this guide to transfer files between Mac and PC through local network.

 

How to transfer files from Mac to PC

How to transfer files from Mac to PC

If you are a Mac user and you are going to get a Windows. There must be some files on Mac like songs, photos, document, data, videos that you want to transfer to Mac. If your PC and Mac are in the same Local network, you can use “Samba Support” to do the job easily.

Samba (SMB) is a separate sharing option within OS X’s File Sharing panel; you can follow these steps to enable the SMB on your Mac.

  1. Launch “System Preferences” and click on “Sharing”
  2. Click the checkbox next to “File Sharing” to enable it
  3. Once File Sharing is turned on, select it and then click on the “Options…” button
  4. Click the check box next to “Share files and folders using SMB (Windows)”
  5. Now click on the checkbox next to the user accounts you want to share or access from Windows – when you click to enable SMB sharing on a user account, you will be asked for that users password. Click on “Done”

After you turn the SMB, you can now connect from your PC to the Mac. If you already know the Macs IP address you can pass this first part of this and go directly to the Windows PC to access the shared users directory.

Connect from your PC to the Mac File Share

Back at the ‘Sharing” system preference panel, take note of your Macs IP address as seen below, discard the afp:// portion and pay attention to the numbers in the format of x.x.x.x

 

1. From the PC connecting to the Mac:
2. Go to the Start menu and choose “Run” or hit Control+R from the Windows desktop
3. Enter the IP address of the Mac in the format of \\192.168.1.9\ and choose “OK”
4. Enter the shared Mac OS X users login and password and click on “OK”
5. Access to the shared Mac directory and user files appear as any other folder within Windows. You’re free to copy or access individual files, or perform more substantial tasks like transferring an iTunes library from a PC to a Mac.

What about the .DS_Store files?

Depending on the Windows PC settings, you might see a bunch of .DS_Store files on the Mac file system. These are normal but if you’re peeved by them, you can disable .DS_Store files by entering the following defaults write command in OS X’s Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true

If you want them back, just switch that to ‘false’ at the end.

How to transfer iPhoto files to an External Hard Drive on Mac

How to transfer iPhoto files to an External Hard Drive on Mac


Need to proceed your iPhoto library? No problem, it is simply finished with a two-step process – first you need to physically proceed or duplicate the picture library in the direction of the brand new location, after which you require to inform iPhoto where the brand new location is. Here’s easy methods to accomplish this:

Transfer the iPhoto Library

  • Open ~/Pictures/ and locate the “iPhoto Library” package, the icon looks like the image to the right – do not open the package you will want to move the entire directory
  • Move or copy “iPhoto Library” to the new destination by dragging and dropping it to the desired location on a new hard drive or partition

The library moving or copying process may maybe consider a even though depending on how a variety of photographs you have stored in iPhoto. Waiting is by much the longest section with this procedure, but as quickly since it is finished copying you just need to point iPhoto toward new location:

Set iPhoto to the New Library Location

  • Hold down the Option key and launch iPhoto
  • Find the iPhoto Library in the list or click on “Other Library” to manually navigate to the new location and then click on “Choose”

This is typically instantaneous but occasionally there’s a slight delay as iPhoto reads the library document again. Now iPhoto will require advantage of the library you have specified inside the new location, just be conscious that in the occasion you chose an one more difficult generate after which launch iTunes without any that generate connected, your pictures will not be available.

 

 

Free iPod songs transfer for Mac

Free iPod songs transfer for Mac

If you lost your iTunes library on your Mac, but they are still on your iPod, and you want to copy the songs from iPod back to your Mac iTunes library. This iPod songs transfer would help you a lot. Not like other iPod transfer trial version that can only transfer 100 songs. This Mac iPod Transfer is totally free without any limitation.

Here are some key features about the iPod transfer for Mac.

Backup iPod/iPhone/iPad music
Save your music from all your portable devices directly to your Mac or iTunes without worrying losing content when you send them in repair.
Transfer music from your friend’s device for sharing, or backup music from your own old device to your new one.
Copy iPod/iPhone/iPad music to iTunes library to help you manage your multimedia library.

Transfer music from Mac or iTunes
Free transfer music from your old Mac to your new Mac, or from your Mac or iTunes to iPod, iPhone, and iPad for playback.
Allow several devices to be connected at the same time, and transfer freely between them.
Retrieve iTunes music library when changing a computer.

Here is the free download link: Free iPod Transfer for Mac (23M)

System Requirements: Intel-based Mac, at least 1G Hz Intel processor, Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6.