iMazing for Mac lets you transfer data between your iOS device and your computer to create backups or add new media to your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Setting up this app and connecting your device is a quick and easy process, so you'll never have to worry about losing important information again.
Transfer options: Once you've taught this program to recognize your iOS device, you can manage backups and data transfers either via USB connection or Wi-Fi. For the Wi-Fi backups to work, the device and computer both need to be connected to the same network. But after the initial setup, the app will detect the device automatically once the other criteria are met.
Backup possibilities: This app enables you to create manual backups or to have automatic backups created each time the device is detected. You can also choose to have backups encrypted, restore data from a backup, or clone one device to another.
No real Help: There is no real Help file associated with this program. The only Help link takes you to a limited FAQs page with information on popular topics and a bit of installation information.
iMazing for Mac is a useful tool for managing backups and other types of data transfers from your iOS device to your computer and vice versa. The Wi-Fi option is a nice addition, making it possible to back up your device by just opening the app, and you can try the program for free for 15 days. The full purchase price is $14.99.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of iMazing for Mac 1.0.4.
iMazing is a file manager for iPod, iPhone or iPad. It can transfer any type of files between any device and any computer, Mac or PC, via a high speed USB or Wi-Fi connection. iMazing sports a two way super simple music manager that does not require a sync or previous pairing with your computer, you can add tracks to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in no time or just the other way around: add songs from any Apple mobile device to any iTunes library. iMazing gives access Data such as: Music, Video, Photos, Notes, Call History, Text Messages (SMS), Voicemail and Voice Memos. All of these can be simply extracted to the computer for backup. The contacts can be directly managed from iMazing and can be added, copied or deleted directly from the app without the need of an iTunes or iCloud sync.
iMazing connects directly to any installed iPhone App and can backup, uninstall or reinstall the app and all its data at any given time without any data loss. iMazing manages all iOs devices and allows to create backups or full archives that can be restored fully or just selectively for any given data set onto any other device, making it super-useful upon upgrades and replacements. With iMazing you can also transfer files and folders between your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and your Computer and view them on the go using FileApp free files browser.
This lets you avoid using iTunes and allows you to transfer files from a computer to an iphon/ipod/ipad. That is nice as long as it works. It will stop working. See below.
When Apple upgraded to iOS 10, I upgraded my iDevices as a responsible IT owner. But then iMazing stopped working on those devices. Basically, it seems, I have to pay for an iMazing upgrade because I accepted an iOS upgrade. This is not standard industry practice, and I am miffed.
If you want to keep paying, and paying, and paying, use IMazing. I am going to try to find something else.
Horrible experience with the company! I purchased this software less than a year ago. Now I must pay to upgrade it so it works with IOS 10. I could see needing to pay or upgrade if I have been using the software for years, but not less than one year. BE WARNED.
I haven't even run the program yet- I am recovering from the awful experience of running the "CNET-Installer.app" on my Mac. THIS IS A HUGE HURDLE.
C/NET is not as trustworthy as I would have hoped. The "Download" link downloads the CNET-Installer app. You have to use THAT to then download iMazing, but BEWARE of two gotchas in that installer. First, they give you the "standard" install which would default your browser to a Yahoo page, with an added toolbar, and some other crap. You have to select "Custom" install and the uncheck all the unwanted options (and they are definitely UNWANTED). OK that, and it takes you to another "Install" page which is NOT iMazing, but instead some sort of other "protection" program, and fortunately I saw that and clicked "Cancel" WHICH DOESN'T cancel all installs as CNET is hoping you'll believe, it just doesn't install the crapware. Click Cancel, and then you get to install iMazing.
We appreciate getting an opportunity to download a demo of software we are interested in; we don NOT at all appreciate the extremely sneaky attempt to inject other software in the process, CNET.
It allows the transfer of files from a Mac to an iPhone or iPad.
DiskAid, the predecessor, allowed one to actually read Rich Text Documents on the mobile devices. iMazing does not. I don't want to have to convert everything to PDFs in order to use them on mobile devices.
When I transfer music from my Mac to my iPhone, all track numbers are erased (set to 0). As a result, the original song order of the album is gone, songs are instead ordered alphabetically. Trying to bypass this by creating playlists in the right order on my Mac and then trying to sync that playlist is no option, as iMazing only sees a couple of empty 'Genius playlists' and none of my custom playlists in iTunes. This makes the otherwise superb app really a no-go for me.